MediaCityUK-based production company Shine North is producing a new online campaign for Jaguar starring Idris Elba. The videos will document Elba's 750-mile journey from London to Berlin in the new Jaguar XE.
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The Landing, MediaCityUK’s digital enterprise hub, has added analogue testing facilities at its SPACE Interactive Media Labs following the installation of traditional copper connectivity to add to its existing dedicated fibre footprint. The SPACE Labs are some of the most sophisticated user-experience (UX) facilities in the UK. This install is in response to an increasing […]
Alice Webb, the chief operating officer of BBC England and a key figure behind the BBC's move to MediaCityUK, has been unveiled as the director of BBC Children's.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
17% of all BBC staff are now based at MediaCityUK, that’s almost as many as are in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland combined. The new figures also show that more BBC staff are based in the nations and regions than in London, for the first time. In 2004 the BBC announced that it would become […]
Salford Council has approved plans for more than 1,000 luxury apartments in the heart of MediaCityUK. Work on the £200m project, called X1 Media City, will start in February 2015. The total of 1,036 one, two, and three bedroom apartments will be spread over four towers. There’ll also be a private gym and cinema, and […]
BBC Future Media has launched a recruitment drive for a "wide variety of roles" as it announced it will be showing off its work at an open evening in December. The department already has almost 500 technologists developing BBC Online in MediaCityUK and has plans to grow in 2015.