Tel: 01703 222555
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Status – Demolished
Maidstone Studios Vinter’s Park New Cut Road Maidstone ME14 5NZ Status – Independent studios
Fusion 3 1200 Parkway Whitely PO15 7AD
Newbury News Centre 1-3 Brookway Hambridge Lane Newbury RG14 5UZ Tel: 01635 522322 Fax: 01635 522620
48 Leicester Square London WC2H 7LY Tel: 020 7839 2255 Fax: 020 7925 0665
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CONSTRUCTION OF NEWBURY NEWS CENTRE - 1992
As part of their franchise application Meridian planned to split the region into three creating a new West region. This region would be served by a small news centre at Newbury which contained a news studios for a dedicated West edition of Meridian Tonight along with a newsroom.
Newbury News Centre
1st January 1993
FILMING OF IT'LL BE ALRIGHT ON THE NIGHT - 2004
The last major programme to come out of Meridian's Southampton studios was It'll Be Alright on the Night.
Filming It'll Be Alright On
The Night in Studio 1 - Southampton
SOUTHAMPON STUDIOS - 2004
The studios at Southampton were the main producion base for Meridian. They had purchased them from TVS who had in turn purchased them from Southern Television. Unlike Southern and TVS, eridian did not intend to produce a lot of programmes and instead would comission them instead. This meant that the Southampton studios were too large for them (they had only purchased them as TVS were selling them off cheap due to their financial problems.
With Meridian becoming part of ITV PLC and the consolidation taking place it was decided to close the Southampton studios and sell them off. Meridian moved out at the end of 2004, they said goodbye with a local programme called The Dream Factory where Fred Dinenage and Jill Cochrane took a look at the programmes made at the studios not only by Meridian but TVS and Southern before them.
19th July 2000