Sigma Broadcast was formed in 2003 by Simon Daniels after seeing a gap in the broadcast market television market for a computer based audio playback system. He decided to team up with David Markie who was a software developer who already wrote computer programs for many broadcasters that controlled broadcast hardware. At the
time Simon was working on a live 3hr Saturday morning children's programme for the BBC.
At that time Simon was working as a Freelance Sound Supervisor & Grams Operator for a range of clients such as the BBC, ITN, Eurosport, ITV, BSkyB, Disney and Viacom. He started his career as a trainee engineer for Chiltern Radio and stayed for many years looking after daily maintenance, building studios and engineering outside broadcasts. From there he joined BBC News in London as a Studio Manager and worked across both radio and television. This was followed by a period of freelance work for many television and radio broadcasters including ITN. In late 1998 Simon was approached by the New Millennium Experience organisation to set up a broadcast facility at the Millennium Dome in Greenwich ( now the O2 ). With a huge event taking place on New Years Eve 1999 that would be broadcast around the world he had just over 12 months to pull together a team of engineers and design a broadcast facility for the site to cater for hundreds of media including some 60 outside broadcast trucks, radio studios along with 3000+ phone, data and vision circuits. He also installed two sets of microphones in Big Ben in Westminster to relay the chimes back to the Dome but also to the world broadcast feed. Simon left the Dome at the end of the last show on the 31st December 2000 and since then has worked freelance and set up Sigma Broadcast. Simon regularly works as a Sound Supervisor & Grams Operator and this along with SpotOn and other projects keeps him busy. He is also a member of the Institute of Professional Sound.