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Wednesday 11 August 2021, AM

Bilsdale transmitter fire: TV and radio disrupted in 1m homes - BBC News

A fire at a TV transmitter that disrupted broadcasts for more than a million people has been put out but concerns have been raised about its stability. The blaze at the 315 metres tall Bilsdale mast on the North York Moors affected Freeview and FM radio. - www.bbc.co.uk

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Friday 06 August 2021, PM

06/08/2021

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Wednesday 04 August 2021, PM

Deborah Turness, boss of ITN

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts, hi, I'm Clive myrie, and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4. Hello, no don't adjust your set this is the media show on the BBC but that's theme tune to News at Ten on the famous bombs apart of a popular culture along with the high-angle sweep across London ove…

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Wednesday 04 August 2021, AM

Remembering Jono

Hello and welcome to this very special radiotoday podcast from the Radio Academy so will come along and my name's snake pits now then maybe you heard my name come up in a patient with the Radio Academy where I'm vice-chair all my day job as content director for Jazz FM but today we're going back to…

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Monday 02 August 2021, PM

GB News: Chaos live on air

Hype around the UK's first news channel in a generation lifted the average audience for Neil's launch show to 262,000, beating the BBC News channel and Sky News. After a viewer backlash on Twitter, GB News suspended the presenter for breaching editorial standards, even though it had promoted the clip for two days on its social channels. - www.standard.co.uk

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Monday 02 August 2021, AM

Channel Islands digital radio launches with an all DAB+ line-up – RadioToday

The Channel Islands has DAB digital radio from today following the launch of the new commercial multiplex from Nation Broadcasting. Wireless has talkSPORT, Times Radio and Virgin Radio, but no talkRADIO, talkSPORT2 or Virgin Radio brand extensions. - radiotoday.co.uk

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Friday 30 July 2021, PM

30/07/2021

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, I think I can safely say that Mark Steel is not a right wing comedian indeed in his Radio 4 sitcom unite it's been suggested that he was typecast as a left-wing dad in a relationship with a middle-class partner. I don't think my character is me. I really hope …

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Wednesday 28 July 2021, PM

Sports broadcasters fight for our attention

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, I'm Andrea catherwood, and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 what are summer of sport? This is sport is all over TV and coverage of these major sports events is what were focusing on today the Olympics is on we've just had the euros does a new cricket co…

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Friday 23 July 2021, PM

23/07/2021

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, have you got out of the cupboard and glory having heard so much about the problems over years I do wonder if I'm missing out on a national cultural event that should be as much mine as anyone else's when the Proms begin though in a rather truncated form due t…

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Friday 23 July 2021, AM

Channel 4 - a change of ownership?

Written Ministerial Statement, Channel 4 Future Ownership Consultation, HCWS153, 6 July 2021 Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport website, Consultation on a change of ownership of Channel 4 Television Corporation Commons Library Research Briefing, 20 July 2021 Channel 4 - a change of ownership what the economic, social and cultural costs and benefits might be to moving Channel 4 out of public ownership. Increased global competition and 12 13 10 House of Lords Communications Committee, A privatised future for Channel 4, p3 DCMS, Government response to Lords Communications Committee report on the future of Channel 4, 29 March 2017 Commons Library Research Briefing, 20 July 2021 Channel 4 - a change of ownership changing audience habits pose challenges to linear TV broadcasters, including Channel 4. - researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk

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Thursday 22 July 2021, PM

BBC pulls local morning TV bulletins as 'pingdemic' leads to staff shortages

From Monday, BBC One's Breakfast programme will no longer have local news bulletins covering English regions, while further regional programmes might be at risk if staff need to self-isolate amid rising cases of Covid-19.The broadcaster said it hoped to be able to restart morning local news bulletins from September. The crisis has left managers feeling that they had to sacrifice some of the BBC's local television news output to allow staff to focus on the early evening news bulletins for their region. - www.theguardian.com

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Government to consult over national multiplex renewals – RadioToday

Ofcom says there have been calls by some commercial operators for the government to consider allowing Ofcom automatically to renew the national multiplex licences to provide the sector with certainty and support. The government has published a consultation to help inform its decision about the approach to the future relicensing of the two national commercial radio multiplex licences. - radiotoday.co.uk

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Radio 1 s Summer Breakout The Bionic Van on tour

Oh hello there. Have you missed me? It's 2 am here back for a special possibly limited edition version of the radio today podcast make a reappearance just for a summer treat to hear later at the bionic van or Thanet well. That's all about and chat to him and the reason for my return from retirement…

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Wednesday 21 July 2021, PM

Inside The Pegasus Project

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 and like the plot of a Hollywood Spy movie in the future, it might be made into one but this week something called the Pegasus project is news a group of news outlets from 10 country has banded together to expose the alleged use of a phone hacking to…

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Wednesday 21 July 2021, AM

The BBC faces major challenges from the government to its independence

According to the FT, Sir Robbie Gibb, a long-time BBC producer who left the corporation to become Theresa May's head of communications in No 10, and has more recently joined the BBC board of directors, warned Fran Unsworth, the head of news at the BBC, about the appointment of a journalist he deemed hostile to the government. In fact the well-trodden path from the BBC to Conservative party is far more marked than the traffic between the Labour party and the BBC. Three consecutive Conservative prime ministers have drawn their communications advice from former BBC staffers just as Sir Robbie Gibb served Theresa May, David Cameron's former head of communications Sir Craig Oliver was once controller of BBC News's English-language global services, and Boris Johnson's recent press secretary Allegra Stratton was a former political editor of Newsnight. - www.theguardian.com

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Channel 4 chair criticises government's 'harmful' privatisation plan

In a potential blow to the independent television production companies that currently make all of the broadcaster's output, ministers have set out that Channel 4 could be allowed to make its own programmes if it was privatised. Channel 4 has maintained that it does not need external funding to compete with streaming services and has a strategy to move away from its reliance on television advertising. - www.theguardian.com

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ASA Ruling on Hutchison 3G UK Ltd t/a Three

It was the only UK mobile network that could provide a full 5G service in accordance with international technical standards which would inevitably make Three's network significantly faster than their competitors. Three said their data centres, which hosted the network which processed their data, were distributed around the UK which brought the network closer to customers and reduced latency and allowed for some local content storage which supported delivery of a faster service. - www.asa.org.uk

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Sunday 18 July 2021, PM

Netflix to court older viewers as flow of young fans slows down

Netflix is set to report the smallest growth in subscribers in a decade next week, as the flow of young fans who have fuelled its meteoric rise slows down, leading it to target tech-wary over-55s.The streaming giant expects to have added just 1 million new subscribers globally when it reports its second quarter results on Tuesday, the lowest number of new signups since 2011, when the business suffered the growing pains of splitting its DVD-by-post and streaming operations. It is no surprise that as Netflix has grown older - the former upstart launched its streaming service 14 years ago - it is experiencing demographic and geographic change as it looks to new regions such as Asia and Latin America as well as older users in mature markets. - www.theguardian.com

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Friday 16 July 2021, PM

16/07/2021

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Wednesday 14 July 2021, PM

Why can't social media companies stop online abuse?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts torrents of racial abuse England footballers faced on social media following that penalty shootout you might Wonder Why any footballer would want to use social media at all do the benefits like direct access to fans the ability to tell your own unedited story still o…

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Friday 09 July 2021, PM

09/07/2021

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts not a lot of weeks ago by elections a ministerial resignation heatons in Canada rapidly rising covid cases in England football team reaching a final for the first time in 55 years LOL of course, but in The Beatles some listeners channelling Eric Morecambe North neces…

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Thursday 08 July 2021, PM

BBC, ITV and Channel 4 announce the completion of Digital UK and Freesat's integration

BBC, ITV and Channel 4 announce the completion of Digital UK and Freesat's integration. Today the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 can announce that they have brought together Digital UK Ltd, which facilitates the provision of Freeview, and Freesat Ltd, which offers access to the UK's subscription-free satellite television service. - www.itv.com

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Thursday 08 July 2021, AM

How the BBC let climate deniers walk all over it

Only in 2018, a mere 36 years after Exxon came to the same conclusion, did the BBC decide that climate science is solid, and there is no justification for both-sidesing it. Last week, a group of us revealed what the BBC has been teaching children about climate breakdown. - www.theguardian.com

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Wednesday 07 July 2021, PM

The unstoppable rise of TikTok

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts, hi I'm and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello in the world of tiktok, if you don't know what it is. Well, where have you been? It has more than 800 million users worldwide including 40 million in the UK and the rest of the media take a note Hollywood Stud…

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One year of Times Radio

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionics creators of The Bionic studio listening watching reacting to and learning from every spoken adcola sweet and SMS for a mix unlock and understand your content to the bionic studio transformed everything about radio except the way you make him welcome…

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Wednesday 07 July 2021, AM

Channel 4 privatisation consultation formally launched by UK govt - TBI Vision

The UK government has officially opened a consultation on the potential privatisation of public broadcaster Channel 4. While it prefers a change in ownership, the government said that it wants to keep Channel 4 as a public service broadcaster. - tbivision.com

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Monday 05 July 2021, PM

Filey TV Signal: Residents entitled to free TV fix during mobile network upgrade

Interference could include intermittent sound, 'blocky' or pixellated images, or loss of TV signal, as some of the frequencies now used for mobile services were previously used for free to view TV. If viewers do experience interference caused by mobile network upgrades, free support is available from Restore TV - an independent programme that resolves TV interference caused by the upgrade of mobile signals. Residents are more likely to be affected if they live in an area with weak digital television reception, have a TV signal booster and whose TV aerial is close to a mobile mast. - www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk

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Saturday 03 July 2021, AM

Are there too many TV channels in today's online age?

The concept of having too many TV channels would have seemed ridiculous twenty years ago, but we're now saturated with broadcasting content. The consequences of too many TV channels extend beyond confusing electronic programme guides. - broadbanddeals.co.uk

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Friday 02 July 2021, PM

BBC over-75s free TV licence transition period to end in July - BBC News

The BBC will end its licence fee grace period for over-75s on 31 July, with 260,000 pensioners still yet to pay. The following month, the BBC said no enforcement action had been taken against anyone who previously held a free over-75s TV licence. - www.bbc.co.uk

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Wednesday 30 June 2021, PM

The tabloids claim a scalp

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, I'm Clive myrie, and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello few Wallace coaching program. We have for you today a real scoop BBC bags top newspaper execs to discuss all things tabloid and mass-market the headline have are red tops. Got their Mojo's back…

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Tuesday 29 June 2021, PM

Digital Radio UK starts to promote DAB+ radio upgrade – RadioToday

Currently, although the majority of new digital radios available at retail are DAB compatible, industry estimates that only 30-40 of DAB digital radios in homes will receive DAB stations, highlighting the need to communicate that there are now many stations available that can only be heard with a DAB compatible radio, or by listening online or on a smart speaker. Digital Radio UK's summer communications programme also features new creative supporting in-car digital radio upgrade. - radiotoday.co.uk

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Friday 25 June 2021, AM

#159 - C4 4 The Chopping Block? UK TV IN EU; Sony Buys Somethin Else

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#159 - C4 4 The Chopping Block? UK TV IN EU; Sony Buys Somethin Else

Love This podcast support this show through the a car support a feature. It's up to you. How much you give and there's no regular commitment just hit the link in the show description to support now. Hello, this is the media show on BBC Radio no, sorry hello and welcome to the media podcast. I'm onl…

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Thursday 24 June 2021, AM

UK to ban junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023

The government is poised to announce a ban on junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023, as Boris Johnson looks to deliver on his pledge to tackle the UK's growing obesity crisis. The 9pm pre-watershed ban on advertising TV products deemed to be high in fat, salt and sugar could cost TV broadcasters such as ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky more than 200m a year in revenue. - www.theguardian.com

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Wednesday 23 June 2021, PM

Channel 4 facing privatisation?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, I'm a man and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello from Countdown you Big Brother to It's a Sin Channel 4 has long been a fixture on the Gogglebox but could the channel the whole generation has grown up with be about to change this morning the governm…

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A bonanza of f**k-ups and trolling: What I learnt from being glued to GB News for a week

A major difference from Fox News though is the lack of that zealous, tribal devotion for their affiliated political party - Republicans for Fox, Conservatives for GB News.1./50.World news in pictures. Why was furlough not being extended What's being done about flood defences Are lockdown restrictions just a way for the Tories to push their radical new green agenda Despite being in the same culture war trench as Downing Street, Team GB News simply can't help getting in a pub fight with absolutely everyone, Tories included. - www.independent.co.uk

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Wednesday 23 June 2021, AM

UK government to hold formal Channel 4 privatisation review - TBI Vision

The UK government is to hold a formal review into selling Channel 4, the British broadcaster behind hits such as It's A Sin, following month's of speculation about the service's future. Channel 4 has been owned by the UK government since its launch in 1982, but ministers have argued that the rise of streaming services has changed the landscape to such an extent that the broadcaster may be better placed in private ownership. - tbivision.com

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Friday 18 June 2021, PM

Tim Davie on the future of the BBC | FT

The director-general of the BBC discusses with Alex Barker just who a public service broadcaster should be serving in an age of streaming and culture wars, and how? - - www.youtube.com

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Friday 18 June 2021, AM

Consultation: The Future of Media Plurality in the UK

Ofcom has today launched a programme of work to help inform our next steps on media plurality in the UK and ensuring that the regulatory framework for media plurality remains fit for the online world. Please submit responses using the consultation response form. - www.ofcom.org.uk

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BBC delves into data for new Programme Index

New database can be used to browse nearly 10 million network and regional BBC radio and TV listings, and more than 200,000 programmes available on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds. Programme Index builds on the corporation's BBC Genome project, and can be used to browse nearly 10 million network and regional BBC radio and TV listings, including scans of the earliest Radio Times magazines, and search more than 200,000 programmes available on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds. - www.tvbeurope.com

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Government commits to PSB prominence legislation

The Government will combine the views expressed in the committee's report, its own review and Ofcom's Small Screen Big Debate and set out its position and next steps later in the year. On the TV licence, the report stressed that the Government was considering decriminalisation amongst other possible reforms to the licence fee system. - dtg.org.uk

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Wednesday 16 June 2021, PM

Reporting when there's no journalist in the room

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Tuesday 15 June 2021, AM

Gillian Reynolds: GB News suggests Andrew Neil has fallen prisoner to some serious delusions

On the evidence so far of GB News, his new television network, he appears to have become a prisoner of some serious delusions. GB News will make news, probably more from Andrew Neil's interviews than from assorted presenters sitting round a table commenting on each other. - inews.co.uk

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GB News – Pretending For Real – Matt Deegan Writes

For GB News it'll also help that they're very much a comment channel than a news one. GB News doesn't really have much reporting resource and will mainly take agency feeds, aided by a handful of reporters to provide colour from across the UK. The idea that GB News can occupy a news position is wishful thinking, and I'd assume they know that. - www.mattdeegan.com

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Monday 14 June 2021, AM

GB News was a disaster from start to finish

Second is the false founding GB News myth that BBC/ITV/Sky News don't reflect the kind of anti-woke, Brexity, chippy views that GB News is supposedly the only safe space for. The GB News shows looked like editions of Newsnight where the researcher forgot to book some guests to give expert opinion and/or the other sides of a debate. - www.independent.co.uk

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Friday 11 June 2021, PM

#158 - Podcast Day 24 - insights highlights

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Podcast Day 24 - insights highlights

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Wednesday 09 June 2021, PM

Radio takes on the tech giants

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hi I'm dancing and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello we are talking radiotoday good old-fashioned radio with it's cosy celebrity presenters. It's familiar blend of pop songs but also let's face it traffic updates car insurance ads No Angels and if you don…

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Wednesday 02 June 2021, PM

A crisis for war reporting?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts, hi, I'm only loving item and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello one of the most glamorous in journalism some of our most memorable moments in the history of these came from those with their eyes and ears on the ground abroad but the phone reporting now fa…

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Wednesday 02 June 2021, AM

Audio Content Fund

Welcome to the radio Today programme this week with focusing on the audio content fund was launched two years ago with the promise of district in 3 million pounds of UK government money to in BS4 crafted public service content to be broadcast on community and commercial radio 115 project ended up d…

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