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dbdm894 posts since 16 May 2020 new member
The wikipedia article on NBH lists the various studios within the building and their uses.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadcasting_House

I have tried to research online but cant find images or videos of them all.

Does anyone have any? I also wonder why we dont see more of them in the UK, surely they could be used more to provide a more versatile presentation style.
dbdm894 posts since 16 May 2020 new member
There seems to be a lot in use by the world service that I just have not seen here in the uk. And can’t find too much online.
dbdm894 posts since 16 May 2020 new member
Its looking like that...although thats probably due to the amount of people over the years that worked at TVC , now the operation at NBH is purely tv news/radio.
deejay3,008 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Central (South) Oxford
Some of the information is harder to come by because none of the studios at NBH (with the exception of Studio V) can be hired out by external client, whereas the main block studios at TVC were commercially available, hence why there were floor plans, tech specs, drawings and decent images. I’ll have a look at the Wikipedia page and see if there’s anything majorly wrong that I can explain.

EDIT actually it looks relatively up to date to me.

Please feel free to ask any questions or clarify anything.
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noggin14,939 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Some of the information is harder to come by because none of the studios at NBH (with the exception of Studio V) can be hired out by external client, whereas the main block studios at TVC were commercially available, hence why there were floor plans, tech specs, drawings and decent images. I’ll have a look at the Wikipedia page and see if there’s anything majorly wrong that I can explain.

EDIT actually it looks relatively up to date to me.

Please feel free to ask any questions or clarify anything.


Studio V isn't marketed in the way BBC Studioworks or BBC Resources studios were either, and hasn't ever, to my knowledge, been hired by an external client (though I may be wrong) other than RTÉ, and that was a slightly special case due to the close links between the BBC and RTÉ and the BBC International Unit.

It's a grey area - but Studio V is effectively fully funded by BBC Studios for The One Show (and also used for other BBC Studios shows like Sunday Morning Live, Front Row Late, Rip Off Britain Live, Healthcheck UK Live etc.). The studio is technically owned by BBC Content, and managed by BBC D+E, but the day-to-day management of the space is mainly handled by BBC Studios and D+E.

The only independent production, I think, to use it has been the now-defunct 'This Week', made by Juniper, which itself was a special case as they usually used the BBC Millbank studios (and I believe the BBC resources were, unusually, included as part of their commission). In that situation the change of studio was handled internally within the BBC - and Juniper didn't really get involved AFAIK.
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noggin14,939 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Is it harder working out/finding out the current BBC Broadcasting House television and radio studios compared to the television studios of the old BBC Television Centre (pre-2013 closure)?


Yes - the BBC is always far more careful to restrict detailed information (particularly precise locations) of their news studios - particularly those broadcasting to sensitive regions - for obvious security reasons.
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Markymark8,195 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Some of the information is harder to come by because none of the studios at NBH (with the exception of Studio V) can be hired out by external client, whereas the main block studios at TVC were commercially available, hence why there were floor plans, tech specs, drawings and decent images. I’ll have a look at the Wikipedia page and see if there’s anything majorly wrong that I can explain.

EDIT actually it looks relatively up to date to me.

Please feel free to ask any questions or clarify anything.


On the Radio side, there's no mention BH/NBH is the home of Radio London?
noggin14,939 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Have those studios in use for BBC world services (such as Persia et al) ever been used for domestic programmes?


Yes - Newsnight came from one of the studios usually used for either BBC Arabic or BBC Persian when its normal studio was being used for Election duties.

Until quite recently these studios and galleries were SD and used a previous generation of pre-Mosart playout systems. They have more recently been upgraded to HD and Mosart - so are more useful for the English language (BBC News Channel and BBC World News) services, which have been HD and Mosart since the move to NBH.