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Tuesday 11 June 2019, AM

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Monday 10 June 2019, PM

Up to 90% of Channel 4 staff expected to quit rather than move to Leeds

Channel 4's former chief executive, David Abraham, had previously warned that up to 80 of its workforce would quit if they were forced to move out of the capital. The creative hubs being opened by Channel 4 in Bristol and Glasgow will be home to up to 20 staff each. - link

TV Licences: Up to 3.7 million over-75s to pay licence fee

PA Up to 3.7 million pensioners who previously received a free TV licence will now have to pay for it. The elderly are by far the biggest consumers of the BBC's output, the average age of BBC TV's audience is now over 62, the question is how far younger licence fee payers should subsidise these older viewers. - link
Monday 10 June 2019, AM

BT Ponder TV Funding for UK Netflix Rival Britbox with BBC and ITV

Telecoms and broadband ISP BT is reportedly involved in talks that could see them provide millions of extra funding to support the UK launch of a new internet video streaming service, Britbox, which is backed by the BBC and ITV this is currently only available to consumers in the USA and Canada. On top of that the BBC and ITV have yet to agree their own terms for Britbox's UK launch, which has reportedly been complicated by the question of rights ownership and the BBC's plans to expand their iPlayer streaming service. - link
Friday 07 June 2019, PM

Competition: Join Us At Radiodays Europe's Podcast Day

Hello Media Potters Ollie man hit with a little offer just for you next Thursday we're gonna be recording at radiodays Europe podcast are the continents premier conference for the podcast industry and we have an exciting opportunity that you should take up. Yes, you could get free entry to podcast…

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Wednesday 05 June 2019, PM

Chernobyl: the story of TV's highest rated show

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, I'm Andrea catherwood, and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 for 21 last night was a big moment on the TV schedules ITV with showing its latest installment of up. It's reality show that Sarah turns once every seven years old late. I never on ITV2 it was…

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Wednesday 05 June 2019, AM

Media Masters - Debbie Ramsay

Media Masters with Paul Blanchard welcome to media Masters a series of one-to-one interviews with people at the top of the media game I was definitely not top of the midi again this week as technical problems with our audio equipment meant that the recording didn't quite metre usual high standard …

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The RadioToday Programme remembers John Myers

It's June 2019 and a star has gone soft as an easy chair. Hello. This is Stuart Clarkson with a special radio Today programme this week remembering John Myers John died suddenly last weekend after being taken ill on The Fairway of the 18th hole at Gleneagles his lost has been felt so deeply by his…

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Monday 03 June 2019, AM

Facebook and Twitter are growing into the mainstream | Media | The Guardian

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The FM Chip Delusion by James Cridland

In comparison to Australia, Canadians pay almost FIVE TIMES MORE for a monthly plan that gives a THIRD LESS DATA. Perhaps Canadian radio broadcasters sense an opportunity if FM chips are enabled. If the Canadian cellular networks aren't pressuring the likes of Google and Apple for FM chips to be enabled - and let me remind you again, they own the FM radio networks - that points to a bigger issue. - link
Friday 31 May 2019, AM

#115 - Kyle’s Cancelled, Evans’ Millions, Disney’s HULU - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Hello and welcome to the media podcast I'm only man on today's show press freedom and politics Jeremy Kyle's TV ex's and the Struggle for minority LED companies to win commission + how Chris Evans has 1 million but lost 8 and in the media quiz we play Top of the Pops see if I guess can identify th…

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Thursday 30 May 2019, AM

Ofcom - The UK VoD market - Current status and future developments

The emergence of Video-on-demand (VoD) services in the UK is fundamentally changing how consumers watch content. As the VoD market continues to grow, and new entrants compete for viewing time, the impact will be felt across the entire UK video landscape. This report looks at the present and future of the UK VoD market, and how it is likely to evolve. The report was commissioned by Ofcom, and all views reflected are Ampere’s own. link
Wednesday 29 May 2019, PM

Why seeing isn't believing

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, I'm Andrea catherwood, and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 millions of Americans have been fooled this we buy a fake video that makes the top US politician look like she's drunk when software at Norwich this to make people say and do things I've never…

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Media Masters - Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson

Media Masters with Paul Blanchard welcome to media Masters a series of one-to-one interviews with people at the top of the media game am here in New York and John by Andrew edgecliffe-johnson us business editor of the Financial Times in his 21 years with the ft on both sides of the Atlantic he is …

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Wednesday 29 May 2019, AM

CNN preparing to make cuts at London-based news operation

CNN is preparing to make substantial cuts to its London-based television news operation in a move that is likely to result in at least a dozen employees losing their jobs. Viewers of CNN International will see less material produced in London in the short term, with the total amount to be cut by 90 minutes a day. - link

BBC Sounds launch director Charlotte Lock moves on – RadioToday

Launch director of the BBC Sounds app, Charlotte Lock, is leaving the job nine months after being appointed. Charlotte currently lives in the North of England with her young family but says Sounds needs visible and hands-on leadership in London. - link

Brexitcast’s Chris Mason Adam Fleming

This is the radio Today programme youweekly look at what's going on in the radio industry. Hello. I'm Stuart Clarkson coming up on this edition forget brexitcast. It's keep can we hook up with podcast as Christmas and Adam Fleming to talk about BBC brexitcast also James cridland is here with his t…

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Friday 24 May 2019, PM

5G for TV: Mythical or Magical?

On Thursday 23rd May 2019, we took a closer look at the potential future of TV and radio delivery in our seminar '5G for TV Mythical or Magical'. Darko Ratkaj, a Senior Project Manager at the European Broadcasting Union, and Tomos Jones, a Senior Associate at CMS law firm were optimistic about 5G for TV but pointed out some obstacles that should be considered regarding the large-scale distribution and regulation of 5G TV. The seminar was closed with a QA panel in which all the guest presenters participated. - link
Wednesday 22 May 2019, PM

Spies, lies and videotape

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 spies lies and videotape as Europe go to the polls A-Class excellence candle with a 21st century twist has brought down austria's government a secret recording the vice-chancellor cutting a deal in an Ibiza Villa with the woman. He thought was the n…

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Media Masters - Jeremy Darroch

Media Masters with Paul Blanchard welcome to media Masters a series of one-to-one interviews with people at the top of the media game down here at the headquarters of Sky UK and John by the group chief executive Jeremy darroch of the last 25 years has held senior positions across a range of cons…

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Wednesday 22 May 2019, AM

RAJARs, Heart and Russ Williams

Thanks for choosing the radio Today programme your weekly. Look at what's going on in the radio industry. Hello, my name is Stuart Clarkson coming up on this week's episode royal. I will talk to you the q1 2019 Ranger figures and look at the new schedules just announced for heart. I'm a guest is R…

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Tuesday 21 May 2019, AM

Freesat hires head of product – TBI Vision

Free-to-air satellite TV provider Freesat has hired David Thomas as head of product. Thomas joins Freesat from fintech start-up Novastone Media, where he was also head of product, overseeing the strategic vision and development of a web, iOS and Android app as well as integrations with external public IM channels such as WhatsApp, WeChat and developing new features in machine learning, AI, chat bots and data leakage protection. - link
Sunday 19 May 2019, PM

The DTG responds to Lords' PSB inquiry

Submission to the House of Lords Communications Committee inquiry into public service broadcasting in the age of video on demand. In considering the future of public service broadcasting in the context of an increasingly internet-based future, two of the key PSB characteristics to which we referred in our last answer - that all PSB services must be both universally available throughout the UK and free for consumers to access - would need to be preserved. - link
Saturday 18 May 2019, PM

Deeper problems than Jeremy Kyle are making ITV a turn-off for investors

As ITV became embroiled in the scandal over the death of a Jeremy Kyle Show participant last week, its top brass moved quickly to purchase 200,000 of stock in the troubled broadcaster. The move by chief executive Carolyn McCall, chairman Sir Peter Bazalgette and finance chief Chris Kennedy came as ITV faces a battle to regain the faith of investors after shares fell to a six-year low. - link

Media Business Podcast #5: Screen International Podcast At The Cannes Film Festival 2019

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the media business podcast I'm at mueller theatre screen international and this week. We're at the Cannes Film Festival this year marks the 72nd running of the world's most prestigious film competition which brings together the top movers and shakers of w…

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Thursday 16 May 2019, AM

RAJAR Q1/2019 – Evans, Consolidation and Digital Growth – Matt Deegan Writes

The consolidation of commercial radio into, effectively, two radio groups - and their brand strategies to take on each other and the BBC. Now, the results of this quarter can't answer all those questions, but it can start to tell us a little about the future. Whilst the re-booted Virgin Radio's been around for three years, the arrival of Evans is close to a re-launch for the station. - link

RAJAR Q1 2019: Milestones reached for DAB and digital radio – RadioToday

Digital listening has reached a new record share of 56.4, up from 50.9 in Q1 2018, according to RAJAR Q1 2019 data released today. In the workplace, DAB listening grew by 14.5 million hours or 26. The first quarter of 2019 saw a number of exciting digital station developments including a brand new schedule for BBC 6 Music the launch of Chris Evans' breakfast show on Virgin Radio and new national stations, including Virgin Radio Anthems, Virgin Radio Chilled, and Greatest Hits Radio. - link
Wednesday 15 May 2019, PM

The Story of Netflix with Ted Sarandos

BBC sounds music radio podcast the media show from BBC Radio 4 we've just the one yesterday, but it's a big one that surround us is possibly the most influential figure in film and television because he is the chief content officer at Netflix and that makes him the man in charge of the reported 15…

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Jeremy Kyle Show suspension adds to ITV woes

ITV has suspended production of the popular daytime television programme The Jeremy Kyle Show and launched an internal review following the death of a participant. Data from Thinkbox, the trade body for commercial broadcasters, showed no episode of The Jeremy Kyle Show among ITV's top 50 programmes by viewers for the week to May 5. - link

MPs launch inquiry following deaths of Jeremy Kyle and Love Island guests

ITV's treatment of reality show contestants will be scrutinised by parliament following the death of former guests on The Jeremy Kyle Show and Love Island, a decision that could have major commercial implications for the broadcaster. Although the inquiry will look at the entire reality TV industry, ITV will be under particular scrutiny as the committee decided to set up the inquiry in response to the death last week of the Jeremy Kyle guest Steve Dymond, which prompted the cancellation of the long-running daytime chat show. - link

Media Masters - Mark Borkowski

Media Masters with Paul Blanchard welcome to media Masters a series of one-to-one interviews of people at the top of the media game down John by markovski PR industry Legend he began his career as a theatre publicist at 19 and soon became known as the go-to expert for publicity stunts he started…

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Wednesday 15 May 2019, AM

ITV axes Jeremy Kyle Show

ITV has cancelled The Jeremy Kyle Show following the death of a participant a week after filming an episode of the daily show. Produced by ITV Studios from Salford's Media City, The Jeremy Kyle Show has aired since 2005 and averaged an audience of 1 million viewers over the past year. - link

Radio Festival Tuning In Conference

This is the radio Today programme your weekly look at what's going on in the radio industry. Hello. I'm Stuart Clarkson coming up on this episode where at radio festival 2019 hear from Sobibor Greg James anime hotel Elysian Anna Foster BBC Radio boss James Purnell and a minister responsible for ou…

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Tuesday 14 May 2019, PM

Future of UK radio to be decided in 2020: here's how to get ready for what comes next – Which? News

Currently, 52 of radio listening is done digitally, according to radio analysis firm RAJAR. The digital share is dominated by DAB radios, followed by online and app listening and radio channels on digital TVs. The 50 threshold of digital listening - one of the tipping points for the government to start looking into a possible switchover - was reached last year. A radio with DAB means you won't lose any radio stations if and when your local DAB radio stations switch over to DAB. - link
Tuesday 14 May 2019, AM

BBC Sounds forging 'public service algorithm'

Conversations with commercial radio stations and non-BBC podcasts to place them on Sounds are ongoing, Purnell said. Reflecting on his career, former Labour culture secretary Purnell revealed he had been on the verge of launching an indie with Ackley Bridge executive director Penny Woolcock before BBC director general Tony Hall offered him the director of radio role in 2016.. - link
Monday 13 May 2019, AM

Gather round, friends. Listen close. It's time to list the five biggest lies about 5G The Register

So let's just jump into the five biggest lies about 5G. 1. It's bollocks how can there be a race when any country or company will, soon enough, be able to buy the equipment needed at any time and install it wherever and whenever they want It's an open market and 5G is an evolving standard. - link

RAJAR Midas: UK's younger listeners driving the digital audio shift in on-demand and podcasts – RAIN News

The results showed a wide disparity in audio habits based on age, with the younger generations largely driving the growth in on-demand music and podcasts. Podcasts secured a weekly reach of 14. A breakdown by age showed that the dominance of radio is being driven by older listeners, while the younger generations are favoring on-demand music and, to a lesser degree, podcasts. - link
Friday 10 May 2019, PM

TBI Weekly: Is Netflix killing off nuanced drama? – TBI Vision

As Netflix UK goes in search of 'hooky' dramas for their platform, TBI asks whether nuanced scripted offerings are an endangered offering in the new TV landscape. I thought at one point that seeing Sky drama boss Anne Mensah heading over to Netflix to carve out a UK drama strategy might see the likes of a Save Me emerging from the streamer. - link

#114 - Guardian bounces back; Danny Baker gets the sack - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Hello and welcome to the media podcast I'm only man on today's show what the Guardians slide into profit mean for the paywall how Indies in Leeds can capitalise on the new accelerator program and what is going on with Danny Baker + could negative coverage of sensitive issues to newsrooms into host…

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Freeview joins YouTube as headline sponsor for Edinburgh TV Festival – TBI Vision

Freeview has joined YouTube as joint headline sponsor of August's Edinburgh TV Festival. Freeview and YouTube will also work with festival organisers to advise on new trends within the industry, with a focus on distribution and targeting the youth demographic. - link
Thursday 09 May 2019, AM

ITV banking on targeted programmable advertising after tough Q1 – TBI Vision

The UK commercial broadcaster's revenues were down 4 to 743m, with modest growth from ITV Studios and 22 growth in video-on-demand revenues offset by an overall decline in spot advertising impacted by the timing of Easter and the uncertain UK political environment. Broadcast and online revenues were down 7 and ITV total advertising was also down 7. ITV advertising revenue is expected to be down 6 for the first half of the year. - link

Many 4KTV Owners Don't Use Advanced Content Features 05/08/2019

Although technology advancements and consumer functions for TV sets keep improving, many consumers don't use many of those capabilities - especially with 4KTV sets. Nearly 80 of those with a smart TV set have streamed TV content on connected TV platforms. - link
Wednesday 08 May 2019, PM

How to win followers and influence people

BBC sounds music radio podcast the media show from BBC Radio 4 what is influence and how is the internet updated it who betrays you want to buy what holidays to take even what politicians to vote for Rupert Murdoch used to do plenty of the latter well now his British subsidiary is betting that the…

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Wednesday 08 May 2019, AM

Media Masters - Tyler Brûlé

Media Masters with Paul Blanchard welcome to media Masters a series of one-to-one interviews with people at the top of the media game Channel X column on international travel and design trends in 1996 he founded influential Design magazine wallpaper which was sold to Time Warner just a year later …

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BJTC’s Jon Godel and Radio Festival preview

This is the radio Today programme youweekly look at what's going on in the radio industry. Hello, my name is Stuart Clarkson coming up on this episode will preview this year's radio festival with festival director Nick Pitts will talk all things radio journalism with the CEO of the broadcast journ…

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CBS-AMC content added to Freesat

Catch up content from Horror Channel, CBS Reality, CBS Justice and CBS Drama is being added to Freesat. In recent months the AMC Networks International and CBS Studios International JV has debuted catch-up services on YouView and Freeview Play. - link

Labour attempts to stop Tories jeopardising over-75s' free TV licences

Labour will try to force a vote on Wednesday to urge the government to protect free TV licences for the over-75s. The shadow culture secretary, Tom Watson, will use an opposition day debate in the House of Commons to seek to put pressure on the government over the issue. The former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown, who introduced the free licences policy, has urged the government to keep funding it. - link
Wednesday 01 May 2019, PM

Amount of UK broadband homes likely to cut the cord doubles in three years

In its IoT in the UK - Entertainment Products and Services report, Parks noted that the number of over-the-top options available and adoption of OTT services in the UK today are similar to US figures in 2015. Freeview, online video, and premium pay-TV are the leading video sources for UK broadband households and the analyst found that the intent to cancel was higher among households that watch online video services. - link

Interrogating the producer of Line of Duty

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, I'm Andrea catherwood, and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4. What do you think is the best way to leak top secret to a journalist without getting caught I asked because there is a mole Hunt underway in Whitehall at the moment to find out who's been lea…

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2018 TV prices reach their lowest point ever – Which? News

It's part of the high-end QLED range, which means it has some of the best TV tech Samsung has ever made. 669 is still far from cheap and the best way to find out if this TV is worth it is to read our expert Samsung QE49Q6FN review. - link
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