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18 posts about MediaCity on this blog

  1. All your birthdays and Christmases: the latest from BBC North

    Monday 7 October 2013, 12:33

    Peter Salmon Peter Salmon Director, England

    Peter Salmon celebrates two year in Salford and a myriad of productions in the North.

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  2. Celebrating a diverse workforce

    Thursday 28 March 2013, 18:00

    Peter Salmon Peter Salmon Director, England

    Introducing events at BBC North which celebrate diversity in the workforce. 

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  3. How BBC North builds links with communities across the region

    Thursday 14 March 2013, 18:12

    Peter Salmon Peter Salmon Director, England

    Peter Salmon looks at how BBC North involve the regions audience and communities.

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  4. News and Sport at BBC North

    Thursday 21 February 2013, 15:13

    Peter Salmon Peter Salmon Director, England

    Director of BBC North, Peter Salmon's update from Salford focuses on journalism and sports coverage.

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  5. North impact could be dramatic

    Friday 8 February 2013, 11:50

    Peter Salmon Peter Salmon Director, England

    Director of BBC North Peter Salmon's overview of the wider impact being made by the new creative hub in MediaCityUK.

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  6. Victoria Wood, A Christmas Royle Family and Carols from King's

    Tuesday 11 December 2012, 15:08

    Peter Salmon Peter Salmon Director, England

    Peter Salmon previews Christmas on the BBC

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  7. Acting Director-General Tim Davie talks to BBC staff

    Wednesday 21 November 2012, 14:58

    Hannah Khalil Hannah Khalil Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog

    In the second week of his tenure, Acting Director-General Tim Davie spoke to all staff from the BBC's Dock House at MediaCity UK in Salford.

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  8. Registering risk makes sense

    Monday 1 August 2011, 12:39

    Peter Salmon Peter Salmon Director, England

    Every project has its naysayers, and BBC North is no different. Before the first stone was laid at Salford Quays the national and mainly Southern-based media claimed it was a vanity project; a political deal; that it would never succeed and that no one would go.

    Despite the almost constant barrage of...

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  9. New digs for BBC R&D in the North

    Thursday 28 July 2011, 15:48

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

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    Over the years BBC Research & Development has hit many a milestone. Even before the department's official beginnings in 1930 it had been involved with the creation and delivery of some of the most significant and game-changing innovations in broadcasting - and this...

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  10. Marketing the BBC at MediaCityUK

    Friday 22 July 2011, 10:06

    Simon Lloyd Simon Lloyd

    They might not make great telly moments like the World Record hula-hoop marathon marking the move of Blue Peter to Salford, but over the last few months there been other moments marking the start of a significant cultural shift for the BBC.

    One of these moments happened a few weeks ago with the start...

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  11. Seventeen days in Salford with the BBC Philharmonic

    Thursday 16 June 2011, 12:22

    Richard Wigley Richard Wigley General Manager, BBC Philharmonic

    The BBC Philharmonic Presents... festival has been an amazing seventeen days designed to unveil our wonderful new orchestral...

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  12. Arriving at Media City - a sports reporter goes North

    Wednesday 8 June 2011, 16:45

    Francis Keogh Francis Keogh

    Editor's note: Frank Keogh is a senior sports reporter at the BBC. He and his family have moved to Salford. He'll be sharing the experience with us here on the blog. He starts with an introduction:

    One thing helped my decision to up sticks 200 miles from London to the North West.

    My football team West...

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  13. BBC North takes off

    Monday 16 May 2011, 12:28

    Peter Salmon Peter Salmon Director, England

    Today we embark on the next chapter in the story of BBC North as we welcome our first movers into our new buildings at MediaCityUK. They join the BBC Philharmonic who moved into their new performance space at the beginning of May and kickstart over thirty-six weeks in the single most ambitious staff...

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  14. BBC North - bringing it home

    Thursday 17 March 2011, 11:35

    Peter Salmon Peter Salmon Director, England

    It's been a bitter-sweet time recently.

    I don't think anyone with a heart can not have had it broken by the terrible scenes from Japan. Our news outlets continue to report from the region, with Shelagh Fogarty's Radio 5 live reports poignantly capturing the concern and shock. It really brings it home...

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  15. The pull of the North

    Wednesday 13 October 2010, 15:12

    John Millner John Millner Executive Producer, BBC Knowledge & Learning

    I'm a Londoner. I was born and schooled here, my whole family live here, I know it like my hand. As the song says, I love London town. Its diversity, its cultural richness, its size, speed and buzz, all make it a wonderful place to live.

    So why will I be going North when my job relocates to Salford...

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  16. MediaCityUK - there's a lot in a name

    Friday 17 September 2010, 10:00

    Peter Salmon Peter Salmon Director, England

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  17. The BBC North Recruitment drive continues

    Friday 28 May 2010, 17:12

    Peter Salmon Peter Salmon Director, England

    As the buildings at our new home on the banks of Salford Quays get ever closer to completion, the important matter of who we fill them with gets more and more pressing.
    The move to BBC North will result in the largest single recruitment drive in the history of the BBC.

    In the coming years we will...

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  18. Northern locations to get greater exposure

    Wednesday 26 May 2010, 13:15

    Peter Salmon Peter Salmon Director, England

    As a son of the North, I've always thought the most stirring clause in the BBC Charter is the promise to reflect the nation back to itself. That doesn't mean people living in London patronising regional viewers with programmes about flat capped Northerners with whippets or Welshmen who sing in choirs...

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