Systems integrator Dega Broadcast Systems is installing 130 Crystal Vision up and down converters and other interface modules into BBC Norths new buildings at MediaCityUK, with the modules purchased as part of Degas contract won through competitive tender.
With over 2000 BBC staff already based on the site, the BBCs three buildings Bridge House, Dock House and Quay House form a new creative hub for the BBC in the North of England for production, technology development, training and digital media. The divisions that are based in Salford include BBC Childrens, BBC Sport, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Learning as well as the BBCs regional and local programming for the North West and departments from BBC Drama, BBC Entertainment and Comedy and Future Media & Technology. BBC Breakfast will arrive onsite by April 2012. MediaCityUK is owned and managed by The Peel Group.