Pinewood host alternative election night

Wed 7th Jun 2017

Business partner news

Channel 4’s Alternative Election Night will be broadcast live from Pinewood TV Studios this Thursday 8th June from 21:00 – 06:00. Produced by Zeppotron, Jeremy Paxman David Mitchell and Richard Osman are hosting and the show will also feature Channel 4 News presenters Cathy Newman and Gary Gibbon reporting on the results.

The Pinewood TV team has spent the past 4 weeks setting up for election night and will take in 15 satellite downlinks from constituencies around the UK, providing a constant graphics stream of voting information as it happens. The studio will connect with ITN for news broadcasts and will accommodate political and entertainment guests on the studio floor as well as an audience of 400 throughout the night.

Pinewood hosted the 2015 Alternative Election Night which was the most watched election night coverage on commercial TV, achieving a peak audience of 2.4million at 10pm, as polls closed.

Commenting on the opportunity, Pinewood TV Studios’ Sarah McGettigan said, “We’re delighted that Zeppotron have entrusted Pinewood again with such a significant live broadcast. We’re able to provide wide-ranging support and considerable technical expertise and have built a close working relationship with Zeppotron off the back of that. The whole team at Pinewood TV Studios is looking forward to a memorable election night tomorrow.”

Debra Blenkinsop from Zeppotron added, “The Pinewood TV team are always an amazing support. Live broadcasts are pressurised but the service they provide is second to none and we’re very much looking forward to working with them again.”