If you don’t already know Osman (“Oz”), then you’ll be glad for the introduction! An Electronics for Broadcasting Engineering graduate from the University of Brighton, Oz brings expansive work experience, project leadership and technical know-how to Zest. He delivers exceptional technical support and assists in developing and advancing our business strategy with Managing Director, Lorna.
Lorna quickly gained respect for Oz when she met him about 10 years ago whilst he was Head of Technical Development overseeing Arqiva’s Hybrid TV team. It was apparent he brings to his work exacting standards based on best practice, an innovative nature, and a strong solution-oriented focus.
Whilst his working life began in the banking sector, his hobby as a pirate radio operator and engineer developing and building FM radio transmitter systems helped him determine his true calling was in broadcast technologies. This ultimately led him a career in radio and television broadcast engineering.
Oz later transitioned to satellite broadcasting, becoming an expert in digital TV compression and Internet streaming technologies. In turn, he eventually developed early generation live video delivery solutions to mobile devices — before this was even a thing! He continued developing cutting-edge technologies and platforms and solutions for nearly 18 years for some of the worlds’ biggest broadcasters.
Oz contributes his expertise to his community, too. During the pandemic, he established Outreach Radio, a not-for-profit (legal!) DAB radio station to support his local region. Also, under the pseudonym “DJ Oz, The Wizard,” he presents the Island Vibrations Show twice a week.
And yes, before you ask, the Zest office moves to the rhythms of reggae quite frequently!