dock10 frontMediaCity’s dock10 production facility has joined the London-based Sohonet Media Network (SMN), giving it access to an international media community covering 400 locations.

Located in the heart of MediaCityUK, in Manchester, dock10 manages one of the most technically advanced HD production facilities in Europe.

dock10 delivers productions for all the major UK broadcasters and many independent production companies; including The Voice, Dragon’s Den, Match of the Day, Blue Peter, The Jeremy Kyle Show and Countdown.

The move will see dock10 migrate a number of its current services to the Sohonet connection, including the sending of clients’ studio rushes to post production partners and finished master delivery to DPP broadcasters as part of its ‘QC and Deliver’ service, which launched in April.

Paul Clennell, CTO, dock10 said: “Being directly on the Sohonet network further enhances dock10’s substantial connectivity across all major IP services providers. This direct, dedicated, connection gives dock10’s post and studio clients all the cost and time benefits of a file based workflow, with the added advantage of being connected to the UK media’s largest community-of-interest network.”