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Thursday 12 November 2020, AM

Ex-Freesat CEO: FTA rebrand needed |

Seasoned broadcast executive Emma Scott, former CEO of UK free-to-air digital satellite platform Freesat and previously responsible for the launch of DTT service Freeview, has suggested that there is an opportunity for a rebrand of such services in the era of multiple streaming services. The UK has connected platforms Freeview Play and YouView in addition to the linear operations. - link
Wednesday 11 November 2020, PM

John Whittingdale's media agenda

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello and welcome to the radio Theatre here in Broadcasting House I'm very pleased indeed at the media show has teamed up with this year's Radio Academy festival and so for the next half hour. I'm on stage with a man who has shoes power to change no…

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Ben Cooper

The radiator day programme was broadcast bionics discover the world hello, I'm Stuart Clarkson coming up on the weekly podcast from Radio today this time. We'll talk to the former radio One controller Ben Cooper 16 years in management at the Nation's favourite in the last eight as it's controller …

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Saturday 07 November 2020, AM

What I do at BBC R

Of course I'm only part of a bigger team focused on new forms of value and the other pillars are covered in the 4 part BBC RD explains. Although not my primary research, I still have a lot of interest in the research and keep the fire burning with adaptive podcasting. - link
Friday 06 November 2020, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts, it wasn't a Biden blow out the polls got it wrong again and distinguished but now xx BBC voice thinks the reporting was flawed as well. I think people got this election wrong or got the support for trump because people when going out and talking to people finding o…

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#144 - USA Elections; Johnny Depp vs The Sun; BBC Social Media Guidelines vs Pride; The Legacy of Robert Fisk

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Thursday 05 November 2020, AM

Switzerland getting ready to turn off FM radio RadioToday

A session dedicated to the energy consumption and distribution of DAB generated significant interest and several questions, as the BBC presented their recent study indicating that DAB has the lowest energy footprint per device per hour compared to AM, FM, DTV and IP. Interesting DAB network case studies were given for a national rollout, regional and local or community radio, while 5G's potential to support radio was also considered in a presentation from the EBU. They took a closer at the rollout status of DAB across a number of key markets. Digital listening now accounts for 60 of all listening - 70 of which is on DAB, and a Digital Radio and Audio Review will help assess consumer habits and support radio in the wider audio market. - link
Wednesday 04 November 2020, PM

Diana, Panorama and a BBC apology

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello the winner wasn't immediately clear but if you watched any of the rolling coverage overnight of the US election notice that not long and proceedings. There was one obvious loser the media touch calling it wrong fake news voice of the establish…

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Wednesday 04 November 2020, AM

Pat Sharp's new sorta-biography

The radiator day program with broadcast bionics created of the bionic studio the smarter way to make radio hello, I'm Stuart Clarkson we pay tribute to our friends this week Julie Donaldson and award-winning broadcaster from a community Radio station in the northeast of England sadly died this wee…

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Monday 02 November 2020, PM

DTG releases D-Book 12.5

The DTG has released the latest version of the D-Book, the series of standards that form the basis of the UK terrestrial TV system, and underpinning Freeview, YouView, Freesat, EE TV, BT TV and TalkTalk TV. D-Book 12 ensured all future TVs would support resolutions of HD or above by removing standard definition receiver profiles. D-Book 12.5 is available to DTG Members as part of their membership. - link
Sunday 01 November 2020, AM

Arqiva signals it is not up for the fight to take on Netflix

The television mast monopoly Arqiva has frustrated attempts by broadcasters to fight back against Netflix and Disney+ in a stand-off over money. Arqiva has refused to help fund a new streaming service because it will not rely on traditional broadcasting infrastructure, according to industry sources. Freeview, the main terrestiral broadcasting platform, is a joint venture managed by Digital UK that counts the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and Arqiva among its owners. It is in talks for a fresh funding round to develop its Freeview Play service, which comes installed on most smart TVs and aggregates catch-up and on-demand programming. Parts of the industry hope Freeview Play will give British broadcasters a chance to stake their claim for the top positions on streaming guides and channel menus amid a mounting threat from Netflix and Amazon. However, Arqiva is understood to be reluctant to stump up fresh cash despite working closely with Freeview in the past. Arqiva manages a vast network of more than 1,000 transmitters that deliver digital television to millions of homes, including the 70 channels on Freeview’s traditional TV service. The company has been expanding into streaming technology, and helped create the first version of Freeview Play, but masts remain a core part of the business. Paul Donovan, Arqiva chief executive, has played down the threat to traditional TV by the myriad of global streaming services. “I personally believe the terrestrial TV platform is going to be around until mid 2030,” he said in August. “Given the viewership of linear TV and its demographic profile, and the lack of broadband infrastructure, I think that the demise of terrestrial TV is overstated.” Arqiva’s decision comes after The Sunday Telegraph reported last month that Channel 5 may pass up the chance to become an investor in Freeview because it could not justify the cost during the pandemic. The BBC and ITV are urging the Government to update laws to ensure public service broadcasters get the same prime spot on streaming menus as they do on electronic channel guides. Alex Mahon, Channel 4’s chief executive, said last week that she was “obsessed” with ensuring broadcasters had “adequate prominence” and urged ministers to get on with bringing in new laws. Arqiva and Freeview declined to comment. link
Saturday 31 October 2020, AM

Freeview Play rolls out Accessible TV Guide |

Freeview has started the roll-out of its Accessible TV Guide, available on Channel 555 through Freeview Play devices. Currently available on TV sets from Panasonic, LG, and Toshiba, the new TV guide will be rolling out across the full range of Freeview Play devices over the coming months. - link
Friday 30 October 2020, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello US Presidential campaigns are almost over most Americans seem to have voted and the last bus will be cast on Tuesday has the BBC's coverage been sufficiently rigorous and analytical or has it been dominated by soundbite inspector? It's rock and television with…

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Wednesday 28 October 2020, PM

'If you're not breaking stories, you're nothing'

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello my destiny is one of the most influential turn this in the country and Phillips has been editor of The Daily Mirror since 2018 in fact she the first woman to edit the title since the mirrors large editor Mary Haworth in 1903 in all the years s…

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Wednesday 28 October 2020, AM

Radio Academy Festival 2020 Preview

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionics working with the world's leading broadcasters and equipment suppliers to transform into a technology and workplace hello, I'm Stuart Clarkson coming up this week the Radio Academy festival is happening in just a few weeks time and being 2020. It's …

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Friday 23 October 2020, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello sometimes it seems that no one is interested in listening anymore let alone changing positions on controversial issues of insults and annunciations we seem to prefer Echo Chambers where are beautiful reflected back to us. Why how hard. Is it to try to understa…

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#143 - Quibi Calls It Quits; Telegraph Sub-Editors Return Home; Far-Right Tattoos Sink Woodworking Format

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Wednesday 21 October 2020, PM

As America decides, Big Tech weighs in

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 it's the election all of us have a staking but in which very few of us. Have a vote less than 2 weeks ago and clearly the media is a very big part of the story just in the last allegations of censorship by Facebook and Twitter as to how they handled…

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Wednesday 21 October 2020, AM

Student radio in Warwick turns 50

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionics creators of The Bionic studio the smarter way to make radio hello, I'm Stuart Clarkson coming up this week as raw 12:51 celebrates 50 years of broadcasting from the University of Warwick will talk to add farrow has put together a pop station which …

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Monday 19 October 2020, PM

UK's ITV restructures to focus on streaming, with Kevin Lygo taking new role – TBI Vision

UK commercial broadcaster ITV is to restructure its business around streaming and has named the key execs to head a new unit to drive the strategy. The overhaul comes just days after ITV CEO Carolyn McCall said the UK commercial broadcaster would start to commission original programming for its AVOD service ITV Hub. - link
Friday 16 October 2020, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello feedback is back and so is covered with a second wave and with it's the BBC medical editor Fergus Walsh he has some timely advice. I would urge people to look after their mental health and to stay Active and not just to come to bury their head in the sand cos …

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Friday 16 October 2020, AM

S4C failing to reach online audiences, says new chairman

Mr Williams became chair of S4C's unitary board on 1 April. S4C. Mr Williams accepted previous mistakes by the channel have hampered the task of reaching new audiences. - link
Wednesday 14 October 2020, PM

The economics of outrage

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 in recently we have tried on this show to understand why it is that we seem to be living and missed a new culture war polarization on social media conspiracy theories going mainstream the rise of counter-culture something is going badly wrong in the…

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World Mental Health Day on Absolute Radio

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionics working with the world's leading broadcasters and equipment suppliers to transform into a technology and workplace hello, I'm Stuart Clarkson this week on the weekly podcast from Radio today. We're going to speak to Paul Silvester from Absolute Rad…

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Monday 12 October 2020, PM

Update on BBC interactive TV services

In November 2019, we communicated that we planned to remove the text and data element of the BBC red button service due to financial pressures and the significant technical effort and cost of retaining the service, which would come at the expense of investing in other services. For people using the internet-based version of our red button service, we will be consolidating our internet-connected TVs apps, retiring the BBC News and BBC Sport connected TV apps before the end of the year as well as the lottery and weather pages on connected TVs. BBC iPlayer will become the home of much of the video content that is currently available on the BBC Sport and BBC News TV apps and the traditional text and data offer will remain accessible on the majority of internet-connected televisions via the 'Text' button on the remote control. - link
Sunday 11 October 2020, PM

YouTube more representative of Britain than television, says UK boss

YouTube's UK boss has said his platform is more representative of modern Britain than broadcasters such as the BBC, saying that television channels are falling behind because they do not provide material that speaks directly to all parts of the country. Unlike the UK's public service broadcasters - the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5 - YouTube is not legally required to invest in original news content. - link
Friday 09 October 2020, PM

Why ‘Access' and ‘FYI Daily' Exist –

Taking their scheduled duration as a whole, longer films may be interrupted once for each complete period of 45 minutes with a further break ifscheduled duration is at least 20 minutes longer than two or more complete periods of 45 minutes. Assuming that Access or FYI Daily are made for relative peanuts, and that the channels can persuade regulators that these are proper programmes, then they can get an extra ad break and make more money from the same film. - link

#142 - Channel Four Sale, GB News Plans, BBC’s Oxbridge Problem, Local Newspapers Linked To Election Turnout

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Wednesday 07 October 2020, PM

YouTube and the reinvention of television

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello, we're going to start the show today with a bit of broadcasting trivia. Who knows what this is really really really long next to the elephants at San Diego Zoo well, those 18 seconds of banality have a place in television history because the m…

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Wednesday 07 October 2020, AM

The biggest threat to the BBC's independence is the corporation itself

For most BBC political journalists, politics seems to begin and end in Westminster. Above all, because the BBC is unconsciously led by the oligarchs' agenda, it fails to confront the greatest source of political power money. - link
Monday 05 October 2020, AM

How to listen to UK radio when you're abroad – RadioToday

With the news that TuneIn has blocked most international radio stations, we provide an alternative way to listen to radio abroad. You can usually listen online via other methods but sometimes stations can be geo-blocked at source for a number of reasons. If you find yourself at a location that does not provide access to the UK radio stations, worry not Here's how you can listen to the UK radio anywhere. - link
Saturday 03 October 2020, PM

Why are programmes failing to load on my Humax Freesat box?

Humax have assured us that they are working on resolving this issue as soon as possible. We'll update this page as soon as we have more information. - link
Saturday 03 October 2020, AM

Baking won’t get me through a Covid winter but Melvyn Bragg just might | Grace Dent | Opinion | The Guardian

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Friday 02 October 2020, PM

BBC reverses decision to end Red Button text services

The BBC has reversed its decision to bring an end to its Red Button TV text services. In November 2019, the BBC announced its intention to remove the text and data element of the red button service. - link
Friday 02 October 2020, AM

TV signal outage experienced by homeowners across Hove

PEOPLE in Hove have been expressing their frustration after being left unable to get TV signal. Louise Holbrook, who lives off New Church Road, said her home had been without a TV signal since 10am. - link
Wednesday 30 September 2020, PM

How conspiracy theories hijacked the news

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 you'll have heard the first US Presidential debate that took place overnight car crash in a dumpster fire a clown show exhausted commentators have quite simply run out of comparisons for what was the most bonkers debate in US history. I watch these …

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Wednesday 30 September 2020, AM

Jamie East on leaving talkRADIO

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionics created of the bionic studio the smarter way to make radio hello, I'm Stuart Clarkson coming up this week. We're gonna talk to Jamie East he's been at talk radio and before it version for the last 4 1/2 years, but just announced this week Easter th…

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Tuesday 29 September 2020, AM

UK's Channel 4 budget to ‘go up massively' in 2021 – TBI Vision

Mahon declined to confirm that the full amount would be returned, telling interviewer Tim Hincks - co-CEO of UK prodco Expectation - that it depended on the ad market. Repeats had been working well though, she added, while also pointing to her pride in the way C4 had responded to the pandemic from a programming point of view with shows such as Jamie Keep Cooking And Carry On and Grayson's Art Club. - link
Friday 25 September 2020, AM

#141 - Sir Harold Evans; Radio 1 Dance; Apple News Today; Edinburgh TV Festival 2020

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 description to support now. Hello and welcome back to a brand new series of the media podcast. I'm only man will a new streaming ser…

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Thursday 24 September 2020, PM

No Ofcom public interest test for Radio 1 Dance – RadioToday

Ofcom will not instruct the BBC to conduct a public interest test in relation to Radio 1 Dance, but will consider the market position of BBC Sounds in general. In reaction, Ofcom has written to the BBC to explain that it does not require a public interest test, because it considers the impact of the new stream on the market is likely to be small - particularly as it will be online only and contain no new or exclusive content. - link

What's next for the BBC's technology strategy?

The broadcaster has promoted Charlotte Moore tothe role of chief content officer and has an interim CTO, Peter O'Kane, reporting to interim chief operating officerGlyn Isherwood but, in its Annual Plan, the BBC has surprisingly little to say about technology. The hub, part of a move to relocate BBC functions outside the capital, will develop technology that underpins iPlayer and BBC Sounds. - link
Thursday 24 September 2020, AM

TV ads that you can’t fast-forward through? It’s like the dark ages | Television radio | The Guardian

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Wednesday 23 September 2020, PM

Bake Off rises out of lockdown

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello, it's been one of the biggest reporting project of all time the thin send files have expose possible corruption in the financial sector Russian oligarchs using big-name banks to avoid sanctions a suspected the moving a billion dollars to a Lon…

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Wednesday 23 September 2020, AM

Dicky Dodd and Radio TechCon goes online

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionics discover the world's leading brands at radio hello, I'm Stuart Clarkson and we're back this week on the radio Today programme will find out about radiotek on 2020 which is as you probably guessed going virtual this year also after 20-years of wakin…

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Monday 21 September 2020, PM

First company awarded new Digital Radio Tick Mark – RadioToday

Frontier Smart Technologies, a subsidiary of Science Group plc, has become the first company to receive the upgraded Digital Radio Tick Mark. The Digital Radio Tick Mark indicates to consumers that devices are tested and approved to meet the UK Government agreed specification for digital radios and are able to receive FM, DAB and DAB stations and is supported by the majority of digital radio manufacturers and retailers as well as the leading technology providers. - link
Thursday 17 September 2020, PM

#141 - David Olusoga’s James MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh Television Festival 2020

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Wednesday 16 September 2020, PM

The demographics of news

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 the news summer has been filled with report on the black lives matter movement. I know some of you think the media has not been in partial on the issue that journey to become can pay this not simply reporters question we posed on this show but does …

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Wednesday 16 September 2020, AM

Sky Arts: must-watch shows and documentaries

Sky Arts will this week become free to watch for everyone across the UK. See related. While the Sky Arts linear channel will be made free, the Sky Arts On Demand library of content, with more than 2,000 hours of shows, will remain exclusive to Sky and Now TV Entertainment Pass customers. -
Tuesday 15 September 2020, PM

Netflix, Sky Tell UK Parliament Committee That Public Service Broadcasting Remains Key To TV Industry's Future – Deadl

Senior representatives of Netflix's UK team and broadcaster Sky have told a UK government committee that Public Service Broadcasters remain an important part of the country's wider entertainment industry. The 'future of Public Service Broadcasting' committee is analysing factors including how the influx of streaming services such as Netflix is impacting the UK's PSBs, which include the BBC as well as ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and regional stations. - link

BBC reveals almost five billion iPlayer requests during 2019/2020 – TBI Vision

The BBC in the UK has said its on demand service iPlayer received almost five billion viewing requests during 2019/20, with a 60 rise during the country's lockdown earlier this year. In its delayed annual report released today, the public broadcaster said 4.8 billion requests to stream programmes had been made between April 2019 to March 2020. - link
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