A Muslim TV channel has unveiled its new £150,000 studios in Wakefield.

British Muslim TV's new studio at Penny Appeal Campus, Thornes Park was opened by His Excellency Seyfi Onur Sayin, the Turkish Consul General.

The new studio features a 30sqm, 4K video wall which is understood to be the largest facility of its kind in the North of the UK, beyond Salford Quays. The channel aims to use the studio to air programmes such as charity appeals during the month of Ramadan.

Joseph Hayat, Editor-in-Chief said: "This new studio is dedicated to our viewership which has increased from a total four-week average of 440,000 in Q1 of 2020 to 2.6 million as of today and embodies our continued commitment to investing in Wakefield."

The video wall which weighs in excess of 1.5 tonnes, was sourced from Turkey and flown into the country on a special cargo flight operated by Turkish cargo carrier, MNG Airlines.

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H.E. Seyfi Onur Sayin said: “I’m very happy to have been invited to inaugurate British Muslim TV’s new facility in Wakefield and to see specialist technology acquired from Turkey here in Britain and to learn that BMTV have had a seamless experience in trading with Turkey.

"I also note with interest their planned production ‘A Place In Turkey’ which I’m sure the British Muslim community will welcome.

"It is always our pleasure to welcome both foreign visitors, investors and media to our beautiful country from around the world."

British Muslim TV is the latest tenant of Penny Appeal Campus, which now hosts the Wakefield Bridge Club, the Bishop of Wakefield and the Yorkshire Imperial Band.