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The agreement between the Hertfordshire-based Elstree Studios will see BBC Studios And Post Production – a commercial subsidiary of the BBC – investing in the existing studios in Elstree in the hope to make it “the number one destination for television production in London.”
The BBC’s current Television Centre set up will be temporarily relocated to Elstree Studios, and will continue to occupy its current BBC Elstree space. They currently make EastEnders and, as part of their commercial arm, shows like ITV’s Odd One In and Sky’s A League of Their Own.
BBC Studios And Post Production are also responsible for preserving, re-mastering and managing content through their digital archiving, restoration and distribution services.
The department will also continue to offer a range of SD, HD and 3D post services via their Digital Media Services arm.
Managing Director of Elstree Studios Roger Morris said: “This arrangement with BBC Studios and Post Production will make Elstree Studios the number one destination for television production in London.
“Having the expertise, management and technical resources of BBC Studios And Post Production working with us, combined with the significant investments we are both making in the Studios, I cannot imagine a better offering in the facilities market place for television producers. It’s a very exciting opportunity for both of us.”
Interim CEO for BBC Studios and Post Production Clive Hodge said: “Our mix of studio facilities located at these two well established complexes at Elstree provides an excellent working solution for our customers while Television Centre is being redeveloped. Our expert technical, creative and project management staff will all be moving with us and we’ll be investing in both Elstree Studio sites to ensure we continue to provide our clients with the range of services and experience they have come to expect from us.”