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Wednesday 03 March 2021, PM

Is the UK media obsessed with Westminster?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 rocket going on in Holyrood it's salmon vs surgeon for the future of Scottish nationalism perhaps Scotland and maybe even the United Kingdom also says the media is generally seem to be finding the story difficult to follow colonists are proclaiming …

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Wednesday 03 March 2021, AM

Greatest Hits Radio breakfast presenter Simon Ross talks to our guest host Pete Snodden

Welcome to the radio Today programme today program creators of The Bionic studio the smartest radio someone's against is having it off this week, so we will crack on with a couple of features. We got lined up for and hope and pray that he comes back and takes over the task of putting This podcast …

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Tuesday 02 March 2021, PM

BBC Three to return as broadcast channel next year

BBC Three will return as a broadcast channel next year, the BBC said, in an attempt to woo back younger audiences who have turned away from its output. It had already committed to doubling the spending on original BBC Three commissions over the next two years. - link
Friday 26 February 2021, PM


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Thursday 25 February 2021, AM

Bauer to turn off four AM transmitters in the North - RadioToday

Bauer will also switch off the Magic Radio AM in Hull. Services on these frequencies launched commercial radio in the North of England, with Piccadilly Radio starting in 1974 on 1151 kHz, Radio Aire in 1981 on 828 kHz and Red Rose Radio starting in 1982 on 999 kHz. - link
Wednesday 24 February 2021, PM

Squaring up to the tech giants

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 down with this session with youth how about we obsess over older people instead baby boom after all there in the Habit of actually watching and listening to Linear telly and radio and some of them even have money to spend after watching or listening…

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Gaydio Breakfast presenter Dean McCullough

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionics created of the bionic studio the smarter way to make radio welcome to the radio Today programme this week. We have Darryl Morris back in the hot seat he had such a good reaction from his interview at last week that he's back on and he's talking to …

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Tuesday 23 February 2021, PM

Andrea Coscelli, the watchdog taking on the tech giants

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 for speaking to the media show took this job at the competition markets authority you know obviously know that technology was going to be a growing part of your email and inbox. Did you say back then your job interview that you felt that new powers …

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Friday 19 February 2021, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello, it's not easy succeeding some of the most loved most respected presenters radio presenter Louise need time to settle into their roles and find their feet however. I find the new presenter of braces and rude at times and she put it around you is rather more th…

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#150 - Facebook’s Australian News Blackout; BBC World News Off The Air In China; Clubhouse Chatter

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#150 - Facebook’s Australian News Blackout; BBC World News Off The Air In China; Clubhouse Chatter

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Thursday 18 February 2021, AM

Ofcom awards first five Small Scale DAB licences - RadioToday

The first of many Small Scale DAB multiplex licences have been awarded by Ofcom this morning. Ofcom says further licence awards for the remaining 20 areas advertised in round one will be announced over the coming weeks. - link
Wednesday 17 February 2021, PM

Chris Mason talks to this week's guest host Darryl Morris

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionics created of the bionic studio the smarter way to make radio hello there are safe from talk radio. Thank you very much to Radio today for letting me. Hi Jack their podcast for a little bit and to speak to somebody that I have admired for a very very …

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Tuesday 16 February 2021, PM

Freeview Play now offers over 30,000 hours of on-demand TV

Freeview Play is now offering over 30,000 hours of on-demand TV completely free of charge to users across the UK, with users being able to stream shows dating back to three and a half years ago. If you're interested in getting Freeview Play for yourself, then many new TVs come equipped with it ready, including models from Panasonic, Sony, JVC, Humax, Hisense and Hitachi, as well as Amazon Fire TVs and Android TVs. For buying a brand new TV, take a look at our picks of some of the best TV models on the market right now, as well as the best cheap 4K TVs. You don't have to buy a whole new TV to get Freeview Play. - link
Friday 12 February 2021, PM

How ITV News reported first-hand on the storming of Congress

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 extraordinary scenes in Washington this week as the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump dominates the news electric clear. This is a story where the media is the story it was TV networks that connected to his bass and social me…

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Thursday 11 February 2021, AM

Freesat to be integrated into Digital UK

Digital UK Ltd is to combine the operations of the UK terrestrial platform Freeview with those of the satellite platform Freesat. In December it was announced that Arqiva was to stand down as a shareholder it Digital UK following reluctance to invest further in Digital UK's Freeview Plus, the HbbTV-based hybrid platform that has been able to add streaming services from both Freeview's PSB shareholders and the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Now TV. Arqiva officially stands down at the end of the month, and will continue to provide infrastructure services, but the transmission company's departure has tidied up the shareholder structure. - link
Wednesday 10 February 2021, PM

Carolyn McCall, boss of ITV

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC radio one of the most interesting and important institutions not Justin British Media but in Britain itself with formats soaps and dramas watched by millions provides glue that binds our culture and energy that drives our Ministries but what a time to be an…

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Wednesday 10 February 2021, AM

Double-acts during lockdown - with Bush and Richie

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionics working with the world leading broadcasters and equipment suppliers to transform into a technology and workplace welcome. This is writing here and today. We're talking about doll headers during lockdown power roving reporter and BBC Newcastle occas…

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Tuesday 09 February 2021, AM

Whatever happened to local TV? - BBC News

Local TV Ltd. Elsewhere, channels in another eight areas including Liverpool, Leeds and Bristol are run by Local Television Ltd, which is chaired by former Daily Mirror chief executive David Montgomery. The company is so confident in the appeal of local TV that it even launched a new channel in Manchester on Freeview channel 99 last week to rival That's TV, which fills the city's official local slot on channel seven. - link

Are Your Listeners Just Button Pushers? – Matt Deegan Writes

A large section of the future Radio 4 listeners are actually getting into speech radio earlier. The big issue, is just like that step change when analogue radio was faced with real competition, I think we're at a point again when the quality of content and it's distribution means that how listeners consume radio as they get older is changing. - link
Friday 05 February 2021, PM

#149 - Gogglebox bullying; Ryanair’s ‘jab and go’ ads banned; DJ Tiiny dropped from Capital Xtra for ‘pay for play’

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Thursday 04 February 2021, PM

BBC Value for Audiences February 2021

Each hour of BBC radio listening costs each household about 3p, on average Taken together, a bundle of subscriptions providing advertising-free high-quality services comparable with those offered by the BBC across video, audio and news would cost over 400 per year in comparison to a current licence fee of 157.50 Despite an explosion in competition, more people use the BBC than any other media brand 91 of UK adults a week and 97 a month Among young people, 80 of 16-34 year olds use the BBC every week and 93 every month, on average - more than any other brand for media Adults spend close to 18 hours a week with the BBC on average, making the BBC the UK's most used media brand The BBC is at the heart of UK life. The BBC 10 years ago The BBC today Licence fee cost Cost per user hour Licence fee cost Cost per user hour 178 per year 7.6p 157.50 per year 6.6p BBC services available BBC services available Fig 17 What the BBC offered ten years ago compared with what the BBC offers today19 19 BARB, BARB Establishment Survey, RAJAR, GfK Cross-Media Insight, Ipsos MORI Kids CMI, AT Internet, ONS, BBC Annual Reports and Accounts 2010/11 and 2019/20. - link

BBC reveals $556m cuts to content services during 2021/22 - TBI Vision

The BBC expects to slash more than 400m from its programming and services budget this year as it attempts to deal with a financial squeeze caused by streamers and a drop in funding. The broadcaster, which has already made a swathe of job cuts in the past year, pointed to the loss of The Great British Bake Off to Channel 4 and the closure of BBC Three as a broadcast channel as examples of savings made to date. - link
Thursday 04 February 2021, AM

Ofcom revokes CGTN's licence to broadcast in the UK

London, 1015 GMT, 4 February 2021 Ofcom has today withdrawn the licence for CGTN to broadcast in the UK, after its investigation concluded that the licence is wrongfully held by Star China Media Limited. Links between CGTNC and CCTV. Having considered the available evidence, we have decided we are unable to grant the application to transfer the licence from SCML to CGTNC. Correspondence from CGTN submitted during the course of our investigation makes clear that CGTNC is controlled by CCTV, which is also the sole shareholder of CGTNC. Given CGTNC is controlled by CCTV - which, as part of the China Media Group, is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party and therefore disqualified from holding a broadcast licence under UK broadcasting laws - we consider that CGTNC would be disqualified from holding a licence. - link

BBC would cost £400 per year if turned into subscription service, says Tim Davie

The BBC would cost more than 400 per year if it was turned into a subscription service, the corporation has said, as it claimed to offer almost twice the value for money as Netflix. The BBC arrived at its figure by adding the average cost of Netflix, Amazon and other streaming services that offer a mix of drama, entertainment and documentaries music services such as Spotify and premium online news services. - link
Wednesday 03 February 2021, PM

Discovery on their shift to streaming

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Wednesday 03 February 2021, AM

All about student radio operating during a pandemic

Well, hello welcome to the fabulous fabulous radio Today programme this week. We have got something a little bit different for you were turning our attention to student radio students Tom Horn has been in touch. She says he loves to talk to his boss Leo Jocelyn at the station manager at Leeds to r…

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Sunday 31 January 2021, AM

Broadcasters to channel all into a one-stop streaming player to keep up with US giants

British broadcasters are joining forces to develop a single free streaming app they hope will prevent them being overwhelmed by the US tech giants. The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are in talks to build a new service that will aggregate live broadcasts and catch-up programming in one place. The discussions, hosted by the industry joint venture Freeview, aims to both make it easier for viewers to navigate the proliferation of streaming apps and ensure that British broadcasters have the heft to claim their place on the “homescreen” of smart TVs, in competition with Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Disney+ and others. The broadcasters plan to allow viewers to use a single sign-in and to pool audience data to improve programme recommendations. It means that viewers who enjoy a crime drama from the BBC could be recommended one from ITV, for instance. It is the latest sign of easing tensions between public service broadcasters, as rapid changes in viewing habits force them to abandon old rivalries to survive. The broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has said “audiences could benefit significantly” if the broadcasters’ shows were offered through a combined service that was widely available when it published a review last month. The BBC, ITV and Channel 4 already collaborate on Britbox, a subscription streaming service focused on classic series. An industry source insisted plans for an all-in-one British television app will not diminish the need for new laws to underpin public service broadcasters’ claim on the homescreen. Traditional television regulations hand them the highest spots on channel menus in exchange for making news and public services programmes that tend to attract smaller audiences. However, there are fears public service shows will struggle to reach audiences in the future as younger viewers switch their allegiance to American streaming platforms, while current laws give no guaranteed position on smart TVs and connected devices. Research by Ofcom in December found that 43pc of viewers using on-demand streaming services can imagine watching no broadcast TV in five years’ time. It comes as the TV mast monopoly Arqiva is poised to pull out of the TV platform YouView, a joint venture with the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BT and TalkTalk. It follows the infrastructure giant’s decision in December to step down as a shareholder in Freeview, the main terrestrial broadcasting platform. The Sunday Telegraph revealed in October that Arqiva had refused to help fund a new Freeview streaming service because it would not rely on traditional broadcasting infrastructure.. - link
Thursday 28 January 2021, AM

UK s C4 overhauls commissioning acquisitions with Sarah Lazenby departing - TBI Vision

Channel 4 in the UK has become the latest broadcaster to restructure its senior exec team to focus on streaming, with programming chief Ian Katz handed an expanded remit but formats features chief Sarah Lazenby departing. Current head of features formats Lazenby will exit as a result of the changes after six years with the broadcaster, during which she secured cookery format Bake Off from the BBC. Responsibility for More4 commissioning will also move under Street, while Karl Warner becomes head of youth digital, with a brief to commission young skewing content for linear net E4 and all digital platforms. - link

CDN report slams UK broadcasters, details "significant imbalances" in racial gender roles - TBI Vision

The CDN has today published its fourth annual report from its Diamond diversity monitoring and reporting system, which focuses on these five UK broadcasters and includes 740,000 contributions from across the industry. As well as racial and gender imbalances, the report also highlighted a startling lack of representation from the disabled and transgender workforce and comes despite a global push for greater diversity and inclusivity in recent months. - link
Wednesday 27 January 2021, PM

"We're never doing an anti-immigrant story again"

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 Daily Express lately you know the title that boasts about being the world's greatest newspaper on the front page the Toast years ago of Beaverbrook boisterously anti-immigrant obsessed with Princess Diana and reliable wrong about the weather well, i…

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Wednesday 27 January 2021, AM

Exclusive: BBC's 'Winterwatch' pioneers green production power - TBI Vision

The UK-based BBC Studios Natural History Unit has taken a step forward for green production practices, completing a live transmission of its nature show Winterwatch powered solely by environmentally-friendly hydrogen fuel and energy-saving batteries. Last night's episode of the BBC Two series served as something of a test-run for broadcasting live shows powered by a hydrogen generator and, according to BBC Studios, was the world's first large-scale outside broadcast powered entirely by green hydrogen fuel. - link

Jonny Gould and Liam Thompson talk to Phil Dobbie about radio, streaming and podcasting all coming together

Hello, I'm not Stuart Clarkson this is right in saying welcome to the radio Today programme with broadcast bionics now this week. We're talking about radio course and podcasting and screaming and our guest host is Phil Dobbie the co-founder of loudmouth Communications he's a podcast presenter and …

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Sunday 24 January 2021, PM

Perhaps I'm biased but I really do think the BBC is impartial

The BBC must now somehow demonstrate lots of impartiality. How can you ever prove that there's a generally fair, impartial and accurate output over hundreds of hours of broadcasting week after week What's the clip In my view, the BBC has almost always been trustworthy and balanced, but now, to stake a claim to those qualities, it must demonstrate first penitence, then reform. - link
Wednesday 20 January 2021, PM

Reporting the war on coronavirus

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello if we at war with coronavirus is there a Frontline and should join this try to get to it this week the BBC has been showing a series of news reports from inside a hospital for James to get access to a covid-19 For Reasons will get onto but can…

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Survey about the BBC - the BBC - Send - BBC

We are really interested in understanding your views on the BBC and some of the other services you use. Here is a short survey that should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete and your answers will be completely confidential. We will be looking at the results of the survey, alongside looking at how you and others use the BBC’s services when you are signed in to your account. For example, we might look at whether people who use the BBC a lot have a different view to those who don’t use it very often. This is to help us better understand how people feel about the BBC. The survey results and how you use the BBC will remain totally anonymous. - link

Netflix caps off record year with 200 million subscribers - TBI Vision

Netflix has surpassed 200 million subscribers globally for the first time in its history and says it plans to continue to accelerate its original commissioning plans. Netflix returned to form in the final quarter of the year adding 8.5 million subscribers. - link
Wednesday 20 January 2021, AM

Dick Stone talks to our guest host Chris Birks

Morning welcome to the radio today program and we have another special guest house this week and another very special guest. Will tell you all about that in just a second professional. Let me thank you for getting in touch with your offers of doing interviews for This podcast and we will be gettin…

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BBC faces financial 'uncertainty' due to reliance on licence fee

The BBC faces an uncertain future because it relies heavily on the licence fee as its audience share plummets, Whitehall's spending watchdog has concluded. The NAO's findings come amid criticism from senior Conservatives of the BBC and its reliance on the licence fee ahead of the BBC's charter renewal in December 2027. - link
Tuesday 19 January 2021, AM

BBC iPlayer sees record-breaking start to 2021, with biggest week ever

Updated 337 pm, 18 January 2021.More people than ever are using BBC iPlayer and they are using it more often, with a staggering 5.8 billion streams in 2020. The BBC iPlayer experience will keep getting better whatever your age and wherever you're based, and we are already seeing 2021 breaking new records with viewers flocking to The Serpent, A Perfect Planet, the FA Cup and many more. - link
Monday 18 January 2021, AM

Technology Futures Spotlight on the technologies shaping communications for the future

During our work on emerging technology so far, we have looked at how existing technologies are evolving, and which new technologies are starting to emerge now - and in the coming years. While audio technology appears to have matured, it has also been benefiting from RD. With virtual and augmented reality technologies advancing further, the demand for consumergrade haptic technology could also intensify, and perhaps olfactory technology will too. - link

Corbyn to campaign against Murdoch's News UK TV channel

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to campaign against the arrival of Rupert Murdoch's News UK television channel as he launched his Peace and Justice Project at an online rally. His successor as leader, Keir Starmer, declined to restore the Labour whip to Corbyn, who now sits as an independent MP. The broadcasting regulator, Ofcom, gave the go-ahead last month to Murdoch's right-leaning news channel, which is expected to be on air for four to five hours a night. - link
Sunday 17 January 2021, AM

Prediction: Freeview to see increased competition |

Increased movement and competition on UK DTT platform Freeview is among the developments for 2021 predicted by Chris Parsons, Chief Executive at channel operations specialist MediaPaedia Broadcast. If the current DUK consultation is successful, we will see more OTT opportunities opening up on Freeview and potentially reduced costs for channels. - link
Friday 15 January 2021, PM

#148 - Media Podcast Predictions 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 description to support now. Hello and a head of the series returning next week welcome to this bonus New Year edition of the media po…

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Media Podcast Predictions 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 description to support now. Hello and a head of the series returning next week welcome to this bonus New Year edition of the media p…

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Friday 15 January 2021, AM

Plusnet scraps YouView TV services for new customers

Budget broadband provider confirms they are stopping new customer sign-ups to their YouView TV service. From Tuesday 19 January 2021, Plusnet broadband customers will not be able to add TV services to their broadband package. Existing customers can keep their subscriptions, but will be unable to recontract once their minimum term subscription is up. Plusnet say they are simplifying their product range to focus on their value broadband service and providing great customer service. - link

UKTV Play sees strong growth in 2020

UKTV has seen a 42% increase in viewings of its UKTV Play catch-up service over the past year while registrations for the service also grew 45% to 4.45 million. A free version of the app offering content from the broadcaster’s Dave, Yesterday and Drama channels is available on a host of smart TVs and Freeview, Freesat and YouView set top boxes, as well as on various streaming devices and on mobiles. - link
Wednesday 13 January 2021, PM

Free Speech vs the Internet

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 like countless this and many of you know that I could barely comprehend the images coming out of Washington last week. Let's be clear. This is a story not just in the media, but about the media social media has allowed to form Communities and dissem…

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How ITV News reported first-hand on the storming of Congress

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello and welcome to this podcast from the media show and congratulations on finding the subscribe button and joining our family news is the first rough draft of history this phrase was popularized by Philip Graham of the Washington Post they didn't…

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