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Wednesday 30 November 2022, PM

China's journalism crackdown

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 today we're talking about what it's like to report on China as protests sweep the country and it's 25 years since the UK's rockstar games created Grand Theft Auto is it a prized cultural export or the mirror? the sound of protest in Guangzhou South …

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Friday 25 November 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, I'm Andrea catherwood and welcome to feedback. It's the most controversial World Cup in history on a ball hasn't even been kicked so said Gary Lineker the run-up to the start of the 2022 and was all about human rights and politics rather than actual sport a hu…

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Thursday 24 November 2022, AM

BBC adds regional HD programming for England

Freeview, Sky, YouView and Freesat viewers will be able to watch this service from April, and for satellite viewers on Sky and Freesat, the BBC will be completing the HD upgrade to the rest of its channels - adding HD versions of BBC2 Northern Ireland, BBC ALBA and BBC Parliament. The BBC already broadcasts BBC1 in HD in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on the digital terrestrial and digital satellite platforms, and recently rolled out of regional versions of BBC1 HD on newer internet-connected platforms including Sky's Glass, Virgin Media Cable and Stream platforms and more recently BT's TV Box Pro and TV Box Mini. - link
Wednesday 23 November 2022, PM

Gary Lineker: 'We were sportswashed'

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 welcome, we're going to hear from Lineker on the BBC's approach to the World Cup 22 FIFA World Cup is Qatar This was BBC Sports opening montage has its coverage began the time was quite different to World Cups gone by as it w…

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Tuesday 22 November 2022, PM

Highlights of the WorldDAB Summit event in London

Matt Payton, CEO of UK commercial radio trade body Radiocentre, noted the potential threat posed by tech giants positioning themselves as powerful gatekeepers between broadcasters and listeners, a concern echoed by Jean-Eric Valli, President of Les Inds Radios, a group bringing together 129 French local radio broadcasters. The Summit is organised by WorldDAB, the global industry forum for DAB digital radio. - link
Friday 18 November 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello in a terror attack is an horrific experience but then being told that you've been lying about what happened all along we got told after the attack that apparently was actors who were the people telling you you act it series BBC disinformation correspondent Mari…

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Friday 18 November 2022, AM

ITV launches unified brand across family of channels, ahead of the launch of ITVX

ITV launches unified brand across family of channels, ahead of the launch of ITVX. ITV Creative and DixonBaxi partner to create seamless brand experience across ITV's channels and new streaming service, ITVX. A Broadcast first with new network wide idents. Ahead of the launch of ITVX, the UK's freshest new streaming service, ITV's channels have been given a fresh look too, with new channel branding, on-screen presentation and idents launching across all on air channels, from today. - link
Wednesday 16 November 2022, PM

Does the media report climate protests responsibly?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 how should Janice cover climb the climate conference cop27 ends this week, but you might have been more about the activist who threw boil on a Gustav Klimt painting in Vienna yesterday or the protesters you brought the M25 to the last week in an era …

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Saturday 12 November 2022, AM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello if you laugh too long to two women finding raisins in their bras or worrying about what to do with a dead fox in the garden then you'll know that this week. It's the end of an era. I started listening right from the beginning fortunately was a lifeline. I think…

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Friday 11 November 2022, AM

ITVX to launch on December 8th

Litvinenko starring David Tennant and Mark Bonnar will launch on Thursday 15th December, and high stakes family drama Riches starring Deborah Ayorinde and Hugh Quarshie will launch on 22nd December alongside landmark natural history documentary A Year on Planet Earth, presented by Stephen Fry. On 8th December ITVX will launch with over 250 feature films, with a thousand films to be made available to stream each year. - link
Wednesday 09 November 2022, PM

Qatar: a World Cup size failure of sports journalism?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, what will the BBC's plans to do more local news online mean for the likes of the Sunderland Echo or Bradford Telegraph and Argus the biggest newspaper group so the plans announced last week are totally misguided the boss of one of them is here, but we'll start…

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Monday 07 November 2022, PM

UK's ITV sees "sharp" ad sales slump, report claims

UK broadcaster ITV is facing declining TV ad sales in Q4, according to analysts at Berenberg. The news comes as Love Island network ITV reportedly looks to spin off production and distribution arm ITV Studios to support an already ailing share price. - link
Friday 04 November 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts on welcome to the programme this week the cuts are getting deeper the latest local radio are indicative of how out of touch the BBC is with their audience the BBC's plans to slash local radio output has provoked a Furious response from listeners and politicians alike…

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Wednesday 02 November 2022, PM

Elon Frees the Bird

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 today we're asking whether it is that the world's richest man now owns Twitter Elon Musk is the latest American billionaire to take control of an influential social Media platform should be care and will also hear from John Lewis with the BBC Africa …

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Tuesday 01 November 2022, PM

Every Local BBC Radio presenter has been put at risk of redundancy

Every presenter working at every local BBC radio station has been put at risk of redundancy under new proposals at the corporation. All 39 Local BBC Radio stations will have the same staffing model - enough to cover Breakfast, daytime and sport programmes, plus on-air news and digital content. - link
Tuesday 01 November 2022, AM

Advanced Television

The DTG has released D-Book 12.7 - the latest update to the technical specification for all digital terrestrial television products and services in the UK market. The D-Book continually evolves with the market to support the rapid development of products and services in the highly successful UK market, including removing requirements that are no longer needed. - link
Monday 31 October 2022, PM

Major cuts in jobs and local shows planned for Local BBC Radio

BBC bosses have announced a major plan to share programmes and cut jobs on Local BBC Radio stations in England. All Local BBC Radio stations have spent the last two years playing the local card with their Make A Difference campaign - highlighting how locally run radio stations can make a big difference to local communities. - link
Friday 28 October 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello welcome to the confirm that we have received one. Is there for elected as leader of the Conservative chaos, whatever you like to call it recent events in West have left some listeners really have had blanket coverage of the Liz truss and opponents campaigns th…

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Friday 28 October 2022, AM

Transmitter fault leaves 4,000 Jersey homes without ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5

Around 4,000 homes across the south east of Jersey were left without ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 after a fault with a television transmitter in St Helier. The channels - including the likes of Channel Television, ITV2 and E4 - fell off air on Freeview overnight on Thursday 27 October. - link

Goodbye Corrie, hello Kardashians: why viewers are abandoning soaps for reality TV

Reality TV shows have become the new, higher-stakes, lower-budget soap operas. On reality TV the drama never stops, unlike soaps and their cliffhanger endings. - link
Wednesday 26 October 2022, PM

The BBC: Another 100 years?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 if you change your Marconi set correctly on the 14th of November 1922 and live within about 30 miles of Oxford Circus in London those of the words you would have heard as if by magic as the very first official broadcast the brand new British broadcas…

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Friday 21 October 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello welcome to the programme this week true Crime on Radio 4. It's loved by many I found the Boy in the woods completely gripping buttload by of I have to say that I found this program quite shocking and distasteful to say the least I'm going to be putting your com…

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Wednesday 19 October 2022, PM

Egged on by the Press?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 of The Daily Mail for weeks on different tone in office, but not in power was the front page yesterday the murderer isn't the only paper now you turning on Liz truss, so what exactly is her relationship with press which she really egged on by the med…

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Friday 14 October 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts welcome to the new series of feedback, Buckingham Palace announced the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the second the king of the Queen consort or remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow and have continuing coverage of this of course. …

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Wednesday 12 October 2022, PM

The future of the Sunday papers, and does journalism have a role in peace-making?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 what role does journalism play in peacemaking in dialling down the referee the BBC's John Simpson was in key of last week to interview president zelensky in a moment will hear his take and with me Studio is another giant of journalism ma tata is the …

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Saturday 08 October 2022, PM

'The cultural memory of the UK': unearthing the hidden treasures of the BBC archive

Toland, a former BBC radio producer, is now an editor at the archive based in Belfast. The real value in the digitisation process has been the capacity to mine the archive for treasures that had become lost within it. - link
Friday 07 October 2022, AM

Bitmovin aims to develop a climate-friendly video streaming platform

Bitmovin is partnering with the University of Klagenfurt on a 3.3million research project to develop a climate-friendly video streaming platform. The research project, which is currently named GAIA, will look to develop an adaptive video streaming platform that provides complete energy awareness and accountability, including energy consumption and GHG emissions, along the entire delivery chain. - link

LG upgrades smart TV platform

LG Electronics has expanded its smart TV platform business with the rolling out of its webOS Hub, an upgraded version of its webOS solution for third-party partners. By providing the capability to tailor webOS Hub, LG is enabling smart TV manufacturers to differentiate their offerings while delivering a more expansive and enjoyable user experience. - link
Wednesday 05 October 2022, PM

How to Run a Movie Studio (and take Tom Cruise to space)

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello, we're bringing today's Media show to you from the heat of La I've come through the gates of Universal Studios a huge surprise hits like Mamma Mia and Straight Outta Compton is like Fast and Furious Despicable Me and Jurassic World Google bold …

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Thursday 29 September 2022, PM

Hundreds of jobs to go as BBC announces World Service cutbacks

The BBC has announced deep cuts to its World Service output that will result in the loss of hundreds of jobs, saying it has been forced to act by the government's ongoing licence fee freeze. Some foreign-language World Service teams based in London will move to the countries they serve, such as Thai services shifting to Bangkok, the Korean service to Seoul, and the Bangla service to Dhaka. - link
Thursday 29 September 2022, AM

HD upgrade coming soon

UKTV Play goes live with a new look today, with a technical upgrade to HD streaming coming this November. The rebrand comes ahead of the introduction of HD content to UKTV Play. - link
Wednesday 28 September 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 this morning you can take your pick up the signs to look out the ft was warning of market turmoil the Times reported a house price warning the sun simply said bricking it since then the Bank of England has stepped in to …

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Wednesday 28 September 2022, AM

Sky signals end of satellite dishes on homes amid move to streaming

The end of the satellite television dish is in sight after Sky said it would start offering most of its services via a set-top streaming box. Sky will launch its Sky Stream product next month, offering a set-top box that allows customers to receive core Sky services, including its television channels and the streaming of entertainment shows, for 26 a month including a Netflix subscription. - link
Saturday 24 September 2022, PM

Best TV 2022: The best TVs to buy

Purchasing a TV is a big decision as whatever you decide on will be your TV for years to come, and while no TV is perfect, there's certainly a TV out there that's perfect for you. For great HDR performance, consult our best 4K HDR sets for the cutting edge of TV performance then have a look at best 8K TVs, while and the best OLED TVs for those who want cinema-like picture quality in their living rooms. - link
Thursday 22 September 2022, PM

AudioUK calls on Ofcom to reverse 50% reduction in BBC Radio 4 drama – RadioToday

In its submission to Ofcom's consultation on its new draft BBC Operating Licence, AudioUK has documented the fall in hours of some key programme genres on Radio 4, noting that by April 2023 Radio 4's output of drama will have fallen by 50 since Ofcom took over regulation of the BBC from the former BBC Trust. The last BBC Trust Operating Licence for Radio 4 set the requirement for 600 hours of drama to be broadcast for 2016-17, but the subsequent removal of quotas has caused this to fall significantly, with the result that the BBC's last Annual Plan committed to just 300 hours of drama on Radio 4 for 2022-23. - link
Wednesday 21 September 2022, PM

The media mourns a monarch

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 this week we said farewell to the funeral the combination of days of coverage across the British Media that was both moving and magnificent the new culture secretary called the BBC's efforts phenomenal and spot on and it is not usually known for thei…

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Tuesday 20 September 2022, AM

Ministers to review Channel 4 privatisation and scrapping of BBC licence fee

Donelan told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that she would take a fresh look at the benefits and costs of privatising Channel 4 - which the broadcaster and others have argued would hurt the many small production companies it works with. Earlier, Donelan praised the BBC's coverage of the Queen's funeral and acknowledged that streaming services could not provide that kind of live broadcast. - link

IBC2022: Quality collaboration and incredible innovation for Media, Broadcast and Tech world

Meanwhile the IBC Accelerator Media Innovation Programme's proof of concept demonstrations on the Innovation Stage was home to cutting-edge sessions on 5G, Cloud, next-generation audio and newsrooms of the future. All content sessions at this year's IBC will be made available online after the show, and many are already available in video format on IBC2022 Video. - link
Wednesday 14 September 2022, PM

The death of the Queen

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 Today thousands of people gathered London to watch Queen Elizabeth's final journey from Buckingham Palace the queen's coffin travelled in a ceremonial procession to Westminster Hall Where's Your Lying state for 4 full da…

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Saturday 10 September 2022, PM

What is the future of linear TV?

Linear channels will continue to exist in years to come but will increasingly be delivered by streaming platforms, a Future of Linear IBC Conference session concluded yesterday. The panel noted that linear TV continues to offer audiences shared experiences in real-time, pointing out that millions of viewers around the world tuned into TV news channels on Tuesday for information about the death of Queen Elizabeth II. However, Moderator Marion Ranchet, Founder Managing Director of The Local Act Consultancy, cited recent Omdia research which showed that linear TV viewing time decreased in all markets in 2021, while streaming grew in all markets. - link
Wednesday 07 September 2022, PM

Microsoft v The Regulator

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 today maybe the biggest Media deal of the Year Microsoft is looking to buy one of the world's leading games producers for 60 billion, but UK regulators have questions about that detailed story in a minute. Also as news o…

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Saturday 03 September 2022, AM

BBC presenters: What's behind the large number leaving? - BBC News

While GB News has attracted and retained some top talent, such as Eamonn Holmes, former BBC presenters Andrew Neil and Simon McCoy did not stay for long. In 2018, the BBC forced Mayo to share his hugely popular Drivetime show with Jo Whiley, to get a female presenter on the Radio 2 daytime schedule. - link
Wednesday 31 August 2022, PM

Podcasting the News

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello and welcome week, we're going to talk about a high-profile woman who's been making lots of headlines in the last few days and he's cancel the 30-minute broadcast not Liz truss pulling out of a Nick Robinson intervi…

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Friday 26 August 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts about not easily try hopefully in the near future the cavalry or I'll be asking the BBC China correspondent Stephen mcdonell, if it is to know what is really going on in such a vast country when you're under continual surveillance and feedback we have exclusive inter…

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Thursday 25 August 2022, AM

Emily Maitlis says 'active Tory party agent' shaping BBC news output

Last year he was appointed to the BBC's board by Boris Johnson's government and has since influenced a series of ongoing reviews of the broadcaster's editorial output. Maitlis, who left the BBC earlier this year to make a podcast for commercial broadcaster LBC, made the comments while delivering the MacTaggart memorial lecture at the Edinburgh international television festival. - link
Wednesday 24 August 2022, PM

Reporting from Ukraine - six months on

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 Today Ukrainian should be celebrating 31 years of independence from Soviet rule instead. There's a Grimmer anniversary. It's exactly 6 months since the start of this War I want to look back at the journalism over those months. What was the report tau…

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Saturday 20 August 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts, I'll screams and Airwaves were full of horrifying scenes of the chaos of the airport in Afghanistan where people were fleeing for their lives, but what's been going on since then? It is good that the BBC is reporting and holding the government to account on it slow …

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Friday 19 August 2022, PM

Sky broke rules over telling customers TV contracts were up, watchdog rules

Sky has been breaking consumer protection rules by not informing pay-TV customers that their contracts are due to expire so they can shop around for cheaper deals, according to a ruling by telecoms regulator Ofcom. Ofcom estimates that between February 2020, when the new ECN rules were implemented, and the end of last year 3.5 million Sky TV customers were not told they could look around to save money on their TV packages. - link
Friday 19 August 2022, AM

BBC iPlayer records strongest Q2 ever

The Glastonbury music festival saw 36 million streams up to the end of June, and 39.4 million to date, reaching a total of 20.6 million people across both the TV broadcast of the event and iPlayer. The Wimbledon tennis tournament generated 18 million streams during June, 53.8 million streams across the whole tournament, and a total reach of 25.5 million people watching on BBC TV. Soap opera EastEnders continues to dominate as the best performing continuing series - with 83 million streams between April and June. - link
Wednesday 17 August 2022, PM

Have soaps run their course?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 in March this year the BBC One of its biggest soaps Holby City and do not resuscitate order after 23 years in July Channel 5 decided we no longer needed good neighbours and the sun went down on Ramsey Street after 37 years because your mind back to C…

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