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In summer 2008, Meridian's former studios at Southampton started to be dismantled, and it was planned to build a multi-storey block of flats.
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Strike action was threatened as a result of the announcement.28 This was planned because, being a publisher-broadcaster, it did not plan to make any programmes itself, instead buying in programmes from independent production companies.38 However, even this did not last, and only a few years later these regional idents were dropped.As the highest qualified bid, Meridian Broadcasting therefore won the franchise.33 In addition to Meridian's Southampton headquarters, the company operated other studios and news bureaus.In December 2010, the site was still lying empty after developer Oakdene fell into administration in 2009.37 In the former Thames Valley region, plans were also approved for a ten-minute opt out within the 6pm programme for the south of England and a full late night bulletin on weekdays after News at Ten.Hornblower was a Sunday night success for the ITV network while another Sunday night favourite, Where the Heart Is, transferred production from Anglia Television to Meridian in 2002 - the station's last major contribution at a network level.5 Meridian Broadcasting intended to operate as a publisher broadcaster, meaning that the majority of programmes would be commissioned from independent producers rather than produced in house.As part of these plans, which were approved by Ofcom in 2008, the three editions of the news programme Meridian Tonight were replaced with a single edition with a pre-recorded opt out for either the South or South East of the region.
On 1 February 2005, it was replaced with a generic "ITV Meridian" logo, the official name of the franchise.
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26 A pan-regional political programme, The Last Word, is also broadcast every month.26 27 The practice of broadcasting one programme live and pre-recording others, using the same presenting team and studio set, continues.The plans resulted in over half of Meridian's existing staff being made redundant; all employees wishing to remain with the company were obliged to re-apply for jobs.The services remained without major modification until 2001 when the Newbury complex was closed and the Meridian West studio operation was moved to the Southampton headquarters; Newsgathering remained the same as previously."United Business Media annual report".As its parent company MAI became a significant shareholder in Channel 5, Meridian supplied a number of the new channel's programmes for the network such as sports programme Turnstyle, youth programme The Mag and children's show Havakazoo.When the company moved to Whiteley in 2004, presentation of all three editions of Meridian Tonight moved with the company, resulting in the closure of the New Hythe studio base, although newsgathering in the south-east was unaffected find berlin as journalists and reporters moved back to the.
An ITV drama has been filming in Bosham.