It’s been great to see media companies in Manchester showcase their talent in recent years. And a recent deal suggests that for TV and film production companies, this may only be the beginning.
The Space Project, a stage production facility in Manchester signed a deal this week with dock10, a media services provider based in MediaCityUK. The partnership will provide The Space Project with fibre connectivity to The Studios in MediaCityUK, where production companies have access to dock10’s post production facilities. Now, clients of The Space Project can use the advanced content management platform that dock10 provides to create compelling TV and film. The Space Project’s clients include the BBC and ITV, and it was recently announced that the new series of business reality show Dragons’ Den will be filmed there.
One thing that George Osborne promised us in the announcement of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ was a technology start-up hub in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. I’m sure this is a worthwhile investment, as there’s evidence of Manchester technology companies going far. In the tie-up between The Space Project and dock10, it’s reassuring to see technology and media companies in the city working together to make compelling TV and film come out of Manchester.
As a technology PR agency based near to Manchester, we welcome the city’s increased presence on the technology and media scene. Might we see the city one day overtake London as being a key place for TV and film production? We hope to see it at least be on par with the capital eventually.
Alex Brown has just started his career at Skout PR and will be a regular contributor to the Skout blog.