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Monday 08 June 2020, AM

Younger viewers show increased affection for public service broadcasting

The results suggest that lockdown has led to a reappraisal of public service broadcasting from the likes of with young people placing high value on the four public service broadcasters - that is the BBC, ITV, C4 and Channel 5 - for content that informs and entertains. Among younger audiences, almost two-thirds said that they value content from the PSBs more now than before the onset of Covid-19 and three-quarters of 16-34s said that the PSBs played an important role in bringing together the nation in times of crisis. - link
Saturday 06 June 2020, PM

How to watch the Premier League on Pick TV

As part of the push to make the Premier League free-to-air, Sky has chosen the little-known Freeview channel to be the lucky broadcaster of 25 of their Premier League fixtures - and will almost certainly smash the channel's viewing records in the process. What is Pick TV Pick TV may be more familiar to some as Sky Three, the channel's original name when it launched as Sky's first free-to-air channel in 2005. - link
Friday 05 June 2020, AM

Tim Davie: BBC executive named director general

Davie has been promoted from chief executive of BBC Studios, the commercial subsidiary that sells BBC and other British programmes abroad. He became acting director general after the resignation of George Entwistle in 2012, and will now replace Tony Hall. Davie returned to BBC Worldwide after Lord Hall's appointment as Entwistle's permanent successor, and Davie oversaw the merger of BBC Worldwide with the BBC's production arm to form BBC Studios in 2018. - link

BBC names BBC Studios' CEO Tim Davie as new chief – TBI Vision

BBC Studios boss Tim Davie has been named director general of the BBC, replacing the outgoing Tony Hall. She is the only woman among the leading four contenders and is responsible for BBC Television's strategy, the ideas that are developed and all programmes that are commissioned for transmission on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four and on BBC iPlayer. - link
Wednesday 03 June 2020, PM

Making news free to the world

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello, have you missed me? Yeah? I thought not locked out. We've been interviewing some of the leading Lights of media and our mix of Regular shows last week and you spoke to Christine amanpour of CNN in April I don't usually Minton beddoes the edito…

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BBC launches beta testing for ‘Beeb' voice assistant – TBI Vision

UK pubcaster the BBC has revealed more details of its 'Beeb' voice assistant, including a public trial. Beeb also promises to have more of a personality than competitors like Amazon's Alexa and Google Home, with material written for it by BBC comedy writers and QI facts narrated by the show's presenter Sandi Toksvig. - link
Wednesday 03 June 2020, AM

RadioToday Roundtable June 2020

The radiated a program with broadcast bionics created of the bionic studio the smarter way to make radio hello, I'm Trevor down. This is the June roundtable. We've got a stellar cast as ever assembled from all around the country actually but before we meet them because we are recording on blackout …

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Saturday 30 May 2020, PM

#137 - Spotify Podcasts; Freelancer Support; Bauer Radio Rebrands; Twitter Fact Checking

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Thursday 28 May 2020, PM

Virgin Media to disappear from UK high street

Virgin Media is to disappear from the high street after deciding its network of more than 50 retail stores will stay shut once the coronavirus pandemic lockdown ends. In recent years, its rival Sky has also moved to dramatically reduce the number of physical stores it has across the UK. In March, Virgin Media moved to employ 500 new call centre staff in the UK over concerns that the outsourcing of customer calls to offshore workers in countries including India and the Philippines could be interrupted by the spread of the virus. - link
Thursday 28 May 2020, AM

How to stream HBO Max

What's the difference between HBO Max and HBO / Go / Now WarnerMedia's streaming options have grown complicated, to say the least, with the addition of HBO Max. For existing HBO Now customers If you pay for HBO Now through HBO Now directly or through Apple, Google Play, Samsung, Optimum, Verizon Fios, Consolidated Communications, or Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico, then your account will be converted to an HBO Max account. - link

Dozens of local radio stations to vanish across England

Dozens of towns and cities across England will lose their own distinctive local radio stations later this year, after the commercial group Bauer announced plans to fold almost 50 regional outlets into a national radio network. BBC local radio stations are seizing on this consolidation in the commercial radio market to reposition themselves around personality-led local programmes, with the corporation's 40 local outlets across England increasingly presenters from former commercial rivals. - link
Wednesday 27 May 2020, PM

Christiane Amanpour and a brief history of CNN

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, I'm Andrea catherwood, and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 might be on standby ready to take 3 - 340 years ago and the concept of television news was changed forever. When was the first Rolling news channel leader riders as the chicken noodle network b…

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Bauer’s plans for former Wireless, UKRD, Celador and Lincs stations

The radiated a program with broadcast bionics created of the bionic studio the smarter way to make radio hello, I'm Stuart Clarkson coming up this week breaking news as we record the podcast Bauer has just announced plans for the stations it bought from wireless celador Lincs FM group and you at th…

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Wednesday 20 May 2020, PM

The drama of TV production

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, I'm Andrea catherwood, and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 from game shows to drama the documentaries British TV companies produce some of the most popular programs in the world, but the doctor has put a halt to it all for now so today on the media. Sh…

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From Fleabag to Monkey Dust: the 20 best BBC Three shows

In a bid to attract the young viewers who have long since deserted it for Netflix, the BBC is toying with the idea of doubling the budget of BBC Three and bringing it back as a regular TV channel. To commemorate what could be one of the greatest comebacks in television history, here's a look at the best ever BBC Three shows. - link

BBC explores BBC Four int'l roll-out as ‘global subscription service' – TBI Vision

The news follows confirmation that the BBC is also looking at a potential linear return for BBC Three, the youth-skewing channel that moved online in 2016, further underlining the broadcaster's belief in linear channels, something it said are a vital tool to market shows to audiences. None of us have all the answers today but the BBC has demonstrated its unique value to the country, and future change - in whatever form - should always be guided by the values and principles that founded the BBC. Tony Hall, BBC director general. - link

#ForgottenFreelancers at the BBC

The radiated a program with broadcast bionics discover the world leading brands at radio Harlow and Stuart Clarkson coming up this week will hear about the Forgotten freelancers and their campaign to get the BBC and the government to help those who fall in between the gaps of financial help plus in…

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Wednesday 20 May 2020, AM

BBC eyes linear return for youth-skewing BBC Three, doubles budget to $100m – TBI Vision

It also follows a move last year that saw the BBC create a dedicated slot devoted to the best of BBC Three programming on its flagship BBC One channel, offering comedy drama dating show Eating With My Ex and Stacey Dooley-fronted make-up competition Glow-Up. The decision to move BBC Three online was controversial when it was first mooted in 2015, with UK production companies Avalon and Hat Trick attempting to take over the youth-skewing network. BBC Three's return also comes at a time of increasing uncertainty over the future of arts and culture channel BBC Four, whose editor Cassian Harrison recently took a nine-month attachment at commercial arm BBC Studios. - link
Monday 18 May 2020, PM

TBI Tech Analysis: Where next for Netflix Disney+? – TBI Vision

Netflix and Disney are among the few services to have seen an upside to lockdown but where next for these two SVOD behemoths Sarah Henschel and Max Signorelli, analysts at TBI sibling Omdia, explore how the two streamers might fare against three different scenarios. Like all others, Disney will face delays in production of content but as a brand new OTT subscription service, original content bolsters Disney's service and could impact growth. - link

Films and TV for the lockdown or films you may have missed in late 2019/early 2020 –…

Someone recently said to me, there can't be that much films since all the film studios are shut due to Covid19 There will be a delay but people forget how much media is made everyday. Films Empathy, Inc. Quite indie sci-fi shot in black and white, its a interesting pretense which plays out to a surprising ending. - link
Friday 15 May 2020, PM

BBC shortlists four candidates to replace Tony Hall

The BBC has drawn up a shortlist in the hunt for its next director general that includes Will Lewis, the outgoing chief executive of the publisher of the Wall Street Journal, and two of the corporation's most senior executives, Tim Davie and Charlotte Moore. It is understood that the whittled-down list of candidates until very recently included a senior executive at Amazon UK, as the corporation sought to canvas the widest range of potential contenders to lead BBC through its crucial next phase. - link

#136 - Buzzfeed Layoffs; BBC Four For The Chop; Murdoch Misses His Bonus

Hello and welcome to the media podcast I'm only man BuzzFeed London stuff going search of new jobs TV Productions try socially distance filming is the end is nigh the BBC for Helen Thomas takes the reins at Radio 2 and in the media queries we played beat the bookshelf as Richard and Judy Book Club…

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Friday 15 May 2020, AM

BBC Four presenters rally to save channel amid closure rumours

BBC Four presenters are rallying to save the arts and culture channel which is rumoured to be facing closure as the corporation looks to cut costs and invest in younger audiences. BBC Four, which has an annual budget of 44m, attracts a small, niche audience of mostly older viewers to its schedule of shows, although it was responsible for creating the hit comedy The Thick Of It. Rumours that BBC Four could be under threat have been circulating for some time as the corporation has made it clear that its goal is to pursue younger audiences increasingly slipping away to rivals such as Netflix. - link
Thursday 14 May 2020, AM

RAJAR Q1/2020 – Matt Deegan Writes

It's working audience-wise, the sector's average listening is up year-on-year, to 13 hours per week, and its share of listening is up too, from 45.7 in Q1 2019 to 47.8. It's also got its highest ever total reach - 36.3m. Perhaps someone can tell the Radio Times of this commercial radio strength. Free Radio in the Black Country has doubled and its sister station in Coventry is up over 40, the Birmingham branch - down 30. That's RAJAR for you Radio Essex, having pocketed the old Heart Essex breakfast team have been growing, up 50 year on year. - link
Wednesday 13 May 2020, PM

How data journalists became the rock stars of news

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, I'm Andrea catherwood, and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 in the time of national crisis journalists alter the way they operate should they go out of their way to focus on the positive secretly uplifting stories NHS Heroes the thousands of people who…

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Wednesday 13 May 2020, AM

Lockdown drives BBC iPlayer to new highs, helped by ‘Killing Eve' – TBI Vision

In total, the streamer received 22.5 million requests to stream or download programmes, with spy thriller Killing Eve and the BBC/Hulu coproduction Normal People proving to be the most popular shows. Last week, the broadcaster UK producer body Pact finally struck a far-reaching new terms of trade deal to enable the BBC to offer programming for 12 months via the streamer. - link

Pete Price on the closure of Radio City Talk

The radiated a program with broadcast bionics discover the world leading brands at bionic radio hello, I'm Stuart Clarkson coming up this week the end of an era as Radio City talk in Liverpool and ounces plans to close will chat to a legend of late night. Talk radio on sea in the city. It's Pete P…

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Thursday 07 May 2020, AM

ITV reveals scale of Covid-19 impact due to advertising losses

ITV has revealed the scale of the impact of coronavirus as advertising slumped 42 in April, forcing the broadcaster to take measures including furloughing 800 staff. ITV said total viewing hours were up 2 in the year to the end of March, while viewing of shows on the streaming service ITV Hub was up 75 year on year, to 169m hours. - link

BBC Pact strike terms of trade deal, ending long-running iPlayer dispute – TBI Vision

The BBC and UK producer body Pact have agreed a far-reaching new terms of trade deal to enable the public broadcaster to offer programming for 12 months via its iPlayer streamer. The BBC will retain its five year standard licence, but where the BBC acquires additional iPlayer windows during the licence, the point at which the licence term expires and the BBC must pay to renew the licence will be bought forward on a sliding scale. - link
Wednesday 06 May 2020, PM

Why we're all playing video games

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts some newspapers of stop printing the hundred of the media the lockdown is proving to be an absolute goon and that video gaming playing when you're home with your friends online or just watching other people streaming themselves does record participation at the momen…

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RadioToday Roundtable May 2020

The radiated a program with broadcast bionics created of the bionic studio the smarter way to make radio. Thank you for joining us for the May Round Table as second monthly celebration of lockdown listening in West Cambridgeshire that see who else has turned around and virtual table courtesy of ip…

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Wednesday 06 May 2020, AM

ITV reveals another $37m in cuts confirms 800 staff furloughed as ads slump – TBI Vision

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has revealed the immediate impact of the Covid-19 crisis on its business, with around 800 staff furloughed and advertising revenues slumping 42 in April. The news confirms the devastating effect Covid-19 has had on advertising, and in turn on commercial broadcasters, but there was also relief from investors that the ad revenue decline was not around the expected 50 mark. - link
Monday 04 May 2020, PM

Harry Meghan s Tabloid Breakup; Disney’s Virus Response; C4 s Free Creativity

Hello and welcome to the media podcast I'm only man on today show Harry and Meghan break up for good with a British tabloid Disney's coronavirus response threatens to damage the location of the mouse and Channel 4 try to advertisers with free use of their creative team has the sunset for good on t…

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Friday 01 May 2020, PM

Consultant calls for FTA addressable data body |

Nigel Walley, MD of UK media consultancy Decipher, has called for the UK TV industry to create for a new addressable data body for the free-to-air TV market, suggesting that over half the homes in the UK use a TV platform from one of the 'free' platform providers and therefore block out half the audience for new advertising innovation around linear. According to Decipher, not having viewer data becomes a problem in an increasingly data-centric world. - link
Thursday 30 April 2020, AM

BBC likely to make cuts to output with £125m fall in income forecast

The BBC is facing another round of cuts with the public broadcaster predicting its income will fall by 125m this year as people stop paying the licence fee during the coronavirus pandemic and with revenue from its commercial arm dropping substantially. Lord Hall told staff the BBC was receiving less income from its commercial operations than had been planned, with production of programmes that are sold to other broadcasters put on hold and a major slump in advertising income on its global outlets. - link
Wednesday 29 April 2020, PM

Secrets of the Celebrity Interview

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 we could all do with a dose of escapism and as newspapers need the public support no more than ever we're going to celebrate a type of journalism that they do uniquely it's the set-piece interview with a famous face for the weekend supplements those…

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Wednesday 29 April 2020, AM

Leona Graham

The radiated a program with broadcast bionics discover the world leading brands at bionic radio Harlow and Stuart Clarkson this week on the radio Today programme we got the queen of Golden Square Guildford lovely old jingle Bells played on Absolute Radio this week as well. Yes, Leona Graham is on …

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Monday 27 April 2020, PM

Times Radio Launch – Matt Deegan Writes

Times Radio made their first announcements this morning outlining some of the key shows which will launch their new radio station. The relaunched Virgin Radio with the nation's most popular DJ, Chris Evans, who swapped from Radio 2 to Virgin Radio with, to all intents and purposes, the same show, could probably be held as the high water mark of what can be done quickly on digital radio - in a year he's added 1million listeners to take that station to 1.5m. To hit those numbers would be unexpected - and a triumph, but would still have you at 15 of Radio 4. - link
Sunday 26 April 2020, PM

How COVID-19 is affecting internet performance

TLDR. To understand how the internet is performing with the changes in internet use brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we investigated two key metrics during February and March in some of the countries and states that were hit hardest by the virus changes in the traffic volume served to those regions as a reflection of changes in internet use, and changes in download speed measured at our servers as a reflection of internet quality. In our analysis, we uncovered what types of events caused traffic spikes, how internet performance was affected by those spikes, and whether or not the web can continue to handle this new level of traffic in the days and weeks ahead.Internet performance around the world. - link
Friday 24 April 2020, PM

26/04/2020 Radio 4 Feedback

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, how do you cover a crisis the like of which very few if any of us have ever experienced workforce and restrictions on your movements this week in feedback, the BBC's head of news output Gavin Allen explains what he is generous to trying to do and listeners gi…

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Wednesday 22 April 2020, PM

Liberalism, leading, and the lockdown

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 on the Great Depression there's never been a better time to be running a publication about global affairs called The Economist the trouble is many of the ideas that the newspaper as it's still calls itself championships 1843 are now under attack as …

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Wednesday 22 April 2020, AM

Chris Stark

The radiated a program with broadcast bionic created of the bionic studio the smarter way to make radio Harlow and Stuart Clarkson we've got a great interview for you this week with Chris Stark from Radio 1 5 Live and that Peter Crouch podcast that will find out how is getting on broadcasting from…

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Saturday 18 April 2020, PM

#134 - The JC in Liquidation; Listening Habits in Lockdown; Edinburgh TV Festival goes online

Hello and welcome to the media podcast I'm already on today's show the rise of pandemic podcasting what we lose if we lose the JC and why the Telegraph is taking China's money anymore + the Edinburgh TV festival goes digital and the audio industry offers funding for freelancers hit by the Outbreak…

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Friday 17 April 2020, PM

19/04/2020 Radio 4 Feedback

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts with coronavirus coverage the last thing I want to hear I get another one broadcast telling me the same information is target is the coronavirus newscast the successor of brexitcast. I'll ask it editor if it does offer anything different and it contains too much pol…

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Thursday 16 April 2020, PM

Exclusive: AVOD decline likely as Covid-19 hits once-surging sector – TBI Vision

The Covid-19-induced slump in advertising spending is set to have deep repercussions on the until recently booming AVOD market, leading analysts tell TBI. AVOD had been touted as a major growth area for producers and rights owners but the Coronavirus pandemic has brought advertising spending to a screeching halt, leaving broadcasters such as ITV and Channel 4 in the UK scrambling to cut spending. Longer-term play for AVOD. Despite the less than rosy outlook for growth over the near-term, Omdia's Evans says the AVOD sector is likely to recover. - link
Wednesday 15 April 2020, PM

The Rehabilitation of Channel 5

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 and this is fine 1997 and an exclusive performance by the Spice Girls announce the arrival of Channel 5 is and a fluorescent light of Pop musics biggest stars were a perfect fit with Channel 5 mission to be Modern and mainstream by the modern and …

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Wednesday 15 April 2020, AM

BBC Local Radio during the pandemic

The radiator day programme was broadcast bionics hello, I'm Stuart Clarkson coming up this week will hear how BBC local radio is coping with and covering the coronavirus crisis Chris Burns is on to tell us about some of the things they've been doing across the in England and she'll tell us why the…

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Tuesday 14 April 2020, PM

Eamonn Holmes under the hammer as daytime TV's fiercest sleuth goes rogue | Marina Hyde | Opinion | The Guardian

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Tuesday 14 April 2020, AM

12/04/2020 Radio 4 Feedback

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts in London but have the corporations local radio stations coming to their own during this pandemic the current crisis has reminded people of the importance of local Ms and Proud people are of their local radio according to my local folk music programs have gone missi…

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Eamonn Holmes criticised for giving credence to Covid-19 5G conspiracy theory

Viewers criticised the presenter's comments on social media and accused him of legitimising baseless theories. Facebook has since stepped up efforts to stop far-right groups from promoting conspiracy theories linking coronavirus to 5G. Ofcom is assessing comments made by the conspiracist David Icke during an interview broadcast by the local television station London Live, in which he suggested that the coronavirus pandemic was part of a plot by governments to destroy the economy and conduct mass surveillance. - link
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