The Production Centre, Manchester

Our Production Centre in central Manchester offers ‘at home’ and hybrid remote production and support services for live programmes as well as pre-records.

Located 10 minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly and the city centre, the site has a dedicated gym and canteen plus ample options for car parking.

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The facility comprises a large, three-tier production gallery, sound control, two-person VO booth, two large edit suites and dedicated production area.

The facility is connected directly to our Production Centre in London via our UK network, with access to all our London-based facilities and our external connectivity partners.

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Our Manchester production gallery is ideal for live for production a large space with a three-tier layout and large flexible monitor stack.

The front desk has dedicated positions for a vision mixer, PA, Producer and Director. The middle tier is for replay and can cater for three EVS positions, plus a co-ordination position. The rear tier has two graphics positions and additional space for other roles including a technical producer position. All positions have dedicated production talkback and video and audio monitoring.

In addition to the large gallery, are dedicated Sound control and a two-person VO booth as well as an additional space for analysis operations and content logging via EVS IPDirector PAM.

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A light and airy dedicated production office space which adjoins the gallery through a connecting door, with up to 10 positions that can be equipped with desktops or left as BYOD positions, cabled or not. There are tea and coffee making facilities, a large multifunction printer and copier, production monitoring and the whole facility has robust WiFi networking to ensure you teams can always stay connected.

There is also a dedicated EVS IPDirector PAM position to ensure access to media is straightforward, quick and easy across the entire production.

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There are two large HD capable Avid Media Composer suites, with dedicated broadcast quality monitoring for both edit operations and additional incoming feeds. Designed with fast turnaround workflows in mind, we can cater the facilities to the job ensuring you have access to all you need to produce your programme.

Both suites are connected to our Media core and underpinned by enterprise level Avid NEXIS storage and Interplay PAM and full Avid/EVS integration for edit while capture and send to playback workflows.

The suites have dedicated production talkback for full communications to internal and external production operations as well as a dedicated client PC.

Additional edit capacity can be provided on additional edit seats in the production office.

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The facility is connected directly to our Production Centre in London, via our UK network with access to all our London based facilities and our external connectivity partners.

Our fibre partners include, HD Facility Lines to BT Tower, global connectivity via the EBU FiNE network and direct connectivity to NEP Connect AnyLive, Globecast and CenturyLink VyVx.

We can also offer bespoke solutions via LiveU, Tier 1 Internet and our own UK network to our core London PoPs and via our NetInsight Nimbra solution, for both linear and digital distribution.

We also are equipped to handle live streaming and VOD deliveries direct to any CDN/OVP partners using both Signiant and Aspera file acceleration technology.

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