QUESTION;  How much does it cost your company each day, month or year to store your decommissioned/ obsolete media on or off site ?

ANSWER; I expect you will be shocked and M3Media can save you most of this cost.

Redundant media tape storage costs solved…

If you cleared your loft at home 80% of stuff would be chucked away

If you have a clear loft then  80% of stuff in your garage would be chucked away.

If you have a clear loft and garage then 80% of stuff in your shed would be chucked away.

That is a lot square feet of space being inadvertently paid for…

Put the costs of the above into Broadcast/ Post and Production facilities.

Out of sight….  a cost

Out of mind….. a cost

In the profit and loss….as a cost 

We have a modern facility within the M25 where we specialise in the “SECURE” destruction of obsolete tape/media stock.


We securely recycle and return degaussed tape stock.



We securely crush any digitised/unwanted physical media into as fluffy as confetti.


We wholly support SKY’s “Ocean Rescue” campaign to keep plastics out of the sea

We do not digitise formats

We do not offer expensive long term storage

We do not use landfill

Local MP, Jo Johnson, recently visited our offices to find out more about the company’s work to recycle the plastics in a more environmentally friendly way. You can read more about his visit here.

Each year around 8 million tons of plastics ends up in our oceans

In the last 3 years Manchip3Media (M3Media) has become the most SECURE specialist in the recycling and destruction of physical media and magnetic tapes.

The resulting product has a particle size of less than 8mm which satisfies both the requirements of secure destruction and environmental recycling.

See the destruction process in action

In December 2016 Sky decided to decommission its tape vault infrastructure, moving primary content of 1.2million tapes for digitization to our reserve site 60 miles away.

Sky sort to seek a partner to “securely” handle the movement of the physical content plus the “secure” destruction of approximately 450,000 digitized tapes. The whole process was given a timescale of 7 months.

Following a thorough procurement process the contract was awarded to Manchip3media which they completed well within the timescale stipulated.

Manchip3Media were able to provide certificates and live video links of the confidential destruction of Sky content.

Manchip3Media’s recent introduction of the latest destruction technology endorsed their determination to continue to be the leader in the bespoke handling of secure content.

Ultimately Sky were able to free up their own valuable real estate plus the reduction on external storage costs to zero.

16th September 2017

David Rooke

Head of Content Services, Sky