Richard Jacobs – judge of the AIBs 2014

Photo of Richard JacobsRichard Jacobs,

Business Development Director

Babcock Media Services




Richard Jacobs is an experienced media all-rounder, working with broadcasters, digital media companies and brands.

Richard began his broadcasting career as an award winning producer with LBC and talkSPORT. In 1999 he successfully launched NetFM, one of the UK’s first independent digital radio stations. Richard has spent the last thirteen years as an accomplished business development director, initially for WRN Broadcast; then US interactive television specialist Ensequence and the multi-screen pay-TV specialists PayWizard.

Richard has won and managed long term contracts with leading media companies including the BBC, ITV, Virgin, MTV, UKTV, Sony Entertainment Television, QVC, S4C, All3Media and FilmFlex.

In 2013, Richard joined Babcock International Group, the UK’s leading engineering support services organisation and leads business development activities for the company’s Media Services business in the radio and video markets.

Babcock is trusted to deliver content on behalf of the world’s leading broadcasters, including the BBC, ABC, Deutsche Welle, VOA and NHK.