This petition argues for the preservation of studio TC8 at BBC Television Centre and against plans for its closure. Under current BBC proposals, studios TC1, TC2 and TC3 are to remain a going concern at BBC Television Centre for some time to come. This is good, but it doesn't go far enough.
TC1, TC2 and TC3 are not enough on their own to service network television production in the capital. An additional mid-sized studio is needed for productions too small for TC1 and too big for TC2.
The studios at TV Centre are among the busiest in the country, providing space and facilities for productions from all the main television channels. Maintaining a fourth studio space at the building will enable BBC Studios and Post-Production to continue to do this and will also help save an important piece of television history in the process. Without it, the capital will be left with a chronic shortage of viable studio space - costing the BBC much more money in the long run.
UPDATE - 25th April 2013:
A new site relating to the campaign is now live. It has its own separate petition and I strongly urge anyone interested in TV Centre to have a look. The site is:
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