Ericsson praises Manchester's 'world-class' creative sector

Ericsson praises Manchester's 'world-class' creative sector

Ericsson has cited Manchester’s ‘world-class creative sector’ as a key motivator in its decision to establish a new broadcast and media services facility at Salford’s MediaCityUK.

Ericsson is set to strengthen its TV and media operations in the UK by establishing a new broadcast and media services facility at MediaCityUK.

The company will add to an impressive list of tenants at MediaCityUK which already boasts the likes of the BBC and ITV.

Ericsson’s new site will go live from early 2017 and will deliver playout and media management services for clients like the BBC 24 hours a day.

Thorsten Sauer, head of broadcast and media services at Ericsson said: “Every day people across the UK watch television programs prepared, managed and broadcast by Ericsson.

“TV and media remains a key priority for Ericsson and an important part of our ongoing growth strategy and this move really underlines our ongoing commitment to the industry and the UK.

“Our broadcast and media hubs in London and Salford will provide our clients with world-class facilities, ultimate resilience and leading edge technology both now and in the future, all delivered by our talented teams.”

Stephen Wild, managing director at MediaCityUK, added: “We are delighted that Ericsson has chosen MediaCityUK as the base for its new northern media services facility.

“This move further confirms MediaCityUK’s status as a location for critical broadcast operations and will enable Ericsson to take advantage of the resilient power and connectivity infrastructure designed into the campus.”