The Greenhouse-based Audio Always has completed three documentary commissions on subjects ranging from Rugby to Rihanna for BBC radio. The independent radio production company has produced the programmes to air this weekend for BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra They start on Thursday 27 August at 9PM, when BBC Radio […]
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A £20m expansion of MediaCityUK has begun that will increase capacity by over 100,000 sq ft.
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 […]
“Carousel has grown phenomenally over the last 4 years,” says Jen Higgins, the founder of Carousel PR. The Landing-based agency is marking its fourth anniversary this month with new hires, new wins and a new website. Established in March 2011 by Higgins, the agency has grown to a team of 15 and now represents some […]
The Landing’s former partnership director has set up her own consultancy within digital enterprise hub she helped create at MediaCityUK. Ann Darby had been a key member of The Landing’s senior management team since its inception in 2012. As strategic partnerships director, her primary role was to support The Landing’s 100+ tenant companies and freelancers, […]
The Peel Group has sold 50% of its stake in MediaCityUK to Legal & General Capital.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]