BBC Wales will air its first live news broadcast from its new home at Central Square today.
The new facility hosted its first live broadcast in July, when channel announcer Leanne Thomas introduced the BBC News at Six on BBC One.
Tonight will see the first live news broadcast from the facility, which is taking over as BBC Wales’ headquarters from Broadcasting House in Llandaff.
BBC Wales’ new headquarters is the first BBC facility in the UK to deploy IP across both its production and broadcast operation.
The Corporation worked with Grass Valley and Cisco to introduce IP technology across the facilities at Central Square.
Rhodri Talfan Davies, director of BBC Cymru Wales says: “Llandaff has been at the heart of national life for more than half a century – a crucible for writers, performers, journalists and some of the most gifted programme-makers this nation has produced. But, as they say, to everything there is a time. And the time is right to open an exciting new chapter at our new home in Central Square – a centre that will bring us closer to audiences and provide an extraordinary stage for Welsh broadcasting for decades to come.”
TVBEurope recently spoke to BBC Wales’ head of technology Roger Crothers about Central Square and its IP core. You can find the article in our September issue.