Ericsson to open new media facility in MediaCity

Ericsson generalEricsson has announced plans to establish a new broadcast and media services facility in northwest England.

The new operations will be housed at MediaCityUK in Salford, where the BBC and ITV each have offices and production facilities, and is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017.

Ericsson said it will deliver playout and media management services for clients like the BBC from the new site – which strengthens its TV and media presence in the UK.

“Every day people across the UK watch television programs prepared, managed and broadcast by Ericsson. TV and media remains a key priority for Ericsson and an important part of our ongoing growth strategy and this move really underlines our ongoing commitment to the industry and the UK,” said Ericsson’s head of broadcast and media services, Thorsten Sauer.

“Our broadcast and media hubs in London and Salford will provide our clients with world-class facilities, ultimate resilience and leading edge technology both now and in the future, all delivered by our talented teams.”

At the same time Ericsson extended its lease at Broadcast Centre, London and said that this will house a new creative studio and Ericsson’s creative agency Red Bee.