BBC Studioworks has extended its partnership with Elstree Studios for another four years, until at least March 2024.
The collaboration sees BBC Studioworks continuing to hire studios ‘Elstree 8’, ‘Elstree 9’ and ‘George Lucas Stage 2’ from Elstree Studios – an arrangement initially formed in 2013 to temporarily house parts of BBC Studioworks’ operations while Television Centre was being redeveloped.
For the past six years, the arrangement has bolstered Studioworks’ presence in Elstree where it also sells studio ‘Elstree D’ (at BBC Elstree Centre) and post production services to the market. Complementing its two sites in Elstree, Studioworks reopened its operation at Television Centre in September 2017 where it runs a further three TV studios.
“This extension solidifies our presence in the London studios market and is testament to the success of our trusted partnership with Elstree Studios,” said Andrew Moultrie, CEO, BBC Studioworks. “Since our expansion at Elstree, we’ve achieved solid growth across our portfolio and continued to set the gold standard in studio operations – delivering many memorable productions together for our valued clients. As the TV industry continues to rapidly evolve, and demand for compelling content continues, we’re ideally placed for the realm of opportunities this presents.”
Roger Morris, MD Elstree Studios, said, “Our partnership with BBC Studioworks has meant that Elstree Studios has been able to offer television clients superb purposely configured state-of-the-art television facilities supplied and operated by BBC Studioworks. This has enabled the production of a whole raft of top TV shows at Elstree Studios. For instance, the use of the George Lucas Stage 2 for television production with its own permanent production gallery, qualifies this stage as the UK’s largest television studio. In addition, we provide adjoining dressing rooms, wardrobe and makeup areas all contained within a secure studio site close to central London.”
Shows been delivered by BBC Studioworks from its Elstree Studios facility include BBC One’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, ‘Have I Got News For You’ and ‘Pointless’, ITV’s ‘The Voice’, ‘The Voice Kids’ and ‘The Chase’, Netflix’s ‘The Crown’, Sky One’s ‘A League of Their Own’ and ITV2’s ‘Celebrity Juice’.
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