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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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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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Radio 5 live announces major shake-up to daytime schedule and presenter line-up

Radio 5 live announces major shake-up to daytime schedule and presenter line-up

BBC Radio 5 live today announced a raft of changes to its presenter and daytime schedule line-up. The changes, which amount to its biggest shake-up for many years, will see long-standing presenters Victoria Derbyshire, Richard Bacon and Shelagh Fogarty depart the MediaCityUK-based station. The new line-up – to take effect from October 6 – will be […]

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Greenhouse firms Athena and Audio Always publish audiobook

Greenhouse firms Athena and Audio Always publish audiobook

Two Greenhouse tenants have collaborated on a new audiobook, by author and Everest mountaineer, Pat Falvey. Athena Media joined forces with Audio Always to publish their first audiobook, which will be released by Audible and iTunes soon. “Part of our strategy around opening an office at MediaCityUK is to grow our audiobook production business and […]

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Radio 5 Live confuses robins

Radio 5 Live confuses robins

Radio 5 Live could be causing problems for migratory birds, according to new scientific research. It’s not that robins are particularly sensitive to football phone-ins and debate, instead it’s the AM frequency which sends them off course. A team from the University of Oldenburg in Germany have been studying electromagnetic noise and its impact on birds for the […]

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BBC Sport and 5 Live announce Winter Olympics plans

BBC Sport and 5 Live announce Winter Olympics plans

The BBC is promising the most comprehensive coverage of a Winter Olympics Games, ever. MediaCityUK-based BBC Sport and BBC Radio 5 Live will be producing 200 hours of network television coverage,  alongside radio and up to 6 online streams to cover all events. “The Sochi Winter Olympics kicks off a huge year of major events for […]

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BBC’s Ashes plans to be “most ambitious” ever

BBC’s Ashes plans to be “most ambitious” ever

Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website are set to provide their most comprehensive coverage yet of this winter’s Ashes series in Australia. The station will for the first time feature live commentary from England’s warm up matches as well as ball-by-ball coverage of the Women’s 2014 Ashes series. Test Match Special will have ball-by-ball […]

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Audio specialist Kalua moves to the Greenhouse

Audio specialist Kalua moves to the Greenhouse

Creative audio company Kalua has highlighted the “buzz” at MediaCityUK after completing a move to new offices at The Greenhouse. The Manchester-based company, established in 2008, creates radio commercials and other audio content for agencies and direct clients. It will continue to keep a studio in Stockport for the time being, but managing director Gav […]

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