About the UK Section

Welcome to the UK section of SMPTE –the international organisation for all of those who are involved with the technology of moving images - and associated audio and metadata -in any format and on any platform

The UK has a long demonstrable track record of innovating in television and moving picture technology, creating better andeffective products, processes, services, technologies, ideas and compelling content.

Thus the UK has aspects of the entire scope of what SMPTE covers world wide – the creativity of shooting and editing, the skills in POST and in getting video to the public at large in a vast number of ways.
The UK also has thriving manufacturers in both TV and Film – with world leading research, development, and consulting & project operations – and a dynamic community of freelancers serving all areas of our business.

Refounded in 2012 after over 80 years – it has a wide range of meetings where you can meet others in our industries and gain connection with fellow engineers and technologists in the UK and worldwide who have made TV, film and all the electronic media what they are today and in the future,
In March 2017 the Board of Governors defined our territory as England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland Isle of Man Including all the islands that are part of these countries in the English Channel, North Sea, Irish Sea and North Atlantic Ocean

See Peter Weitzel talking about SMPTE UK

Our meetings are just that – places where members and non-members can meet, talk and hear about practical solutions. SMPTE UK Section welcomes any one – members or not – who are interested in the topics covered at our regular Thursday meetings which are held across the UK.

For Students as well as anyone working with media technology - the SMPTE provides you with a greater awareness of and personal contact with of what the whole of the media technology industry is , what it is doing, where it is going- and thus what your career path may be.
.Read about Services for Students including SMPTE free Student Membership

The UK Section is run for the benefit of members and to educate the wider community by its Board of Managers and Officers – please tell them the topics that you want to heard and discuss.

If you are not a member – how about joining SMPTE – and gain the benefits of being part of the only worldwide society which sets the standards in our industries – and provides electronic and hard copy information about the current and future technology of the moving images.

We are very grateful to companies and organisations which make their facilities available for our meetings and to those who sponsor the refreshments If your company wants to be involved in SMPTE activities –including standardisation - please apply or Contact us.

If you want to keep in touch –register your interest –   Find UK section in  SMPTE Local Section Email List(s)  


We look forward to meeting you


Registered address

5 Yeomans Court
Ware Road
SG13 7HJ

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