Sky’s primary MCR and Playout Centre are both located within Sky Studios, Harlequin Avenue, Brentford, TW8 9EW. In most cases, live program delivery will be received at Sky Studios via fibre or satellite. On exception, delivery to Sky Chilworth may be requested for operational needs. Sky has connectivity to many major service providers, and the choice of provider will be selected at the time of booking. Once the commission is awarded, contact should be made with the appropriate Satellite Operations department, who will begin planning the delivery.
From the initial contact, a meeting will probably be required to discuss the requirement in detail. This should involve production staff, including the production manager, along with key Sky technical and operational personnel.
Technical considerations regarding live delivery can be directed to:
Marc Johnson, Sky Broadcast Centre, Marc.email@example.com, +44 (0) 20 7032 0750
Line up and co-ordination will take place at one of the following Sky control rooms:
MCR -Sports and Entertainment, +44 (0) 20 7032 8800 (24 Hours)
MCR –Sky News, +44 (0) 20 7032 8500