UKTV will next month unveil its own production facility at its London headquarters including edit suites, filming studios and screening room.
The facility will create 12 new jobs at the broadcaster, who will form an expanded team of 28 creatives and production staff. Between them they’ll produce over 2,500 promos a year for the network, which has previously outsourced the task to Red Bee Media.
UKTV worked with one of Europe’s most acclaimed interior design and architecture studios, PENSON, to create the facility, with construction managed by NWA. It will feature advanced desktop editing and design facilities, online suites, sound suites, voiceover booths, a soundproofed green screen studio, luxury 30 seat screening room, fully functional kitchen studio for filming and a hospitality area with bar.
UKTV’s CEO Darren Childs said, “UKTV is celebrating incredible growth, attracting 42 million viewers every month by investing over £123m in compelling content. This is a company committed to innovation and the future of television, and now is the right time in UKTV’s evolution to expand our fantastically talented creative team and bring it in-house. These new studios provide a flexible work and entertainment space, allowing us to supercharge our creativity and expand our expertise.”
The facility has been created on the mezzanine floor at UKTV’s headquarters at 10 Hammersmith Grove.
The facility will be unveiled on Wednesday 1st July.