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(September 2010)

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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Incidentally, work has begun on the new Cardiff Central Bus Station which forms Central Square with the new BBC HQ.



There's a video to put it in context. Looks like the area is going to be thriving.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
That's very good to hear - I was under the impression it was only going to contain one news studio.


It will have two news studios, one about 160 m^2 with nominally 6 cameras, the other 40ish m^2 with nominally 3 cams
NG
noggin Founding member
That's very good to hear - I was under the impression it was only going to contain one news studio.


It will have two news studios, one about 160 m^2 with nominally 6 cameras, the other 40ish m^2 with nominally 3 cams


I guess they are amping up their current News facilities that have a main studio and a smaller presentation studio for short bulletins? The added requirement to deliver Newyddion (and Ffeil?) mean two studios definitely make sense?

AIUI the new location is so close to the Principality (was Millennium?) stadium means there is a lot of dark fibre between the two. AIUI the plan is also to have some multipurpose spaces (a bit like the BBC have in Salford that have been used for Commonwealth/Winter Olympic game coverage)?
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
That's very good to hear - I was under the impression it was only going to contain one news studio.


It will have two news studios, one about 160 m^2 with nominally 6 cameras, the other 40ish m^2 with nominally 3 cams


I guess they are amping up their current News facilities that have a main studio and a smaller presentation studio for short bulletins? The added requirement to deliver Newyddion (and Ffeil?) mean two studios definitely make sense?

AIUI the new location is so close to the Principality (was Millennium?) stadium means there is a lot of dark fibre between the two. AIUI the plan is also to have some multipurpose spaces (a bit like the BBC have in Salford that have been used for Commonwealth/Winter Olympic game coverage)?


Yes, the atrium will have the facility to be used for broadcast productions. Shame about the parking and road access. Llandaff is a joy to access from the A48(M) and to park. Not quite the case at Central Sq, but hey, bigger picture and all that ! Cool
WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
AIUI the new location is so close to the Principality (was Millennium?) stadium means there is a lot of dark fibre between the two. AIUI the plan is also to have some multipurpose spaces (a bit like the BBC have in Salford that have been used for Commonwealth/Winter Olympic game coverage)?


The rooftop garden appears to be part covered by that red roof thing (top left), and not all exposed to the elements so that will make an interesting space to use.

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I'm looking forward to the use of AR during news programmes. Even the large studio is going to be fully kitted out with it.

Shame about the parking and road access. Llandaff is a joy to access from the A48(M) and to park. Not quite the case at Central Sq, but hey, bigger picture and all that ! Cool


Don't tell me BBC staff are going to have to start using... PUBLIC TRANSPORT?! Wink

Perhaps we'll start seeing reports on Wales Today about how much of a bugger it is to get around the city centre by car. When there's a marathon, bike race or even rugby international the whole city centre is a write off. I prefer it though - and once the new metro gets underway it'll be easier.

And there's parking in the basement... for a few hundred bikes Wink

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