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Global Television announces move to new TV complex at Australian Technology Park

Australia’s largest independent facilitator of broadcast television, Global Television has announced it will move to the new Television Production Complex at Australian Technology Park in Redfern reports this Global Television media release of 3rd December 2007.

The announcement was made as Planning Minister Frank Sartor officially turned the first sod of soil, signalling the commencement of construction of the $123 million dollar television complex.

Global Television CEO, Chris McMillan said, “This is a $60 million dollar commitment by Global Television and we are excited to be part of Australia’s largest dedicated television production facility and the growth potential that it presents”.

Mr. McMillan said, “This complex will create great synergies in television production. It will be fantastic for our clients allowing us to distribute their content across all platforms from traditional terrestrial distribution to streaming via the internet and 3G network. The complex is also conveniently located near Mascot Airport and the Sydney CBD.”

Global Television plan to have one hundred and twenty staff based at the television complex, with up to 500 freelancers working on studio projects at various times.

Global Television facilitates over 2,000 hours of television every year, across all genres including sport, concerts, awards, drama and reality TV. Some of the key productions include Australian Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Hi-5, Hi-5 USA, Playhouse Disney, The Biggest Loser Finale and the Big Night in with John Foreman.

Global Television will occupy 10,000m2 of space, which includes two state-of the-art studios, production offices and car parking spaces. Global TV will move into the facility in late 2009.