Halo has won a contract to supply post services to the BBC’s factual department.
The 18-month deal will see the post production firm take on work which was previously completed by the broadcaster’s in-house teams.
The BBC will have exclusive use of one of Halo’s three central London facilities, with the 18-room Great Portland Street base providing picture and audio post services for up to 80 hours over the next year.
Halo managing director Jo Beighton said: “Being able to create a bespoke offering which is both exclusive and tailored to the BBC requirements gave our pitch a strong competitive edge.
“Having worked extensively with the BBC for fifteen years we had a great understanding of what they were looking for from this deal.”
Halo technical director Paul Wilkes worked with Avid and reseller CVP to design an end-to-end tapeless workflow, with six ingest and viewing stations, eleven Avid offline edit suites, two Avid Symphony Nitris suites, a QC booth and an audio suite with a voice over booth built around a 64TB Avid Isis and near line storage system.
The BBC’s head of production for its London factual department Oliver Thompson added: “Halo’s offer gave us robust technology, a great environment, a superb location and a competitive price.
“We’re looking forward to working together to realise the benefits of end-to-end digital production to make sure we continue to direct as much money as possible on screen.”