KitPlus has been the source of independent knowledge and expertise in the media and entertainment industry since 2005.

Founded by Simon Tillyer and Matt Robbins, it was originally known as TV-BAY before being re-branded in 2014.

KitPlus is the ultimate guide and online portal for media and broadcast professionals providing news, equipment reviews, articles and video content alongside regional events throughout the year.

A Short History of KitPlus


A brand-new website, video interviews from ISE, NAB and IBC, live content streaming, weekly news shows, three KitPlus Shows and six massive, industry auctions with emphasis on recycle and reuse. That’s what is planned. What else might happen???


With roots in equipment and market conditions, the pressure grew to offer more selling options. KitPlus Auctions was founded and operate six times per year. Tradeshows returned, hundreds of KitPlus TV booth interviews took place and two weeks before the return of IBC in Amsterdam, KitPlus TV streamed a live, non-stop 12-hour marathon guest show featuring 120 exhibitors zoomed in to the virtual studio with five minutes each to tell the world why IBC was important. A totally unique, never-been-done-before experience which is being requested for 2023!


KitPlus TV continued to grow and evolve with a shorter format including a weekly news show and over 350 guest interview shows during 2020 and 2021. A podcast version was also produced for each episode. A notable success during this year was to hold two face-to-face KitPlus Shows under strict Covid rules enabling the industry to uniquely, once again get together.


A challenging year for everyone with the Covid pandemic, KitPlus Magazine was combined with KitPlus TV, providing a weekly video show including guest contributions, student experiences and much more with close industry partners. It was immediately successful, understanding and appealing to the remote nature of working during this period. KitPlus TV also partnered with organisations such as IABM providing the remote production and live streaming for online events (BaM Live) often covering multiple days of content with guests and hosts connected around the world.


Launched the KitPlus Show with annual visits to Salford’s MediaCity, as well as several other regional venues around the UK each year. Continued to publish and grow the monthly magazine, online show and expanded as the industry demanded.


Consolidated all offerings and opportunities to KitPlus.


The roadshow turned into the TV-BAY Tour and visited media hubs in Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol and London with many exhibitors, seminars and training sessions.


Streamed the first, live BroadcastShow - an hour-long mix of news, guests, demonstrations and competitions which became a monthly series.


The launch of ‘BroadcastShow’ which included video content from exhibitions such as NAB and IBC, as well as a small roadshow around the UK.


TV-BAY Magazine was launched and this grew from a basic 24-page listings guide to a monthly 150-page glossy industry publication, ceasing print in 2020 to make way for KitPlus TV.


The TV-BAY online advertising listings were launched at NAB, Las Vegas in 2005 and became an immediate hit with both private sellers, dealers and resellers worldwide offering a cost-effective route to market and alternative to the few other online platforms available at the time. Popularity grew rapidly from a few hundred to over 25,000 registered users in 2023.