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commseng41 posts since 8 Dec 2016
London London
That email to staff just pushes the fact that there will be new and exciting offices to work in.

Maybe I am just a bit long in the tooth, but wasn't the excitement about working in broadcasting to do with the facilities be they studios, OBs, edits, communications, and so on.

Can anyone really get excited about offices never mind how the walls are painted, the computers on the desk or that there is a ping pong table?
Last edited by commseng on 21 February 2017 2:46pm
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TedJrr131 posts since 11 Sep 2005
Anglia (East) Look East
My reading of the initial email to staff at the start of this thread is that they would return to the studios in South Bank........I assume that ITV is the owner of TLS?


It was the Coal Board Pension Fund, but didn't ITV buy it? Perhaps it belongs to their pension fund!

I wonder if there is an intention to completely move out of Gray's Inn Road, bringing ITV and ITN under on roof? Also, mention of Chiswick Park is interesting. Although mentioned in the context of a site being considered, is this an indication that Ericsson's ITV operation could move back to the South Bank?
Inspector Sands10,993 posts since 25 Aug 2004

I was under the impression that Gabriel's Wharf was owned by ITV - I'd heard a previous version of the plans which had them building a new tower on that site, and moving in there - but Lambeth Council weren't too keen.

Aha, that might explain why I couldn't find a planning application... I thought it was in Southwark!
Inspector Sands10,993 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Here comes the very big Q: How many studios outside daytime does ITV have? how many have them are being used to their full use?

Apart from the ones used for Coronation Street, Emmerdale and not counting those for news I'd have thought the answer is the 3 or 4 at the South Bank (the 4th being the old LNN/Daybreak studio)

Everything else has closed and the ones in Salford are hired by them
commseng41 posts since 8 Dec 2016
London London
My reading of the initial email to staff at the start of this thread is that they would return to the studios in South Bank........I assume that ITV is the owner of TLS?


It was the Coal Board Pension Fund, but didn't ITV buy it? Perhaps it belongs to their pension fund!

I wonder if there is an intention to completely move out of Gray's Inn Road, bringing ITV and ITN under on roof? Also, mention of Chiswick Park is interesting. Although mentioned in the context of a site being considered, is this an indication that Ericsson's ITV operation could move back to the South Bank?

I would doubt it.
It seems as if the management don't want to be involved too much with the nitty gritty of broadcasting. Why would moving another firm who they have contracts with (and other broadcasters have contracts with) into an expensive central London building be an objective for them?
commseng41 posts since 8 Dec 2016
London London
My reading of the initial email to staff at the start of this thread is that they would return to the studios in South Bank........I assume that ITV is the owner of TLS?


It was the Coal Board Pension Fund, but didn't ITV buy it? Perhaps it belongs to their pension fund!

I wonder if there is an intention to completely move out of Gray's Inn Road, bringing ITV and ITN under on roof? Also, mention of Chiswick Park is interesting. Although mentioned in the context of a site being considered, is this an indication that Ericsson's ITV operation could move back to the South Bank?

Funding of facilities has always been an issue. The 1962 Broadcasting House extention was owned by the Prudential Building Society and the BBC transmitters from the early days were financed by Barclays bank.
62305819,679 posts since 19 Aug 2005
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Here comes the very big Q: How many studios outside daytime does ITV have? how many have them are being used to their full use?

Apart from the ones used for Coronation Street, Emmerdale and not counting those for news I'd have thought the answer is the 3 or 4 at the South Bank (the 4th being the old LNN/Daybreak studio)

Everything else has closed and the ones in Salford are hired by them


3 big studios along at the south bank, yet there is Maidstone, Elstree and TV centre all near by. I wonder how much its costing ITV to keep them running? Not even BGT or X factor come from them.

The times are a changing.
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Inspector Sands10,993 posts since 25 Aug 2004
SO where are these big shows moving to? will it be the old BBC television centre?

Once that and Riverside reopen they will be options and the new studio that X Factor will use. There's Pinewood and the two sites run by the BBC at Elstree (I think they're keeping their Elstree Studios lease)

Of course Maidstone and Salford might pick up some work too
gottago2,459 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
Here comes the very big Q: How many studios outside daytime does ITV have? how many have them are being used to their full use?

Apart from the ones used for Coronation Street, Emmerdale and not counting those for news I'd have thought the answer is the 3 or 4 at the South Bank (the 4th being the old LNN/Daybreak studio)

Everything else has closed and the ones in Salford are hired by them


3 big studios along at the south bank, yet there is Maidstone, Elstree and TV centre all near by. I wonder how much its costing ITV to keep them running? Not even BGT or X factor come from them.

The times are a changing.

When I was there last summer the three main studios were quite busy, it was more unusual to see them empty. They must have benefitted a lot from the other London studio closures so I'm surprised it's not a viable business. But then even a few days of an empty studio is money lost.

Studio 7 (Daybreak) is barely ever used and I'm surprised that hasn't already been converted into offices already.
Inspector Sands10,993 posts since 25 Aug 2004

I wonder if there is an intention to completely move out of Gray's Inn Road, bringing ITV and ITN under on roof? Also, mention of Chiswick Park is interesting. Although mentioned in the context of a site being considered, is this an indication that Ericsson's ITV operation could move back to the South Bank?

That's a bit of a leap of logic. Chiswick Park is a bit of an obvious place to look to move regardless of where their playout is, it's a bit of a media village. Ericsson wouldn't want to move into town anyway, they were looking at relocating out from W12 a while back.

As for ITN, unlikely. Why would ITV want to build a nice centre for all their staff, and then fill a large part of it with ITN?
BroadcastWales144 posts since 29 Jun 2016
Something that may be interesting from this move is a change in the live daytime shows presentations. If they were to relocate GMB, Lorraine, This Morning & Loose Women then we would most likely see differences in the sets. Unless they can move to new studios and re construct the sets identical to how they would be in TLS.