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09/02/12 Unearthed: Video of Ed Sheeran performing The A Team at Epic Studios in Norwich

Two videos of Ed Sheeran, shot a couple of years ago, have been unearthed by staff at the Epic studios in Norwich.

The Suffolk musician made a name for himself gigging on the Norwich music circuit, and won Norwich’s Next Big Thing competition which was sponsored at the time by the Evening News. Since then he has enjoyed a succession of profile-raising EPs, and his No 1 debut album ‘+’ released last September has been a continuous fixture in the album charts and returned to the No 1 position at the beginning of 2012.





03/02/12 Epic Stuidios tackover could bring jobs to Norwich

High-definition TV studios, among the most advanced in Europe, have been sold by their county council owners. The EPIC studios have been bought by production company Extreme Video from Norfolk County Council (NCC), for an undisclosed sum. The takeover of the studio facility on Magdalen Street, Norwich, could secure "30 jobs in the next six months", said new owner Jonathan Thursby.





02/02/12 Norwich-based TV company steps in to buy EPIC studios from Norfolk County Council

A Norwich-based TV production company has pledged to breathe new life into Norwich’s EPIC studios after striking a deal to buy it from Norfolk County Council.

More than £4m of public cash been ploughed into the project since it was set up in 2007 after County Hall and the East of England Development Agency stepped in to set up a creative industries “hub” when ITV closed its Anglia TV studio in Magdalen Street.

But despite incubating 20 business and creating more than 70 jobs as well as helping a further 35 people secure work, EPIC struggled to stand on its own two feet, and with the council cutting back on its spending a deal has been struck to sell it to Norwich-based Extreme Video, which is owned by businessman Jonathan Thursby.

Neither side were willing to disclose the sale figure citing commercial confidentiality, but the EDP understands that the deal was worth around £150,000, while the contract also contains clauses barring an immediate sell-off of assets by protecting existing tenants and equipment for at least five years.

Mr Thursby, whose clients include BBC’s Top Gear programme, the World Rally Championships, the BTCC British Touring Car Championships, and Sport Relief, said plans included not only pitching for more UK TV production work, but also looking at streaming programmes including music and comedy online across the world.

He also said that while not involved in any bid, the studios could be a natural home for the government’s proposed local TV station for Norwich, and he was keen to maximise local training opportunities and form ties with academic colleges.





15/07/08 Extreme Video contracted for Top Gear series 12

After a long history of providing specialist minicam and onboard video services for BBC2's Top Gear, Extreme Video is happy to announce that we have been contracted for yet another series of this world famous show.



15/07/08 Extreme Video designs 3-way radio system for Top Gear

Extreme video designs and builds a 3-way radio system for use on three-header Top Gear shoots. the system incorporates a nifty little black box which allows contunous simultaneous transmission and reception of signals from all three radios, and a hands-free microphone and headphone set allowing all three presenters to communicate throughout an entire shoot without having to take their hands from the steering wheel (or whatever else they are doing). The system was succesfully put to use during the filming of the recent 'Alpha Romeo Challenge'.




20/06/08 New HD mini camera system launched!

With a width of just 1.6" this is the most compact High Definition camera head on the market. Used in the filming of ITV1's 'The Duke', these tiny camera heads are the top of the range in HD mini cameras producing high quality footage to meet HD production stantards.

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10/06/08 Elmo SUV-Pro arrives!

The new sleeker-than-ever super versatile body worn or vehicle mounted video system arrives from Elmo, and is now available in the UK! For more information or to become a uk distibutor please visit www.elmocam.com