Maidstone Studios is to build a third studio on the site offering a virtual production workflow as it reaches its 40th birthday.

The new studio is due to open in 2023.

Chairman, Geoff miles says:  “We have marked this momentous occasion by building a third studio space offering a virtual production workflow. We are also adding new Studer sound desks to our galleries, building a new sound and Foley suite, bigger cinema and remote gallery solutions. It has been a fantastic 20 years and a great time to celebrate the site’s 40th birthday”.

The studios, formerly known as Television South (TVS) began transmitting back in October 1982 as a regional newsgathering hub and went on to broadcast a mix of live and pre-recorded programmes throughout the 80’s and early 90’s

In the Mid 90s the studios were bought out by The Family Channel & Flextech, producing shows including ‘Catchphrase’, ‘Blankety Blank’, ‘Art Attack’, ‘Finders Keepers’, ‘No. 73’ and ‘Motor Mouth’.

In 2002 and TV Producer/ Director, Geoff Miles with a consortium of businessmen bought the studios and rebranded as ‘The Maidstone Studios’.

Along with television such as ‘ITV Euros coverage 2020’, ‘ITV Sports -Rugby World Cup 2019’ BBC’s ‘The Split’, ‘I Can See Your Voice’, ‘Family Fortunes’, ‘This Time with Alan Partridge’,Blankety Blank’ and ‘Catchphrase’, they are currently facilitating a long form drama, due to air in 2023, utilising all their studios and backlot area.

Staff Reporter

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