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Lewis c913 posts since 4 Jan 2003
STV is to move out of it's studios at cowcaddens in Glasgow .
SMG announced yesterday that it was considering a move to a new purpose built facility .

While the company has other options such as refurbishing the existing studios SMG bosses favour a move similar to the one just completed by Grampian TV .

No final decision will be made until a feasibilty study is carried out .
Donald Emslie Chgief Executive of SMG said "We have already seen great benifits from Grampian's move from old to new premises in Aberdeen and the time is right to investigate what is achievable for Scottish TV ".


BBC Scotland also has plans to move out of it's Queen Margaret Drive headquarters in Glasgow for a state-of-the art facility at Pacific Quay in Glasgow .
tvarksouthwest4,098 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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We have already seen great benifits from Grampian's move from old to new premises in Aberdeen and the time is right to investigate what is achievable for Scottish TV ".

And we all know what those "great benefits" are - sacking staff.
Lewis c913 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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We have already seen great benifits from Grampian's move from old to new premises in Aberdeen and the time is right to investigate what is achievable for Scottish TV ".

And we all know what those "great benefits" are - sacking staff.[/quote

They will downscale quite alot i would think as studio A in Glasgow once the home to many of STV's productions is now an archive store .They only use Studio B for Scotland Today and other current affairs productions . Studio E is still upstairs though which was the old IVC studio .

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Big Brother1,801 posts since 21 Jun 2001
Lewis c posted:

BBC Scotland also has plans to move out of it's Queen Margaret Drive headquarters in Glasgow for a state-of-the art facility at Pacific Quay in Glasgow .


This isn't a plan, it's been confirmed and I think has been started or near completion. They were supposed to be in it by now I think.
A former member
Simon_Luxton posted:
Quote:
We have already seen great benifits from Grampian's move from old to new premises in Aberdeen and the time is right to investigate what is achievable for Scottish TV ".

And we all know what those "great benefits" are - sacking staff.


Maybe, but surely a 21st century working environment and modern equipment is a bigger benefit
Martin947 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Big Brother posted:
Lewis c posted:

BBC Scotland also has plans to move out of it's Queen Margaret Drive headquarters in Glasgow for a state-of-the art facility at Pacific Quay in Glasgow .


This isn't a plan, it's been confirmed and I think has been started or near completion. They were supposed to be in it by now I think.


Planned/confirmed and due for completion in late 2004, long way off yet.

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Gavin Scott8,286 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Simon_Luxton posted:
And we all know what those "great benefits" are - sacking staff.

Stop trotting that chestnut out Simon. Name one media industry that *hasn't* seen job losses because of advancing technology.

I wasn't aware of this move, and in the course of my work I would have thought I should have been. Will make some calls on Monday to satiate my curiosity.
A former member
Gavin Scott posted:

Stop trotting that chestnut out Simon. Name one media industry that *hasn't* seen job losses because of advancing technology.


Indeed, in fact name one *industry* that hasn't seen job losses because of advancing technology!
Barney Rubble705 posts since 22 Jun 2003
Grampian has just moved to a "state of the art" office block!! There are very limited studio space. The one studio that they now have houses North Tonight and will house the political programme Crossfire but that will be it!! No more studio based shows can be made in Aberdeen now they simply do not exist anymore!! Not just job losses but surly a bad day for Scotlands broadcasting future!!!
A former member
Barney Rubble posted:
Grampian has just moved to a "state of the art" office block!! There are very limited studio space. The one studio that they now have houses North Tonight and will house the political programme Crossfire but that will be it!! No more studio based shows can be made in Aberdeen now they simply do not exist anymore!! Not just job losses but surly a bad day for Scotlands broadcasting future!!!


But how many programmes were made in studios at Grampian in the last couple of years? not many I bet.

Studios are closing down all over the country because very few programmes use studios - it is now far easier and cheaper to film on location, something that for many production companies wouldn't have been an option 15 years ago. It is certainly cheaper to do than use a studio