Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share


THE FIRST tenants have moved in to Corsham Media Park, an innovative development operating at the cutting edge of film, TV and new media.
The multi-million pound Media Park at Corsham, Wiltshire is set to become a leading force in Europe for the production, management and broadcasting of digital content.
Hartham Park has already invested more than £2 million in the project, the overall scheme is expected to cost over £50 million. The development provides a real alternative to London and will become a focal point for those working in film, TV and new media.
Corsham Media Park is the brainchild of business entrepreneur, Jeffrey Thomas, who owns and runs the nearby Hartham Park estate, and is backed by a number of leading figures in the world of media and entertainment.
The new development will not only become the major digital and communications platform for the West Country, but also houses a media factory, data-centre, studios, film stages and back-lot facilities.
The Corsham media park is a unique environment for the production and management of new and traditional media.
Based on a former secret military site set in 42 acres of woodland, it includes a 20-acre secure backlot that offers complete privacy and the space needed for large-scale special effects and street scenes. The studio complex - sound stages, workshops, rehearsal studios and prop stores will provide an environment for all traditional film and television crafts as well as virtual studios.
Matthew Davison the Director of Media & Communications for the Hartham Park Group said: “We are not re-building Pinewood, producers want smaller studios with hi-tech facilities like optical fibre connections and blue screen for virtual studios”
The technology rich, media factory is a 27,000 sq. ft modern facility offering offices and studio facilities from 200 to 2000 sq. ft. The resource centre of the media factory, the Hub, includes a business centre, café, meeting rooms and for freelances - the Touchdown Zone.
The first phase of the park, the media factory, features 17 business units sits at the centre of the ‘golden eight’, a former MOD national communications grid which now provides the digital backbone to the UK internet.
The digital platform is operated by Complete Data Services Limited from within the data suite inside the Media Factory and is now operational, with multiple 45 megabyte channels.
Promotion Hire

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

EBS Supplies EPG Data For Arirang TV's New UK HD Channel
EBS has announced that it is supplying EPG data via its Pawa scheduling application directly to Sky on behalf of Arirang TV's new HD channel, which ha
Investment Boost For Bottle Yard Studios
The Bottle Yard Studios has announced that it is to receive an investment of £692,000 from Bristol City Council. The funding boost will pay for improv
Ireland's Ardmore Studios For Sale
Ardmore Studios, located in Bray, Co Wicklow, Ireland, is for sale. Situated on 18 acres, the studios is the only media hub in Ireland capable of prov
Top Facilities From Centrestage Studios
Located in central London, Centrestage Studios offers a range of facilities for those wishing to avail of the studios. Centrestage Studios boasts a 10
BPS (UK) – Authorized GoPro Dealer For The Broadcast, Media & AV Market
GoPro, Inc. unveiled new products and services that dramatically simplify the process of capturing, editing and sharing engaging content, establishing
IBC2016: A Transfixing Transformation
Six days – Conference and Exhibition. Over 55,000 attendees. More than 1,800 exhibitors. 15 Halls. Miles of walking... and a whole lot of technology o
Forscene Adds To OTT News Client Base
Forscene has expanded its OTT news client base with the addition of television station WTXL ABC 27. The news provider will use Forscene's video editin
UTV Media Announces Acquisition Of Simply Zesty
A successful media company in the UK and Ireland incorporating Radio, Television, New Media and Publishing has revealed that they have bought a social
NETIA To Offer Media Assist Suite To Organisations
NETIA has announced that it is now offering Media Assist Suite to organisations beyond the broadcast industry, in response to the "changing communicat
COMMERCIAL property development and management company MEPC have submitted an outline planning application for Leavesden Park, near Watford, which wou
ARRI Unveils Four New Master Grips
Expanding its range of ECS (Electronic Control System) accessories, ARRI announces four new Master Grip handgrips, which offer unprecedented fingertip
TNS MediaMarket Becomes Kantar Media
One of the world's largest insight, information and consultancy networks, has announced that the media assets of TNS, KMR Group and BMRB Media will co
Ascent Media Unveils Plans For London Based Media Centre
Ascent Media has unveiled plans for its new state-of-the-art Media Centre to be built in its central London facility. The Media Centre will provide in
BBC Studios And Post Production Confirms Interim Moves To Elstree Studios
BBC Studios and Post Production, a commercial subsidiary of the BBC providing world-class television studios, post production and digital media servic
Production News : Larkshead Media Secures 'Alfi' Deal
Larkshead Media has announced a deal for Alfi – a CG animated television series and app. Produced by Cube Entertainment, the series will be one of the