ITV Leaders’ Debate filmed at Dock10

ITV Leaders’ Debate filmed at Dock10

ITV will be filming tonight’s Leaders’ Debate  at MediaCityUK’s Dock10 studios. Potentially critical ahead of the up-coming General Election, the contest is the only time that Conservative Prime Minister, David Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband will come face to face during a televised election debate. In total 7 parties will be represented during the […]

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Tickets available as ITV films new daytime show at MediaCityUK this weekend

Tickets available as ITV films new daytime show at MediaCityUK this weekend

ITV is offering free audience tickets to a new daytime show being filmed at MediaCityUK this weekend. O’Brien will feature an expert panel of politicians, journalists, celebrities and campaigners as well as a member of the public. They will be debating topics including the NHS, benefits system, prisons, marriage and racism. Filming takes place on […]

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BBC Philharmonic appoints composer in association

BBC Philharmonic appoints composer in association

Mark Simpson has been appointed as the BBC Philharmonic’s composer in association. The 26-year-old becomes of the the youngest ever composer to be given a formal role with a major British orchestra. Starting in September and running until 2019, Liverpool-born Simpson will compose 3 new scores as well as joining the orchestra in partnership projects. […]

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£50m refinancing deal for Peel

£50m refinancing deal for Peel

Peel’s property division, which is behind MediaCityUK, has secured a £50m refinancing deal with RBS. Peel Land and Property Group explained that the cash was part of a divisional restructure, to help it with the “strategic management” of its investment property portfolio. The division’s property interests are valued at around £2bn and include a major […]

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BBC Learning behind Footballers United

BBC Learning behind Footballers United

MediaCityUK-based BBC Learning is behind a new interactive drama, which forms part of the BBC’s World War One season. Its team worked with Somethin’ Else on Footballers United, which combines fictional and archived content to tell the story of social changes centred around the Heart of Midlothian football club between 1914 and 1919. It’s been written and directed […]

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Greenhouse base for new Justin Moorhouse production company

Greenhouse base for new Justin Moorhouse production company

Comedian Justin Moorhouse is setting up a new production company at The Greenhouse. He’s established Working Men’s Productions with writer Jim Poyser and marketing agency MC2. “There is a real appetite from broadcasters for content with a northern flavour. Jim and I have built up an impressive contacts book over the years which stands us in […]

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Harriet Harman talks about “creative devolution” at Nations & Regions Media Conference

Harriet Harman talks about “creative devolution” at Nations & Regions Media Conference

Harriet Harman has used her speech at the Nations & Regions Media Conference at MediaCityUK to talk about the need for “creative devolution.” Harman, who is the Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and also the Shadow Deputy Prime Minister said that the UK needed to address the “disproportionate” concentration of media […]

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Carbon Digital appoints former Juice Games founder

Carbon Digital, which is based at The Landing has appointed Colin Bell as its non-executive director. Bell was the founder of Juice Games and remains the non-executive chairman of Nomad Games. The visual effects firm has made the move, following a year which has seen its annual turnover grow by more than 60%. This was aided […]

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