One Love Manchester breaks BBC iPlayer records

The One Love Manchester benefit concert has broken live viewing records on the BBC iPlayer. Having amassed 1.078 million streams, the BBC Studios-produced event has surpassed the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games 2012, which previous held the record. Broadcasters and services in more than 50 territories watched the concert, which singer Ariana Grande […]

Sky buys stakes in UK production companies

Sky has acquired a majority stake in a northern England-based production company, True North, marking the European pay TV operator’s latest round of investment in the UK production sector. Sky has also taken an undisclosed stake in Chrysalis Vision, the drama production vehicle Chris Wright and Mick Pilsworth set up two years ago. The True North […]

Ericsson to open new media facility in MediaCity

Ericsson 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 […]

BBC moves Future Media and tech jobs to Manchester

The BBC announced yesterday that it will move around 120 Future Media roles and 102 Technology department roles from London to its northern base in Salford in 2015. The BBC said the relocation will enhance its “strong digital presence” at its MediaCityUK offices in North Manchester and forms part of the BBC’s ongoing strategy to […]

Canis Media offers new Manchester channel position

UK broadcast management company and EPG broker Canis Media is opening up a new channel position on the multiplex for the Manchester area.  Broadcasters will be able to broadcast a free-to-air digital channel on the Manchester Television Network (MTN) on Freeview, licensing the space for a monthly fee. Canis first purchased the Manchester multiplex from Channel […]