The post house is likely to invest more than £750,000 on the new set-up, which will help the production company provide more than 300 hours of new shows for E4 ( Broadcast, 2.7.04).
The new facilities will consist of seven Avid Adrenalines, which will be linked by a Unity server, and the whole system will work off the Ultra logging system developed by The Farm Group and Root 6.
The Farm Group - rated as the number one facility in Broadcast'sUK post survey producer poll - has previously provided editing services, including flyaway editing, for Endemol on projects such as The Salon, Shattered, Fit Farmand Changing Rooms.
The contract will create 25 jobs for local staff, including editors, producers and support roles, which will be overseen by Jack Edney, who operates under the title of Man from Uncle. The interviewing process started at the end of last week. Joint chief executive of the Farm Group Nicky Sargent commented: "We received hundreds of CVs from Bristol applicants and realised that there's a lot of editing skills there. We're very happy about the quality of those who applied."
Endemol head of production Petrina Good said: "I've worked with the Farm Group on other projects and have been very pleased with its work. Suppliers and commercial partners are always chosen on the specific needs of projects and Uncle was viewed to be the best for this one."
Good would not comment on which other companies were consulted. Neither company would reveal the price tag attached to the deal.
Construction of the Bristol arm of Uncle, which currently has no name, is due to start later this summer to be ready for production to start on Endemol's October slate of projects.