New TV studios launched in Stoke on Trent

National Christian media organisation, United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) has opened a brand new, purpose built TV studio at its Burslem site.

The broadcaster has been producing faith-based TV programmes for UCB TV and other religious broadcasters from its Hanchurch site for several years, but has recently installed a second studio at its Westport Road building.  The studio includes two sets, one is a fixed set themed as a coffee shop and the second part is a flexible space used for filming conferences and interviews.

On May 18, UCB will open its doors to the public for the filming of ‘Facing the Canon’ with international speaker and minister Canon J.John.  The programme airs around the world and features interviews with some of the best-known names in the Christian community, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby and the former Commander in Chief of the British Army, Sir Richard Dannatt.

“We’re looking forward to filming Facing the Canon in the new TV studios,” said Dave Withers, Director of Broadcasting at UCB.  “We’ll have a TV studio audience and it’s free to attend, so if anyone would like to see the heart behind a Christian TV station, they can reserve tickets on our website”.

Facing the Canon is on May 18 at 7pm.  To be part of the studio audience, free tickets can be reserved at

Pictures of the new studio can be downloaded (for use in print/online publications) here

Notes to Editors:

  • United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) is a Christian media charity, based at two sites in Stoke on Trent,  broadcasting two radio stations nationally on DAB radio and a TV channel, via UCB Player and online.
  • UCB is the publisher of the daily devotional, The Word for Today, currently reaching more than a million people across the UK and Ireland every quarter
  • More information about UCB at or at