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Wednesday 23 September 2020, PM

Bake Off rises out of lockdown

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Wednesday 23 September 2020, AM

Dicky Dodd and Radio TechCon goes online

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionics discover the world's leading brands at radio hello, I'm Stuart Clarkson and we're back this week on the radio Today programme will find out about radiotek on 2020 which is as you probably guessed going virtual this year also after 20-years of wakin…

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Monday 21 September 2020, PM

First company awarded new Digital Radio Tick Mark – RadioToday

Frontier Smart Technologies, a subsidiary of Science Group plc, has become the first company to receive the upgraded Digital Radio Tick Mark. The Digital Radio Tick Mark indicates to consumers that devices are tested and approved to meet the UK Government agreed specification for digital radios and are able to receive FM, DAB and DAB stations and is supported by the majority of digital radio manufacturers and retailers as well as the leading technology providers. - link
Thursday 17 September 2020, PM

#141 - David Olusoga’s James MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh Television Festival 2020

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Wednesday 16 September 2020, PM

The demographics of news

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 the news summer has been filled with report on the black lives matter movement. I know some of you think the media has not been in partial on the issue that journey to become can pay this not simply reporters question we posed on this show but does …

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Wednesday 16 September 2020, AM

Sky Arts: must-watch shows and documentaries

Sky Arts will this week become free to watch for everyone across the UK. See related. While the Sky Arts linear channel will be made free, the Sky Arts On Demand library of content, with more than 2,000 hours of shows, will remain exclusive to Sky and Now TV Entertainment Pass customers. - link
Tuesday 15 September 2020, PM

Netflix, Sky Tell UK Parliament Committee That Public Service Broadcasting Remains Key To TV Industry's Future – Deadl

Senior representatives of Netflix's UK team and broadcaster Sky have told a UK government committee that Public Service Broadcasters remain an important part of the country's wider entertainment industry. The 'future of Public Service Broadcasting' committee is analysing factors including how the influx of streaming services such as Netflix is impacting the UK's PSBs, which include the BBC as well as ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and regional stations. - link

BBC reveals almost five billion iPlayer requests during 2019/2020 – TBI Vision

The BBC in the UK has said its on demand service iPlayer received almost five billion viewing requests during 2019/20, with a 60 rise during the country's lockdown earlier this year. In its delayed annual report released today, the public broadcaster said 4.8 billion requests to stream programmes had been made between April 2019 to March 2020. - link
Monday 14 September 2020, PM

TBI Tech Analysis: Where next for linear TV s Covid boom? – TBI Vision

Covid-19 enforced lockdowns around the world had propelled viewing figures for linear networks skywards but with people now able to move more freely, what's happened to those viewers Adam Thomas, lead analyst for global TV markets at TBI sibling Omdia, reports. For the TV sector, the captive audiences created by lockdown conditions provided a significant boost to linear viewing times, which had been in decline for several years. - link
Sunday 13 September 2020, AM

Radio reporters to be axed by BBC and told to reapply for new roles

Now the BBC plans to axe all its national radio reporters and ask them to reapply for a smaller number of jobs as television, radio and digital reporters, rather than as dedicated audio journalists. Negotiations between BBC management, producers and reporters are at a crucial stage, and one or two programmes, including the news flagship Today on Radio 4, may win some leeway, with producers allowed to commission specialist pieces. - link
Friday 11 September 2020, PM

Sky Arts' decision to go free makes the art world more accessible to everyone

Making it free to air is a bold decision for a product based on a subscription model - yet it will clearly place Sky in the vanguard of arts coverage in the UK, and it will no doubt hope the goodwill it engenders will be converted into support for its paid-for offerings, including its on-demand library of 2,000 hours of arts content. To make its programming as expansive - and accessible - as possible, Sky Arts' new slate includes EastEnders hardman Danny Dyer presenting a documentary about his mentor, playwright Harold Pinter jungle pioneer Goldie revisiting the art that has influenced his music AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson meeting Foo Fighter and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl Benjamin Zephaniah celebrating the best of the spoken word and Elbow's Guy Garvey digging out all-time great TV music performances. - link
Wednesday 09 September 2020, PM

How Spotify reached No. 1

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 how are you listening to show right now? Maybe listening live in your car or in your kitchen on FM but I know many of you are TuneIn by smart speakers and some of you out running whilst others are catching the podcast that kind of technological inno…

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Wednesday 09 September 2020, AM

Peter Dickson

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionics created of the bionic studio the smarter way to make radio hello, I'm Stuart Clarkson on this week's radio Today programme voice-over Legend he's also been already at 1 and radio to countless other commercial radio stations doing the voices and you…

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Tuesday 08 September 2020, PM

Digital UK's Jonathan Thompson on the challenges facing new BBC chief Tim Davie – TBI Vision

Jonathan Thompson, who leads the development of the UK's digital terrestrial TV platform Freeview, reflects on the immense challenges facing new BBC chief Tim Davie and explores how he might tackle them. Tim Davie will today be contemplating the end of his first full week as the 17th Director General of the BBC. General consensus across the UK industry, and most importantly for him - within the BBC - is that Tim was the right person for the job. - link
Monday 07 September 2020, PM

To win back trust, TV news needs to get out of the studio and into UK communities | John Domokos | Opinion | The Guardia

Now that everyone can be their own broadcaster, presenting ‘packages’ from behind a desk feels out of touch - link
Thursday 03 September 2020, PM

Tim Davie's introductory speech as BBC Director-General

We have made progress, and I am biased, but BBC Studios has led the way, proving that we can create an organisation that attracts the best talent and creates unmistakably BBC content, while generating competitive returns. As you will have seen in your email, we have reduced the Executive Committee of the BBC from 17 to 11 to streamline decision-making and work as one BBC. Importantly, Charlotte Moore's appointment as Chief Content Officer will mean we work across the BBC to maximise the impact of all our content across audio and video. - link

BBC boss Tim Davie to become stricter on staff airing views on social media

Tim Davie is to crack down on staff posting their views on social media in a move to restore the view of the BBC as impartial, and raised the question of slashing the corporations' output by a fifth, cutting more jobs and potentially shutting TV channels. Davie said that the corporation needs to become leaner, highlighting that staff numbers at the licence-fee funded BBC have actually increased despite a cost-cutting drive. - link

BBC Radio and Education moves to new division – RadioToday

The BBC Radio and Education division is moving to a new single Content division headed by the BBC's new Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore. Charlotte will be responsible for television commissioning for all BBC network TV channels and BBC iPlayer, radio commissioning and production for all ten national radio networks and BBC Sounds, and multi-platform commissioning and production for all children's and education content BBC Proms and Orchestras. - link
Thursday 03 September 2020, AM

700MHz spectrum cleared for auction in January

The low frequency of the 700MHz spectrum band is ideal for carrying mobile signals into buildings and over long distances - including the countryside. Releasing these airwaves will help increase the total amount of the radio spectrum available for mobile services in the UK by 18. Around 1,000 workers from organisations including Arqiva, Ofcom, Digital UK, Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited and the multiplex operators spent more than 2 million hours clearing the spectrum. - link
Wednesday 02 September 2020, PM

Charming the old Gray Lady

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 for the last eight Mark Thompson has been CEO or one of the most story brands in use the New York Times and his leadership The Fortunes of The Old Grey Lady have been transformed 6 million subscribers. It's branched out into podcast and TV programme…

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Wednesday 02 September 2020, AM

Mike Carr - Crowd Network

The radiator day programme was broadcast bionics hello, I'm Stuart Clarkson coming up on the radio Today programme this week will hear from Mike car at formerly of five live BBC Sport he's put together a team and got some funding run a new podcast network with some quite big ambitions find out mor…

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Tuesday 01 September 2020, PM

BBC chief Tim Davie starts role with focus on 'unique value for customers' - TBI Vision

Davie was named director general of the BBC earlier this summer, replacing the outgoing Tony Hall who took much of the UK industry by surprise in January when he revealed he would be exiting the broadcaster. The former BBC Studios CEO had headed up its commercial division for more than seven years, during which he launched production arm BBCS and oversaw its merger with former commercial division BBCWW. Davie, a former marketing chief at Pepsi, also further expanded BBCS's focus away from straight distribution with the roll-out of streamer BritBox into the US and Australia, content deals with Discovery for natural history programming and last year's deal to take full control of UKTV's linear channels. - link
Monday 31 August 2020, PM

Tim Davie faces battle to find new BBC funding model

The BBC has looked at whether the licence fee could ultimately be replaced with a new special income tax, based on the Swedish model for funding public service broadcasting according to two executives at the corporation, with a new funding model set to be one of the key issues facing incoming director general, Tim Davie. One of the BBC insiders said it would be a tough sell to add a new tax to people's payslips in the current political environment, especially with concerns that the government could force the BBC to share more of its funding pot with other broadcasters. - link
Sunday 30 August 2020, AM

TikTok teens are obsessed with 'Criminal Minds'

In turn, TikTok prolongs the series' lifespan by keeping viewers engaged, especially upon multiple viewings, and by bringing it to the attention of potential new viewers - the most viral TikTok posts are peppered with user comments asking what show the clips are from. A 2016 New York Times project counted the drama among the 50 TV shows with the most likes on Facebook. - link
Friday 28 August 2020, PM

Tim Davie returns to BBC hotseat facing familiar set of hurdles

The last time Tim Davie was director general of the BBC, he found himself dealing with a crisis over the corporation's news output, divisions over its internal culture, and a hostile government. A competitive marathon runner, he has been known to invite BBC colleagues to take part in long-distance races near his home. - link

TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from Edinburgh TV Festival – TBI Vision

Aside from diversity, the other big issue on the plate this year was the impact of Covid-19 on the TV industry. One positive development for UK talent to come out of the festival was the creation of the TV Coalition For Change, comprised of broadcasters including the BBC, ITV and Sky, as well as the union Bectu and industry bodies like John McVay's Pact and Directors UK. The coalition pledged to hold quarterly discussions to find solutions to the problems faced by those out of work due to the pandemic, with the first meeting to take place at the end of September or early October and continuing every quarter until December 2021. - link
Wednesday 26 August 2020, PM

Trevor Dann

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionics working with the world's leading broadcasters and equipment suppliers to transform industry standard technologies and workplace. Hello, my name is Stuart Clarkson this is the weekly podcast from Radio can we have this time? We're going …

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Tony Hall's Exit Interview

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 Tony Hall is the director-general of the BBC it's his last week in the job, but before he goes he's agreed to sit down with the media show for the next half an hour and much longer if you're listening to us in the BBC Sounds app Tony all the talking…

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Tuesday 25 August 2020, AM

David Olusoga: his Edinburgh television festival speech in full

In the time I have been in television the vast majority of the senior black industry figures I have come across working within the UK broadcasters have moved to the indie sector or left the industry. One of the sessions at this year's Edinburgh television festival asks when will television have its first black channel controller. - link

Sky Arts reveals more information about free-to-view TV channel | WhatsOnStage

Sky Arts has revealed more information about its free-to-view TV channel coming next month. Initial programming for the series will include Tim Marlow's Sky Arts Late, a monthly programme that will include debates, performances and more from the arts sector. - link
Friday 21 August 2020, PM


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Friday 21 August 2020, AM

DAB radio to be standard in all new passenger cars – RadioToday

DAB Digital Radio will be installed as standard in all new passenger vehicles by the end of this year following new regulations passed through Parliament. As of Q2 2020, 93.9 of new cars registered in the UK were fitted with DAB digital radio as standard, and the new regulation will require the remaining 6 of new cars to be fitted with digital radio. - link
Thursday 20 August 2020, PM

Ofcom UK Aim Next 5G Mobile Spectrum Auction at January 2021

The UK telecoms regulator has today confirmed that their much delayed auction of the 700MHz and 3.6-3.8GHz radio spectrum bands, which could boost new 5G mobile network coverage and mobile broadband speeds further into the Gigabit territory, will not now take its first bids until January 2021. The final outcome will ultimately depend upon who bids for what, but more spectrum tends to equal better mobile broadband speed and that's going to be key for 5G. At present EE, Vodafone and O2 only have access to a 40MHz, 50MHz and 40MHz slice - respectively - of the 3.4GHz mobile band for their 5G services. - link
Thursday 20 August 2020, AM

BBC Director General Tony Hall to Speak at Edinburgh TV Fest Opener

Outgoing BBC director general, Tony Hall, will deliver the opening address at the Edinburgh TV Festival, in what will be one of his final public appearances in the position before he steps down in September. This year's Edinburgh TV festival, sponsored by YouTube and Freeview, will be a digital event as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and will take place Aug. 24-27. - link
Wednesday 19 August 2020, PM

Our love-hate relationship with the tech giants

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio for the biggest beast in tech this week apple Facebook and tiktok have all had their share of bad publicity this summer apple and Facebook recording to appear before Congress when they were told they had too much power and killing the US economy tikto…

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Wednesday 19 August 2020, AM

Graham Torrington

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionic created of the bionic studio the smarter way to make radio hello, I'm Stuart Clarkson thanks for your lovely comments about last week's podcast this time right Martin is back. David Lloyd is back with more fantastic radio moments at the end of the p…

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Friday 14 August 2020, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts hello lies damned lies and statistics so said the so when it comes to covid deaths which statistic should we believe people offering one to have one number that summarise a story but that's not how life has the government to lose the weight calculate cubic deaths. I…

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Thursday 13 August 2020, AM

Freeview viewers complain of fewer channels after retune

Freeview viewers are complaining that they lost channels after planned changes were made to the network. Viewers in these areas may need to retune their TV or box if they find they are missing channels. - link
Wednesday 12 August 2020, PM

June Sarpong: What is diversity?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 today we're going to get one of the most ubiquitous and least understood ideas in media diversity, and we're going to do it with possibly the two people in media who spent more time thinking about it than anyone else what exactly is diversity. Why i…

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Wednesday 12 August 2020, AM

Rombalds Radio

The radiator day programme with broadcast bionics creators of The Bionic studio the smarter way to make radio hello, I'm Quentin our guest hosting the radio today podcast this week Ryan David both on holiday, but as you'll find out at the moment. I'll guess this week is a very familiar voice This …

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Saturday 08 August 2020, AM

TBI Weekly: Are we in the midst of a watershed moment for streaming? – TBI Vision

Streaming has become the prevalent force among content-hungry consumers over the past few years, but developments this week suggest we may well be in the midst of a watershed moment. It's been a busy week for NBCUniversal and probably not a particularly pleasant one for many of its employees, after the company started cutting staff as it combines its TV and streaming divisions under Mark Lazarus. - link
Friday 07 August 2020, PM


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Thursday 06 August 2020, AM

ITV hit by tumble in ad revenues, suspends dividend

THE slump in advertising revenue during lockdown hit ITV hard, and the future is so uncertain it cannot give guidance to the City on how trading will go. ITV is targeting cost cuts, but still expects to spend 960 million on programming this year. - link
Wednesday 05 August 2020, PM

Succession and shakedown for Murdoch and TikTok

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio 4 hello today succession and Shakedown at two of the world's most talked-about Media Empires on Friday drama at the house of Murdoch James Murdoch resigned from the family firm sighting disagreements over any content and over the weekend at tiktok Pres…

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Monday 03 August 2020, PM

TBI Tech Analysis: Where next for UK broadcasters in a post-Covid world? – TBI Vision

As Evans points out, Omdia's Channels Programming Intelligence Service data suggests that broadcasters will see a drop in spend on originals in 2020 compared with 2019, with the figure then remaining relatively stable moving into 2021 and 2022. The UK's position, following several years of original programme spending growth, is now comparable to a wider trend in Europe, where Western European programme spending on both acquired and originals is expected to continue its downward trajectory. - link
Friday 31 July 2020, PM


BBC sounds music Radio podcasts, don't you miss this what's inside the party should be rather than punishing someone's been to couples therapy studio at home alone in BBC comedy coping to just get on with it like the rest of the country had to adapt really quickly so I think it's just the adrenalin…

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Friday 31 July 2020, AM

Help us: Cast Some Light on Where You Watch TV and Video

The perceived quality of a television image is affected by the viewing conditions in the place where the video content is being watched. We would really value your input on our investigation into ambient lighting for content viewing which will help inform our research into TV content quality perception. - link
Thursday 30 July 2020, PM

Northwich to get ultra-reliable broadband from Openreach

RESIDENTS across Northwich could soon have access to some of the fastest broadband speeds in Europe. Openreach has outlined plans to make ultra-reliable and gigabit-capable full fibre broadband available to homes and businesses across town. - link

Why Sky Arts went free |

Earlier this week, Sky announced that Sky Arts will become a free-to-air channel in September. That's why this September, we are making Sky Arts free for everyone to watch, becoming the only space on terrestrial TV dedicated solely to arts and culture. - link
Wednesday 29 July 2020, PM

Whose truth is it anyway?

BBC sounds music Radio podcasts from BBC Radio Four Seasons job to tell the truth to sit on the fence and what is older and younger Jonas clash over what the truth actually is some of America's biggest newsrooms have been by these questions in the last few weeks with huge public rebellions at the N…

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