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BcastCam11 posts since 30 Sep 2019 new member
The luxury of having 300+ audience parking spaces is nothing to be shamed at! I don't think you've ever been able to park at any of the studio facilities (at least in the south). That's not to say that people don't try. At TLS, we once had a coach of pensioners trying to park in the studio access road!


There used to be loads of parking at Maidstone before they built the new housing estate, and there's still some parking on site even now.

However, are there any shows there with a large studio audience?


Skavlan is probably the most prominent show with a sizeable studio audience to come from Sky Studios. Until it ended, Thronecast had a large studio audience. Soccer AM over the road in Sky 2 has a studio audience each Saturday, but much smaller (~100-120 people). Comedians Watching Football With Friends had two audiences (~100 and 150 in the two studios) in at the same time.
Hatton Cross3,315 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Hopeful! If ever there was a 'commercially sensitive' arrangement, it would be that between ITV Studios and BBC Studioworks.

Two things, about your question, though

1) Are ITV paying the BBC for useage, lock, stock and lighting grid for year round residency of TC2 and TC3 as a whole self contained deal - or are they paying the rent on the use per sq foot/mtr on the floorspace of the standing sets in TC's 2 &3?

2) You'd think, that this deal renting out two studios is a heck of a lot cheaper in the long run, than finding a empty or existing space to convert central London location and building, and fitting out 2 or 3 broadcast spec studios in it.
My user name might look like Hatton Cross, but it's pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove.
JKDerry1,990 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
Hopeful! If ever there was a 'commercially sensitive' arrangement, it would be that between ITV Studios and BBC Studioworks.

Two things, about your question, though

1) Are ITV paying the BBC for useage, lock, stock and lighting grid for year round residency of TC2 and TC3 as a whole self contained deal - or are they paying the rent on the use per sq foot/mtr on the floorspace of the standing sets in TC's 2 &3?

2) You'd think, that this deal renting out two studios is a heck of a lot cheaper in the long run, than finding a empty or existing space to convert central London location and building, and fitting out 2 or 3 broadcast spec studios in it.

I think the actions of ITV answer your question here - ITV would not have entered a sublet deal with BBC Studioworks if it were not financially suitable for them.


As ITV have no intention of leaving Television Centre, it seems it must be cost effective for them to continue with the sublet deal with BBC Studioworks.

The original discussion was that ITV Daytime would move back into three smaller studios on the Southbank site in around 5 years time, so building and kitting out three studios and providing the services needed to run the productions there must have been financially poor for ITV, and so remaining at Television Centre is the best option.
JKDerry1,990 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
I believe with deal reached with BBC Studioworks was that Studios TC2 and TC3 were sublet to ITV, meaning that ITV can use the studios and lease them out to who they wished, as long as they pay the annual sublet revenue to BBC Studioworks.

No BBC Studioworks staff run or operate Studios TC2 and TC3, that is done by staff from ITV as far as I understand.