ITV News Granada Reports is now broadcasting from its new home at MediaCityUK in Salford. It marks a new chapter in the life of one fo the UK's best known broadcasters as it moves out of its historic Granada Studios on Quay Street in Manchester.
Adam Crozier, ITV's chief executive, said: "Our move to a new, modern, fit for purpose base in MediaCityUK is vital in enabling us to focus on growing our national and international production and broadcasting business. We have been the biggest original content provider in the region for over half a century. Joining this creative hub outside of London ensures the region is not only an important part of ITV's history, it's also a hugely important part of our future".
Granada Reports will broadcast from a state-of-the-art 'glass box' news studio at MediaCityUK which boasts 360 degree shooting ability.
Granada Reports Presenter Lucy Meacock said "It's an exciting new era. The new studio and backdrop for Granada Reports is stunning featuring the dramatic combination of the Imperial War Museum and The Lowry. We will have all the latest digital technology and will be broadcasting in HD for the first time. But we will never forget that the most important part of our job will always be to campaign on behalf of our viewers and to bring them programmes of the highest quality. Oh and we'll still have lots of fun along the way too."
Tony Morris presented the very first transmission from the Orange Tower located on the 4th Floor he said: 'It was brilliant to be a part of the first bulletin from our new home at Media City. It's the result of a huge amount of hard work by lots of very talented people and although I'll miss Quay St this feels like a new adventure.."