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TVEngineer44 posts since 12 Jan 2017
London London

That's certainly more credible than the suggestion that SBK is short for South BanK. In which particular alt-universe is including the final letter of any of the words being abbreviated even a thing?



The alt-universe where the human brain deciphers words easily when the first and last letters are correct - which makes this sentence more readable than other misspellings:

Quote:
"It deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe"
I work in telly, I sometimes get time to watch telly. More of a technology geek than a presentation geek!
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kernow1,447 posts since 18 Jan 2006
So, we can assume all of the studios at the south bank site will be demolished then, and unlike the old Granada Studios, these ones will not be remaining to use by independent companies?


Not necessarily.

There were originally plans to demolish and redevelop the old Granada studios, leaving just the bonded warehouse, but those plans fell through.

There were also plans to demolish and redevelop Fountain Studios after it closed, but they also fell through (or have been delayed at least), and is now a theatre.
Inspector Sands14,274 posts since 25 Aug 2004
The thing with the South Bank site is that it's much more of a prime site than Wembley or Granada Studios. They can make many times more money out of that space than they can as TV studios. It's a great location, handy for transport, lots of footfall and amazing views.

Riverside survived with the addition of lots of flats, although it's not primarily a TV studio complex. The other studio complex that backed onto the Thames - Teddington didn't
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thegeek5,229 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
The other thing about the South Bank is that the studio block and tower are effectively separate buildings - in theory you could leave the studio and rebuild the tower. Whether that would be financially viable is another matter.
JKDerry2,294 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
The other thing about the South Bank is that the studio block and tower are effectively separate buildings - in theory you could leave the studio and rebuild the tower. Whether that would be financially viable is another matter.

Are the three main studios located side by side each other? Studios 1, 2 and 3 - with the others located in the tower and in the This Morning old building?


It could mean the three studios could be operated separately with additional facilities next to it, if some independent company wanted to take advantage of the studio space, whilst having the tower block for apartments.
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Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 845 posts since 20 Sep 2007
The thing with the South Bank site is that it's much more of a prime site than Wembley or Granada Studios. They can make many times more money out of that space than they can as TV studios. It's a great location, handy for transport, lots of footfall and amazing views.

Riverside survived with the addition of lots of flats, although it's not primarily a TV studio complex. The other studio complex that backed onto the Thames - Teddington didn't


I agree, I would think Lambeth Council would want something along with apartments, restaurants and shops that is culturally enriching to complement the National, BFI South Bank Centre etc and a TV studio facility sadly isn't going to cut it.
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