From Spring 2013 BBC Studios and Post Production will provide TV studio services from Elstree Studios while Television Centre is being redeveloped. Elstree Studios is near to BBC Studios and Post Production’s existing facilities at BBC Elstree, where they currently make Sky’s A League of Their Own and other productions. This follows the announcement that BBC Studios and Post Production will lease new state-of-the-art studio production space in the completed Television Centre scheme from 2015. This will include returning to a brand new Studio 1 at the new production centre. The arrangement with Elstree Studios includes BBC Studios and Post Production investing in the Elstree Studios complex and offering a mix of fully equipped high-definition television studio spaces. Between the two studio complexes at Elstree Studios and BBC Elstree, BBC Studios and Post Production will be able to offer a range of studios and stages for television production: BBC Elstree’s Studio D at 11,200 sq ft, which includes integrated audience seating, Elstree Studios’ fully HD equipped Stages 8 and 9 each at 7,500 sq ft, and use of the George Lucas Stages at 15,600 sq ft each – as well as additional studio spaces, production and post production areas and offices as required. The BBC Studios Television Centre HD technology will be temporarily relocated to Elstree Studios, enabling the company to continue to provide its production services while away from Television Centre. BBC Studios and Post Production will continue to offer a wide range of post production services, including SD, HD and 3D editing, high-end effects and sound. Their Digital Media Services business, which preserves, re-masters and manages content, will relocate to a dedicated and permanent home in West London around the start of 2013. Clive Hodge, interim CEO for BBC Studios and Post Production said: “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.” www.bbcstudiosandpostproduction.com
Elstree Studios is near to BBC Studios and Post Production’s existing facilities at BBC Elstree, where they currently make Sky’s A League of Their Own and other productions.