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Tuesday 08 March 2022, AM

'Cable cutters' wonder whether cheaper alternative is over as Netflix raises price

The cost of streaming is rising Subscribing to the standard plans of Disney, Hulu, Netflix and HBO Max can cost over 50 - about the same price as some basic cable plans. Cost-savvy Netflix subscribers may be tempted to turn to cheaper streaming services like Peacock or Paramount, whose most expensive plans cost 10 a month, but analysts say the prices subscribers see now are likely to only increase over time. - link
Saturday 05 March 2022, PM

ITV, BBC agree to continue funding YouView until 2024

ITV, the BBC, BT, Channel 4, TalkTalk and Channel 5 have agreed to keep YouView running until March 2024, after the shareholders reached an agreement on the service's governance and funding arrangements. Both ITV and the BBC have each committed to contribute 750,000 to YouView each financial year from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2024. - link
Wednesday 02 March 2022, PM

The Information War in Ukraine

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello Russia's invasion has brought war to Ukraine and it's brought an information war as well two parallel narratives and our competing across the media from Russia to Ukraine to all of us watching on the journalist in …

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Sunday 27 February 2022, PM

BBC's grip on news programming shaky as commercial outlets pick off journalists

Combined with an industry-wide skills shortage, this has made it easy for commercial outlets to pick off experienced BBC journalists who can put together shows that appeal to the high-end wealthy listeners beloved by advertisers. BBC staff can get substantial pay rises and faster career progression by applying for jobs at the likes of Rupert Murdoch's TimesRadio or the forthcoming Piers Morgan-fronted talkTV. Commercial radio is also less concerned by impartiality - which led to Maitlis being ticked off repeatedly by the BBC over her social media posts. - link
Friday 25 February 2022, PM

Deloitte: terrestrial TV will be here in 15 years

The opportunity for the BBC to be funded via subscription appears to be at least 15 years away, after Deloitte's Paul Lee set out his minimum expectations for terrestrial TV's lifespan. The prediction, set out as part of the House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee's first public session as part of an inquiry into BBC future funding, is significant because the government would only be able to fund a universal BBC via subscription following terrestrial switch-off. - link
Wednesday 23 February 2022, PM

The Tricky Question of Press Freedom

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello and welcome today is the culture secretary Nadine dorries calls on the regulator Ofcom to consider action against what she calls Russian propaganda in the UK we're going to explore the limits of free media what poi…

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Wednesday 16 February 2022, PM

John Witherow, Editor of The Times

Hello, if you really want to know how much power are newspapers. Have you need to go to the top and on today's Media show where were the man who's been at the heart of Fleet Street for decades John witherow is one of the longest serving national newspaper editors first at the Sunday Times and now t…

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Friday 11 February 2022, AM

Media planners question whether media habits between generations are converging

Senior media planners do not believe that younger and older demographics are easier to reach on the same platform despite a new report that suggests their media habits are starting to converge. The IPA's report may indicate that media consumption habits by device are converging between generations, but how advertisers can effectively reach different demographics is becoming increasingly nuanced and complex. - link

Ofcom sets out initial views on the future of mobile markets and spectrum

Ofcom has today set out our initial thinking on how mobile markets might develop and how networks might need to evolve to meet future demand. So we are considering possible future demand for mobile services and implications for spectrum. - link
Wednesday 09 February 2022, PM

How digital sleuths changed journalism

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello some big turn on the media show today in the west it's reported as the Ukraine crisis 100000 Russian troops assembled near the border president mccrory's on a whirlwind diplomatic mission this week 2 of the conflict, but I want to look at how t…

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Wednesday 02 February 2022, PM

Spotify's $100 million problem

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello today. We'll talk about C3 returning as a traditional TV Channel 6 years since the BBC decided it should only be online and we'll talk about Spotify and Joe Rogan he's one of the most popular podcast is in the worl…

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Tuesday 01 February 2022, AM

A huge and probably futile gamble: the strange TV return of BBC Three

The first three series of Eating With My Ex were branded as BBC Three content but could only be streamed via iPlayer, as the youth-oriented service, which launched in 2003, was dropped from the airwaves in 2016 when the BBC was looking for budget cuts. The regulator Ofcom and BBC bosses hope the return of a linear BBC Three will help to restore the BBC habit to the absconding demographic. - link
Monday 31 January 2022, PM

Podcast Moderation -

Spotify has finally responded by finally publishing it's relatively inadequate rules for what they allow on the platform and a promise to include a Covid advisory on relevant podcasts - because everyone reads the show-notes of a podcast. Apple can choose not to include a podcast in its directory - they have rules that in the past has seen them, for example, remove Alex Jones' podcast for hate speech. - link

Mixes and podcasts help drive record quarter on BBC Sounds - RadioToday

BBC Sounds has recorded its most popular quarter yet with a total of 364 million plays of all content across radio, podcasts and music mixes. The Christmas Sounds series proved hugely popular last quarter, contributing to a record 5.2 million plays of all music mixes on BBC Sounds between October and December 2021. - link

Privatising Channel 4 will harm UK 'levelling-up' plan, warn TV bosses

Privatising Channel 4 would sabotage Boris Johnson's efforts to boost the British economy and cut future tax revenues by hundreds of millions of pounds, senior cabinet ministers have been warned. In their letters to the three ministers, which have been seen by the Guardian, the executives argue that Channel 4 plays an essential role in supporting and nurturing British broadcasting talent, making UK-wide programmes, in Glasgow, Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff and Leeds. - link
Monday 31 January 2022, AM

BBC Three hopes to bring viewers to BBC amid licence fee plans

It's in this uncertain climate that BBC Three is set to make its return as an official channel, which viewers will be able to tune into via Freeview, Sky, Virgin and Freesat, and live on BBC iPlayer from Tuesday 1st February, with Drag Race UK Versus the World part of the relaunch. During a chat with and other press, BBC Three boss Fiona Campbell spoke about how the channel plans to increase the BBC's under-35s audience, who may be more open to a Netflix-style subscription for the broadcaster instead of paying a licence fee. - link
Friday 28 January 2022, AM

Ofcom to investigate Channel 4 over subtitle problems

Although subtitling services were restored on these platforms on 22 October 2021, services were not fully restored on the Freesat platform until 19 November 2021. The investigation will consider the extent to which Channel 4 met the legislative quotas, which are set out in more detail in our Code on Television Access Services. - link
Wednesday 26 January 2022, PM

Face to face with the ISIS "Beatles"

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 place this year in the US you remember the story behind adel Sheffield shake is accused of being a member of the Islamic state group and of being one of the Notorious ISS Beatles name by the hostages because of the British accents and accused of tort…

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Tuesday 25 January 2022, AM

Adam Boulton: Sky News faces 'existential' crisis as TV habits change

An estimated 8 million Britons a month watch Sky News but most only watch briefly, meaning typical viewing figures during the daytime are nearer 100,000 people. Boulton said he remained a believer in TV news but that the format needed to change, with audiences for traditional news bulletins continuing to fall. - link
Monday 24 January 2022, PM

TBI Tech Analysis: No renaissance for traditional TV as online video reigns -- TBI Vision

Recent advances by the online video sector have seen it catch up with and overtake pay-TV. At the end of 2021, online video had around 1.26 billion global subscriptions, while pay-TV had 1.07 billion. With online video subscriptions available at a fraction of the price of classic pay-TV subscriptions, why isn't the paid-for category as a whole growing at the expense of the non-pay sector Omdia believes the attractive free-to-view viewing options available satisfy the viewing demands of a significant segment of the population. - link
Friday 21 January 2022, PM

David Dimbleby suggests BBC licence fee could be linked to council tax

The veteran TV presenter David Dimbleby has suggested the BBC licence fee could be linked to council tax to make it fairer as the government questions future funding of the broadcaster. The simple way of doing it would be to attach an element of the licence fee to the council tax band. - link

The BBC's fight against stupid

Sadly, stupid Andrew Rosindell, the Member of Parliament for Romford, doesn't realise that BBC Radio 4 ends every day's programming by, um, playing the National Anthem. Stupid Andrew Rosindell doesn't listen to BBC Radio 4, that much is clear, but he was asking the question to stupid Nadine Dorries, the UK Culture Secretary, who apparently replied that it was a good question. - link
Friday 21 January 2022, AM

The fight for the future of the BBC

The latest skirmish between the BBC and the government is part of a running debate over who the BBC serves, which dates back to the organisation's earliest days. The culture secretary, Nadine Dorries, announced that the government would be freezing the BBC licence fee for the next two years, forcing the BBC to make deep cuts to its programming. - link
Wednesday 19 January 2022, PM

"Operation Red Meat"

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 strategy save Boris Johnson headline grabbing policies are being rolled out this week in what has been dubbed operation red meat but is there really such an operation we also look the apparently cosy relationship between dose and government who set p…

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Bilsdale transmitter: New temporary mast to be switched on in February - BBC News

Properties in Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire have been reliant on an interim transmitter since the Bilsdale mast caught fire in August. Arqiva hopes all properties affected will have their aerials redirected before the new interim mast is switched on. - link
Monday 17 January 2022, PM

TBI Tech Analysis: Why language puts US and France ahead on channel choice TBI Vision

The high channel availability in the US and France can be explained in part by the number of foreign-language channels available to consumers in these territories. While some channels or equivalents are available in other territories, they are not as widespread as in the US. The analysis above was taken from Omdia's Channel Distribution Report - December 2021 - written by Edmund Ludlow, senior data analyst, and Tim Westcott, senior principal analyst, for digital content channels. - link
Wednesday 12 January 2022, PM

The Editor Planning to Shake Up News

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello the world of startups is no stranger to hyperbole, but this must rank as one of the boulders mission statements to create from scratch and use provided that will rival the likes of CNN the New York Times and the BB…

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Wednesday 05 January 2022, PM

Text appeal: Ceefax recreated by 20-year-old Northern Irish man

The BBC closed the original Ceefax service as part of the transition to digital television broadcasts, with Northern Ireland being the last region of the UK to lose access. Dane, who runs his Ceefax server from his home, said his service was remarkably stable. - link

Did the storming of the Capitol damage US media?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello this week the year anniversary of the storming of the US capitol. It's an event in America and it's Media is still coming to terms with some us news outlets have been accused of obsessing over January 6th. I've bee…

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Tuesday 04 January 2022, AM

Don't surrender BBC in face of political attacks, Melvyn Bragg urges

The government's politically motivated attacks on the BBC are part of a general abasement of British institutions in recent years, the broadcaster Melvyn Bragg has warned, as he called for the corporation to be protected. A former adviser to Theresa May reportedly warned of negative political consequences for the BBC should the appointment go ahead.And the prime minister used a minor row over whether Rule, Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory should be played as instrumental pieces only at the annual Proms to portray the BBC as unpatriotic. - link
Wednesday 29 December 2021, PM

The Secret Life of the Continuity Announcer

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello today on the show where celebrating a group of people with whom you'll be very familiar but may not know anything about Jennifer gate one of the children's iron oz of the next few minutes. I'd like to see some of the children's programmes what …

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Sunday 26 December 2021, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts and welcome to this Boxing Day feedback first the news from the BBC it will take some time. It's official the most downloaded podcast on BBC sounds News cast I'll be talking to it presenter Adam Fleming the BBC chief political correspondent about what makes his podca…

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Wednesday 22 December 2021, PM

Meet the Covid Influencers

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 now the omicron variant means we will still have decisions to make about how you're celebrate Christmas and those calculations will be guided by will be here from politicians from health officials and from the media and …

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Wednesday 22 December 2021, AM

ITV can toast a bumper year - yet investors remain reluctant

When McCall left easyJet to take the reins from Adam Crozier, now installed as BT's new chairman as the telecoms giant becomes a takeover target for billionaire investor Patrick Drahi, investors valued ITV at 7.25bn.The broadcaster's market capitalisation has remained stubbornly well below that level ever since, with a current valuation at 4.3bn. Despite that reduced price and the rush of foreign private equity firms snapping up UK firms this year, there is no sign of any takeover suitor as yet. Its portfolio of channels accounts for about 40 of the UK's 3.7bn traditional TV ad market, with more good news expected next year with sectors including travel, cars and high street retail forecast to return along with the advertising gold of the next football World Cup.McCall's focus is to get investors to reassess ITV beyond the narrow focus on TV advertising - 60 of the broadcaster's total revenues come from non-advertising sources - by beating the drum for its digital and media content businesses. - link
Monday 20 December 2021, PM

Channel 5 joins Digital UK

The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 have entered into a new Digital UK members' agreement, marking the first time that the venture has been wholly owned by all four PSBs. ViacomCBS-owned Channel 5 joins Digital UK with immediate effect. Earlier this year Digital UK merged with Freesat Ltd, bringing the two free-to-air organisations together and aligning technical developents across the two platforms. - link
Friday 17 December 2021, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts In Radio 4 darts coverage falling apart has been loosed upon the word I was very disappointed with the screenshot program, which I imagine is designed to replace the film programme would I absolutely love in feedback this week? I'll be talking the man who is responsi…

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Friday 17 December 2021, AM

BBC could make fewer dramas and show more repeats as budget cuts bite

The BBC could be forced to replace expensive high-end dramas and natural history shows with cheaper programmes owing to government-imposed funding cuts. In the future, channels such as BBC Two and BBC Four will operate on substantially reduced budgets, often showing repeats, with money diverted to shows for BBC One and BBC Three. - link

Biggest BBC Cuts Yet To Come, British Journalism Awards Guardian hits 1m

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 description to support now welcome to the media podcast I'm at digging on today less show more repeats. That's the future of the BBC …

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Wednesday 15 December 2021, PM

Jon Snow: A Lifetime in News

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello that distinct musica mean only one thing it's time for Channel 4 news and one of the most famous faces in broadcasting Jon Snow has been the face of the program since 1989 over the course of three decades every Prime Minister from Margaret That…

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Friday 10 December 2021, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello what the BBC is facing increased competition and falling audiences among some networks abroad its booming we nearly at unbelievably heading towards half a billion people around the world on feedback this week. I'll be talking to The Departed controller BBC Worl…

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The great subtitles fiasco: Channel 4 must be punished for failing deaf viewers

Damage to hard drives caused by the triggering of the fire suppression system at the London base of Red Bee Media - which provides access services to large broadcasters - left Channel 4 viewers without subtitles for weeks, with casualties including the latest series of The Great British Bake Off.Accidents happen, and sometimes there's no one to blame. Eventually, captions will come back to All 4, but the trust Channel 4 has built up with deaf and disabled subtitles users will take much longer to rebuild. - link

A tribute to John Evington

Hello there, my name is John Evington and this is the super Sound of signal radio independent radio station on this special from Radio today. We pay tribute to a great of our industry and not just a great present a program manager consultant and mentor that bloke John Evington died on 4th of Decemb…

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Thursday 09 December 2021, AM

Channel 4 adds bouquet of channels to Freesat

Channel 4 HD is the key addition to Freesat as a bouquet of new channels is added to the free-to-air satellite platform. In addition to Channel 4 HD, music channels Box Hits, Box Christmas, Kiss, Magic and Kerrang are all joining the platform from December 9. - link
Wednesday 08 December 2021, PM

Inside the No 10 Christmas party scoops

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello yes this week is story of two massive scoops and now resignation. It was typically up from the Daily Mirror who first reported there have been a Christmas party at Downing Street last December over a week later for…

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Friday 03 December 2021, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts is the most popular radio station in the UK losing its way it feels like the control passes choose to marginalize certain types of music because of their reminded perceptions are missing the true purpose anything before due to in feedback this we had a radio to Helen…

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Wednesday 01 December 2021, PM

Don't Shoot the Messenger

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hi, I'm Katie razzall, and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello, what is the relationship between John Lewis and audiences this week some reporters covering the omicron variant say they've received a torrent of abuse from people angry about the government's …

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Friday 26 November 2021, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts next week the trial begins in the United States of Gullane Maxwell she's accused of taking Minors for her former lover Jeffrey Epstein who sexually abused them last Monday the world at One interview have brother who is campaigning in her defence some of your report t…

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Friday 26 November 2021, AM

Mail privilege, Dorries speaks the big podcast sale

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 description to support now. Hello and welcome to media podcast by Matt Deegan on the show today. It's all changed the Daily Mail Greg…

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Wednesday 24 November 2021, PM

How a Political Story Cuts Through

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 hello this week. We want to know what makes a political story matter. I'm always makes a particular story however important feels at the time soon be forgotten. What sort of the BBC Steve Rosenberg is remarkable intervie…

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Nadine Dorries

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hi, I'm Katie razzall, and this is the media show from BBC Radio 4 will the dinos congratulations on your appointment fantastic job came as a surprise to you. I think and lots of people and I guess it's fair to say wasn't welcome by everyone and I was having a look w…

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