2, NRK, Vizrt lead new Nordic media hub
| 10 May 2014
In an act described by the companies as unique in the Nordic countries’, TV 2, NRK, Vizrt, Bergens Tidende, Bergensavisen and the University of Bergen’s media department are relocating to a common hub.
To be known as MediaCity Bergen, and opening in 2017, the centre will house 1,200 media professionals and students. The tenants will jointly co-operate on technical solutions, data centres and various other service offerings which will create synergies. MCB will be marketed as the new place to meet for Norwegian media businesses and their audiences.
The benefits being seen by broadcaster TV2 is that it will have new and more flexible, offices, tailored for a TV channel, and assets that will help the company further develop as a channel, said CEO Alf Hildrum.
“If [we are] to continue to be the world leader for our solutions, we need to stay very close to our customers and develop our products in close co-operation with them. In MCB, we get fantastic access to a high level of competence from TV, newspapers and education institutions, and can develop the future of media tools together with them,” added Fredrik Gunnestad, president NEMEA of real-time graphics and video solutions provider Vizrt, which is also moving its international headquarters to MediaCity Bergen. inShare0