Maidenhead, UK (January 6, 2010)–Broadcast facility systems integrator TSL plans to establish new offices at The Pie Factory, part of the Peel Media-owned MediaCityUK development in Manchester, UK.
Dubbed TSL MediaCityUK, the new office will serve as the hub of TSL’s ongoing systems integration, consultancy and procurement operations in the region. The renovated factory, which formerly made pies, is now MediaCityUK’s creative hub and includes sound stages, production facilities and other specialist broadcast-based companies such as TSL.
TSL managing director David Phillips said, “We enjoy a close working relationship with Peel Media and this new office is demonstrable evidence of our commitment, not just to the MediaCityUK development but to the expanding broadcast and production work that will emanate from this world-class facility.”
Sinead Greenaway, chief executive of Peel Media Group, said, “Peel Media has been working with TSL for some time, so it’s great news that they have decided to establish a base at The Pie Factory. The MediaCityUK community has the potential to generate some really significant business opportunities for the media sector, and a presence at Salford Quays will mean TSL is well placed to capitalize on this.”
TSL has been engaged by Peel Media since 2007, providing professional services and overseeing technical decision-making for the MediaCityUK Studio Block. With TSL supplying the equipment and full systems integration services, the initial pre-build of this system is now underway at TSL in Maidenhead and Marlow, together with initial inter-area cabling on-site at MediaCity UK’s site.
The MediaCityUK Studio Block will include seven HDTV studios, two audio studios (one dedicated to the BBC Philharmonic), and a technical block featuring fully equipped sound and vision control rooms; core post facilities; a central technical area; dressing rooms; make-up rooms; workshops; set storage; and green rooms. The studios and technical block facilities will be available for hire on a flexible, utility basis at the beginning of 2011.