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Wednesday 29 June 2022, AM

Relicensing of the Channel 3 and Channel 5 licences

The report gives our opinion on the ability of the Channel 3 and Channel 5 licensees to contribute to the fulfilment of the purposes of public service broadcasting, at a commercially sustainable cost, over the next ten-year licence period. Channel 3 and Channel 5 are an important part of the PSB system, alongside the BBC, Channel 4 and S4C. Each of the public service broadcasters plays a unique role in ensuring that the system has something for everyone, so that together they can meet the needs and interests of as many different audiences as possible. - link
Wednesday 22 June 2022, PM

Another Warning for the BBC

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 the media regulator Ofcom released a review of how the BBC operates there's an awful lot in it and I've gone focused on three areas how the BBC deals with complaints Howard approaches impartiality who decides which servi…

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Wednesday 22 June 2022, AM

BBC must transform the way it serves audiences, Ofcom warns

The BBC must be much more open and clear with audiences about how it handles their complaints, responds to concerns and meets viewers' and listeners' needs, Ofcom warns today. BBC iPlayer, BBC Sounds, the BBC website and other online services have become increasingly important for reaching audiences. - link
Monday 20 June 2022, PM

Channel 4 subtitles outage breached licence, Ofcom rules

Channel 4 breached the conditions of its broadcast licence by failing to provide enough subtitled programming to some viewers in autumn 2021 after a sonic boom destroyed equipment used to broadcast its programmes, the media watchdog has found. An investigation by the media regulator Ofcom concluded that Channel 4, which is under threat of privatisation, breached its licence conditions when a fire alarm caused the sonic boom to damage computer servers. - link
Wednesday 15 June 2022, PM

Carole Cadwalladr v Arron Banks: a victory for press freedom?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello on the show today we're talking to and Dan TV reporter who is now having to cover her face after a taleban leader class month we're going to learn how the climate for journalism in Afghanistan is changing in the month…

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Wednesday 08 June 2022, PM

GB News: One Year On

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 at 8 p.m. On June 13th last year GB news launched. It promise to disrupt to hear people places and issues that other media outlets weren't paying attention to the first shown here that June night Andrew Neil's were the b…

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Wednesday 01 June 2022, PM

Reporting on the Royals

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello this we are talking to Dan Walker he makes his move from BBC Breakfast TV to Channel 5 drivetime use what made him go and as the big broadcasters Gear up for the Jubilee celebrations will be finding out like to cover the royal family with the B…

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Thursday 26 May 2022, PM

Tim Davie's full speech to BBC staff on a digital-first future – RadioToday

Here's the full speech delivered by BBC Director General Tim Davie on a digital-first BBC. We've highlighted some radio-relevant parts in bold. The World Service is critical to the BBC, and its growing digital reach means bigger impact with audiences, more brand value for the BBC and the UK, and bigger opportunities for commercial growth. - link

BBC to close CBBC BBC Four as ‘digital first agenda set out – TBI Vision

News of the job cuts was mooted earlier this week, while the closure of CBBC - whose output includes Operation Ouch, Horrible Histories and Wolf Blood - and BBC Four, whose former chief Cassian Harrison departed for commercial arm BBC Studios 2020, had been rumoured. Detailed plans and budgets will be set out in the BBC's reports, namely its 'annual plan' and 'annual reports and accounts'. - link
Wednesday 25 May 2022, PM

Partygate - is the story over?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello and welcome Welsh report is out and she details what went on and Downing Street during the pandemic. We know the staff broke covid rules with the approval of their bosses 2 grey also details excess drinking one person be…

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Tuesday 24 May 2022, PM

BBC boss Tim Davie ‘open-minded' about demise of licence fee funding – TBI Vision

Davie, who led commercial arm BBC Studios for almost a decade before taking the top job at the BBC in 2020, has been more open than some of his predecessors about alternative ways to fund the organisation. In his first speech as director general of the BBC two years ago, Davie pointed out that BBCS would be central to the domestic broadcaster's future as questions of funding and value for money circled, something that seems only to be increasing since his arrival when those same questions were posed. - link
Monday 23 May 2022, PM

Arqiva inspects 48 transmitter sites following Bilsdale fire incident – RadioToday

Investigations are ongoing following the fire at the radio and television transmitter at Bilsdale in August 2021. Arqiva has carried out inspections of 48 key transmitter sites around the UK to check for any issues as a result of the incident. - link
Monday 23 May 2022, AM

Goodbye to the age of rage: why Piers Morgan's outrage journalism is flopping

Thanks partly to an anarchic, amateurish spirit that seems truer to its Brexity values than the slickness of Murdoch's new offering, GB News might just about endure though its ratings are not exactly mass-market, they seem significantly higher than Talk TV's, and the channel exerts a much bigger influence through the clips it endlessly circulates online. Its polar opposite is exemplified by the insane levels of attention paid by orthodox news outlets to such people as Farage and Laurence Fox, and the comically mouthy pundits - from both left and right - who endlessly appear on TV news channels, and aim to sooner or later make it on to BBC One's Question Time. - link
Friday 20 May 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts 3-months into the Russian offensive against Ukraine we talk to Jonathan Beale the BBC correspondent, I've had a mistake he and many others have made. I think everybody got that wrong pretty much including Western intelligence including Minister's I spoken to and incl…

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Wednesday 18 May 2022, PM

Wagatha Christie and celebrity journalism

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 Micklethwaite the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg New podcast That charts the history of reality TV with one of the Host Pandora Sykes and wagatha, Christie how can we not talk about it? We got a key player in the whole drama Simon Boyle is the executiv…

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Friday 13 May 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello when you think of the BBC Proms what sort of music do you expect to be plane that probably not this is not Sir Henry turning now in his grave with a prom entirely filled with video music. Gaming music at the Proms I'll be asking it's director Alan Davie why an…

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Wednesday 11 May 2022, PM

Zero-rated? The rise and rise of TV that absolutely no one is watching

The UK analysis firm Digital TV Research this year predicted that 1.4m British households will bail on their pay TV subscriptions by 2027, possibly because we will have figured out that we're paying through the nose to not watch 99 of what is on our TVs.Just dig through your EPG and you'll see. If people aren't watching talkTV, they also aren't watching hundreds of other shows. - link

What next for Channel 4?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello welcome to the show welcome to the headquarters of Channel 4 in central London near here because as Channel 4 approaches its 40th birthday at Faces one of the most pivotal moments in its History Channel 4 is funded…

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Friday 06 May 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, he is undoubtedly one of the greatest songwriters of our times indeed. He's won the Nobel Prize The Times They Are a-Changin one of his vs. Has just been censored by the BBC I was intrigued to this evening when Radio 6 Music broadcast a modified version of hur…

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Thursday 05 May 2022, PM

Channel 4 offers to sell London HQ under alternative plan to privatisation

Channel 4 research estimates that government plans to scrap its unique publisher/broadcaster model, in which programme rights revert to makers allowing them to commercially exploit them after they air, could cost 4,000 jobs and hundreds of millions annually for production companies. On Thursday Mahon ruled herself out of any potential involvement, stating that the future of Channel 4 would lie with the government and UK Government Investments, which oversees the state's ownership of the broadcaster. - link
Wednesday 04 May 2022, PM

Reporting on the abuse of power

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 stories about and how it can be abused the first of the Tale of an MP caught looking at pool in the House of Commons and what it might tell us about the culture of political reporting at Westminster the other is this 17 my age. That's the joint BBC G…

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Tuesday 03 May 2022, AM

EPG Accessibility Annual report on improvements to the accessibility of Electronic Programme Guides

Electronic Programme Guides Ofcom's powers in relation to EPGs 2.4 The EPG Code sets out the practices to be followed by EPG providers to secure that people with visual impairments can use EPGs in the same way that people without such disabilities use them. 11 More needs to be done to make people aware of where EPGs are accessible and where they are not 3.12 Paragraph 24 of the EPG Code states that EPG providers should offer information for people with disabilities on how to use the EPG and the access services accompanying the programmes. - link
Friday 29 April 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts, why did so many in the brain do we really know what's going on in put his mind in his Radio 4 Series Jonny dymond tried to fill in the gaps in our understanding. Did he sexy it does look at present largely, Western perspective but explains much about the man and his…

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Wednesday 27 April 2022, PM

Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 this week about 3 grand plans first of all does Elon Musk so that people have the bus the the reality and the perception that they are able to speak freely within the bounds of the law he said that he asked that is offer…

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Tory MPs attack plans to privatise Channel 4

Conservative MPs have queued up to criticise plans to privatise Channel 4, raising doubts over whether the government has the parliamentary support required to sell the channel. Many MPs said the government was misguided in its belief that Channel 4 needed to compete with the likes of Netflix, especially given the streaming service has recently seen a fall in its subscriber numbers and was heavily indebted. - link

BBC to cut number of programmes it makes, says director general

The BBC will cut the number of programmes it makes and consider turning more television and radio stations into archive services, according to the corporation's director general. Tim Davie is preparing to announce deep cuts to BBC output in the coming weeks, with staff nervously wondering whether their programmes or channels will be axed. - link
Friday 22 April 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts almost 40000 questions over 75 years is there any shughart question time hasn't discussed perhaps? This is why isn't gqt leading the way. I'm just waiting all gardeners to garden for wildlife in feedback this week. How many others to gqt main presenter Kathy Clugston…

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Wednesday 20 April 2022, PM

Piers Morgan Returns

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 Piers Morgan is the signing of Rupert Murdoch's Talk TV which launches on the 25th of April that's not all his new show is also being streamed on BoxNation in the US and broadcast on Sky News Australia plus there's a col…

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Friday 15 April 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts the media coverage of the war in Ukraine is intensive Some Might Say unrelenting extra does the BBC latest podcast have to offer one way is keeping it real face with no idea about being caught up in a wall and I'm sure it's factual but very one-sided in feedback this…

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Wednesday 13 April 2022, PM

Translating the French election

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 play somewhere you can't fail to notice the real that's blown up over the government's proposed privatisation of Channel 4 we're going to get the latest on where we are up to with any change of ownership and we're looking across the the French electi…

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Wednesday 06 April 2022, PM

Ira Glass, Godfather of Sound

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello, have you listen to a podcast series recently or tuned into a Radio 4 Series like intrigue tunnel 29 or this coming storm in so many ways they owe a huge debt to our guests today. I'm a glass is the behind this American Life the first journalis…

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Tuesday 05 April 2022, AM

Is Talent In Control? – Matt Deegan Writes

The BBC's inflexibility to create easily manageable ways for talent to profit from their shows makes it hard for them to stick around. The more competitive nature of today's audio sector makes what was a somewhat staid world into more of a replica of television, where format-owners, be they talent or production companies, move shows network to network. - link
Friday 01 April 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts the conversation surrounding sex and gender has become a mindfield for broadcasters did Frank Roche presenter step on one. I've only shouting minority persistently attacks miss Rowling and misrepresents of use your present as I'm justifiably added fuel to this misrep…

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Friday 01 April 2022, AM

Why is TV signal down in Hove?

Viewers with these services, who also watch free to view TV through an aerial, can receive a free Restore TV filter. Any viewers who experience new interference to free to view TV should contact Restore TV on 0808 13 13 800. - link
Thursday 31 March 2022, PM

Michael Grade the cultural warrior goes peacenik before MPs

Dorries might soon be shedding a few more tears because, on the basis of his performance at the pre-appointment session of the culture select committee, Grade might not be the culture warrior she had hoped. So why had Grade chosen to apply for the job, asked the committee chair, Julian Knight. - link

BBC faces $375m budget cut by 2027, as licence fee decision bites – TBI Vision

BBC Studios is increasingly being seen as one way to offset falling licence fee payments, with exports hitting 800m in 2021/22. The broadcaster, led by former BBCS CEO Tim Davie, pointed to upcoming highlights such as Frozen Planet II and Conversations With Friends, adding that it continues to play a vital role in representing the country to viewers. - link
Wednesday 30 March 2022, PM

Ukraine's lessons for the media

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 The maybe peace talks between Ukraine and Russia at the moment, but this war very much continues as it reaches into it's second month we want to explore how international and local coverage has differed and would evidenc…

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Monday 28 March 2022, PM

'Some of our greatest fans were pub landlords'

Newsround's success proves that children are interested in the world around them, especially if it's explained in ways they can grasp. My four-year presence on Newsround in the 1970s was important for another reason - I was the first female British Asian reporter on a nationwide news programme. - link
Friday 25 March 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts the first casualty of War is truth into the Russian invasion of Ukraine the truth from the lies, so blatantly told by the Russian president and his army of propaganda. I was so horrified by his words but know that this is exactly my TV on our screens in feedback this…

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Thursday 24 March 2022, PM

Michael Grade's Ofcom appointment seals long career in broadcasting

Michael Grade, the Tory peer who has been put forward as the government's choice to chair the broadcasting regulator Ofcom, is one of the most familiar behind-the-scenes figures in British TV.Lord Grade was born into a royal family of UK showbusiness. His father, Leslie, was an agent who booked stars such as Bob Hope, his uncle Lew was one of the founders of ITV and his uncle Bernard - a Delfont - was a theatre mogul and one-time boss of the record business EMI.Once known for his red braces and fat cigars, the 79-year-old's appointment as Ofcom chair follows a long stint of top broadcasting roles in a career spanning four decades. - link
Wednesday 23 March 2022, PM

Netflix's Hollywood Ambition

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello this week in Los Angeles for the 94th Academy Awards which take place on Sunday I'm standing on the terrace of a Netflix office in the heart of Hollywood that iconic white painted Hollywood sign lumi out of the hills behind me or at Netflix bec…

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Monday 21 March 2022, AM

UKTV s W preps Alex Jones Rochelle Humes shows as channel goes FTA TBI Vision

BBC Studios-owned multichannel service UKTV is taking its female-skewing entertainment channel W free-to-air and making it available on its DTC VOD service UKTV Play from next week. In a move that was first reported last month, W will go FTA and will launch on 28 March in Freeview slot 25 in the UK. Viewers will gain access to a range of free shows, including the upcoming Alex Jones Making Babies, Rochelle Humes Interior Designer in the Making, Nurses on the Ward and Dating With My Mates. - link
Friday 18 March 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello are there some things so dreadful that Saturday is redundancy indeed offence Ukraine for example the use this trade for situation which is slaughtering innocent people and threatening world peace as part of the comedy sketch that sketch was on the Now Show and …

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Wednesday 16 March 2022, PM

Why are Russian oligarchs only now in the press spotlight?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 race to sanction associates of radomir Putin the British Media is turning its attention to the role Russian oligarch have played in public Life this week in addition of Panorama about the source of Roman Abramovich is wealth at the weekend the Sunday…

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Tuesday 15 March 2022, AM

Big Tech Always Fails at Doing Radio - Matt Deegan Writes

Every time they launch these types of services they fail to hire one of the many bright people from the radio sector who could actually explain the appeal of radio - and even perhaps suggest how it could help make these services work. What won't work is assuming how you and your colleagues consume radio, and the fact you've heard a load of radio shows over your lifetime sets you up to be able to re-invent the medium. - link
Monday 14 March 2022, PM

State of the Nation 2022: Industry Survey

The State of the Nation is the DTG's annual data-driven analysis of the digital TV industry. Your responses, along with those of more than 2,000 consumers across all TV viewing demographics, will set the benchmarks, set the trends and set the direction of future innovation, technologies and policy. - link
Monday 14 March 2022, AM

proposals to increase available spectrum and simplify our approach to licensing

We intend to make more efficient use of limited coverage spectrum to increase the overall spectrum resource available for restricted radio services. We also want to simplify our licensing approach for restricted services and to make the application process more straightforward. - link
Friday 11 March 2022, AM

Digital Radio UK industry body to be merged into Radioplayer – RadioToday

The move follows the Government Industry Digital Radio and Audio Review and will see Digital Radio UK CEO Ford Ennals leave the organisation. We'd like to personally thank Ford Ennals and all the team at Digital Radio UK for all their extremely hard work at pushing digital radio. - link
Thursday 10 March 2022, PM

Bucking the trend: Debunking digital radio's biggest myths – RadioToday

DAB is the most listened to digital platform, with 42 of all digital radio listening and 53 of all in-car listening. The government has signalled its support for digital radio with the recent DCMS Digital Radio and Audio Review. - link
Wednesday 09 March 2022, PM

A News Cold War

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello and welcome this week, we're going to focus on the war in Ukraine again, but this time as told in Russia where in fact the media is banned from calling this award the Special Operation is Putin's phrase noise is working …

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