Client Comments

Dear all,

We would like to thank all of you for your work yesterday on the european elections.

Be sure that we will work with you again on future events.

 

— Gaelle Virmont, Direction de l\'Information Bureau de production, France Televisions S.A.

Work done and well done let me tell you:) Thank you for your kindly help, attention, effort and cooperation with us. You did a great job!

— Paula C. Santos, TVI Portugal (for the Euro 2012 qualifier match Bosnia and Hercegovina - Portugal)

Thanks for great help in Kosovo. "Linx were very professional and nice" said our crew when I met them today. Take care and have a nice Christmas and a Happy New Year.

— Suzanne Debong, News Coordinator, TV4 Sweden (for Kosovo negotiations deadline)

Thank you very much for your help during our coverage of the first round of the Serbian presidential elections. It´s always such a pleasure.

— Corinna Katsarka, Acting Planning Editor, Al Jazeera English (for the First Round of Serbian Presidential elections)

Just wanted to express how impressed we were with Linx’s service, amazing to watch it get organized with you in Pakistan!  Greg was easy to work with and very professional. All in all a good experience for us, I’m grateful for your ability to work so well at short notice.

— Greg Webb, IAEA Press and Public Information Officer (for IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nucelar Safety)

Thanks for helping out once again. Greg was much appreciated.

Andy

— Andy Roberts, Globesat (for T-Com event in Venice)

Once again Linx did a first-class job on our 2007 World Drug Report despite the very tight deadline we imposed. The entire process was smooth, painless and professional.

Many thanks to you all

— Richard Murphy, Spokesman, The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

The Linx team you organised for Kosovo were both stars and deserve our thanks. They were courteous, hard working, professional to a fault and enormous fun too ... rare talents. Would you pass on our thanks. 

— Andrew Lang, Satellite Coordinator, Al Jazeera English (for Kosovo elections)

Thank you very much for very professional job done.
It was a pleasure working with you and your uplink crew.

Waiting for next time...

— Asaf Levi, RRSat (for Hanukka Celebration)

Faridoun--Thank you so much for going beyond the requirements of
professionalism and acting as a true friend. Your contributions were
invaluable. This may have been the most successful remote of my career. My
executive producer, Linda, is overjoyed. Everything we wanted was there.
every person did their job well....they did a terrific job.....Nader had
some obstacles to overcome after you left and he did it handily. The
problems were very few, minor and solved. The interview with Dr. Hawass was
a smashing success and has inspired Linda to propose a special to CBS. It
would be done with the good doctor sometime in the next few months and would
tie in with Hawass' newest discoveries relating to Cleopatra...Working with
you as the representative for Linx was a real eye opener and showed us the
way to avoid problems in foreign production...Jon was the absolute lynch
pin; "invaluable" hardly begins to describe it. Add to that the fact that he
is a good, personable man and he is unbeatable.
In my mind, he would be part of any future plans.

— Tom Weitzel, Entertainment Tonight Cairo shoot at the Sphinx and the Pyramids

Your gents were fantastic and so helpful!!! I couldn't have done this without you, really. I'm going to miss writing you emails on a constant basis!!


With gratitude

— Rachel Matza, Satellite Manager, CBS News (on President Bush European visit 2007)

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your assistance in preparation for the IAB Conference. Nuccio & his team were excellent. All of the technical aspects of the event were flawless. There were some slight changes but the team was very accommodating.

Great job everyone!!

— George Jerez, Citi Corporate Media Solutions

The crews were excellent. Many thanks. I have made sure the NBC folks are aware of the high level of professionalism we received.

— Robin Murphy, World Resources Institute

Many thanks for your crew's hard work yesterday - I thought they did a great job and the extra effort of going to the airport was definitely worthwhile.

— Stephen Hannon, SNTV News Editor (on Arsenal-Dinamo coverage in Zagreb)

Thank you so much for all your truck team's efforts in Belgrade. Your guys were a joy to work with throughout - despite a very short night's sleep on Sunday.

We did an enormous amount of 2-ways for World and News 24 which was great - as well as a few tape feeds

— Nick Gordon, Forward Planning, BBC News

Everything has worked perfectly, all uplinked transmissions went fine. I hope we will keep same excellent situation till the end of the main event … thanks for all the efforts, and efforts from both operators here.

— Didier Piette, EBU Operations (on Formula One Hungary)

Many thanks for Saint Petersburg. Was great... and we got a lot out of it because of the Middle East crisis blowing up. Thank you. Great working with you on this one and I'm sure we'll do more in the months ahead.

— Adrian Wells, Sky News (on G8 Summit in Saint Petersburg)

I have to say that all your team - Attila, Sergi and Andras were great to work with and I would always work with them again. They turned up on time (or early) did what was needed and always with a smile.

— Katie Finnigan, BBC World News Special Events Producer

The contribution from you all at Linx has bowled me over and I thank you so much for making my job that bit easier. Your footage is absolutely fantastic and will do the Ceremony justice.

— Jonathan O\'Connor, Greenroom Films

Just a quick note to say thank you so much to you (Faridoun), Natasha, Boris, Martin and the rest of the team that made our OPEC lives in Vienna work so well. Everyone here was very happy with them and I appreciate the fact that nothing was too much trouble for you. It was lovely to meet you and I look forward to seeing you both again in the future.

— Rekha John, BBC News

Footage looks great... the director also expressed his pleasure with the quality of the footage. You do great work. We will be in touch... and once again, it's been a pleasure working with you and your company.
Steve

— Lou Charlip, Peace River Company, LLC, on Srebrenica-related documentary material

I'd just like to let you know how pleased we were with all of the work that Andras and Attila did for us in Skopje. They were helpful, friendly and good fun to be around - I'd be delighted to see them again on any future job, anywhere.

— Chris Hunter, BBC World News Planning Editor

Thanks for all your help on the Pool. Everything worked well and everyone went home happy. Your guys were great. I look forward to working with you again.

Thanks,
Steve

— Steve Washington, ABC News US TV Pool (for Putin-Bush meeting in Bratislava)

Just to let you know that it was a great pleasure to work with you and your team. They did a great job and they are very qualified SNG engineers.
Looking forward to work with Linx in the future.

— Lieve Deveen, VTM Belgium MCR

Our Hajj coverage was terrific - we managed to capture the spirit of the event and explain to people some of the significance of the event. We also were in Mina live on the day that more than 200 people were trampled to death...

Sib was terrific - we'd be delighted to work with him again and look forward to working with Linx in the very near future..

— Adrian Wells, Sky News Head of Foreign News (Hajj assignment)

Just a quick word to tell you how great it was to work with you and your team. I'm sure we will work again in the future.
Thank you very much for all your help.

— Pedro Mourato, TVI Portugal News Producer Coordinator (for services provided during footballer Miklos Feher funeral in Hungary)

Thank you for your role in making HAJJ.

This was inspirational television of which the entire channel is proud. Many, many viewers have telephoned or written to us to thank the team for bringing to the screen the truth about Islam and others, who knew nothing of the religion, have thanked us for enlightening them.
The programmes both showed us a brilliant spectacle and explained clearly and simply the religious significance and meaning of events. The filming was both beautiful and brave - the stoning of the pillar particularly comes to mind. You overcame so many difficulties of organisation to bring a seamless production.

Congratulations to all of you.

— Dorothy Byrne, Channel Four TV Head of News and Current Affairs

I have known Faridoun Hemani for many years as a talented resourceful producer who is always a pleasure to meet in the field. We finally had a chance to work together in Macedonia and I can say the performance of Linx Productions was faultless. Janos on camera took care with every last detail from lighting to backdrop. Attila got every booking up on time. And Natasha was always present to ensure every live went smoothly -- and they did. They were professional and also good fun -- a winning combination.
I hope we work together again.

— Lyse Doucet, BBC World News Presenter

A quick compliment for you from the organisers at Flying Colours for your Budapest feed. They tell me that they have never worked with such a dedicated, organised and professional crew. Your producer Andras was really organised and the head of NBC is extremely impressed...

What can I say? Thanks so much for your help - I have to admit from a co-ordination point of view working with you has been a pleasure as well. Long may it continue!

— Julia Hart, Business TV & Events Account Manager, Globecast Europe (for services provided for a corporate event in Budapest)

Thanks very much for making our production in Vienna so successful. Andras and Attila are great fun to work with and tremendously helpful.

Look forward to working with Linx again soon.

— David Hirsch, NHK (Japanese Television) New York

Thank you for Hungaroring. You did a very good job.

— Benoit Paquay, European Broadcasting Union (EBU) (for Formula 1 Hungary)

I have to apologise for not thanking you and the team earlier, (lots of work and also some holidays). We were indeed happy with the service and our team also enjoyed the cooperation. Hope to work with you in the future.

— Kurt Galens, SNG Project Manager Vlaamse Mediamaatschappij Belgium

I just wanted to say a big 'thank you' to all involved - it all worked so smoothly and everyone was extremely happy with our Opec coverage. We really do appreciate all your hard work - its been a pleasure to work with Linx at last - I hope we can do so again in the future.


— Clare Heath, Satellite Booking Manager, CNBC Europe

It was great fun working with you again in the former Yugoslavia. Thanks for making the pictures fly through the air although I confess I don't know how you do that trick. Still, everything worked without any glitches and as ever it is good to see old friends like you. See you in the next place shooting erupts. Your friend Walt Rodgers.

— Walt Rodgers, Senior International Correspondent, CNN (for services provided to CNN on Milosevic arrest story)

Faridoun and Natasha...

I wanted to drop you a note of thanks since I didn't see you before we left on Monday. The pool in Ljubljana went incredibly smoothly... thanks in no small part to your help with preparations, to the great group of people you organized on the ground and to a lot of hard work. It was great to work with you both... and I look forward to seeing you out on the road again...

(I hear maybe in Kosovo!)
Take care... and thanks again...

Courtenay

— Courtenay Reese , NBC News Pool producer (Bush-Putin Summit in Slovenia)

I just want to give you my personal thanks for the outstanding effort you made on my behalf to make the Kandahar shoot a success. Once I saw the conditions there, I could truly appreciate the job you did. You are a real professional, and I'm proud to have worked with you. I'm sure we will get the chance to work together again.

— Jack Simmons, VP, Production, Fox Sports - for live transmission from Kandahar, Afghanistan for Superbowl

Hello Natasha,
Thanks for all your help. Linx did a spectacular job contributing to the success of our coverage and yours and Faridoun's efforts were greatly appreciated. Hope to do business with you again in the not so distant future. Till then, I wish you and your company all the best.

— Leonard Venezia , Field Operations Tech Manager, NBC USA (for services provided to US TV Pool on President George W. Bushes visit to Poland and Slovenia)

I wanted to thank you for the excellent job you and your staff did. Everyone was very pleased. Your crew did a great job. I won't hesitate to call upon you again in the future.

Sincerely, Mel

— Mel Olinsky, CBS News (on visit of President George W. Bush to Kosovo)

"The Beast", a new one-hour dramatic television series about an international news agency, is soon to make its debut on ABC television. The vast technical requirements to bring to life a high tech news environment have been enormous, and Linx Productions have provided not only invaluable consultation, but fabulous top quality footage as well. Imagine a room with 32 television monitors playing back broadcasts from all over the world. Imagine a set with more than one of these rooms and you have the challenges the Video Department has to feed the hungry "Beast"! Linx Productions helped us meet these challenges, meet our deadlines, and meet our legal requirements of getting contracts signed. I highly recommend you meet them!"

— Elizabeth Gray, Video Unit Supervisor, Touchstone Television Productions / ABC

I would like to thank Linx team in Skopje for all the help. It was great working together.

— Jaksa Scekic, Sky News

I would like to express my gratitude to Linx Productions for the great job done during last KSA football team tour in Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia.

We have been impressed by the professional skills showed by your crew and I personally would like to thank Andras and Tim for the precious help given on many occasions.

I look forward to working with you again soon.

— Mauro Panella, Facilities Supervisor, Orbit Communications Company

Thank you for all of your work. I have to say that my experience with your crew and producer was one of the best international shoots we have done. They are very professional, organized and thorough. Please thank everyone for all their hard work.

— Kimberly Austin, Ripley\'s TV, California, USA

Linx Productions has a dynamic cadre of individuals at its disposal. The management is conscious of the need to meet deadlines and goes out of its way to get the job done. We are very impressed with the quality of the film footage and are extremely pleased with the final product. We are engaging Linx Productions to produce other material and would highly recommend them to any company requiring a quality product.

— Focus Humanitarian Assistance

I just want to tell you that the TV4 team - Bjorn and Tommie - was very pleased with your services in Zagreb. They told me that everything was handled professionally. Thank you.

— Suzanne Debong, TV4 Sweden Sports Department

...enclosed please find the long-awaited Video News Release on the Croatian Community Center you filmed for Rotary International. On it you will find a three-and-a-half minute preproduced story that explains the purpose and mission of the Center. Also on the tape are several minutes of additional footage and soundbites. Thanks to your diligent photography and shot composition, the piece turned out very well. It has played in various forms on many local U.S. television stations. Again, thank you for your prompt and first-class work on this project. Without the dedication of solid field crews, quality videos such as this would not be able to be produced. Rotary International thanks you for your hard work.

— Mark A. Goldman, Media Relations Specialist

Dear Faridoun and Natasha,
Please allow me to express my gratitude for the effective, professional preparations Linx Productions undertook prior to my arrival to Zagreb. For an old news-hound it is a relief to have back-up like yours! I am very happy that Thorstein at NRK's EBU-office found his way to you.
Mario Romulic and Goran Rusinovic was a wonderful TV-crew, competent well beyond the use of a TV-Camera. Then they were also very good company! Hela was a knowledgeable researcher, and I got a very good impression of her understanding related to the political tapestry of this society as well. Sergej edited Mario & Gorans pictures like a prince on tight margins today.
All of you seem to manage to smile while up to your neck with
the not always so stressless tasks of TV News' productions.
It was a pleasure to work with "Linx Productions"!

— Hans-Wilhelm Steinfeld, Balkan Correspondent, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), P.t. Zagreb - Budapester Office

ABC News have frequently used the services of Linx Productions. They have provided uplinks and engineers for us in Kosovo and on several White House Presidential trips to Europe and Turkey. They are a consistently reliable and professional organisation who fully understand the needs of US network news. I recommend Linx Productions to anyone without hesitation. In my experience they have delivered exactly what they have been asked for , often in difficult and testing circumstances, at a reasonable price - that is rare.

— Marcus Wilford, Assignment Manager and Deputy Bureau Chief, ABC News London

1999 Has been one of the biggest foreign news years in recent times, mainly because of the upheaval in the Balkans.
For the Australian Broadcasting Corporation it was a story in which we enjoyed enormous professional success.
This is due to an extensive range of teamwork throughout the region. Part of that teamwork was Linx Productions in Zagreb who did us proud when the focus of our coverage was on Croatia.
We are glad to know you are there and available to us for future assignments.
Your company's details are firmly on our files especially after all the terrific help we got from Natasha.

— John Tulloh - Australian Broadcasting Corporation International Editor

The crew you provided for our two day shoot in Nicosia was outstanding: experienced, mature, personable and attentive. It was a welcome relief for me to discover their talent. And it was equally great to spend some fun time with them after hours.
You'll hear from us again!

— From Alan Bixby - Microsoft - Videocast Media Services

The staff of 'Africa Journal' has been very pleased with the work of Linx Productions, specifically Faridoun Hemani and Mario Romulic. I spent two weeks in January 1999 with Faridoun and Mario shooting story elements for a program on Polio Eradication Efforts in West Africa. During our time in Ghana, Nigeria and Liberia, Faridoun and Mario overcame great challenges to help me capture the best images on tape.
We braved difficult, hot and humid conditions; travelled through the bush sometimes using unconventional transportation [a helicopter and a canoe!] in pursuit of unique video images. Their easy-going nature made the trip a lot of fun too! And, Faridoun's and Mario's previous Africa shooting experience made my job much easier under the extreme conditions.
The final product turned out absolutely wonderful and I'm looking forward to working with them again soon.

— Diane Butts, Executive Producer, Africa Journal

I have worked with Faridoun Hemani in the most difficult and challenging circumstances of the Bosnia War. He is, quite simply, the best field producer in the business: brave, resourceful, untiring - and blessed, besides, with a humanity and a sense of humour that have stayed amazingly intact. I cannot recommend him too highly as a colleague and a true professional.

— Martin Bell, O.B.E (British MP former BBC correspondent)

This is to certify that the Finnish Red Cross assigned Linx Productions to shoot video footage on the distribution of humanitarian aid from Finland to Croatia, for distribution to the Finnish TV News Broadcasters.
Parts of the footage were broadcast by the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) and on MTV3. Both broadcasters expressed their satisfaction for the quality of the material.
The Finnish Red Cross considers Linx Productions a potential candidate for any similar assignment in the future, particularly in the area of former Yugoslavia, Central Asia and the Great Lakes Region in Africa.

— Simo Vaatainen - Press Officer, International Affairs, Finnish Red Cross (now with the ICTY in The Hague)

I have known Ms. Natasha Radanovic since she joined the WTN Zagreb bureau in 1992. The last four years she spent as WTN Zagreb's Senior Producer. In that capacity, Ms. Radanovic was responsible for coverage throughout Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia. Because of geography, she also oversaw coverage in northern Italy and Austria. I can say confidently during that time, WTN was a clear number one in facing its agency competitors. This was largely thanks to Ms. Radanovic's ability to recognize a story before it developed into something major.
Ms. Radanovic was not only responsible for journalistic matters. In her capacity as Senior Producer, she also undertook bureau management by overseeing staff recuritment, staff management, long-term planning, budget allocation, and day-to-day administration of the office. Ms. Radanovic is an extremely organized individual and one who pays keen attention to details.
I have full confidence in recommending Ms. Radanovic to future employees.

— David Modrowski - WTN Bureau Chief Americas, WTN (now with APTN)

Faridoun Hemani has covered Bosnia in the toughest war times and I have only very good experiences with him. As a foreign correspondent for ZDF, I was working very closely with him.
Faridoun is a real TV professional, he has always the right feeling for the story and a good judgement for journalistic quality. He is fast but not superficial, he knows how to cover hard news but also has a good sense for feature stories and documentaries. Faridoun is very active, well educated and informed about the political background in Eastern Europe.
He is a very responsible person who takes care of his employees and would never send his crew in danger if he did not like to take the same risk himself. He has helped me a lot to cover the Bosnian war, which was a difficult job.

— ZDF - Arianne Vuckovic

This is to confirm that Faridoun Hemani of Linx Productions is known to ABC News and is valued as a highly trustworthy and competent journalist with exceptional experience throughout the former Yugoslavia.
Mr. Hemani has often assisted ABC News in its newsgathering n the region and we look forward to employing the services of Linx Productions again in the near future.

— Simon McGregor-Wood - ABC News Assignment Editor

Dear Natasha - magnificent job you and your crew did for us today.

— Kurt Dahl - TV2 Denmark (note to Natasha when assigned through WTN on a story in Croatia)

I am pleased to vouch for Mr. Faridoun Hemani, who is a gentleman of sound character. He is a responsible and professional journalist, who is widely respected in the international news industry. Should you require a more detailed assessment of Mr. Hemani's trustworthiness, please feel free to contact me directly.

— David Feingold - former Reuters Television Executive Editor, now Assistant General Manager of Content Development at Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET)

I have known Faridoun Hemani, both as a colleague and a friend, since 1982.
Mr. Hemani worked for me in London during my posting there as Assignment Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for ABC News. During this time, he served as both Assignment Editor and Field Producer.
Mr. Hemani was one of those rare individuals who combined the ability to think quickly and act decisively with keen news judgment. He had a strong sense of production values, and knew how best to obtain the pictures that helped us tell whatever story we were covering. In the field, he had a deserved reputation as a hard-working, smart, completely reliable broadcast journalist who had the ability to handle whatever we threw at him. There was never any question as to the accuracy of information gathered by Mr. Hemani - he was one person upon whom we could count at all times. 

— Howard Schoenholtz, ABC News - Bureau Chief NewsOne