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Sinead Rocks named as new controller of BBC Learning

Sinead Rocks named as new controller of BBC Learning

Sinead Rocks has been appointed controller of BBC Learning, based at MediaCityUK. Rocks had been the acting controller since Marach, when Saul Nassé left to take up the role of chief executive of the English language arm of Cambridge Assessment. She will lead the BBC’s education strategy in Salford, Bristol and London, and will also […]

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Blue Peter viewers to design astronaut’s mission insignia

Blue Peter viewers to design astronaut’s mission insignia

Blue Peter is launching a competition for viewers to design the mission patch for British astronaut Tim Peake to wear on his space suit, when he travels to the International Space Station next year. Run in collaboration with the UK Space Agency, the competition launched last night and closes on the 26th September. “During my […]

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Freelancers offered free drama production courses at MediaCityUK

Freelancers offered free drama production courses at MediaCityUK

MediaCityUK will play host to free drama production courses, organised by Creative Skillset and the BBC Academy. Get Your Next Job in TV Drama is a day-long session of panels, networking and training for beginner and entry-level freelancers. Events are taking place in Manchester and Birmingham. “This is a great chance to learn more about building a […]

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From Radio 1 to Radio Manchester BBC Philharmonic plays across the BBC

From Radio 1 to Radio Manchester BBC Philharmonic plays across the BBC

The BBC Philharmonic, which is based at MediaCityUK, will be showing off its full repertoire, playing a vast array of musical styles between September and October. Performing live at Dock10, it will be teaming up with the Culture Club, Clean Bandit, John Grant and more for a series of shows, which will be broadcast across […]

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MediaCityUK is driving a major change in the broadcasting sector

MediaCityUK is driving a major change in the broadcasting sector

The success of MediaCityUK is encouraging more people to head to Manchester and Salford, rather than London to progress their careers. That’s the view of Patrick Steel, the head of commercial at Dock 10. Speaking exclusively to Prolific North, he said there never had been a lack of talent in the region, but the growth […]

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BBC R&D uses Commonwealth Games to showcase “the future of broadcasting”

BBC R&D uses Commonwealth Games to showcase “the future of broadcasting”

BBC research and development, much of which is based at MediaCityUK, is to trial a range of new technology during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. It’s set down 5 milestones for the games for broadcasting in ultra high definition, through mobile networks and even virtual reality. Its key are to: Deliver the first ever Ultra […]

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Naga Munchetty to replace Susanna Reid on BBC Breakfast

Naga Munchetty to replace Susanna Reid on BBC Breakfast

Naga Munchetty is to replace Susanna Reid as a presenter on BBC Breakfast. The 39-year-old will present the MediaCityUK-based show alongside Charlie Stayt from Thursday to Saturday, with main hosts Louise Minchin and Bill Turnbull presenting from Monday to Wednesday. Munchetty started her career as a financial journalist on the London Evening Standard and The […]

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