Our Green Innovations at Sustainability Behind the Lens Event 

Last week, the NXTGENbps team attended the “Sustainability Behind the Lens” event at Sky Studios Elstree. Organised by The Production Guild of Great Britain’s Sustainability Committee, this event brought together industry professionals to explore the latest green technology from over 20 innovative companies, all focused on reducing the environmental impact of film and TV production. 

We were excited to showcase our zero-emission battery power solutions, highlighting our new packages and 0% finance options, and having discussions about how our advanced battery technology can help productions transition to cleaner energy sources. 

The event also provided a fantastic opportunity to network with industry friends and like-minded professionals to share insights on the challenges and opportunities of implementing green technologies on set. We were able to share our ideas on best practices and potential collaborations, reinforcing our belief that sustainability is a collective effort. 

A big thank you to everyone who visited our stand and to the event organisers for their hard work. We look forward to continuing these important conversations and advancing sustainable practices together.  

To find out more about our silent, zero emission power solutions, visit our online shop or contact our friendly team.  

May Newsletter

NXTGENbps Round Up

News

We had a fantastic time at MPTS earlier this month with our partners High Viz Media Group! The show provided a fantastic opportunity to catch up with industry friends and partners and to share our mission to make sustainable battery solutions accessible to all.

You can now hire NXTGENbps battery solutions with High Viz Media. Visit our website to find out more and discover our network of hire partners!

The NXTGENbps team exhibited at the Shinfield Studios open day with Notorious DIT and the Molinare Creative Group. The studio tours were packed with interested visitors, and our silent, zero emission batteries were in action powering up Notorious’s demonstrations for all of the visitors!

If you would like to find out more about our green energy solutions, please visit our website or get in touch!

Product Highlights

Did you know that you can now explore our range of portable power solutions and accessories by visiting our online shop?

Explore the range here or get in touch with our friendly team to discuss your sustainable power needs!

The NXTGENbps Golz BattPak Portable Power Station is your ideal companion for various applications, from on-location lighting and video setups to catering and camping.

This silent, zero emission unit accepts Solar Capture, DC, and AC inputs, and can be quickly charged via a Type 2 car charger, reaching a full charge (0-100%) in under 2 hours at up to 20A.

Visit our website to find out more – it’s currently on special offer!

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As part of our commitment to driving meaningful change in the entertainment industry, we’re on a mission to make sustainable battery solutions accessible to all, catalysing a shift towards cleaner, greener energy practices.

That’s why we are offering free shipping on all online orders!

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March Newsletter

March Newsletter

We’re thrilled to share details about our feature in TVB Europe, where our commitment to sustainability in the OB market takes centre stage. Plus, we shine the spotlight on the dynamic duo: the ARRI Sky Panel X21 and NXTGENbps Goat. And for those seeking detailed information on our zero-emissions generators, we’ve got you covered with a handy quick reference guide to running times.

News

TVB Europe: Sustaining the OB market in a greener way

We’re thrilled to have been featured in TVB Europe’s March issue, showcasing our commitment to sustainability in outside broadcasts (OBs). Teaming up with industry leaders like ITV Studios and Plimsoll Productions, our innovative battery-powered solutions made OBs greener, quieter, and safer. Plus, our partnership with Green Kit brought eco-friendly LED lighting to the forefront. Thank you for joining us in shaping a sustainable future for television production! Read more >

International Women’s Day 2024

Lesley Marr, NXTGENbps Director of Business Development and Sustainability, was featured in TVB Europe for International Women’s Day 2024, highlighting her advocacy for gender diversity and inclusion in the film and TV industry. She champions increased representation of women, emphasising early career awareness and advocating for better training. Read more >

Product Highlights

A match made in heaven

The ARRI Sky Panel X21 brings unparalleled lighting versatility with its 800-watt power, offering soft, modular, and hard light options. Plus, its all-weather IP66 rating ensures durability in any environment. Pair it with the NXTGENbps Goat for a silent, zero emissions, eco-friendly power solution, providing 6 hours of uninterrupted lighting on-the-go, anywhere. Don’t miss out on this dynamic duo! Contact our team to find out more >

Battery running times

For those seeking detailed insights into the running times of our innovative zero emissions generators, look no further! We’ve crafted a convenient quick reference guide to demonstrate how long you can run popular products for when using our batteries. Read more >

Where to Hire & Buy

NXTGENbps is proud to collaborate with a network of esteemed partners who share our commitment to sustainable, cutting-edge power solutions. Our innovative portable power products, such as the NXTGENbps Meerkat and Goat batteries, alongside the Billy Goat expansion battery and more, are now available for hire or purchase through our network of trusted partners.

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February Newsletter

February Newsletter

February was a short month packed with a lot of excitement for NXTGENbps! We were delighted to exhibit at the BSC Expo showcasing our PURE GREEN ENERGY solutions, and continue to grow our network of partners.

Read on to discover the latest news.

Events

BSC Expo 2024

NXTGENbps enjoyed a successful show at the BSC Expo in London on February 16th-17th, 2024, exhibiting alongside BPS. The event was bustling with activity, and we were thrilled to meet so many industry professionals and potential partners who share our commitment to sustainability in the media and entertainment sector, and showcase our zero-emissions, silent, and sustainable power solutions. Read more >

NXTGENbps powering creative post production with Molinare & Notorious DIT at BSC Expo

The NXTGENbps Goat was put to great use at the BSC Expo on Stand F12 with Molinare and Notorious DIT, powering their demo colour grading suite. 

Product Highlights

NXTGENbps Owl

Say hello to the NXTGENbps Owl Monitoring and Power Distribution Box. See how much power you really use. Accurate live monitoring, save and export true energy use data. 

Monitor your power consumption from any power source to get a true and accurate report of usage. Individual sockets can be renamed such as per department or equipment. Graph and chart display options at various selectable intervals to record kW, kWh, current, voltage input, power factor, and frequency. Consumption can be monitored as either total consumption or individual sockets.

News

Where to Hire & Buy

NXTGENbps is proud to collaborate with a network of esteemed partners who share our commitment to sustainable, cutting-edge power solutions. Our innovative portable power products, such as the NXTGENbps Meerkat and Goat batteries, alongside the Billy Goat expansion battery and more, are now available for hire or purchase through our network of trusted partners.

Read more >

NXTGENbps Lights Up BSC Expo with Green Solutions 

NXTGENbps was thrilled to exhibit with BPS (Broadcast & Production Services) at the recent BSC Expo, held at Battersea Evolution in London on February 15th-17th, 2024. The event was buzzing with activity, providing us with the opportunity to connect with industry professionals and potential partners who share our commitment to sustainability in the media and entertainment sector.  

We were excited to showcase our range of zero-emissions, silent and sustainable power solutions, including the NXTGENbps Goat & Billy Goat, Owl, Meerkat, Fox as well as launch our latest product, the NXTGENbps Panda. The Panda generated lots of interest among attendees, whose positive feedback reaffirmed the growing demand for eco-friendly alternatives within the industry, and we can’t wait to share more information on the Panda soon! 

NXTGENbps continues to be a part to the conversation surrounding sustainable power in broadcasting, film and remote production, spreading awareness about the many benefits of switching to green energy solutions. The BSC Expo served as a platform to forge valuable connections, exchange ideas, and showcase our commitment to driving positive change within the industry. 

If you would like to find out more, get in touch with our friendly team! 

January Newsletter

January Newsletter

2024 is already proving to be an exciting time for NXTGENbps! Read on to find out what we have been up to this month, and to stay in the loop, follow us on social media.

Upcoming Events

BSC Expo 2024

16 – 17 February, Stand Number 303

NXTGENbps is thrilled to announce its participation in the upcoming BSC Expo, taking place at Battersea Evolution, London, on February 15th (invite only VIP night) 16th-17th general entry, 2024. Partnering with BPS (Broadcast & Production Services), NXTGENbps is showcasing their innovative zero emissions, silent, and sustainable power solutions, as well as launching a brand-new product exclusively at the expo. Read more >

If you would like to meet us at the VIP night (15 February), please contact us to be added to the guestlist!

Latest News

NXTGENbps and Green Kit Form Hire Partnership to Promote Sustainable Production 

NXTGENbps, the provider of zero emission, silent, green battery generators, is proud to announce an exciting partnership with Green Kit Ltd, a London-based film lighting hire company specialising in energy efficient lights The NXTGENbps Meerkat and Goat batteries, along with the Goat expansion battery Billy Goat, are innovative portable and sustainable power solutions designed to replace traditional, noisy, and carbon-emitting diesel generators – and they are now available to hire with Green Kit Ltd. Read more >

NXTGENbps: The Definition Guide to… Batteries!

NXTGENbps, represented by Lesley Marr, Director of Sustainability, has contributed to the Definition Guide to… Batteries, delving into the latest battery technology advancements and their impact on filmmaking practices. The guide explores how recent innovations have led to smaller, more efficient batteries with enhanced energy density, presenting promising opportunities for reducing pollution and streamlining production processes. Read more >

Where to Hire & Buy

NXTGENbps is proud to collaborate with a network of esteemed partners who share our commitment to sustainable, cutting-edge power solutions. Our innovative portable power products, such as the NXTGENbps Meerkat and Goat batteries, alongside the Billy Goat expansion battery and more, are now available for hire or purchase through our network of trusted partners.

Read more >

Celebrating 21 Years of Excellence: BPS – Broadcast & Production Services

In 2024, BPS (Broadcast & Production Services) marks a significant milestone as it celebrates its 21st anniversary. The story of BPS traces its roots back to 2003 when Jono founded the company. Initially operating from a modest garden outbuilding, Jono’s vision for BPS was anchored in his extensive industry knowledge. Read more >

Product Highlights

NXTGENbps Fox

The NXTGENbps Fox portable battery is designed to provide portable electrical power up to a maximum of 1kW, with a 230V AC industrial output. The battery has its own carry handles and wheels for added portability. An LED indicator is provided to show the charge state of the battery when charging or discharging. Visit the product page here >

NXTGENbps Exhibiting at BSC Expo 2024 

NXTGENbps is thrilled to announce its participation in the upcoming BSC Expo, taking place at Battersea Evolution, London, on February 16th-17th, 2024. Partnering with BPS (Broadcast & Production Services), NXTGENbps is showcasing their innovative zero emissions, silent, and sustainable power solutions, as well as launching a brand-new product exclusively at the expo.

The broadcast industry faces growing pressure to reduce its carbon footprint and transition towards more environmentally friendly practices. NXTGENbps addresses this challenge head-on. Their state-of-the-art battery generators offer a clean and efficient alternative to noisy and carbon emitting diesel generators, allowing broadcasters to operate sustainably without compromising on performance.

Visit NXTGENbps and BPS at stand number 303 during the BSC Expo explore the future of sustainable power solutions in the broadcast industry. Their team of experts will be available to answer your questions and discuss how their innovative technology can benefit your broadcasting needs.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the future of sustainable power with NXTGENbps at the BSC Expo on February 16th-17th, 2024. Register to attend now.

December Newsletter

December Newsletter

As we approach the end of 2023, we want to say Thank You for your support and being a part of the NXTGENbps journey. Wishing you the very best for this festive season.

Latest News

Plimsoll Productions saves half a tonne of CO2 with a 12% reduction on costs on Ainsley’s National Trust Cook Off with NXTGENbps
Plimsoll Productions saves half a tonne of CO2 with a 12% reduction on costs on Ainsley’s National Trust Cook Off with NXTGENbps.

NXTGENbps recently worked with ITV Studios production company Plimsoll Productions to enable it to utilise NXTGENbps Goat green batteries instead of diesel/petrol on its ITV series Ainsley’s National Trust Cook Off. Read more >

The Fuel Project Contributor - NXTGENbps

We are passionate about helping industry transition to #greenenergy and focus on more #sustainable products. That’s why we support The Fuel Project Phase II: The Supplier Fuel Study. This research is helping to determine the most reliable carbon footprint for London’s #AVsectorand develop a decarbonisation pathway for suppliers road transport and mobile power fleets.

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Latest Events

Albert Production Summit 2023

Director of Sustainability, Lesley Marr, represented NXTGENbps in the WeAreALBERT panel session titled “Searching for Solutions”. The discussion was centred around innovative approaches to eco-friendly solutions… Read more >

KitPlus London

Our presence at the KitPlus Show helped us make it clear that NXTGENbps is on a mission to help industries transition to cleaner energy, aiming to replace noisy and polluting diesel generators with their eco-friendly alternatives… Read more >

She Talks

In the run-up to IBC – International Broadcasting Convention 2023, Lesley discussed what sustainability means to BPS on ‘She Talks’, and the challenges of moving to greener working practices facing the broadcasters and film and TV equipment manufacturers… Read more >

Product Highlights

NXTGENbps Goat

A portable power solution with 5kW/4.8kWh capacity, expandable up to 139.2 kWh with the NXTGENbps Billy Goat 9.6kWh. Ideal for on-location lighting, video setups, and more. It boasts a Pure Sine inverter, compatibility with various power sources, and rapid charging via a Type 2 car charger, reaching 0-100% charge in under 2 hours at up to 20A. Its robust design, featuring a Cast Aluminium and Carbon Fibre casing, is suitable for all conditions (IP67). Visit the product page here >

Coming Up in 2024

The BSC Expo

We’re excited to be a part of Europe’s premier film and TV production event for 2024! It’s a fantastic opportunity to stay updated on industry trends and connect with peers. The event will take place on February 16th and 17th, 2024, at Battersea Evolution in London. We’ll be sharing more about our involvement soon, so stay tuned for updates!

NXTGENbps: Albert Production Summit 2023 – Searching for Solutions

NXTGENbps stand at the albert Production Summit 2023

In a continued commitment to advancing sustainability in the production industry, NXTGENbps proudly participated in the highly anticipated albert Production Summit 2023. This event, held in Cardiff and hosted by the esteemed Behnaz Akhgar, brought together industry leaders to discuss pressing sustainability issues in production. 

Director of Sustainability, Lesley Marr, represented NXTGENbps in the panel session titled “Searching for Solutions”. The discussion was centred around innovative approaches to eco-friendly solutions, with a strong emphasis on harnessing technology to drive sustainable production practices. Key topics that took centre stage included the delicate balancing act of managing budgets while passionately pursuing sustainable objectives and the crucial role played by collaboration in supporting suppliers’ transition toward eco-friendly practices. 

Budgets and Impact: One critical takeaway from the panel was the recognition of the paramount importance of budgets when embarking on the sustainability journey. Despite the inherent financial constraints that many companies face, the discussion revealed that strategic resource allocation can empower organisations to make environmentally responsible choices. NXTGENbps showcased its commitment to optimising budgets without compromising on eco-friendly initiatives, setting a compelling example for the industry. 

Engaging with Suppliers: Collaboration and shared commitment to sustainability emerged as a recurring theme throughout the panel session. The dialogue underscored the pivotal role of suppliers in the sustainability equation, emphasising the need to ask the right questions to ensure that sustainable practices are upheld in the supply chain. NXTGENbps reiterated its dedication to forging partnerships with suppliers who align with their sustainability vision, ensuring a harmonious and eco-conscious production ecosystem. 

The albert Production Summit 2023 served as a platform for NXTGENbps to showcase its dedication to pioneering eco-friendly solutions in production, not just as a corporate responsibility, but as a genuine commitment to shaping a greener future for the industry. During the event, the Screen New Deal Transformation Plan for Wales Report was also launched, which charts a path to net zero and waste for the UK’s film and high-end TV industry, reflecting the united dedication of industry leaders to enact meaningful change and revolutionize the production landscape. This has reaffirmed the stance that, with innovation, collaboration, and responsible budget management, sustainable production practices are not only achievable but imperative for a sustainable future.  

As we continue to navigate the complex landscape of production, the insights and initiatives shared at the albert Production Summit 2023 will undoubtedly serve as a guiding light for those passionate about making a positive impact on the environment through sustainable production practices.  

Watch the full panel session “Searching for Solutions” here: