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Unit 4A
Exhibition Way
The National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham
B40 1PJ (B40 1PP works best for satnavs!)

Phone: 0121 285 0021

General Enquiries: birmingham@media-dog.com

Opening hours:
Mon–Fri: 9.00am – 6.00pm
By arrangement only – you will not be allowed access to the NEC site without prior arrangement with us.

24 hour emergency telephone support

Media Dog Birmingham is based behind Hall 3 of the National Exhibition Centre.
• On arrival at the NEC from M42 Junction 6/A45 roundabout, follow the road around to the right and follow signs for Gate 1 (next to the Hilton Metropole Hotel, at the next roundabout).
• Security will check you in and after the barriers turn right at the mini roundabout.
• Follow that road between the old and new halls, under the ‘slow down’ sign.
• At the first mini roundabout take the first exit and keep going until you are at the back of Hall 3.3.
• Media Dog is unit 4A on your right. Parking and loading from the front of the building.

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Located at

Media Dog's home in Birmingham is at the heart of one of the most exciting Exhibition sites in the UK. Simple motorway access from the M42 providing easy access from the South West (M5, M42), London (M40), and Nottingham (M42), along with easy links to the M6 M1 and M69 to Leicester. We are also a 2 minute walk from Birmingham International Train Station, and a Monorail from Birmingham International Airport.


By Car
Media Dog is situated 8 miles East of Birmingham city centre; its central location ensures it is at the hub of the UK motorway network. You can travel directly to us using the following motorways - M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40 and M42.

When finding us follow the signs for The NEC on motorways and major roads and they will bring you straight to us. Use the map above to locate our unit, behind Hall 3.3.

Using Sat Nav
Please be aware that the Sat Nav system will not direct you right to us as the NEC is a big site, please follow the instruction below to find us... the best postcode to use is B40 1PP, which will take you to Gate 1, which is the security gate you must use to get to us.

• On arrival at the NEC from M42 Junction 6/A45 Roundabout, follow the road around to the right and follow signs for Gate 1 (next to the Hilton Metropole Hotel, at the next roundabout).
• Security will check you in and after the barriers turn right at the mini roundabout.
• Follow that road between the old and new halls, under the 'slow down' sign.
• At the first mini roundabout take the first exit and keep going until you are at the back of Hall 3.3.
• Media Dog is unit 4A on your right. Parking and loading from the front of the building.

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M6 Toll
As a free flowing alternative to the M6, the M6 Toll offers reliably shorter journey times through the West Midlands. It runs between Junctions 4 and 11 of the M6, and there is easy access to The NEC from Junction T1 of the toll road.
https://www.m6toll.co.uk

By Train
The NEC and Media Dog are situated adjacent to Birmingham International Rail Station.

Depending on your origin station you can travel directly by train to Media Dog by alighting at Birmingham International. If your point of origin does not provide a service directly to Birmingham International you will need to travel to Birmingham New Street first and get a connecting train from there.

For further information on travelling by train to Birmingham International Station, please contact National Rail enquiries:

Tel: 08457 484950
https://www.nationalrail.co.uk

From Birmingham New Street
Birmingham New Street Station is a short journey of approximately 10-15 minutes from Birmingham International Station, with trains running every 10 minutes.

Once off the train
Once you have arrived at Birmingham International Rail Station take the stairs or lift from any platform up to the station interchange. The entrance to The NEC is situated on the right hand side as you exit the station and is clearly signposted. Continue to walk along the covered walkway called the bridgelink where you will need to take the stairs or lift down. Following the signs to the Ibis Styles hotel, you will see Media Dog at the back of Hall 3.3 on the way to the hotel.

By Bus
Media Dog can be reached by a number of local bus services. If you are travelling to us from Birmingham city centre there are two route options:

  • The 900 service leaves from Moor Street Interchange and has a daytime frequency of 20 minutes and will drop you at Birmingham International Station with a journey time of approximately 31 minutes.
  • The 38 service leaves from Moor Street Interchange hourly, it has a journey time of approximately one hour and will drop you off at Birmingham International Station.

Local bus information can be found at the following websites:
www.networkwestmidlands.co.uk
www.travelwm.co.uk

By Coach
The National Express coach station is located in Digbeth in Birmingham city centre.
www.nationalexpress.com

Travel from Digbeth to Media Dog

Coach
National Express run services between Digbeth coach station and Birmingham International Airport.

Bus
The 900 service travels from Digbeth to Birmingham International Station and has a daytime frequency of 20 minutes and will drop you at Birmingham International Interchange with a journey time of approximately 25 minutes.

Train
Birmingham New Street station is approximately an 11 minute walk from Digbeth coach station.

Taxi
Media Dog is approximately a 10 mile journey by taxi from Digbeth coach station.

A bit about us...

Media Dog have been working with some of the biggest UK production company’s for 14 years, a BBC approved hire company, Media Dog are the largest supplier of Broadcast camera gear in the midlands.

We hire a wide range of cameras from 6K Red Weapons, down to Minicams and Handycams as well as having options in lighting, grip, sound and many other items needed to make a shoot a success. So if you want to know about what camera to choose for you shoot, lighting advice, editing and workflow or you want to catch up on the very latest cameras, feel free to get in touch.

We supply the latest HD and 4K broadcast cameras, lighting, sound and grip equipment to national broadcasters, production companies, corporate filmmakers, AV facility company’s, photographers and freelancers in Manchester, Salford, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Yorkshire, East Anglia, Oxford, Nottingham, Birmingham the Midlands as well as nationwide. With a huge selection of equipment and accessories for hire including cameras, tripods, lenses, lighting, sound, lightweight Dolly’s and tracks, grip, crew and more. Our expert team have the experience and in-depth knowledge to ensure you get the best support for your production and hire needs, as well as offering you unbiased advice and training sessions on the latest equipment and industry trends.

All of our kit is kept in the best condition, undergoing regular servicing and daily in-house checks to ensure they are ready to use and paying attention to things such as fully charged batteries and cables of sensible lengths, to ensure you get the best from our equipment and that your shoot runs smoothly.

Although you can pick up and drop off your hired kit at our Birmingham offices or take advantage of our delivery service, we understand that your hours will be varied, so we offer a more flexible approach - just give us a call on 0121 285 0021 or drop us a line at birmingham@media-dog.com to discuss your needs and requirements.

Media Dog have been working with some of the biggest UK production companies for over 10 years, and we are a full tender supplier to the BBC. As well as supplying Hire services in Birmingham England, Media Dog also has offices in Manchester and Glasgow thus allowing us to offer a great service across the length of Britain. A BBC approved hire company, Media Dog are the largest supplier of Film, Drama, Commercial & Broadcast camera gear in the UK North of London.

Cameras We Hire in Birmingham

We hire a wide range of cameras including:

  • Arri Alexa 35
  • Arri Mini
  • Arri Mini LF
  • Arri Amira
  • Red Komodo 6K
  • Red Weapon 6K
  • Freefly Wave Compact Slow Motion Camera
  • Sony PXW Fx3
  • Sony PXW Fx6
  • Sony PXW Fx9
  • Sony PXW 200
  • Sony PMW Fs7
  • Sony A7s MKIII
  • Canon C300 MKII
  • Canon EOS-1DX MKII
  • Canon XA20 Nightvision
  • Canon 5D IV
  • Canon ME20F-SH Ultra Low Light Camera
  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K 
  • GoPro Hero 10
  • GoPro Hero Max 360
  • Insta360 One x2
  • and More!

Check out our equipment list or call us to chat through your requirements. So if you want to know about what camera to choose for your shoot, lighting advice, editing and workflow, or you want to catch up on the very latest 4K cameras, give us a call.

We supply the latest HD and 4K broadcast cameras, lighting, sound and grip equipment to national broadcasters, production companies, corporate filmmakers, AV facility companies, photographers and freelancers in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Manchester, Salford, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Yorkshire, East Anglia, Oxford, Nottingham, Birmingham, the Midlands as well as nationwide. With a huge selection of equipment and accessories for hire including cameras, tripods, lenses, lighting, sound, lightweight dollies and tracks, grip, crew and more. Our expert team have the experience and in-depth knowledge to ensure you get the best support for your production and hire needs, as well as offering you unbiased advice and training sessions on the latest equipment and industry trends.

Lenses We Hire In Birmingham

Our lens options range from:

  • Arri Signature Primes
  • Arri Supreme Primes
  • Fujinon Premista
  • ARRI Signature Zoom 45-135mm
  • Arri Ultra Primes
  • Cooke S4i
  • Cooke Anamorphic
  • Mamiya 645 Primes
  • Arri Alura
  • Angenieux Optimo 24-290mm
  • Zeiss Superspeed
  • Kowa Anamorphic Prime Lens Set
  • Canon K35
  • Canon CN7 17-120
  • Canon CN10 25-250 Zoom Lens
  • Canon CN-E prime lenses
  • Canon CN-E 18-80
  • Canon CN20 50-1000
  • Canon L Series zooms
  • Carl Zeiss Cine-Mod primes
  • and More!

Lighting We Hire In Birmingham

We supply a Hugh range of lighting and Grip kit including: 

  • Arri SkyPanel S60-C
  • Aputure 1200d
  • Aputure 600d
  • Aputure 600x
  • Aputure 300d
  • Aputure 300x
  • Aputure AL-MC Kit
  • Nanlite Pavotube II 30X 4KIT RGBWWW
  • Fomex Flex FL-600 Lightweight 1×1 LED Mat
  • Kino Flo Celeb 200 LED Panel
  • Astera AX1 Pixel 8-Tube Set
  • Arri 1.2 HMI
  • Arri 2.5 HMI

We also hire:

  • Haze Machines
  • Mini Jib with Dolly & Track
  • Stabilised Gimbals
  • Radio Mics

So if you're after anything related to the Media industry to hire it's worth getting in contact - We can either supply you ourselves or point you towards people that can be of assistance.

All of our kit is kept in the best condition, undergoing regular servicing and daily in-house checks to ensure they are ready to use and paying attention to things such as fully charged batteries and cables of sensible lengths, to ensure you get the best from our equipment and that your shoot runs smoothly.

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