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London, September 16th, 2013 – Farncombe, a leading provider of specialist strategy, technology consultancy and engineering services to the digital TV industry, today announced that it has leaped from 90 to number 42 in this year’s Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100.

The league table, published yesterday, ranks Britain's 100 private tech (TMT) companies with the fastest-growing sales over the last three years.

Farncombe helps clients take advantage of the emerging technologies for connected TV and multi-screen. Its client base includes operators such as BSkyB, BT and Virgin as well as TV, network and media companies across Europe, Africa and South America.

In 2012, Farncombe entered the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 for the first time at number 90. Its rise to number 42 reflects its increasingly international client base and its expansion into software and systems, while still maintaining its leading position as a specialist technology consulting and engineering services firm.

Building on its renowned expertise in the digital TV security space, in 2012 Farncombe launched a ground-breaking security monitoring service to alert content providers, platforms and pay-TV operators to pirated content and suspicious activity.

Farncombe has also expanded its testing business through its testing facility in London. This culminated in the launch of its OpenTest™ automated consumer device testing solution a few months ago, based on the MiriATE assets Farncombe acquired in 2012. The OpenTest platform is designed to be the most cost-effective test solution for any size platform in any configuration.

Another growth area for Farncombe is its WiFi testing service for video service operators. This service evaluates the effectiveness of WiFi-enabled set-top boxes, gateways, routers and clients.

In June 2013, Farncombe announced a partnership with the University of Bristol resulting in the industry’s most rigorous WiFi testing service.

Farncombe Media Enquiries:

Rachel Postlethwaite
+44 7949 883636

About farncombe

Farncombe is the leading independent specialist digital TV consultancy, providing world-class strategic advice, engineering and design services to clients across the digital TV and entertainment value chain. Farncombe’s experience in digital TV is unrivalled, focusing on the commercial opportunities in multi-platform, multi-screen and hybrid IP TV delivery. Founded in 1991, the company now has offices in the UK, France and Germany, and is recognised as an innovator driving the industry forward and the ‘go-to’ source for independent and authoritative strategic counsel. Farncombe’s client roster includes: Arqiva, Broadcom, BSkyB, BT, Irdeto, Harmonic, Kabel BW, NAGRA, NDS, Ofcom, SABC, Top Up TV, UPC, Virgin Media and YouView. For further information, visit

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