Media in Manchester
Manchester is a large city located in the south central part of North West England. The city saw a lot of expansion at the beginning of the 19th century and you can even see today the difference that this expansion did to the way how the city is constructed as the urbanization of the city coincided with the Victorian era and the industrial revolution.
Manchester can be considered to be a center of arts, the media, higher education and commerce and it is considered to be the second largest city in the UK. It is highly populated and it is considered to be the third most visited city in the UK by foreign visitors. Manchester hotels are very reasonably priced and there are many other facilities that you will find in this city to be very well managed and maintained.
Manchester is one of the three main BBC bases in England. It is also the base for BBC One North West region so programs like North West tonight are produced here. BBC is also planning to shift some of the channels that they have in London to the area of Manchester.
Manchester has its own TV channel which has been in operation since 2000. All local and international content is found in this TV station and is available nationally on the BSkyB TV. As far as radio stations are concerned, Manchester has the highest number of local radio stations besides London, which include BBC radio, Key 103, Galaxy, Piccadilly Magic 1152, and many more. You can also find student radio stations at the University of Manchester and at the Metropolitan University.
The Guardian is a newspaper that was founded in Manchester in the 1800’s and its head office is in the city. Also, the Manchester Evening news is a newspaper with a very large circulation all over the UK and it is free in the city on Thursdays and Fridays. The Metro North West is available free of cost at the metro link stops and at the rail stations.
Manchester is featured in some Hollywood films like My Son and Grand Manchester Hotel and more recently the Japanese animated film Steamboy. The city runs the Manchester International Film Festival and the Commonwealth film festival as well. Granada Television is located in Quay Street and it is the producer of the oldest and most watched television soap opera, Coronation Street.