It's been a bit of a roller coaster ride ever since the announcement that the team I work in - the TV Platforms department - would be moving to Salford in 2011.
Posts about "BBC Future Media and Technology"
It was back in 2004 that the BBC first announced its plans to move some departments to the North, thus reducing jobs and money spent in London. It's well known that part of the move, Sport, Childrens, Five Live and a slice of New Media would move from London.
It was June 2004 when the BBC's move of several departments from London to the north west was first announced. The department I worked for (and still work for) was one of those highlighted.
Tom Coates's post, 'Who's afraid of Ashley Highfield', has resulted in some comments which for me, are rather depressing reading. There's quite a few people out there who don't know what the department I work for, actually does!
So it appears the department I work for will be changed from "New Media and Technology" to "Future Media and Technology".
Having had a few similar conversations on this recently...
Oh course you can never say never. Who knows what the future may hold - especially in five years time. But there are times you have to think about that future. And right now, it doesn't matter what the BBC says or does. I don't want to go back to Manchester.