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Sky begins broadcasting from all-new Sky Studios

UK pay TV operator BSkyB has begun broadcasting the Sky Sports news channel from its new Sky Studios broadcasting and production facility.

The channel’s Good Morning Sports Fans show is the first to be broadcast from the new £233 million (€260 million) facility. Sky says that the opening of Sky Studios, formerly known as Harlequin 1, reflects its commitment to developing UK content. The broadcaster has said it will increase investment in UK programmes by over 50% to £600 million a year over the next three years.

Sky Studios includes eight naturally ventilated studios including five HD studios, 45 edit suites, 14 voice-over suites, four audio suites and on site post-production facilities.