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Interview: Dave Scammell, CEO of Sohonet
This article is part of the IT in Europe issue of October 2012
Soho, in the heart of London’s West End, boasts an exciting history, from its early days as the hunting grounds of Henry VIII to the centre of the UK sex industry – reviled and revered in equal measure. In more recent years, the district has become synonymous with film-making, playing host to numerous production companies and offices from Soho Square to Wardour Street. But while Soho might be great for post-production, the studios are nowhere near central London and stretch out into the English countryside or overseas to the Hollywood hills. This distance means a good network is essential for production to run smoothly. Early days “Sohonet was founded in 1995, set up by a number of post-production houses – in spite of the telcos – as they had the need to start moving data around. The telcos fitted neither budgets nor requirements at the time,” says Dave Scammell, CEO of the Soho-based service provider, speaking to Computer Weekly today. The coalition of post-production businesses – 10 in total – formed Sohonet and began to buy ...
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