Business news TV startup Ticker moves into new studio

Ticker, a business and news TV startup from former Sky News staffer Ahron young, has moved into a new studio in Richmond.

The announcement:

Ticker’s New Home – We’re Bringing TV Glory Back To Richmond!

TICKER is growing up and moving up to a state-of-the-art broadcasting facility in the heart of Melbourne’s startup ecosystem. We’re calling it the “TICKER Loft”.

Nine years after Channel Nine left Bendigo Street Richmond, TICKER is bringing back the glamour of television to the leafy inner-Melbourne suburb.

With a 250sqm warehouse-style studio development amidst Victoria’s creative and startup community in Richmond and Cremorne.

Featuring an open-plan newsroom, three fully-automated studios and of course a table tennis table and bar… (Which all startup spaces are legally required to have!)

It’s been seven months since TICKER launched, and the business and programming continues to expand.

TICKER Founder and CEO Ahron Young says: “Richmond and Cremorne have been dubbed Silicon Yarra – as Australia’s answer to Silicon Valley, with a huge number of startups and entrepreneurs calling the area home.

“Richmond also witnessed the birth of television in Victoria thanks to Channel Nine.

“While the traditional TV model is coming under pressure, there are huge opportunities for streaming multi-media businesses like Ticker.” Young says.

Dubbed the “Ticker Loft”, Studio 1 will house an open plan newsroom and large studio for Ticker Today, the flagship news and interview program featuring the latest tech and business news and interviews with startup founders and CEOs.

Studio 2 will be a multi-purpose studio featuring large LED screens and the ability to create different looks for different shows quickly. Studio 3 will feel like a bar, allowing hosts to go between studios during shows.

TICKER Commercial & Partnerships Director Jed Bertalli says: “We currently produce 25 hours of content a week and our brand new facility will enable us to multiply that. The three studios have been purposely designed to maximise both Ticker programming and productions. We are the one-stop-shop for businesses to create credible content.”

“Plenty more programs are on the way, covering everything from the business of weddings, and change in every industry. Our integrated sponsorship opportunities are proving more effective than traditional advertising, with Ticker content reaching well over 3.6 million Australians in the month of February alone.” Bertalli says.

The new space will allow for much larger and more complex productions. The building is currently undergoing major renovations to prepare for TICKER’s imminent move. The studios will celebrate Australia’s startup culture, with the warehouse design incorporating concrete grey, large loft-style windows, flexible LED lighting and a MASSIVE neon TICKER sign, the centrepiece of the Ticker Loft.

Over coming weeks, TICKER launches free streaming Apps for Apple TV, iOS, Android TV and mobile devices. TICKER currently broadcasts live on the website, the iOS app, Twitter, Youtube Live and Facebook Live. You can also watch TICKER live on Amazon Alexa devices.

Source: Ticker media release


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