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Bail3,382 posts since 30 Mar 2001 Moderator
Meridian (South) South Today
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This upper floor could be World Serviceís new home

I couldn't find a dedicated BH and Salford thread but I thought I'd start one as (a bit old for those who read Ariel I know) a few new photos of the new Broadcasting House have aired along with some impressive stats I thought I'd share..

The new Broadcasting House in numbers The area of the 13 floors in W1 is equivalent to 10 football pitches. It will have 15 lifts, equivalent to a travel distance of nearly half a mile. The central double height space of the news room could fit 90 London buses. W1 will use over 10,500 lights and 10,000 miles of cable.

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Televisionís flexible rig studio in the basement has the largest suspended floor in the world, designed to eliminate vibrations from underground trains

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This is the main Journalism entrance
Last edited by Bail on 16 June 2011 2:38am
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Lee M309 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Very impressive, cheers Bail.

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Televisionís flexible rig studio in the basement has the largest suspended floor in the world, designed to eliminate vibrations from underground trains


What's this studio likely to be used for, do you know?


Wonder if it's the "TC7 replacement" I.e. Newsnight, Andrew Marr, Politics Show and (if common sense prevails) Breakfast if the move North is abandoned.
amosc1002,068 posts since 19 Dec 2005
Granada North West Today

Wonder if it's the "TC7 replacement" I.e. Newsnight, Andrew Marr, Politics Show and (if common sense prevails) Breakfast if the move North is abandoned.


What is so wrong about Breakfast moving to Greater Manchester?

Have you ever been to Salford Quays?
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Lee M309 posts since 4 Jan 2003

Wonder if it's the "TC7 replacement" I.e. Newsnight, Andrew Marr, Politics Show and (if common sense prevails) Breakfast if the move North is abandoned.


What is so wrong about Breakfast moving to Greater Manchester?

Have you ever been to Salford Quays?


I don't have a problem with the place it may move to, it is the fact that it will have a noticeable impact editorially on Breakfast when it comes to one of the most important aspects of the programme: guests. The vast majority of the interviews on Breakfast will all be down-the-line one-camera affairs from London, rather than the case at the moment where the majority are conducted in studio.
Stuart6,451 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
What is so wrong about Breakfast moving to Greater Manchester?

Have you ever been to Salford Quays?

There is nothing wrong with the move, at all.

I've seen the Salford Development (last year) and Salford Quays.

It's an execellent choice, MediaCityUK is already up and running, with or without the BBC's involvement. They are merely joining the party, and with some EU help no doubt.

People are happy to see lottery funds plouged into the Olympics, a four week event, with a legacy for regenerating the East End of London, but not the BBC joining an ever-growing regeneration of a former-industrial area away from the capital?
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amosc1002,068 posts since 19 Dec 2005
Granada North West Today

Wonder if it's the "TC7 replacement" I.e. Newsnight, Andrew Marr, Politics Show and (if common sense prevails) Breakfast if the move North is abandoned.


What is so wrong about Breakfast moving to Greater Manchester?

Have you ever been to Salford Quays?


I don't have a problem with the place it may move to, it is the fact that it will have a noticeable impact editorially on Breakfast when it comes to one of the most important aspects of the programme: guests. The vast majority of the interviews on Breakfast will all be down-the-line one-camera affairs from London, rather than the case at the moment where the majority are conducted in studio.


So the university professors they use down south are far superior to the in the north?

They do not have people of expertise in the north?

only exceptions, I can see will be politicians, who should be westminster and presumably those are currently interviewed via screen anyway from the Westminster office; and the other being people from the press (but saying that the press have offices in the north.

In other words, does it not work the other way round at present, anyway? How many interviews are conducted don the wire from the Manchester studios?

Also when it comes to the lighter part of the show (I.e the last 45 mins) thenwon't they use guests who are actually based in the north than the expense of getting them down south? How much of problem was it for This Morning to get guests to Liverpool? (who didn't have a large airport at the time, and considering it was the selfish nature of Richard and Judy for moving south rather than for guests itself - in reality they supposedly blackmailed Granada, at the time)
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