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PTSG called out to ITV’s London Television Centre

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has completed a series of repair works at ITV’s London Television Centre.

The group’s South Suspended Access division was called out to bring a piece of essential access equipment back to working order.

Scott Hawtrey, divisional director at PTSG, said: “The traverse motor housing for the cables has four bolts on it. Three of these bolts were completely out, leaving the metal box arching on the cables, causing them to trip.

“The engineers rectified the problem quickly and the equipment was brought back into full working order.”

ITV purchased the headquarters and studios on London’s South Bank for £56m in 2013.

The TV company has had an association with London Television Centre – formerly known as London Studios – for more than 40 years. The 22-storey tower and studio complex, overlooking the Thames, was purpose built for ITV company London Weekend Television in the early 1970s.

ITV’s corporate HQ and network commissioning operation was for many years based in offices on Gray’s Inn Road north of the Thames, with the South Bank site mainly a production centre.

The broadcaster’s commissioning teams under director of programmes Peter Fincham relocated to London Television Centre from Gray’s Inn Road in early 2009, with chief executive Adam Crozier setting up shop there when he joined ITV the following year.

Programmes currently produced at the London Television Centre include Daybreak, This Morning, Loose Women, The Jonathan Ross Show, All Star Family Fortunes, The Graham Norton Show, QI and Alan Carr: Chatty Man.

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