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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. - www.theguardian.com

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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. - tbivision.com

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#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. - tbivision.com

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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. - tbivision.com

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

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. - cubicgarden.com

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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. - www.theguardian.com

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#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. - www.theguardian.com

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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. - www.mattdeegan.com

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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. - tbivision.com

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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. - www.theguardian.com

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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. - tbivision.com

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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. - tbivision.com

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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. - advanced-television.com

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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. - www.theguardian.com

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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. - www.mattdeegan.com

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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. - www.fastly.com

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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. - tbivision.com

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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. - www.theguardian.com

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Saturday 11 April 2020, AM

Freelancers hoping for furlough dealt a blow

Super-indies had started the process of re-hiring freelancers then furloughing them for government support but will now have to take a more stringent approach. Sunak originally said his emergency measures would reach around 95 of the self-employed community but a Film TV Charity survey last week found that three quarters of film and TV freelancers believe they will not receive support. - www.broadcastnow.co.uk

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Thursday 09 April 2020, AM

Government warned Commercial Radio stations could close – RadioToday

A number of commercial radio stations could close within months if help is not provided by the Government, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Commercial Radio has warned. The letters call for support measures including relief on high fixed transmission costs, an extension of current financial schemes to commercial broadcasters and a significantly enhanced investment by Government in radio advertising. - radiotoday.co.uk

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The Nadir of Local TV – adambowie.com

Every broadcast TV and radio station in the UK has to abide by Ofcom's Broadcast Code, which includes a full section on due impartiality and accuracy. For some reason London Live believed that by placing a caption at the start of the programme, and after each ad-break - basically disavowing the views therein - they were somehow fine. - www.adambowie.com

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Wednesday 08 April 2020, PM

Channel 4 Reveals Coronavirus Cost-Cutting Plan – Deadline

British commercial broadcaster Channel 4 has outlined an emergency cost-cutting plan in its bid to weather the unprecedented pandemic. In an all-staff conference call on Wednesday afternoon, Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon outlined measures to slash the broadcaster's 2020 content budget by 150M and find 95M of operational savings, including reviewing investments and cutting marketing spend. - deadline.com

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Best Set-top boxes 2020: the best boxes to sit beneath your TV

It used to be that a set-top box sat beneath your TV and fed you channels that you couldn't get from terrestrial TV. Now set-top boxes are getter smarter and evolving, offering more functionality, features and content in one neat and tidy box. Best sports BT TV. Best HDR Virgin V6. Best cheapest box TalkTalk TV. Sky Q The best set-top box for on-demand and live content. - www.trustedreviews.com

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Wednesday 08 April 2020, AM

RadioToday Roundtable April 2020

The radiated a program with broadcast bionics creators of The Bionic studio the smarter way to make radio hello I'm triggered and thank you for joining us for the April 2020 lockdown edition of radio today's roundtable podcast weird times to be sure but we're connected by the miracle of ipdtl so a…

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Tuesday 07 April 2020, PM

Keeping faith in the media

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 don't hear you the show belongs to it's listeners and not least Mr Ken winter a few weeks ago. He email me with a suggestion. I'm all he said could I promise you to make a program on the religious press and in Britain well, can't we thought that was…

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Tuesday 07 April 2020, AM

How false claims about 5G health risks spread into the mainstream

In recent weeks, baseless claims about risks associated with the next-generation mobile technology have gone mainstream. Tom Phillips, the editor of the factchecking organisation Full Fact, said it warned last summer about the growing prevalence of 5G health claims. - www.theguardian.com

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Edinburgh TV Festival goes online-only

This year's Edinburgh TV Festival is to go online-only after organisers cancelled the physical event due to the coronavirus pandemic - with freelancers offered free access. Other cultural events in the Scottish capital, including the flagship arts festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival, have already been cancelled. - www.broadcastnow.co.uk

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Monday 06 April 2020, PM

Samsung Lifestyle TVs to get eco packaging that can be used for pet houses and more

Samsung have announced that their Lifestyle TV lineup will now come with eco friendly packaging that can be reused. You can find out more information about this new packaging that Samsung will be using for their Lifestyle TVs at the link below. - www.geeky-gadgets.com

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Monday 06 April 2020, AM

The effect on radio consumption

Many radio companies are shouting about a jump in online radio listening. If online is up 25, then it means online radio listening is still 16 of all radio consumption. - james.crid.land

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Sunday 05 April 2020, PM

Channel 4 pays millions in bonuses amid coronavirus TV ad slump

Channel 4 has paid out millions in bonuses to bosses and staff while opening talks with the government about potentially tapping an emergency 75m credit facility as the coronavirus hammers the TV industry. The broadcaster said it was committed to making the bonus payments last month in its February payroll, which was when advertisers in travel-related sectors began to pull TV advertising as the coronavirus spread. At the beginning of March, ITV warned investors of a significant slump in TV ad spending due to the coronavirus. - www.theguardian.com

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Friday 03 April 2020, PM

05/04/2020 Radio 4 Feedback

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello who needs an audience any questions is perforce having to do with that one just that I'd compare the lack of an audience to sitting down for a gourmet meal and finding the delicious steak you've ordered has no seasoning perhaps half-cooked Chris Mason the push…

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