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Wednesday 20 November 2013, PM link icon  DTG :: News :: BBC Trust launches service review into BBC One, Two, Three and Four
A three month public consultation started on November 12 and the Trust invited BBC audiences to get in touch with their views on the four channels. It will consider whether any changes to the current licences are needed along with each service's future direction. As part of this, the Trust will consider how well the services are adapting to meet changing audience expectations and viewing patterns, primarily in response to technological developments. - link icon  Radio Today - Hereford and Worcs DAB mux launches 6 Dec
MuxCo has confirmed that the digital radio multiplex for Herefordshire and Worcestershire will be officially launched on Friday 6th December. Test transmissions have begun recently from transmitters at Ridge Hill in Herefordshire and Malvern in Worcester. A third transmitter is expected to be added at Bromsgrove just off the M5/M42 interchange. - link icon  Radio Today - OPINION: What Brighton DAB test tells us
As someone very close to the Brighton Experiment, it appears that neither Ed nor Ford have actually read the Ofcom report. In practice, this has only just begun and aside from any technical limitations which are clearly laid out in the official version, use of such technology would require new legislation which will not be passed for at least three to four years from what I understand, based on the noises coming out of Whitehall. The Ofcom report makes it clear that the total available broadcast spectrum is nowhere near available for all 650 UK radio stations and that it will be extremely challenging to match the near universal coverage offered by FM with the technology demonstrated in Brighton. - link icon  How your LG Smart TV can spy on you
If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to the RSS feed, like us on Facebook, or sign-up for the free email newsletter which contains computer security advice, news, hints and tips. And, surprise surprise, the data is sent in an unencrypted format. We understand you feel you should have been made aware of these Ts and Cs at the point of sale, and for obvious reasons LG are unable to pass comment on their actions. -

Wednesday 20 November 2013, AM link icon  C5 to launch free-to-air repeats channel 5 Later - News - Broadcast
14 November, 2013 By Alex Farber Channel 5 is preparing to launch a free-to-air channel repeating shows from the main channel similar to Channel 4s 4Seven. It takes just 2 minutes and offers full, instant access to the Broadcast website along with a copy of the magazine delivered every week. - link icon  BBC News - Local TV follows in news bunnys footsteps
In the past, local channels have failed to attract audiences and advertisers - so why should it be any different this time round Audiences may remember the news bunny, the bikini-clad weather forecaster and topless darts, but LVE TV failed to attract viewers in enough numbers - despite broadcasting hyper-local content. The next seven licences were due to be awarded by about Christmas. - link icon  Channel 5 to launch Channel 5 Later in January - Recombu
Channel 5 is to launch a new repeats service in January called Channel 5 Later. The channel will carry repeats of its most popular and talked about shows, in a similar style to Channel 4s 4Seven. The service will launch in January on Freeview, Sky and Freesat. - link icon  BBC News - Broadband: Readers bad and good experiences
I am yet to experience this as the average available here is around 1 Mbps. The cost of this 40 Mbps uncapped broadband offer is - wait for it - 3,656 rand 224 or 371 per month. If you want to compare things directly, 90 in South Africa will get you an uncapped 4 Mbps broadband line. -

Tuesday 19 November 2013, PM link icon  Ashes: Sky to show highlights on free-to-air channel - Sport -
The England players take a breather while practising for the first Test when highlights of the real thing will be shown free by Sky. During the Ashes series a one-hour highlights programme will be shown at 10pm every day during the Test action, ODI and T20 matches. - link icon  Radio Today - UKRD boss: Digital body misleading MPs
Of more concern is your direct approach to Members of Parliament purporting to speak for local stations you do not represent, such as our station in Salisbury. Your letter to the local MP, a copy of which we have seen, is clearly intended to re-assure MPs by indicating that they need have no fear about their stations future. It is not your business and you have no right to suggest you are entitled to comment on its view or approach to this issue. - link icon  BBC - Blogs - About the BBC - What Doctor Who did for TV production in Wales
The revival of Doctor Who in 2005 was one such moment. Network commissioners at the BBC tended, if pushed, to favour projects that chimed with some of the clichs of Welshness. You know the stuff the choirs, the sheep, the miners, the tall hats. Some of the foremost independent producers in the field companies like Shine who produced Merlin and Hartswood who produce Sherlock opened bases here in Wales. - link icon  BBC - Blogs - Internet blog - BBC Weather App: designing for device orientation
Since then we've heard from many users about the need for landscape rotation across all Android devices and the desire for a tablet app on iOS as product manager James Metcalfe last week. We currently support 438 different screen resolutions on over 1000 Android devices. For example, for screen heights as small as 320 dips density-independent pixels we don't have the height to reveal the five day forecast information within the navigation tabs or the hourly temperature curve. - link icon  DTG :: News :: DigiTAG holds DVBT2 workshop in Istanbul, Turkey
Despite the popularity of satellite and cable broadcasting in Turkey the government has recognised the potential for introducing a wide range of competitive products and services into the market and creating even more competition for the benefit of citizens. We must move forward as it is important that Turkey goes digital, there is no future for analogue and there is the possibility to make digital terrestrial television a success and we should take this opportunity. The need for a flexible environment where channels can be shuffled and multiplexes restructured in future as technology develops was also a key area for discussion. - link icon  Do Outdated Copyright Laws Hinder Growth? - BabyBarista
David Camerons concern of 2010, that laws from more than three centuries ago are obstructing innovation and economic growth is now a hot topic amongst innovators, and a potentially serious one. The Hargreaves review, a statistical study of UK intellectual property and copyright laws, was commissioned in early 2011. The purpose of the study was simple to gain empirical evidence of whether or not the UKs copyright laws were cutting economic growth back. - link icon  DTG :: News :: ITV reveals double-digit growth in TV advertisement revenue
ITV has announced an 11 growth in TV advertising revenue in their third quarter, and is expecting a strong finish for the final quarter of the year. Further, the broadcaster said that its investment in the production facilities arm, ITV Studios, has paid off in the third quarter, with revenues being up 11 to 55m. ITV reported a 3 growth in broadcast and online revenues, driven by a 17 increase in online, pay and interactive revenues. - link icon  DTG :: News :: Ofcom publishes research on TV gambling adverts
Ofcom has today published audience research into gambling advertising on television. Commissioned earlier this year, Ofcom looked at the volume, scheduling, frequency and exposure of gambling advertising on UK television. The research was initiated to help inform Ofcom about how television gambling advertising has changed since the market was liberalised by Parliament in 2007. - link icon  Doctor Who visit takes Tony Hall back to schooldays - Media Monkey - Media - theguardian.c…
When he counted up the full cost of the Digital Media Initiative, maybe It was, he tells the new issue of Radio Times, the moment he got to stand inside the Tardis on the set of Doctor Who. -

Saturday 16 November 2013, PM link icon  DTG :: News :: Freeview balloons make a comeback to promote Freeview HD
Freeview has unveiled a new advertising campaign encouraging viewers to consider choosing a Freeview HD television next time they are looking to buy a new TV. The campaign is part of a dual marketing strategy. Freeview's recent 'Tadpoles' campaign aimed to build brand awareness and engagement. - link icon  DTG :: News :: London Live to use Ericsson broadcast services for London dedicated TV chan…
London Live has awarded Ericsson a five-year broadcast services contract for its new London-dedicated TV channel. London Live will be transmitted 24/7 via terrestrial and satellite digital TV channels as well as multiscreen IP delivery. Viewers will be able to watch the channel on television and online, via PCs and mobile devices. - link icon  BBC - Blogs - Internet blog - What's on BBC Red Button - 16-22 November
Red Button viewers can also enjoy a round-up of the best performances, as well as exclusive bonus tracks. For more from the CBBC office just press red. For a full list and times of sport coverage on Red Button see theBBC Sport website. -

Wednesday 13 November 2013, PM link icon  BBC News - ITV Border south of Scotland switch paves way for programmes
Regulator Ofcom wants 30 minutes of weekday early evening news and 90 minutes of other weekly programming. It will allow the new services to begin broadcasting in January next year. Ofcom delivered details of how it wanted programming to change in southern Scotland earlier this year. - link icon  John McCririck loses age discrimination case against Channel 4 - Media -
The racing pundit John McCririck has lost his case against Channel 4 for age discrimination. The 73-year-old argued that he was sacked by the broadcaster because of his age. Both firms denied discrimination in the 3m case. - link icon  BBC is in a 'soft power' battle with international broadcasters - Media -
The BBCs target of having a global reach of 500 million faces stiff competition from other broadcasters. This target, set out last month, would be ambitious at the best of times, but looks extremely challenging after all the cuts that the World Service has had to digest in recent years, including the loss of 15 language services since 2006. The BBC remains the world's leading international broadcaster, with a weekly reach of 256 million, including 192 million watching or listening to the World Service. -

Wednesday 13 November 2013, AM link icon  Vodafone eyes entry into UK pay-TV - Business - The Guardian
Its efforts will be focused on London, with 150m spent improving coverage in the capital. Vodafone will use its stronger balance sheet to fund more acquisitions. Some of those are expected to be in the pay-TV arena. - link icon  BBC News - Plug pulled on rural broadband projects in favour of BT
It comes just weeks after a report criticised the government for wasting taxpayers' money by giving all of its broadband funds to BT. Those involved are angry that BT will monopolise rural broadband rollouts. Both Oxfordshire and Dorset county councils have signed contracts with BT to provide broadband services to rural areas. -

Tuesday 12 November 2013, PM link icon  Departing BBC director Lucy Adams using licence fee cash to sue journalists union - TV Rad…
She informed Director General Tony Hall this summer that she was leaving in the spring of 2014. It is not the first time that the BBC has providing licence fee money to pay for senior executives to defend their personal reputations. The broadcaster paid 107,000 for Mr Entwistle's costs during internal inquiries into the scandals. -

Monday 11 November 2013, PM link icon  Gavin Patterson: the man behind BT Sport's Champions League raid - Media - The Guardian
There may be some intriguing small talk at the school gates next time Gavin Patterson and Jeremy Darroch turn up to collect their respective kids. The first of the two is BT's recently appointed 46-year-old chief executive, and the man behind this weekend's staggering 900m grab for Uefa Champions League football. The second is his principal rival BSkyB's chief executive, the man who has run the Murdoch-controlled satellite broadcaster, which has considered itself the home of football on television for a generation. - link icon  BT's Champions League deal leaves BSkyB worrying about keeping crown - Business - The Guar…
Champions League football accounts for only 3 of viewing across BSkyB's sports channels. In a battle of chequebooks, the key statistic to bear in mind is that BSkyB currently generates free cash flow of about 1bn a year whereas BT, utterly transformed over the past five years, throws off about 2.3bn. For the time being, BSkyB can console itself that Champions League football accounts for only 3 of viewing across its sports channels. - link icon  Changes to Freeview for ITV Border region - Border - ITV News
Engineering work is expected to be completed by midday and anyone who finds they are missing ITV Border should retune after this. Freeview viewers watching English services do not need to retune. Some homes in the Borders can receive services from both England and Scotland, giving them a choice of regional services. - link icon  British Sky Broadcasting Group plc Lowered to Reduce at Nomura (BSYBY) - WKRB News - WKRB …
British Sky Broadcasting Group plc has a 52-week low of 46.45 and a 52-week high of 62.02. The stocks 50-day moving average is 58.35 and its 200-day moving average is 52.80. The company has a market cap of 23.564 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.86. - link icon  ISSUU - Broadcast UKTV Special 2013 by Media Business Insight
There are 318 digital channels that have sprung up around it, but Gold endures as one of the nations favourite channels. With the same inventive disposition, UKTV has developed an outsized ambition for original programming, with notable success. Plus, this year, we will commit 110m to screen, allowing us to take an even more imaginative approach to every new series that we make or buy. -

Monday 11 November 2013, AM link icon  BT's Champions League deal hits BSkyB shares - Business -
BSkyB shares have fallen on news that BT has won the rights to show Champions League games. The loss of the contract is a major blow for BSkyB and ITV, which currently share the rights. Shares in BT, a newcomer to sports broadcasting, were trading 2 down amid fears in the City that it has massively overpaid. -

Sunday 10 November 2013, PM link icon  Television wars: U better get used to it -
- link icon  Xbox, watch TV: inside Microsoft's audacious plan to take over the living room - The Verge…
Smith and Whitten first began talking about the greater potential of the Xbox in 2007, just as Microsoft began work on adding Netflix to the 360. The heart of the TV industry beats with the blood shed from fierce negotiations between networks and cable companies, each of which have developed decades of expertise in raising prices, locking out competition, and forcing virtually all consumer-friendly innovation to go elsewhere. Movie rentals now happen entirely over the internet Blockbuster just announced that its closing its last 300 stores. -

Sunday 10 November 2013, AM link icon  BBC - Blogs - Internet blog - What's on BBC Red Button - 9-15 November
Did they really save each other's lives and is the new couple prepared for life in Walford together Kate also learns about the camera techniques used to capture the amazing footage featured in the programme. - link icon  The BBC is an institution we should cherish, not denigrate - The big issue - From the Obse…
Eamonn Butler dismisses the BBC as a taxpayer-subsidised entertainment business, which is a bit rich, but his description of the licence fee as a poll tax is not entirely unfair. Nevertheless, while advertising or pay per view are all very well for large-audience channels, can anyone think of a way to generate significant revenue from, say, BBC4 Both Hutton and Mark Damazer dwell on the ever-swelling background of political denigration of the BBC and both point out that it started with the previous government. -

Saturday 09 November 2013, PM link icon  BBC News - Can Sky bounce back from BT defeat?
Well, the newish chief executive of BT, Gavin Patterson, told me that his company's financial model of what the broadcast rights are worth would have allowed him to bid more though not much more. Meanwhile, a senior BSkyB source said that his company simply could not justify shelling out the 300m per year offered by BT. Start Quote The battle for supremacy in the broadband market just got vicious End Quote The answer is that there is probably a bit of both going on. -

Friday 08 November 2013, PM link icon  BBC executive says US TV industry is more favourable to ethnic minorities - Media - thegua…

Friday 08 November 2013, AM link icon  Mosey: consider carving up BBC licence fee - News - Broadcast
Former BBC editorial director Roger Mosey has suggested the licence fee could be carved up for the benefit of audiences -and claimed the corporation veers to the left politically. Mosey, who left the BBC in September to become the master of Selwyn College at Cambridge, said the broadcaster must confront the hard question of why, in a digital age, it should have the whole pie to itself forever link icon  James Cridland: Mobile phones: how we re using them to listen to the radio -

Thursday 07 November 2013, PM link icon  Evening Standard's London Live to air Twenty Twelve and Peep Show repeats - Media - thegua…
- link icon  BBC News - Vodafone fails on 3G mobile coverage
- link icon  Freeview highlights HD in new ad campaign - Advanced Television
- link icon  VIDEO: Connect TV on Freeview HD enables on-demand and pay-TV - Recombu
- link icon  YouView the largest catch-up provider in the UK, report / TBI Vision

Wednesday 06 November 2013, PM link icon  Ariel - Cohen: Set-up is right at BBC Four
'There should be a number of moments each year where they join up and become more than the sum of their parts.' He also dismissed any notion that BBC Four would become an arts and music channel, insisting it would remain a mixed genre channel identified by its 'characterful, very distinctive, slightly eccentric' output. 'Ripe for reinvention' Cohen told the audience of programme makers that his channels were hungry for new ideas and new kinds of storytelling. Factual on BBC One was 'ripe for reinvention', he believed, as its new controller Charlotte Moore sought to put her mark on her channel. -

Wednesday 06 November 2013, AM link icon  UTV to launch Irish TV channel - News - Broadcast
It takes just 2 minutes and offers full, instant access to the Broadcast website along with a copy of the magazine delivered every week. -

Tuesday 05 November 2013, PM link icon  BBC News - Former BBC boss Mark Byford: Never heard Savile rumours

Tuesday 05 November 2013, AM link icon  UTV now part of U in HD by Michael Wilson
However, until today the biggest single issue in my viewer mailbag was the lack of UTV in HD on satellite services. I'd like to thank our team of engineers and transmission crew, the ITV team and all our other technology partners for delivering the service. -

Monday 04 November 2013, PM link icon  informitv - BT TV reaches over 900,000 homes
BT TV added 70,000 customers in the last quarter, taking its installed base in the United Kingdom to over 900,000. There were more net additions for BT TV in those three months than the preceding two quarters, or the three quarters before that. BT has added 154,000 television customers over the year, since the launch of YouView and following its massive investment in BT Sport. -

Monday 04 November 2013, AM link icon  Publisher Archant set for Spring TV channel launch - Journalism News from HoldtheFrontPage…
A regional publisher willnot start broadcasting itslocal TV station until next spring following the launch ofits online version earlier this year. The company had been expected to launch its digital TV channel on Freeview Channel 8thisautumn, but a spokesman said it had been delayed because media regulator Ofcom awarded the multiplex licence three months later than planned. The delay meant thenecessary infrastructure could not be completed in time for an autumn launch. -

Sunday 03 November 2013, AM link icon  The many challenges facing a beleaguered BBC - Comment is free - The Observer
Yes, the BBC has made mistakes, but so have the royal family, the British army and, indeed, most of us. Yet few are subject to such routine excoriation from our press, itself hardly a paragon of virtue. Once again, notwithstanding the esteem in which the BBC continues to be held by the vast majority of its viewers and listeners, it is clear that it is going to have fight for its existence over the next two years. -

Saturday 02 November 2013, AM link icon  BBC - Blogs - Internet blog - What's on BBC Red Button - 2 - 8 November
Theres also a packed schedule of sport with international rugby union and league, Formula 1, football, cycling and squash. We may never know the true version of events, but are the new couple prepared for life back in Walford together Sit tight and enjoy the ride with Wizards vs Aliens Extra, only on the Red Button. -

Friday 01 November 2013, AM link icon  Radio Today - Humberside wins BBC Station of the Year
The event was held in Windsor as BBC Radio Berkshire won the main award last year. -

Thursday 31 October 2013, PM link icon  Ofcom awards second wave of local TV licences - News - Broadcast
It takes just 2 minutes and offers full, instant access to the Broadcast website along with a copy of the magazine delivered every week. -

Thursday 31 October 2013, AM link icon  UKTV adds on-demand to Sky carriage deal - News - Broadcast

Wednesday 30 October 2013, PM link icon  IsoHunt Resurrected Less Than Two Weeks After $110 Million MPAA Deal - TorrentFreak
The people behind the recreation of one of the worlds largest torrent sites, who are not in any way related to the old isoHunt site, say the aim was to give isoHunt refugees access to their much-loved database of torrents wrapped up in a familiar interface. The amount that owner Gary Fung would have to pay to the MPAA was publicized at 110 million, a somewhat scary quantity of money by anyones standards. Of course, Fung doesnt have that kind of money and wouldnt pay it freely to the MPAA even if he did. -

Wednesday 30 October 2013, AM link icon  Google: policing digital content for kids does not require legislation - Media - theguardi…
Google has said legislation should not play the biggest role in policing digital content for children. That's going to go away so we'll have to find another form of differentiation a 30-second clip is different to a 45-minute/one-hour long-form video, it may be that's the point of differentiation. However, Google UK public policy and government relations manager Theo Bertram said he did not think that policing digital content required legislation, pointing out there are filters available for parents to use to control their children's viewing. - link icon  MediaPost Publications Consumers Remain Indifferent To Smart TVs 10/29/2013

Tuesday 29 October 2013, PM link icon  New dawn for The Sky at Night - News - Broadcast
It takes just 2 minutes and offers full, instant access to the Broadcast website along with a copy of the magazine delivered every week. -

Tuesday 29 October 2013, AM link icon  UK mobile phone coverage: the country's signal blackspots - interactive map - Money - theg…
We asked you to tell us if you were experiencing problems with mobile phone coverage. Here is what you have told us so far With all four UK networks launching 4G services this year, universal access to superfast internet on a mobile phone is finally becoming a reality. The response from many of those now receiving the hard sell from their network is that they would like a decent 3G internet signal, or even the ability to make a phone call or receive a text from their home or office, before upgrading to a more expensive 4G package. - link icon  Graham Norton: how BBC handed out multimillion payoffs 'defies belief' - Media - The Guard…
The presenter, who has a chatshow on BBC1 and a Saturday morning slot on Radio 2, is among the stars who have taken a pay cut in recent years but his salary is still thought to be in excess of 1m. - link icon  A gentle mauling from You and Yours
I was interviewed earlier today by You and Yours, a Radio 4 consumer-affairs programme, about DAB. Asked to come in and talk about the slow take-up of DAB, I instead was treated to some rather different questions. It's clear Winifred Robinson, the interviewer, isn't a fan of DAB. -

Monday 28 October 2013, PM link icon  BBC News - Li-fi via LED light bulb data speed breakthrough
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Sunday 27 October 2013, PM link icon  BBC licence fee threat: Greg Dyke hits back at Tory chairman - Media - The Guardian
Greg Dyke, former BBC director-general and now chairman of the FA. He said Shapps's comments were a predictable attempt to whip the corporation's journalists into line before the 2015 general election. Dyke has been backed by Harriet Harman, Labour's deputy leader, who said it was wrong for Shapps to use his position to stop legitimate reporting of failures in government policy. - link icon…
The BBCs royal charter comes up for renewal in 2016, and Mr Shapps suggested that the corporation needed to be subject to the same scrutiny as other public bodies or risk having its 3.6 billion income from the fee cut or split with other organisations. He said that the recent scandals involving high-profile BBC presenters and pay-offs for senior executives had raised a question of credibility over decisions at all levels of the corporation. I think it is one of too much secrecy. Mr Shapps indicated that his party was prepared to look into ways of changing the licence fee system if the BBC is not able to reform. - link icon  BBC - Inside the BBC - BBC Where Next
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Friday 25 October 2013, PM link icon  BBC - Blogs - Internet blog - Links: BBC iPlayer App Downloads
The BBC iPlayer app has now been downloaded more than 20 million times in the press release there's a list of the most popular programmes and days. A year ago smartphones and tablets accounted for only 25pc of viewing, compared to 47pc on computers. Three years ago only 6pc of requests for programmes came from mobile devices. -

Friday 25 October 2013, AM link icon  Radio Today - Absolute 80s reaches over 1.2m listeners
Absolute 80s, with 1.2m listeners on digital is closing the gap on Absolute Radio, which now has 1.6m after a drop in listeners this quarter. The main Absolute Radio station is up year-on-year but has lost over 300,000 listeners this quarter following its highest ever reach of almost 2m last quarter. All the digital stations combined are recording a record reach at 2.2m listeners, with 60s 203k, 80s 1.2m and 90s 522k all getting individual records. -

Thursday 24 October 2013, PM link icon  Ariel - iPlayer app hits 20 million downloads
It revealed the most popular day for downloading the app, which is only available on Apple and Android devices, was Christmas Day in 2012, when there were 385,600 downloads after many people received smartphones and tablets as gifts. It was also revealed that since iPlayer mobile downloads were launched in September 2012, Top Gear has been the most-downloaded show. -

Thursday 24 October 2013, AM link icon  DAB - BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra/ Radio 4 LW programmes - BBC - FAQs - Home
Flexibility within the DAB system means that part-time 'secondary services' can be created to allow broadcasters to transmit extra programs. Radio 4's LW output is transmitted as a side channel to Radio 4's main output. To access 'secondary services' you need to tune in when the service is actually broadcasting. -

Tuesday 22 October 2013, PM link icon…
Some of those accused are facing upwards of 20 allegations and have been moved to new jobs pending the outcome of the disciplinary process. He decried the existence of sideways managers, which he defined as people not adding value to the process of getting great programmes onto the air. The flawed technology project became known inside the BBC as Dont Mention It. - link icon  Lord Patten attempts to downplay scale of BBC severance payoffs - Media -
Lord Patten appeared in front of a committee of MPs to discuss the BBCs annual report. On severance pay he said that he felt he needed to contextualise the issue. He pointed to issues such as former deputy director general Mark Byford's almost 1m severance pay deal. - link icon  NAO set for improved BBC access - News - Broadcast
The National Audit Office is set to be granted improved access to the BBC’s books after the corporation agreed changes to its relationship with the spending watchdog. The BBC has thrashed out a deal “in principle” with the Department for Culture Media & Sport that will clear a path for the NAO to investigate pertinent issues with more freedom.- link icon  BBC News - BBC should become mutual company - Dame Tessa Jowell
So the argument would be the BBC should indeed be owned by its licence fee payers. The current royal charter allowing the BBC's licence fee expires at the end of 2016 and MPs have been discussing its future in a backbench debate. - link icon  Jowell: turn BBC into a mutual company - News - Broadcast
Former culture secretary Dame Tessa Jowell has argued that the BBC should become a “mutual company” to make it more accountable to licence fee payers. In a backbench Parliament debate on the future of the BBC, the Labour MP said remodelling the BBC would put the public “in the driving seat”, strengthen the Trust’s role as a cheerleader for licence fee payers and protect the broadcaster’s

Monday 21 October 2013, PM link icon  BBC agrees deal for extension to radio programme repeats - Media Monkey - Media - theguard…
Gardeners Question Time and other independently produced BBC shows will be available to listen to again for up to 30 days. The new deal will also allow the BBC to repeat independent productions more times such as on digital station, Radio 4 Extra and more shows will be made available as podcasts. With budgets tight at the BBC, independent producers are not getting any more cash in return. - link icon  DTG :: News :: BBC Worldwide unveils new vision for future
At its heart lies an uplift in content investment to secure the position of BBC Worldwide's premium programme assets the launch of three new core consumer brands propositions and a greater focus on digital innovation to extend the company's reach and routes to market. Davie confirmed BBC Worldwide's intention to grow content investment commitments, forecast to increase by 30m pa to some 200m. BBC Worldwide will look to invest in distinctive premium British content of the highest quality. -

Saturday 19 October 2013, AM link icon  BBC - Blogs - Internet blog - What's on BBC Red Button - 19-25 October
It'safun-filled tripfor the wholefamily on the Red Button this week. All this plus Chriss blog, horoscopes and jokes that will make you LOL. Showcasing the music that the station has championed, enjoyed and nurtured, listeners can find all the action on air, online and of course on the Red Button. -

Friday 18 October 2013, PM link icon  Radio Today - Sunshine goes digital at MuxCo DAB launch
The two local stations are joined by Heart and Gold covering 400,000 people in the area. This expansion to more than 97 of the population will include two new transmitters in Gloucestershire. Government has said they will make a decision on radio switchover at the end of 2013. -

Friday 18 October 2013, AM link icon…
Robert Peston is to move from his role as the BBCs business editor to become the corporations economics editor. Before that he was political editor and financial editor of the Financial Times and city editor of The Sunday Telegraph. He said I am excited by the prospect of trying to get underneath whats going on in the British economy and global economy, especially in the run-up to the 2015 general election. -

Thursday 17 October 2013, PM link icon  Ariel - BBC and Pact agree deal that paves way for BBC Store
At the moment about 90 of BBC content disappears after broadcast, and is rarely seen again. People in the UK will be able to pay for a classic natural history programme from the 1970s or all the episodes of Doctor Who. 'Fantastic opportunity' Bal Samra, the BBC's commercial director, whose team was instrumental in driving the deal, tells Ariel that it's a 'fantastic opportunity' for both consumers and audiences 'to take great pleasure from the content we produce now and in the past'. - link icon  Former BBC boss Mark Thompson to face MPs over £100m DMI fiasco - Media - theguardian.c…
It is possible that Thompson will give evidence via video link rather than fly to London. Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, on behalf of the BBC Trust, was expected to have completed its independent review into the failed project last month, but the deadline is now understood to have slipped to before the end of the year. Its conclusions will then be passed to MPs on the public accounts committee. -

Thursday 17 October 2013, AM link icon  Ariel - Is the set-top box dead?

Wednesday 16 October 2013, PM link icon  YouView popularity wanes - Advanced Television
- link icon  DTG :: News :: Report: Online TV video to generate $35 billion by 2018
By 2018, 520 million homes in 40 countries will watch online television and video both paid-for and ad-supported, up from 182 million in 2010. The OTT TV sector is on the brink of a huge take-off as the key players expand internationally, broadband penetration increases, technology advances and as new partnerships are announced on a daily basis, so the report. Online TV and video advertising has been the key driver for the OTT sector, with revenues of 7.4 billion expected in 2013, up from 2.4 billion in 2010. - link icon  In Aereo Fight, Are Comcast and NBCUniversal at Odds? - Corporate Intelligence - WSJ
Thats a question worth asking in the wake of Fridays petition by major broadcasters seeking a Supreme Court review of the case over the online TV-streaming service. As close watchers of the case will remember, Aereos legal defense relies in part on a precedent established several years ago in another long-running legal battle, this time between Cablevision Systems Corp. and major entertainment companies. Cablevision won the case and the Supreme Court in 2009 declined to hear the media companies appeal. - link icon  YouView makes Simon Duffy chairman - Media -
Duffy is currently non-executive chairman of digital entertainment and mobile company mBlox. YouView has been hunting for a chairman for the past seven months, following the departure of Lord Sugar that came from a boardroom showdown with Desmond in March. Sugar was paid 500,000 to chair YouView, Duffy's remuneration is not known. - link icon  BBC - Media Centre - Helen Boaden - Radio Festival 2013
Please check against delivery It is a huge pleasure to be here and thank you for doing me the immense honour of inviting me to speak today. As you may know, I have been away from the radio industry for eight years enjoying the cut and thrust of BBC News. News is a place of constant change and you certainly cant dodge the so-called digital revolution if youre in its midst. -

Wednesday 16 October 2013, AM link icon  BBC to Name Head of VOD Service, Treat It Like Fifth TV Channel - The Hollywood Reporter
The BBC is planning to name a controller of its VOD service, the BBC iPlayer, to effectively establish it as a fifth network of the U.K. public broadcaster, director of television Danny Cohen said here Tuesday evening. link icon  iPlayer: BBC to appoint controller for 'fifth channel' - Media -
The announcement comes on the back of BBC director Tony Hall's announcement that an enhanced and personalised iPlayer will pay a central role in the corporation's strategy. Under the BBC's plan, iPlayer will not only allow viewers to watch some content online before it is broadcast, it will also give them access to new iPlayer channels, some of them temporary pop-up ones covering events such as Wimbledon. To pay for Hall's vision for the BBC the corporation is looking to make savings of around 100m a year during the final two years of the current 10-year royal charter agreement, which runs to the end of 2016. -

Tuesday 15 October 2013, PM link icon  Ariel - Local radio at sharp end of public anger
She said that one of her reporters, who had gone to a local school to do an interview, had been spat at by a parent when she revealed where she worked. 'Those pay-offs were wrong,' admitted Yentob, who put them in the context, however, of finding a quick fix to a bloated management. She said she'd worked at the BBC for a quarter of a century and that 'the level we go to to be impartial and balanced in what we do is incredible'. - link icon  BBC's Alan Yentob: Mark Byford might have helped avoid Jimmy Savile crisis - Media - thegu…
The fallout of the scandal resulted in the resignation of director general George Entwistle after just 54 days. Yentob implied that Byford's experience and close links with top executives across the corporation he was a 32-year BBC veteran and close ally of ex-director general Mark Thompson before being made redundant in 2010 could have made a critical difference in decisions that were taken. Yentob admitted that he and other presenters, such as Richard Bacon who was leading the interview session on a live Radio 5 Live broadcast, are paid too much. - link icon  Smart TV to remain a complementary platform - Advanced Television
The reports author, Roger Stanyard, notes that TV is the last of the great communications and media platforms to embrace the Internet, but suggests that the exercise will take some two decades to complete. This will rise to some 1.6 million in 2017 some 15 per cent of total broadcasting revenues. We also expect that at end of the next two decade most television content will be delivered to the consumer over Internet through a combination of live streaming media and VoD, says Stanyard. - link icon  BBC director general rejects claim that corporation crushes entrepreneurs - Media - thegua…
Whatever it might look like on a piece of paper, we are able to point to what actually happens," he said, speaking at the Technology Innovators Forum (TIF) at Broadcasting House. "In practice the argument is not right. The BBC has not crushed entrepreneurs. It has done the opposite". - link icon  Now That's What I Call Music channel queued up - News - Broadcast
A Now That’s What I Call Music-branded TV channel will launch later this month as a joint venture between two major labels and All Around The World TV. The channel will air on Sky 378 and Freesat 512 and will target a wide demographic from tweens to families. link icon  Lessons from the 4K frontline - In-depth - Broadcast
Sky was quickly into digital, then HD and then 3D 4K should be next. We have to be cautious, says 3D operations and development manager Robin Broomfield. Dramas and movies are already shot in 4K, even if theyre not being mastered or transmitted that way. -