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Old March 12th, 2010, 10:10 PM   #1961
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Next month K7 will be welcoming Norwegian state broadcaster NRK to the Salford Quays development and surrounding area, with visits from the Dutch public broadcaster and commercial Finnish broadcaster, Nelonen, to follow.

The firm's MD Keri Lewis Brown commented: "Commissioning heads from around the world will be visiting Manchester......."
Cheers Flange. This is the kind of news that is really exciting. Yes the shiny buildings look pretty next to the water, but back to the real world, these are the companies that really make M.C, happen and if we can attract even a smallish office from each of the EU member states for example, we'll have something that Manchester and the North of England can be very proud of and of course the bigger picture is potentially even greater than that.

Good pic. Roly, you certainly pick your days better than me.

WingTips, I've printed that last reply, so you officially owe me a pint !
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Old March 13th, 2010, 10:46 AM   #1962
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MediaCityUK Article

LuvTheCity Article about the MediaCityUK Photographic Journal Timeline :

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Old March 13th, 2010, 01:02 PM   #1963
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The architecture does make you wonder what on earth the designers were thinking. It's bizzare!

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Old March 13th, 2010, 04:20 PM   #1964
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The heart looks nice (can't believe I've said that) from those angles on the previous page which show the spruces being planted, the curved grey part of the facade looks so much nicer than the white half, pity that that's the less exposed side.
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Old March 13th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #1965
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Theres nothing wrong with the Resi tower ( Heart ) , most Nth American cities are full of these type of condo towers , What do you lot want a 500 million pound 200m apartment tower , We live in Manchester not Dubai .

Personally i hope they build the other 2 that are planned .
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Old March 13th, 2010, 07:48 PM   #1966
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I think it's 3 more...!
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Old March 15th, 2010, 06:47 PM   #1967
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Radio Festival to take place at MediaCityUK

Monday, 15 March 2010

The Radio Academy has confirmed that the 2010 Radio Festival will take place at MediaCityUK in October.

Tim Davie, the director of BBC Audio and Music will chair the event, with Bauer Radio’s MD, Travis Baxter, as his deputy.

Global Radio, GMG Radio and Absolute Radio will be lining up alongside Bauer and the BBC on the committee.

“This year’s Festival will be the biggest and best ever. We are rolling some of our annual smaller events, including the Radio At The Edge conference and the Hall of Fame Dinner into one unmissable occasion which everyone in UK radio will want to attend,” said Trevor Dann, chief executive of the Academy.

“The Sony Radio Academy Awards in the Spring and the Radio Festival in the Autumn will be the twin peaks of UK radio’s year.”

The event will take place between 18th and 20th October, with more details of the programme and venues to be announced soon.

“This year’s Festival will secure radio’s place at the centre of the consumer media revolution and build on radio’s creative success that delivers over 45 millions listeners a week,” added Travis Baxter.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 06:50 PM   #1968
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K7Media shows CBS and NRK around MediaCity UK

Friday, 12 March 2010

TV and media consultancy K7 Media is looking to market the potential of the North West as a programme making hub by introducing international broadcasting firms to MediaCityUK.

Attracting overseas interestThe Bramhall-based business works to help clients find TV content from the UK and is keen to push the benefits of looking to the burgeoning regional scene.

Last week the firm led a fact-finding mission to MediaCityUK for Nancy Tellem, senior advisor to the CEO and former president of network television at CBS Paramount (and the woman responsible for developing the CSI franchise at CBS), garnering what the team told How-Do was an "exceptionally positive" response.

Next month K7 will be welcoming Norwegian state broadcaster NRK to the Salford Quays development and surrounding area, with visits from the Dutch public broadcaster and commercial Finnish broadcaster, Nelonen, to follow.

The firm's MD Keri Lewis Brown commented: "Commissioning heads from around the world will be visiting Manchester in the coming months and we would like to show them that they don't need to look to London for great programming. The Salford development is, without question, attracting world interest to our region."

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Old March 16th, 2010, 09:02 PM   #1969
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Tuesday, 16 March 2010

The BBC has announced within the last few minutes that its entire Learning department will now be based at MediaCityUK, with an extra 32 posts moving to Salford.

Originally the Learning Campaigns team, which runs events and roadshows around BBC programmes, such as Strictly Come Dancing and Bang Goes the Theory was to remain in London. But Learning’s controller Saul Nassé told staff this afternoon that he wanted the entire department to be based at MediaCityUK:

“Today’s announcement is about the future of BBC Learning. Over the next few years we want Learning to be responsible for consistently world class content that our audiences love. Remaining as a unified team will give us the best opportunity to make this happen.

“The role of Learning has moved on since the initial decision was made for Campaign teams to stay in London, and although I recognise what a big impact this will have on people affected, I believe this is absolutely the right decision for the department.

“I can think of nowhere better for Learning to spend its future than as part of BBC North at MediaCityUK. The vision of what the BBC wants to achieve in the north of England is one I absolutely support and am excited that we can all be part of the team that will deliver that for the benefit of the whole UK.”

How-Do was told that another reason was that the department planned to run a number of outreach programmes to schools and universities in the North West, so it made sense to have the Campaigns team here.

Staff will now have 6 months to decide if they will move to Salford and if not, the jobs will be advertised locally.

Nassé was promoted to the position of controller in September last year after his predecessor opted not to leave London.
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Old March 17th, 2010, 09:52 AM   #1970
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MediaCityUK YouTube Video - New Bridge

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Old March 17th, 2010, 01:17 PM   #1971
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New round-up of MediaCity bits and pieces

MediaCity Round-Up: Mandy visits Salford, a bigger Children’s budget and more jobs…

Business Secretary Lord Peter Mandelson visited MediaCityUK last week as part of a visit to Manchester that included a speech at the University and the opening of a welding school in Salford.

Mandelson got a brief tour of the site, accompanied by Chairman of Peel Media Bryan Gray, and John Whittaker, Chairman of the Peel Group. The Salford Star managed to grab an interview with the man himself about MediaCity, which is well worth the read.

In other news:

Crain's reports that BBC Children's (moving to MediaCity as part of the Salford move) will have an extra £10m in it's annual budget from 2013 - following the closure of 6music and the Asian Network (full article here). The proposed cuts have sparked much debate amongst listeners and BBC staff, not least on our own facebook page.

How-Do says the BBC will now move the entire Learning Department to Salford, meaning an additional 32 posts at MediaCityUK. The BBC Learning Controller Saul Nassé said, "I can think of nowhere better for Learning to spend its future than as part of BBC North at MediaCityUK". Full article at How-Do.

In another positive note for MediaCity, media consultancy firm K7Media has led a 'fact-finding mission' about MediaCityUK for CBS Paramount that received an "exceptionally positive" response, says How-Do. K7Media will be showing more international broadcasters around the site shortly, and their MD Keri Lewis Brown said, "The Salford development is, without question, attracting world interest to our region." Full article at How-Do.

The Radio Academy has announced that the 2010 Radio Festival will take place in Salford Quays. Representatives of Global Radio, Bauer Radio, GMG Radio, Absolute Radio and the BBC are all on the committee for the festival, which takes place between the 18th and 20th October. More details at Radio Today.

full article with all links here

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was at that 'navigating mediacityuk' event the other night and overheard the BBC jobs girl saying they had recieved over 5,000 cv's on the new BBC North Jobs site.

not sure quite what to make of that, but it sounds like a lot for just several hundred BBC jobs initially. (some estimates I've heard have said 900 at the most).
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Old March 17th, 2010, 05:06 PM   #1972
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I think it's 3 more...!
Yes... it will look more impressive with 3 more lining the water edge... Are they still going to build those ManYoo flats near the old car park?

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Old March 17th, 2010, 05:20 PM   #1973
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Yes... it will look more impressive with 3 more lining the water edge... Are they still going to build those ManYoo flats near the old car park?
think the manyoo flats are off...or in limbo...looks messy

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Old March 17th, 2010, 09:53 PM   #1974
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5000 CV's for 900 jobs is nothing that's less than 6 per job. We often get 50 plus for 1 call centre job. I imagine that will increase nearer the time of actually looking for employees.
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5000 CV's for 900 jobs is nothing that's less than 6 per job. We often get 50 plus for 1 call centre job. I imagine that will increase nearer the time of actually looking for employees.
...and of course, how many of those applicants have passed their 'Online Assessment'?

It goes without saying that, with a year to go before Phase 1 of MediaCityUK opens, the number of CVs will rise significantly I would say... as more and more people get to here about the 'doors being open' at BBC North.

Plenty of time to focus on what differentiates our CVs from the next thread reader/poster.
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Old March 18th, 2010, 04:15 PM   #1976
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...and of course, how many of those applicants have passed their 'Online Assessment'?

It goes without saying that, with a year to go before Phase 1 of MediaCityUK opens, the number of CVs will rise significantly I would say... as more and more people get to here about the 'doors being open' at BBC North.

Plenty of time to focus on what differentiates our CVs from the next thread reader/poster.
that's true.

the way the BBC seem to be handling the CVs is interesting, basically creating a massive pool of pre-sorted candidates before the jobs are advertised, - if they will in fact advertise the vacancies publicly at all?
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Old March 19th, 2010, 09:39 AM   #1977
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So, will nearly a thousand Londoners be making Salford their home? I wonder what effect it will have on the local dialect after several years? LOL
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Old March 19th, 2010, 10:33 AM   #1978
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BBC North Main Building

Three years this June since the first digger appeared on site, nearly 100 pages of SkyScraperCity.com MediaCityUK forum activity, nearly 200,000 hits and here is the BBC North Main Building so far (from the IWMN side). One year until the doors open.

Thanks to all thread readers and posters, your insights and interest have kept me going during this development and through a particularly cold winter. Cheers NonStopMark.









































































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Old March 19th, 2010, 01:32 PM   #1979
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AMAZING COLLECTION OF PHOTOS

Brilliant collection NonStopMark
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BBC rejects Guardian report that 5 Live move is delayed

Friday, 19 March 2010

A story in today’s Guardian reporting that BBC Radio 5 Live's move to Salford has been hit by a three-month delay and will now not be completed until November 2011 have been denied by a BBC spokesperson speaking to How-Do.
The Guardian story said that the delay had been caused for "technical reasons".

However, Mark Covell, head of communications for BBC North, told How-Do that: “It is not true to say that our plans have been put back by three months. The station always aimed to be broadcasting from Salford by the end of the 2011 and we still expect to do that. BBC Radio 5 lives late night strand from 10.30pm is already broadcasting from Manchester."

Responding to queries about the overall move from both London and Oxford Road and who moves on which day, Covell said that: “The move of staff to Salford in 2011 will not take place in a single month. It will be done in a phased way from around May to December 2011 and this has not changed. The specific phasing of how departments, both in Manchester and London, will move is being finalised."

Parts of the 5 Live switch have already taken place with Tony Livesey's weeknight show already broadcast from the BBC in Manchester.

Andrew Bate, head of comms for 5 Live additionally told How-Do that: "Inevitably in large complex capital building projects such as building a state of the art facility, the timescales have to be flexible but we are still on track to be broadcasting from Salford Quays by the end of 2011."
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