BBC News to broadcast first live TV broadcast from MediaCityUK


By The Drum Team | Editorial

March 23, 2011 | 3 min read

BBC News School Report will make history tomorrow as the first ever live television broadcast from the BBC studio complex at MediaCityUK.

Over 100 schoolchildren from across the North West and Yorkshire will work for the day from The Studios at MediaCityUK to produce a live bulletin to a national deadline of 2pm.

The national TV channel for BBC School Report will be directed from the studio gallery in Salford (09.00-16.00) and will be the first live TV broadcast from the site. The television service will be on red button and web services and provide inserts into other BBC programmes.

BBC News School Report is a BBC news project which works across the UK to help pupils aged 11 to 14 make their own news reports and broadcast them to a real audience.

Radio 5 live, Radio Manchester, North West Tonight and Newsround will also broadcast live from the site on the day.

Helen Boaden, Director BBC News, said: "It is wonderful that local children from Salford and across the North West and Yorkshire will be the ones producing the news reports that will make history on Thursday."


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