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BBC S&PP to provide post facilities for Holby City

21 January 2013
BBC S&PP to provide post facilities for Holby City

Through a competitive tender, BBC Studios and Post Production (BBC S&PP) has won the contract to provide post production facilities for the medical drama Holby City at its BBC Elstree facility. The award cements BBC S&PP’s Drama Services division as a ‘centre of excellence’ and destination of choice for long-running television dramas as it also provides studio and post production facilities at Elstree for EastEnders.  To handle Holby City’s demanding schedule and last minute editorial changes that can occur to keep the show topical, BBC S&PP is employing a highly flexible and agile workflow comprising Avid Media Composer 6.5 and Avid Symphony 6.5 editing systems and an Avid ISIS 5000 shared storage solution. The programme’s audio will be mixed using Avid Pro Tools 10 as part of an overall integrated solution. John O’Callaghan, head of Drama Services at BBC Studios and Post Production, said: “We’re proud to be adding Holby City to the catalogue of continuing drama that we service at BBC Elstree. Our team is extremely experienced in handling the demands of this genre, which requires flexibility and contingency plans to manage the fast moving programme schedules. We’re certain that Holby City will feel very at home with us.” BBC S&PP start delivering the service from Jan 2013.www.bbcstudiosandpostproduction.com

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