Chinese state broadcaster CGTN is planning a European hub in Chiswick Park in London, to be operational by December 2018.
The broadcaster will be occupying 30,000 sq ft in Building 7, the largest mixed use space in Chiswick Park to launch.
The vast single floor – over 30,000 sq ft of combined studio and working space, is due for completion in December 2018.
The state broadcaster has embarked on a recruitment drive with a launch workforce of journalists, news anchors, presenters and producers.
A job ad recently stated that CGNT will be “shortly opening up a Production Centre at Chiswick Park, London, to house a digital and television hub, producing news, online, and other content to feed into our global English language platforms.”
Over the next 18 months, up to 300 more producers and journalists will reportedly be hired for the broadcaster to be based in Chiswick.
CGTN is headquartered in Beijing, and currently has regional offices in Washington, DC, and Nairobi. Chiswick Park already houses a number of media companies including QVC, Discovery Networks, Ericsson, Paramount, CBS, and UIP.