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Thursday 09 September 2021, AM

Plusnet customers to lose certain YouView TV channels and services from 1 November

Plusnet's YouView service includes all of Freeview's free-to-air channels, plus 15 channels that don't come with Freeview as standard, including CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Eurosport, MTV, and National Geographic. YouView also enables you to run apps, such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, Netflix, and NOW TV, so long as you have accounts for these services set-up. - link

Bilsdale mast fire: Television services restored thanks to new transmitter

The company has used a combination of its existing sites and new, temporary structures to restore services and was today able to announce that an additional new transmitter site at Sutton Bank was now providing Freeview TV signals to over 100,000 households in areas including Harrogate, Knaresborough, Pickering, Ripon, Masham, Leyburn and northern parts of York. Within nine days of the fire Arqiva had returned some Freeview television services to around 250,000 households, and the following day that was extended to around 400,000. - link
Wednesday 08 September 2021, PM

'TV has failed disabled people. Utterly and totally'

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts welcome to the media show in a few minutes, we're going to talk about Channel 4. It's new is in Leeds open this week and the government's consultation on whether to privatise it finishes in days. Will it the case for privatisation from former Channel 5 CEO David elst…

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Tuesday 07 September 2021, AM

Radio's Trouble With The Internet - Matt Deegan Writes

Radio has always had a bit of trouble with the internet. The BBC's sites, particularly the national radio stations, had pretty robust teams and enhanced the radio output with lots of photos, catch-up and eventually video. - link
Saturday 04 September 2021, AM

Bilsdale transmitter: Your reaction as viewers still left with no TV signal

Thousands of residents across the North East and North Yorkshire have been left with no TV signal after the Bilsdale transmitter fire on August 10. Reader Emma Timmons shared the heartbreaking reality of how the lack of signal is affecting older residents. - link

More TV channels -- Harrogate Advertiser

Homes in Ripon and Masham may be able to receive more TV channels after work by engineers on the Bilsdale mast. The structure was badly damaged by fire in early August which caused transmission of Freeview services to stop and work has been ongoing to restore TV to viewers. - link
Friday 03 September 2021, AM

BBC to host virtual festival looking at media and sustainability

The BBC has announced a new virtual festival looking at media and its impact on climate change. The event will also include BBC Studios discussing the latest sustainable production practices and the BBC's RD consumer media technology team, The Blue Room, will present research on the carbon cost of television and associated technologies - revealing where the potential savings can be found. - link
Thursday 02 September 2021, PM

Bilsdale transmitter problems: BBC say more people to receive signal today

IN a recent update on the problems with the Bilsdale transmitter from the BBC more viewers in the region should receive signal in the region as a Grinton Lodge Relay is now back online. Site operators are still unsure as to when the Bilsdale transmitter will be fixed and are still unsure as to when the 80-metre temporary mast will be constructed on the Bilsdale site. - link
Wednesday 01 September 2021, PM

Making the news "less London"

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hi and hello to tell the story of the UK more fairly and equitably there needs to be more reporting voices outside London that seems to be the journalistic mood of the moment the BBC in March announced plans to shift Focus from the capital in a commitment to better r…

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Wednesday 01 September 2021, AM

Rare heather moorland holds up TV transmitter replacement

Plans to replace the fire-damaged Bilsdale transmitter and restore TV and radio signals for large swathes of the Harrogate district are being held up by the transmitter's location within a rare heather moorland. The transmitter's location within a government-protected area of 44,000 hectares of moorland continues to be a stumbling block. - link
Friday 27 August 2021, PM

27/08/2021 Radio 4 Feedback

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts people like me working for the BBC that is people with degrees. I think it overlooked problem is the lack of BBC staff from a diverse range of disciplines and professions for example the BBC's most high-profile commentators on technology and Engineering issues have a…

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TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from Edinburgh TV Festival 2021 - TBI Vision

Among the most noteworthy commissions to be revealed was Nautilus for Disney, a 10-part live-action drama based on the classic Jules Verne novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea from Moonriver TV and Seven Stories. Here, TBI casts its eye over the week's news to pick out six key takeaways from this year's event. - link

Channel 4 launches real-time bidding on All 4 in UK broadcast industry first

Channel 4 is the first UK broadcaster to make its vast inventory available through automated real-time bidding - a method that enables ad space to be auctioned in milliseconds and the highest bidding advertiser's campaign served to its target audience. In 2015 Channel 4 was the first European broadcaster to offer advertisers a digital marketplace to buy advertising programmatically and All 4 Private Marketplace continues the broadcaster's programmatic evolution, demonstrating that it is still pioneering in digital programmatic advertising in the UK broadcast industry. - link

Ed TV Festival: Discovery+ shares content wish list UK minister defends C4 privatisation - TBI Vision

Holme's panel appearance came on the same day that Discovery announced it had inked a multi-year, multi-project deal with Talos Films, for the US-based firm to produce true crime content for the streamer. Following Channel 4 CCO Ian Katz's vocal opposition to privatisation plans for the government-owned UK commercial broadcaster earlier in the week, UK media minister John Whittingdale spoke yesterday in defence of idea, which he said would help Channel 4 to continue to thrive in an increasingly streamer-dominated industry. - link
Friday 27 August 2021, AM

CNN International to end Virgin, BT and Freesat distribution

CNN International plans to leave Virgin Media, BT TV and Freesat following the launch of its new streaming service last June. In means the broadcaster, once known as the Cable News Network, will no longer be available on UK cable. - link

#159B - SPECIAL: The “One Voice” Conference 2021

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 welcome back to the video podcast. I'm sorry man. It's been awhile apologies for the great but …

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SPECIAL: The “One Voice” Conference 2021

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 welcome back to the video podcast. I'm sorry man. It's been awhile apologies for the great but …

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Thursday 26 August 2021, PM

Ed TV Festival: BBC talks linear; ITV defends Love Island Amazon on risk-taking - TBI Vision

The BBC talked up linear reach, ITV defended Love Island and Amazon spoke about the importance of taking risks, on day three of this year's Edinburgh TV Festival. Speaking at the festival yesterday, the BBC CCO, Charlotte Moore, defended the British pubcaster's decision to return BBC Three as a linear channel in January 2022. - link
Thursday 26 August 2021, AM

Legal issues hamper new Bilsdale mast plans after fire

Engineers have run into legal issues which are hampering attempts to install a temporary mast at Bilsdale following the fire at the site. If doing an automatic retune does not restore any channels, unfortunately it is unlikely that you will be able to receive a signal until the new temporary Bilsdale transmitter is turned on. - link
Wednesday 25 August 2021, PM

The Great British Nostalgia Trip

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hi, I'm Julian worricker, and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello have you turn television recently and thought it all looked a little bit familiar Laurence llewelyn-bowen boisterously doing up people's living rooms Ruby Wax looking back at celebrity interv…

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Wednesday 25 August 2021, AM

Bilsdale transmitter fire: Temporary TV mast delayed - BBC News

Work to return services to TV viewers following a transmitter fire has been delayed by a legal wrangle. Services have resumed for many, but a 260ft temporary mast at the site on the North York Moors was anticipated to be working by 28 August to help those still without a signal. - link
Friday 20 August 2021, PM

20/08/2021 Radio 4 Feedback

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts grief rage or were on display in the House of Commons Wednesday me and Pete said that the astonishing triumph of the Taliban in Afghanistan had led to the humiliation of the US and the UK there was certainly a major intelligence failure is the White House in Whitehal…

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Wednesday 18 August 2021, PM

How to earn a living on social media

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hi, I'm Julie America and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4. Hello, are you find a position to make some money out of social media the big-name companies do very nicely. Thank you. I thought you posted and what you share, but have the tables turned in favour of…

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Wednesday 18 August 2021, AM

Future of channels such as ITV2 and Dave secured as Freeview licences renewed for another decade - GOV.UK

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Monday 16 August 2021, PM

Arqiva prepares UK tower sell off

Arqiva is looking to sell off its broadcasting and smart meter operations in a move that could raise 2.5 billion. Arqiva is owned by investors including Macquarie Group Ltd., IFM Investors Pty and a number of Australian funds. - link

ITV's SDN Freeview licence faces unexpected challenge

ITV acquired the Multiplex from S4C in November 2005 and has delivered he broadcaster with profits of 70 million per year. In all SDN carries around a quarter of the 100 available Freeview channels. - link
Friday 13 August 2021, PM

13/08/2021 Radio 4 Feedback

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts on Radio 4 front row last few minutes, I hope this will turn out to be alright spoof may be featuring Jan ravens, but it wasn't was it seriously. What were you thinking the Mills and boon author whose two-thirds of an addition was none other than the first time adult…

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Thursday 12 August 2021, AM

When could my TV signal return after the Bilsdale TV mast fire?

A FIRE at a Bilsdale TV mast has left up to a million people without TV and radio signal - but users are desperately to know when signals will return. The mast is primarily used for radio and television transmission and is among the most powerful in the UK. In a more recent statement, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the fire had been extinguished but a 300-metre exclusion zone remains around the mast. - link
Wednesday 11 August 2021, PM

Reporting on the ground in China

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, I'm Julian worricker, and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello this we're asking how hard is it to report on the ground in China and tell the story of that country to the wider world journalists covering the recent fatal floods which included those te…

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Wednesday 11 August 2021, AM

Bilsdale transmitter fire: TV and radio disrupted in 1m homes - BBC News

A fire at a TV transmitter that disrupted broadcasts for more than a million people has been put out but concerns have been raised about its stability. The blaze at the 315 metres tall Bilsdale mast on the North York Moors affected Freeview and FM radio. - link
Friday 06 August 2021, PM

06/08/2021 Radio 4 Feedback

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts of us from both right and left attractive to authoritarianism feeling liberal democracy has let us down that was a claim explode on Radio 4 this park, so I can deal with this way did trump lost you definitely lost after listening to this fascinating interview. I appr…

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Wednesday 04 August 2021, PM

Deborah Turness, boss of ITN

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts, hi, I'm Clive myrie, and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4. Hello, no don't adjust your set this is the media show on the BBC but that's theme tune to News at Ten on the famous bombs apart of a popular culture along with the high-angle sweep across London ove…

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Wednesday 04 August 2021, AM

Remembering Jono

Hello and welcome to this very special radiotoday podcast from the Radio Academy so will come along and my name's snake pits now then maybe you heard my name come up in a patient with the Radio Academy where I'm vice-chair all my day job as content director for Jazz FM but today we're going back to…

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Monday 02 August 2021, PM

GB News: Chaos live on air

Hype around the UK's first news channel in a generation lifted the average audience for Neil's launch show to 262,000, beating the BBC News channel and Sky News. After a viewer backlash on Twitter, GB News suspended the presenter for breaching editorial standards, even though it had promoted the clip for two days on its social channels. - link
Monday 02 August 2021, AM

Channel Islands digital radio launches with an all DAB+ line-up – RadioToday

The Channel Islands has DAB digital radio from today following the launch of the new commercial multiplex from Nation Broadcasting. Wireless has talkSPORT, Times Radio and Virgin Radio, but no talkRADIO, talkSPORT2 or Virgin Radio brand extensions. - link
Friday 30 July 2021, PM

30/07/2021 Radio 4 Feedback

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, I think I can safely say that Mark Steel is not a right wing comedian indeed in his Radio 4 sitcom unite it's been suggested that he was typecast as a left-wing dad in a relationship with a middle-class partner. I don't think my character is me. I really hope …

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Wednesday 28 July 2021, PM

Sports broadcasters fight for our attention

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, I'm Andrea catherwood, and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 what are summer of sport? This is sport is all over TV and coverage of these major sports events is what were focusing on today the Olympics is on we've just had the euros does a new cricket co…

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Friday 23 July 2021, PM

23/07/2021 Radio 4 Feedback

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, have you got out of the cupboard and glory having heard so much about the problems over years I do wonder if I'm missing out on a national cultural event that should be as much mine as anyone else's when the Proms begin though in a rather truncated form due t…

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Friday 23 July 2021, AM

Channel 4 - a change of ownership?

Written Ministerial Statement, Channel 4 Future Ownership Consultation, HCWS153, 6 July 2021 Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport website, Consultation on a change of ownership of Channel 4 Television Corporation Commons Library Research Briefing, 20 July 2021 Channel 4 - a change of ownership what the economic, social and cultural costs and benefits might be to moving Channel 4 out of public ownership. Increased global competition and 12 13 10 House of Lords Communications Committee, A privatised future for Channel 4, p3 DCMS, Government response to Lords Communications Committee report on the future of Channel 4, 29 March 2017 Commons Library Research Briefing, 20 July 2021 Channel 4 - a change of ownership changing audience habits pose challenges to linear TV broadcasters, including Channel 4. - link
Thursday 22 July 2021, PM

BBC pulls local morning TV bulletins as 'pingdemic' leads to staff shortages

From Monday, BBC One's Breakfast programme will no longer have local news bulletins covering English regions, while further regional programmes might be at risk if staff need to self-isolate amid rising cases of Covid-19.The broadcaster said it hoped to be able to restart morning local news bulletins from September. The crisis has left managers feeling that they had to sacrifice some of the BBC's local television news output to allow staff to focus on the early evening news bulletins for their region. - link

Government to consult over national multiplex renewals – RadioToday

Ofcom says there have been calls by some commercial operators for the government to consider allowing Ofcom automatically to renew the national multiplex licences to provide the sector with certainty and support. The government has published a consultation to help inform its decision about the approach to the future relicensing of the two national commercial radio multiplex licences. - link

Radio 1 s Summer Breakout The Bionic Van on tour

Oh hello there. Have you missed me? It's 2 am here back for a special possibly limited edition version of the radio today podcast make a reappearance just for a summer treat to hear later at the bionic van or Thanet well. That's all about and chat to him and the reason for my return from retirement…

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Wednesday 21 July 2021, PM

Inside The Pegasus Project

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 and like the plot of a Hollywood Spy movie in the future, it might be made into one but this week something called the Pegasus project is news a group of news outlets from 10 country has banded together to expose the alleged use of a phone hacking to…

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Wednesday 21 July 2021, AM

The BBC faces major challenges from the government to its independence

According to the FT, Sir Robbie Gibb, a long-time BBC producer who left the corporation to become Theresa May's head of communications in No 10, and has more recently joined the BBC board of directors, warned Fran Unsworth, the head of news at the BBC, about the appointment of a journalist he deemed hostile to the government. In fact the well-trodden path from the BBC to Conservative party is far more marked than the traffic between the Labour party and the BBC. Three consecutive Conservative prime ministers have drawn their communications advice from former BBC staffers just as Sir Robbie Gibb served Theresa May, David Cameron's former head of communications Sir Craig Oliver was once controller of BBC News's English-language global services, and Boris Johnson's recent press secretary Allegra Stratton was a former political editor of Newsnight. - link

Channel 4 chair criticises government's 'harmful' privatisation plan

In a potential blow to the independent television production companies that currently make all of the broadcaster's output, ministers have set out that Channel 4 could be allowed to make its own programmes if it was privatised. Channel 4 has maintained that it does not need external funding to compete with streaming services and has a strategy to move away from its reliance on television advertising. - link

ASA Ruling on Hutchison 3G UK Ltd t/a Three

It was the only UK mobile network that could provide a full 5G service in accordance with international technical standards which would inevitably make Three's network significantly faster than their competitors. Three said their data centres, which hosted the network which processed their data, were distributed around the UK which brought the network closer to customers and reduced latency and allowed for some local content storage which supported delivery of a faster service. - link
Sunday 18 July 2021, PM

Netflix to court older viewers as flow of young fans slows down

Netflix is set to report the smallest growth in subscribers in a decade next week, as the flow of young fans who have fuelled its meteoric rise slows down, leading it to target tech-wary over-55s.The streaming giant expects to have added just 1 million new subscribers globally when it reports its second quarter results on Tuesday, the lowest number of new signups since 2011, when the business suffered the growing pains of splitting its DVD-by-post and streaming operations. It is no surprise that as Netflix has grown older - the former upstart launched its streaming service 14 years ago - it is experiencing demographic and geographic change as it looks to new regions such as Asia and Latin America as well as older users in mature markets. - link
Friday 16 July 2021, PM

16/07/2021 Radio 4 Feedback

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts which should they have been in partial particularly when England played Scotland in an earlier group match because in the view of this listener, they were not if a BBC political presenter Express to clear support for Political policy or bloated when a party lost they…

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Wednesday 14 July 2021, PM

Why can't social media companies stop online abuse?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts torrents of racial abuse England footballers faced on social media following that penalty shootout you might Wonder Why any footballer would want to use social media at all do the benefits like direct access to fans the ability to tell your own unedited story still o…

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Friday 09 July 2021, PM

09/07/2021 Radio 4 Feedback

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts not a lot of weeks ago by elections a ministerial resignation heatons in Canada rapidly rising covid cases in England football team reaching a final for the first time in 55 years LOL of course, but in The Beatles some listeners channelling Eric Morecambe North neces…

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