Timeline Television Renews Commitment to MediaCityUK

June 14th, 2016


Timeline Television North located in the Blue Tower at MediaCityUK

Company Continues Investment in Post-Production Services in the North

London and MediaCityUK based Timeline Television, a major provider of post-production, outside broadcast and studio-based services for every major UK network, has continued its commitment to its facilities in MediaCityUK with the renewal of a five year lease at its state-of-the-art facility. In addition, it has expanded its cloud-based editing solutions to post production clients.

Timeline Television North was a pioneer in the region, building the first independent post production and broadcast facility in MediaCityUK, and after four years has grown and invested in the facility which now offers:

  • Six Avid Media Composer/Adobe Premiere/FCP Offline suites
  • Two Avid Online Suites
  • DaVinci Grading Theatre
  • Two Pro Tools Audio Dub Suites
  • Tracklay Suite
  • Voice Over Booth
  • Fully Equipped MCR with Content Agent for media transcodes and AS11 delivery files

Furthermore Timeline Television has developed cloud-based editing solutions with Avid and Adobe enabling clients, at any location, to ingest media and edit using on-the-fly proxies, and seamlessly finishing in full resolution in our facility. Using Timeline Access, the in-house asset management web portal, producers can view and approve rushes or on-going edits from their phones, tablets or laptops.

Based on the 17th floor of Blue Tower, the facility includes full edit support staff, post producers, live transmission specialists and dubbing mixers. Paul Tovee recently joined the business to lead the facility.


Daniel McDonnell, Managing Director at Timeline Television signing new five year lease.

Daniel McDonnell, Managing Director at Timeline Television commented: “We have invested heavily in our facilities and have the experience to deliver creative post production for a variety of genres including Drama, Children’s programming and Documentaries. Timeline Television has the full breadth of expertise and technical infrastructure to capture, create, edit and deliver programmes. We believe that the nature of post-production is changing and with Timeline Television’s unique spread of knowledge across a huge range of workflows and technologies, are fully capable, delivering to clients at the highest level of virtually any project, from the supremely creative to the utmost technical.”

With new multi-gigabit connectivity between their sites in Ealing, Soho and MediaCityUK, Timeline Television can offer clients across the country – and across the entire post production and broadcast spectrum – access to their full range of services, from studio facilities, multi-camera acquisition, split-location post-production projects, remote VO & audio services, private cloud storage, long-term asset and archive management, file transfer, QC and programme delivery services, outside broadcasts, remote editing solutions and broadcast IT services, with access to these services from any of their locations.

Mark Robinson, Head of Asset Management at MediaCityUK said: “Timeline Television North was one of the first businesses to commit to making the move to Blue Tower, MediaCityUK back in 2011. Five years on, the company has gone from strength to strength, expanding and developing its facilities significantly. Timeline Television North is an integral part of the diverse service offering within MediaCityUK’s business community, and we are delighted to receive its commitment of a further five years with us”.

Recent post-production work completed by Timeline Television North includes:

  • Alan Shearer’s Euro 96: When Football Came Home (BBC Sport)
  • Thierry Henry My France, My Euros (BBC Sport)
  • BBC Music Day 2016 (BBC)
  • The Durrells (ITV)
  • We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story (BBC)
  • The Millionaire’s Gift Guide (BBC)
  • The Dumping Ground (CBBC)
  • Spot Bots (CBeebies)
  • Genius of the Modern World (BBC)
  • Road To Wembley (in UltraHD 4K)

Paul Tovee also spoke at the Media Production Show in the session Post-Production Editing Masterclass: TV  on 9 June at 1pm.  The Media Production Show took place 9-10 June at the Business Design Centre, Islington.

If you are interested in visiting the team and the facilities please get in touch.