Envy has taken over from Evolutions as the picture and audio post-production home for BBC talent show The Voice UK’s second series.
The Wall to Wall production will take over eight of Envy’s cutting rooms at its new Windmill Street base, with finishing at its Rathbone Place facility.
The Voice UK is due to TX in 2013. “It shows that we are moving further into Saturday night entertainment, which we have not done for a while. It is a genre we want to do more of,” said Envy managing director Dave Cadle.
“Together with the contract to post Top Gear series 19, it’s a big plus for us.”
Envy’s 7,000 sq ft Windmill Street building, which officially opened at the beginning of the month, represents a £2m investment. It has 24 rooms, each equipped with Avid Media Composer running on an Isis 5000 with 96TB of storage.
The building houses a Baselight, Envy’s fourth, with Dolby PRM 4200 LCD and the company’s sixth Avid Symphony, linked to an additional 32TB of Isis storage costing £100,000.
Senior colourist Tim Waller has arrived from Molinare and Jonathan Davies, ex-MPC, is the new head of commercials production.
They join 25 new hires and 15 existing staff promoted to run the operation. It is the fifth offshoot of the facility in addition to Envy’s Rathbone Place, Holden House, Margaret Street and Foley Street sites.
Envy’s turnover for the past year was £13.2m and it plans to spend £1.6m in 2013 on kit for VFX, offline and online.