Somethin Else shut Manchester base

By | Published on Monday 4 October 2010

Independent radio production company Somethin Else has announced it is shutting down its Manchester-based subsidiary All Out Productions, leading to three redundancies. The sixteen year old North West company made a number of programmes for BBC radio and podcasts for Channel 4.

Speaking to Radio Today, Ashley Byrne, from rival radio programme maker Made In Manchester, questioned the logic of Somethin Else pulling out of the North West just now, saying: “[They’ve] chosen to pull out of the North at a time when the area stands to benefit from the arrival of Media City UK”.

He added: “The BBC Trust has just ordered an increase in indie quota, 5Live has launched a ring-fenced fund specifically to kick-start more independent radio production in the region and even the commercial sector is opening up to more indie commissioning”.