KMi was visited today by Derek Wyatt, MP, and Steve Timmins from the Einstein Group which has developed an innovative cable educational channel with a bias towards cutting edge science and technology. Einstein aims to provide high quality, inspirational programming and to merge TV and the Internet so as to enable viewers of the TV channel to download programmes and pursue their individual interests.
Derek Wyatt is non-executive chairman of the Einstein Group and an IT expert who is frequently asked by the Government to be an adviser on the application of IT to public administration. He is the Member of Parliament for Sittingbourne and Sheppey (Kent) and also an OU graduate. He is chairman of the All Party Rugby Union committee having once played rugby for Oxford University, the Barbarians and England. Before becoming an MP in 1997, he spent fifteen years in the media, first in journalism and publishing and latterly in television and the internet. At William Heinemann Ltd he was a publisher and director responsible for many best sellers. When Head of Programmes at Wire TV in 1994, he started discussions with both Manchester United and Rangers FC for their own channels. He created and was the director of The Computer Channel (now .tv) at BSkyB from 1995-97. He is Chairman of the Clicksure Council and a consultant to Spafax Ltd. URL http://www.derekwyattmp.co.uk
Steve Timmins is Group Chief Executive at Einstein Group plc (www.einstein.tv). He was formerly Head of Department within ITV and Senior Producer at the BBC, Steve has been responsible for devising unique production techniques for producing low cost cable and satellite programming. As Managing Director of CST Productions (which he co-founded), Steve created over 2000 hours of high volume programming schedules and acquired a further 2000 hours for Wire TV