TVonics appoints Bell Advisory LLP as administrator


TVonics, the Wales-based manufacturer of Freeview set-top boxes and PVRs, has appointed Gary Bell of Bell Advisory LLP as administrator to the company.

A statement on the company's website says: "The affairs, business and property of the company [TVonics] are being managed by the administrator who acts as an agent of the company and without personal liability."

The website appears to be still trading as normal.

Any person with an enquiry regarding the company's affairs should write to Bell Advisory LLP at the following address:

10th Floor, 3 Hardman Street, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HF.

TVonics was founded in Wales in 2004, and is based at the old Sony TV plant in Pencoed. While many other suppliers of set-top boxes buy in OEM models from China, it maintained its manufacturing base here in the UK, and became the original supplier of set-top boxes for the Government's digital switchover help scheme, with boxes designed with features such as audio description, automatic retuning and a remodulator to allow it to be used with older TV sets having only an aerial input.

The company started life as TVonics Ltd, but went into administration in 2008. Bought by the Contacts Holding Group, it was relaunched as TVonics Solutions Ltd.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.