News of Framestore’s return to the world of TV VFX and the closure of Fountain Studios were among the most popular articles.


2) The X Factor prepares Acton move
A production space in Acton is to be the new home of the ITV entertainment show when Fountain Studios closes in February next year.

Fountain Studios

4) Procam snaps up Take2’s camera rental business
Hire firm Procam’s acquisition of Take2’s camera and grip inventory, staff and the Take 2 brand.

6) BBC S&PP shows off refurbished TVC
A glimpse of the overhauled site ahead of next year’s opening.

TVC forecourt

An artists impression of the new forecourt at Television Centre

8) Former Technicolor duo set up media services facility
Liquid Media Hub was launched by Gary Edwards and Peter Carrington.

10) Timeline duo start ‘pop-up’ post firm for remote work
Eben Clancy and Chris Groom launched their remote editing and finishing offering for production companies.

12) Ericsson to set up playout operation in Salford
Ericsson confirmed plans to open a playout operation for the BBC at MediaCityUK in Salford.


14) Pinewood posts record revenue as TV income falls again
Pinewood Group recorded a surge in revenue due to the strong performance of its film division.

16) Evolutions acquires Bristol’s Big Bang Post
Evolutions boosted its presence in Bristol by buying the trade and key assets of Big Bang Post Production.

18) Blue 2.0 to trade on after managers come to rescue
Two senior members of the post firm’s management team were granted a licence to trade as the Soho post house.

20) Dock10 acquires another Manchester post facility
Dock 10 bought 422’s Manchester post-production and visual effects business in a 100% shareholding deal.