menuMENU    UK Free TV logo News



Click to see updates
Thursday 02 February 2023, AM

BBC News Cuts 10 Presenter Roles Ahead Of Channel Merger

EXCLUSIVE The BBC has told 10 of its most seasoned news anchors that they have lost their prestige presenting roles on the broadcaster's rolling news channel. Deadline can reveal that journalists including Jane Hill, Martine Croxall, and Ben Brown were informed yesterday that they will not be among the chief presenters on a relaunched BBC News channel. - link

Review of the impartiality of BBC coverage of taxation, public spending, government borrowing and debt. Michael Blastlan

We found widespread appreciation for BBC coverage of tax, public spending, government borrowing and debt, and plenty to applaud. But against a test of broad impartiality, we also had concerns – about gaps and assumptions that put impartiality at risk. - link
Wednesday 01 February 2023, PM

BBC's Modi documentary controversy

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello and well. We got two subjects today in a minute. Will talk about Spotify it's announce cuts made changes in management the CEO says that they got carried away with new Investments going on and what all of this tell…

Download MP3 link Read transript
Friday 27 January 2023, AM

U.K. Conference Sparks Public Service Broadcasters vs Streamers Debate – Variety

- link
Wednesday 25 January 2023, PM

The Story Behind the Nadhim Zahawi Scoop

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 taxi fares still dominating the headlines will be talking to two of the people behind the story and later in the programme Netflix films picked up a load of Oscar nominations yesterday closer to home the stream just bought it's first Welsh language T…

Download MP3 link Read transript
Tuesday 24 January 2023, PM

Why the BBC chairman says he won't quit

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 British thank you so much to do this interview you said in an email to staff you haven't done anything wrong but with hindsight was there an error of judgement. I think you need to understand the circumstances, so because it has been some miserable …

Download MP3 link Read transript

Brighton and Hove News BBC South switches to high definition on satellite platforms

BBC South has started broadcasting in high definition on satellite platforms Sky and Freesat today. The BBC said that it was the first region to switch from standard definition on these platforms, with BBC South East expected to follow shortly. - link
Monday 23 January 2023, PM

Richard Sharp: Review begins into BBC chairman's appointment

The process of hiring BBC chairman Richard Sharp is to be reviewed by the Commissioner of Public Appointments William Shawcross. His review follows a BBC board also announcing a review into any potential conflicts of interest. - link
Wednesday 18 January 2023, PM

Investigating Andrew Tate

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 now the chances are that 6-months you haven't heard of Andrew Tate the chances are that you have by now I did a speech about why I have this sword. I take speeches like my YouTube channel text Rich yeah. Talk about how t…

Download MP3 link Read transript
Monday 16 January 2023, PM

Absolute Radio and the End of AM

Radio Today is reporting that Absolute Radio is set to come off its AM frequencies later this month. The cost was too high to justify given that Virgin and then Absolute had worked hard to transition audiences to digital platforms like DAB. AM radio was really no longer suited to music radio - at least not amongst the audiences that we were targeting. - link
Sunday 15 January 2023, PM

Charities warn of Highland and island TV and radio blackout in decades

Why are you making commenting on The National only available to subscribers That way, all the trolls who post abuse on our website will have to pay if they want to join the debate - and risk a permanent ban from the account that they subscribe with. -
Wednesday 11 January 2023, PM

What the Culture Minister Really Thinks

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 this week, I'm talking with Secretary of State for digital culture media and sport. She is the 11th conservative in the roles that the party took power and she has a huge remit from the Tech companies to museums and art galleries to broadcasters is p…

Download MP3 link Read transript
Thursday 05 January 2023, PM

The laughable plan to sell off Channel 4 is over

Dorries has said this week that by not privatising Channel 4, the Treasury has lost out on 2bn. In reality, if the channel was to have kept any of its vital public service remit, the money gained would have been much less, while Channel 4's own calculations pointed to a 3bn loss over 10 years and a huge blow to independent television production companies, which produce the channel's output. Critics should look at all those demands laid on Channel 4 and then wonder how it has achieved so many of them over time while costing the nation nothing. - link
Wednesday 04 January 2023, PM

Staying loyal to The Traitors

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello and welcome in a moment Stephen Lambert from Studio Lambert on the traitors, which is already been a huge success for the BBC many listening would have seen it. It's about to launch in the US to look at Christmas p…

Download MP3 link Read transript

UK government drops plans to privatise Channel 4

The UK government has abandoned its plans to privatise commercially funded pubcaster Channel 4. Channel 4 has been owned by the UK government since its launch in 1982, but ministers argued that the rise of streaming services has changed the landscape to such an extent that the broadcaster may be better placed in private ownership. - link
Sunday 01 January 2023, AM

Timeline of changes to Freeview and satellite TV> RXTV info

Sky's contract with satellite operator SES expires in 2028. Sky may sign extensions between now and then, but Sky's recent push to promote its internet based TV service clearly shows change is coming. - link
Friday 30 December 2022, AM

Sneaky withdrawal of BBC Red Button Text coming > RXTV info

Although the BBC is broadcasting red button text on its satellite HD channels, most newer satellite receivers don't support it. Over 12 million people used to use the BBC Red Button back in 2011. - link
Wednesday 28 December 2022, PM

The Magic of Natural History

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello today talking about natural history on TV after what might have been a few frazzled days with family who knows a common natural history might have given you a much needed reflection from sweeping cinematography to the most incredible close-up t…

Download MP3 link Read transript
Friday 23 December 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, I'm Andrea and welcome to a hypocrite is the controller of radio 4 and St may this year is BBC's director of speech audio. He is responsible for the style tone and direction of radio for more than that he picks the programs the presenters he chooses what to ke…

Download MP3 link Read transript
Wednesday 21 December 2022, PM

Inside the mind of Elon Musk

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello and well now not for the first time. We need to talk about Elon Musk as I'm sure you've heard he bought Twitter in October and it's been quite a ride since he's shared misinformation BSAC lots of staff advised peop…

Download MP3 link Read transript
Monday 19 December 2022, AM

TV and movie streaming: how UK viewers can save

Whether you pay for several different streaming services or have signed up for a bumper TV, films and sport package through your broadband and TV provider, there may be ways to bring down the cost of watching your favourite shows - while still having far more programmes and movies to choose from than there are hours in the day. For movie lovers, the cinephile streaming service Mubi, which has a collection of films from around the world, offers a seven-day trial, then costs 10.99 a month. - link
Friday 16 December 2022, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, I'm Andrea and welcome to feedback good morning the capital of a city a country under fire rated by war in Europe Jeremy Bowen the BBC's International to talk about his experiences reporting in Ukraine and how the BBC is covering the conflict you have to remin…

Download MP3 link Read transript
Thursday 15 December 2022, AM

The golden age of the streaming wars has ended

From 1999, with the premiere of The Sopranos, to somewhere in the mid-2010s, there was a Golden Age of TV. Then the streaming wars came, and let's be real it was a blast. The streaming wars opened up more avenues of distribution, which meant more action shows with women as the leads, comedies that didn't need a white dude or a big-time comedian to anchor them, and dramas with a happy ending and a title character that was queer. - link
Wednesday 14 December 2022, PM

Read All About It... in America?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello a transit program today. We've got the US company that's big in Britain the boss of Google this side of the pond is with us and we've also got the British newspapers. You were trying to make it big in the US will be finding out why the pub of t…

Download MP3 link Read transript
Wednesday 14 December 2022, AM

Funding cuts mean BBC can't compete with Netflix, says watchdog

The BBC is struggling to compete with Netflix because it cannot afford the salaries of tech workers required to create online services, according to the UK's public spending watchdog. While Netflix is budgeting 1.7bn a year on the technology that underpins its global streaming platform, the BBC's spending on digital product development has declined to 98m. The report by the National Audit Office describes a BBC that has a clear vision of how it wants to shift to a digital-first future - but often lacks the money required for this transformation and is hamstrung by needing to maintain its existing television and radio channels. - link
Friday 09 December 2022, PM


Hello at the end of last month many BBC Radio live news in Northern Ireland wake up to the prospect of losing their favourite breakfast Radio Foyle is our home but more importantly it is your own and we will be here with the door open and the kettle on as long as we possibly moving words from Elain…

Download MP3 link Read transript

Keep or cancel free-to-air terrestrial TV? The arguments:> RXTV info

Ofcom can then expedite releasing this spectrum for mobile use and ensure its optimal use. Nokia told the regulator that it supports a co primary allocation of the band 470-694 MHz to mobile services. - link
Thursday 08 December 2022, AM

BBC to 'consolidate' under single brand as Tim Davie signals 'significant change'

There was no detail over what would happen to key channel brands such as BBC One and BBC Two, nor the recently relaunched broadcast network BBC Three, which had previously been online. As examples, we will double down on the latest work in News on disinformation, or accelerate the drive to ensure that Network drama is sourced from across the UK which differentiates us from others. - link
Wednesday 07 December 2022, PM

BBC preparing to go online-only over next decade, says director general

The BBC is preparing to shut down its traditional television and radio broadcasts as it becomes an online-only service over the next decade, according to the director general, Tim Davie. This could ultimately see the end of distinct brands such as BBC One or BBC Radio 4, although the programmes they currently air could continue online. - link

My plan for ITV

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 this week is one of the most people in UK television Kevin lygo is ITV's managing director of media and entertainment that means he is responsible for all of ITV's programs across their channels and on their new streamin…

Download MP3 link Read transript
Wednesday 07 December 2022, AM

ITVX vs ITV Hub: What's the difference?

ITV Hub offered access to live TV, news and programming across ITV's channels, including ITV1, ITV2, ITVBe, ITV3, ITV4 and CITV. ITVX consists of more original content, including a number of dramas launching from day one and more arriving over the weeks that follow. If ITV delivers on its promises, ITVX should bring all the benefits of ITV Hub, along with some exciting original content, a sleek new interface and access to BritBox in the case of Premium subscribers - albeit at a slightly higher cost if you do decide to go ad-free. - link
Tuesday 06 December 2022, AM

ITV could drop news pledge unless ministers offer help against streamers

ITV could abandon its commitment to make news output if the government does not pass a law to protect British television channels from streaming services, according to leaked guidance drawn up for ministers. Civil servants warned the culture secretary, Michelle Donelan, that ITV could choose to abandon its status as a public service broadcaster unless legislation is passed urgently. - link
Thursday 01 December 2022, PM

BBC set to bolster iPlayer library after regulatory approval

UK media regulator Ofcom has given the BBC a greenlight to add more archive content to its BBC iPlayer on-demand offering. The BBC limits the availability of older programmes according to set volumes set out in its 2019 proposals for the extension of the service. - link
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 …

Download MP3 link Read transript
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…

Download MP3 link Read transript
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…

Download MP3 link Read transript
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…

Download MP3 link Read transript
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 …

Download MP3 link Read transript
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…

Download MP3 link Read transript
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…

Download MP3 link Read transript
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…

Download MP3 link Read transript
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 …

Download MP3 link Read transript
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
pick a page