3SixtyMedia

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3sixtymedia
Type Joint venture
Industry Television
Genre Production company
Founded 2000
Headquarters

Granada Studios,
Quay Street

Manchester, UK
Owner(s) Granada Television (known as ITV Studios)
BBC Studios
Employees 100
Website www.the-manchester-studios.tv

3SixtyMedia is a joint venture production facilities company, based in Manchester and co-owned by Granada Television (now part of ITV Studios) and BBC Manchester. Formed in 2000 and largely based at Granada's Quay Street headquarters, it combines the studio and post production facilities and technical staff of the two broadcasters and aimed to cut operating their costs.[1]

As part of the venture, some programmes were recorded at both BBC Manchester's old New Broadcasting House studios and at ITV's Granada Studios, such as A Question of Sport.[2]

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While many programmes, including new ones, are recorded in Manchester for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, such as University Challenge, Countdown and The Jeremy Kyle Show, the future of the company is unclear. Both BBC North and ITV Granada have moved to MediaCity and uses the studios there for many productions. ITV Studios Manchester has also moved production of Coronation Street to a new facility at Trafford Wharf. 3SixtyMedia is expected to keep its identity and will not be dissolved or merged.[3]

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