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Tuesday 12 January 2021, AM

Covid: Eyesight risk warning from lockdown screen time

The College of Optometrists said its members should continue to provide eye care under lockdown for people who experience any eyesight changes or problems. In the most extreme cases, the Royal National Institute of Blind People said it feared some people were at risk of losing their sight because of a fear of attending hospital during the coronavirus pandemic. - link

LG's 2021 TV lineup includes its brightest OLED ever

LG says the Evo panel found in its new G1 series - succeeding 2020's GX lineup - can crank higher than any of its previous OLED TVs for improved luminosity and HDR. LG likens this achievement to past OLED milestones like 4K HDR and the introduction of 8K. The G1 series will come in 77-, 65-, and 55-inch sizes. Last year, LG's CX OLED was picked by many as the best TV for next-gen consoles like the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. - link
Monday 11 January 2021, PM

4K TV Box Software Update: Dec 2020

If you're a Prime member, simply head to the On Demand section of our 4K TV box and login to your Amazon account to start streaming your favourite TV shows and movies. Our next generation 4K TV Boxes are the smarter way to enjoy a subscription-free satellite TV experience, with over 170 channels - including more than 20 in HD. View our 4K TV Box range now. - link

2021 predictions: What to expect from broadcasters and streamers

We expect that the installed base of media streamers will increase worldwide to nearly 300 million by 2024. In April 2020, linear TV viewing was up 14 year on year, while SVOD consumption rose by 92. One major hurdle broadcasters had to overcome was Covid's impact in limiting the flow of content and the consequential rise in production costs, with highinsurance premiums adding significantly to costs. - link

TV Logos Viewers Don't Understand -

Far be it for me to suggest that some elements of TV production deliberately obfuscate information, but here are three things that appear daily on UK TV, but which many - perhaps most - viewers simply don't understand. Broadcasters like the BBC, ITV and Sky have quite strict limits on what can and can't appear in credits, with the Albert logo being one of the few images to make it through beyond TV production company logos. - link
Wednesday 06 January 2021, PM

How video games became the lockdown playground

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts all across the UK and screens are the only route to teachers and friends are children now have and it's the same process using it, but something has received a major boost during the pandemic is the popularity of video games you can play together online. I've got th…

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Tuesday 05 January 2021, PM

TV licence fee: Boris Johnson ditches plan to decriminalise non-payment

Boris Johnson is preparing to shelve plans to decriminalise non-payment of the BBC licence fee, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. Ministers have delayed a decision to end the prosecution and imprisonment of people who do not pay the licence fee until at least 2022, it is understood, amid concerns it could create an even harsher system in which bailiffs pursue elderly people and poor families for unpaid debts. - link

BBC to expand educational shows in response to UK Covid lockdown

A significant expansion of BBC educational programming for children is to be launched in response to the latest UK lockdowns and school closures that are expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Programming will include BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as Our School and Celebrity Supply Teacher and older programming such as Horrible Histories, Art Ninja and Operation Ouch. - link

UK breaks broadband record with 50,000 Petabyte 2020 – Digital TV Europe

Broadband usage in the UK more than doubled in 2020 to 50,000 Petabytes, according to Openreach. The daily record for broadband use was broken 15 times during the year, with the average Openreach-connected property using around 9GB per day and around 3,000GB across the year. - link
Wednesday 30 December 2020, PM

Jane Tranter, super-producer

Hello all our guests on the media show this year has been the biggest and the brightest in the business, but for this last show of 2020 I have genuinely served you one of the very next today. We have these super producer and yes, that is a word behind some of the most celebrated shows on TV his Da…

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Tuesday 29 December 2020, AM

Thoughts on Audio in 2021 – Matt Deegan Writes

In the audio sector there's four elements that I tend think about - heritage broadcast radio, digital linear channels, music services and podcasts. Apple Music's re-launch of Beats 1 as a suite of linear radio stations and Spotify's introduction of music shows is their attempt to take on the reach and revenue of traditional radio. - link
Monday 28 December 2020, AM

We must work harder to separate fact from fiction, says Tim Davie

The problem posed by disinformation online is increasingly serious, the BBC's director general has said. Davie said it was important to keep up the fight against disinformation online as vaccines for coronavirus began to be administered. - link
Thursday 24 December 2020, PM

Sky Arts Freeview channel adds The Wiz!, Cats, Funny Girl and Swan Lake to festive programming | WhatsOnStage

Sky Arts continues to deliver the musical goods this Christmas through its three-month-old Freeview channel. An assortment of new shows have been added to the service's listings for the coming week, adding to the previously revealed series of classic stage shows being presented on the service. - link
Wednesday 23 December 2020, PM

Johnny Depp and the libel trial of the century

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello now on we like to look at every bit of a vast Media ecosystem, every little called that keeps the big wheels turning and today we're going to celebrate a role that is really celebrated. These are the guys working day to make Media happen or no…

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Tuesday 22 December 2020, AM

Small-scale multiplex applications and awards

This page provides a copy of any small-scale radio multiplex licence application which has been submitted to Ofcom. This type of licence is awarded in a competitive process, in which applications are judged against specific statutory criteria. - link
Friday 18 December 2020, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, it's Christmas Eve the light is bigger outside and The Gloom descends means that we can't have all our loved ones around us and we can't sing Carol's together in church or attend Christmas concerts King's College chapel in Bridge strangely empty. There's no c…

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#147 - The Audio Adventures of Harry Meghan

Love This podcast support this show through the a car support a feature. It's up to you. How much you give and there's no regular commitment just hit the link in the show description to support now. Hello and welcome to the media podcast I'm only man for the future of broadcasting is Ofcom announc…

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Thursday 17 December 2020, PM

It's finally here, Prime Video arrives on Freesat...

Prime Video has officially launched on our 4K TV Boxes and we couldn’t be more excited! Discover thousands of titles to watch now and bookmark this page for all the latest shows and movies coming to the streaming platform soon. If you’re a Prime member, simply head to the On Demand section of our 4K TV box and login to your Amazon account to start streaming your favourite TV shows and movies. Not a Prime member yet? Simply open the app and follow the instructions to sign up and enjoy a 30 day free trail and you’ll be able to watch all these shows and more this festive season! . - link
Wednesday 16 December 2020, PM

Who's winning in sports media?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello and welcome to the media Show podcast this week in the world sports medium and if you are massive spots around the country in lockdown to cause this year has been all about the armchair rather than the stands hasn't it lets me I guess and there's a very good c…

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Wednesday 16 December 2020, AM

Dee Ford

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionic creators of The Bionic studio the smarter way to make radio turn up this week, what a year and as it draws to a close. We got one of the big bosses from Bower to tell us how 2020 has been for them default is on the podcast later will find out what's…

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Friday 11 December 2020, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello another broadcaster, Queen is about to abdicate and there a widespread cries of dismay replaceable that she comes close funny iconoclastic personality someone as a friend about does Alison speak of course it's the Legend from Liverpool day and Jane Garvey who'…

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Wednesday 09 December 2020, PM

British TV and the threat from tech

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello this week off Media regulator put out a pretty start warning traditional UK broadcasting is at risk without radical shake-up, but at risk of what and what kind of shake-up are they talking already this year of Commons given the go-ahead to two…

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Wednesday 09 December 2020, AM

Victoria Derbyshire, JACK expands ROAR

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionic created of the bionic studio the smarter way to make radio hello, we're back. I'm Stuart Clarkson and on this edition of the radio Today programme will talk I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and the radio people in it with Victoria Derbyshire one o…

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Tuesday 08 December 2020, PM

BBC Scraps TV Channel Controller Roles In Streaming-First Restructure - Deadline

The BBC has confirmed what has been UK industry gossip for months That it is scrapping TV channel controller roles after decades in favor of a model placing greater emphasis on streaming-first commissioning. Elsewhere, iPlayer controller Dan McGolpin will move into the new role of director of iPlayer and channels, overseeing a team that includes the portfolio editors of BBC One, BBC Two, and BBC Four. - link
Tuesday 08 December 2020, AM

Ofcom proposes radical shakeup of UK broadcasting

In a report on how public service broadcasting should adapt to the age of online viewing and Smart TVs, Ofcom also suggested the rules governing the public service remit for broadcasters including the BBC should be radically overhauled, potentially allowing them to fulfil their obligations online instead of through traditional channels. If its suggestions are implemented, they would represent the most radical change in the rules governing broadcasting in the UK since streaming services began to challenge traditional outlets. - link
Monday 07 December 2020, PM

ITV breached Ofcom competition rules over postal votes

ITV breached broadcasting rules with several of its viewer competitions, media watchdog Ofcom has ruled. ITV reviewed every broadcast competition it had conducted since 2014 after it discovered there had been an issue. - link
Friday 04 December 2020, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello conspiracy theories of flooding the internet and some involved this corporation. Why is the BBC persisting is fantasy of the white Helmets everyone knows of these guys were funded by the UK to discredit Assad in Syria in her Radio 4 series about the Syrian aid…

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#146 - TV News Wars, Prison Radio success, Is Strictly Thrifty?

Love This podcast support this show through the a car support a feature. It's up to you. How much you give and there's no regular commitment just hit the link in the show description to support now. Hello and welcome to the media podcast. I'm only man takes on Facebook and pay day for UK music pub…

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Thursday 03 December 2020, AM

Ofcom receives 45 applications for Small Scale DAB - RadioToday

There are 45 applications for the 25 areas in Round 1 of the Small Scale DAB bidding process. All areas have received at least one application, whilst Leeds attracts five, Bradford attracts four and there are three bids each for South Birmingham, Sheffield and Rotherham, and Dudley and Stourbridge. - link
Wednesday 02 December 2020, PM

Reporting the vaccine

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello and welcome to the media Show podcast great news today has been approved in the UK it means biggest vaccination driving history now begins. What role do the media play in making that happen newspapers campaign for readers to get vaccinated and friendly the mos…

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Wednesday 02 December 2020, AM

Arqiva pulls out of Freeview

Arqiva will stand down from Digital UK and DTV Services Ltd., the marketing body for Freeview in March 2021, but will continue to provide infrastructure and transmission services to the UK's DTT services. Freeview launched in October 2002, Freeview Play made its debut in 2015. - link
Friday 27 November 2020, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, I thought is Boris Johnson lost for words. We just had the spectacle of the prime minister appearing on a screen above the chamber answering questions that way and of course the link when we're just checking the same Prime Minister we lost your answer. Have y…

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Thursday 26 November 2020, PM

BBC Radio Bradford service to launch in December - RadioToday

BBC Radio Bradford will launch next month as the area enters tier 3 in the Government's new post-Lockdown system. In an email to staff on Thursday, Head of Audio and Digital Chris Burns says new funding has been made available to run BBC Radio Bradford, so staff at Radio Leeds won't be required to take on extra work. - link

Channel 4 to focus on online audiences in shift away from TV

Channel 4 has said it no longer sees its future in traditional television channels, in a decision that could spell the end for some documentaries and other programmes that do not attract younger online audiences. The decision to publicly announce the new focus on the digital service is likely to be partly influenced by the government's ongoing review of Britain's traditional public service television channels, which is being overseen by Whittingdale. - link
Wednesday 25 November 2020, PM

A Queen of Advertising

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 it looks like station shops will be reopening in time for the Christmas rush great news for retailers at least and great news for those bits of the media which depend on us buying things like my guess Annette King is one of the biggest names in adve…

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Ofcom: BBC services such as iPlayer an afterthought for younger audiences

Younger audiences are treating BBC services such as iPlayer as an afterthought, according to a warning from Ofcom, as the media regulator revealed that people aged 16-34 spend less than an hour a day consuming BBC content. Ironically, Ofcom found that while younger audiences consume less BBC content, they seem to have a more favourable attitude to the corporation than their parents and grandparents. - link
Wednesday 25 November 2020, AM

Netflix to spend $1bn in UK in 2020 on TV shows and films

The spend has been invested in making more than 50 TV shows and films in 2020, against the backdrop of a UK production shutdown for a number of months earlier this year due to coronavirus restrictions. The UK has become firmly established as the most important international production hub for Netflix, which is estimated to be spending 17bn on making and licensing TV shows and films this year, with the British budget second only to its home market in the US. Around a third of all the productions Netflix makes in Europe, for its 200 million-strong global subscriber base, are made in the UK. The binge-watching model pioneered by Netflix requires a substantial pipeline of content and the UK has taken centre stage as a production location. - link

Boom Radio’s Phil Riley David Lloyd

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionics working with the world's leading broadcasters and equipment suppliers to transform industry standard technologies and workplace coming up this week boom and you radiogram from the people who brought his heart magic free radio and program the big st…

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Tuesday 24 November 2020, PM

BBC Sounds launches on Freesat - Digital TV Europe

The BBC's audio platform, BBC Sounds, has launched on Freesat. BBC Sounds offers access to over 80,000 hours of music, radio and podcasts, and makes it easy for listeners to tune into live radio, music and on demand programmes. - link
Saturday 21 November 2020, AM

Jeremy Kyle may have 'caused or contributed' to death of TV guest

Steve Dymond, 63, died at his home in Portsmouth, Hampshire, seven days after taking part in The Jeremy Kyle Show in an attempt to prove he had not cheated on his fiancee. Dymond's death in May 2019 was caused by an overdose and left ventricular hypertrophy, which is when the left chamber of the heart is not pumping properly, the inquest has heard. - link
Friday 20 November 2020, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello this week the government published it's 10-point plan to Usher in a green Revolution could climate change be a greater threat to humanity than even covered. Is it time for the BBC to stop being impartial on the issue and start campaigning urging the government…

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#145 - – BBC Revisits Diana’s Panorama Interview; Graham Norton Swaps Radio 2 for Virgin; Piers Morgan’s Ministerial Dro

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Wednesday 18 November 2020, PM

A new era for media

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts, hi, I'm Joe tidy and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4. Hello is this the beginning of end of the age of Zuckerberg and Co Labour Party says emergency laws are needed to make social networks criminally responsible for anti-vaccine content that users post mean…

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Wednesday 18 November 2020, AM

Johnny Beerling Darryl Morris

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionics created of the bionic studio the smarter way to make radio hello, I'm Stuart Clarkson coming up this week. We're going to chat about Jordan north and the other radio presenters in the castle not the Jungle on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here this…

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Tuesday 17 November 2020, PM

BBC One apologises after channel 'goes down' during Panorama due to technical difficulties

B. BC One was forced to apologise after technical difficulties meant the channel went offline for about 10 minutes during an episode of Panorama. EastEnders started at 8.15pm, which was 10 minutes late. - link

BBC to create temporary local radio services – RadioToday

The BBC is to create new temporary local radio output for new locations currently underserved by local radio stations including Bradford, Wolverhampton and Sunderland. The BBC World Service, in collaboration with Asian Network and local radio will produce video content about the coronavirus in Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali, Tamil and Gujarati weekly for diaspora communities across the UK. This content is being distributed via BBC online and to 19 community radio stations across the country. - link
Monday 16 November 2020, PM

Bonus podcast: The Radio Academy Festival Skewer

Hello hello welcome to a radio Today programme extra at will be back as usual on Wednesday with our normal Edition but we thought I'd give you this little treat from last week's Radio Academy festival with thanks to John Holmes that unusual Productions and Sam and the team at the Radio Academy fes…

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Friday 13 November 2020, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello after last week's interview with Mark Mardell the BBC's former, North America and Europe editor and presenter of the world one. We've had an enormous response from you. Yes, even rivalling off feature on the Archers monologues some listeners are worried. I jus…

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Thursday 12 November 2020, AM

ITV Studios revenues down 19% as pandemic buffets UK broadcaster – TBI Vision

ITV Studios revenues were down almost 20 for the first nine months of 2020, as the ongoing challenges of producing during the pandemic continue to be felt. Overall viewing numbers across ITV were up 2, with an increase in those watching live, but the company's overall share of viewing in the UK was down 4, which the broadcaster attributed to the BBC's increased news output. - link

Equality watchdog clears BBC of unlawful pay discrimination

The BBC has been cleared of unlawful pay discrimination after an investigation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, although the equality watchdog has warned that female employees have lost trust in the organisation's pay practices. We did identify themes relating to past pay practices that could give rise to a risk of pay discrimination. - link
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