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Thursday 06 February 2014, AM

www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC - Media Centre - RAJAR Q4 2013
BBC Radios share of listening remained steady at 55.2, from 55.3 last year and 53.4 last quarter as the overall radio audience grew. We are a nation of audiophiles and so, despite the ever-increasing competition for peoples time and the growing range of online audio providers, radio is thriving in the digital age. Its share of 12.5 was the same as last year and up on last quarters 11.8. - bbc.co.uk
www.mediabistro.com link icon  CNN Shutters CNN Latino - TVNewser
Mediabistro Course Were kicking off a brand NEW boot camp on February 18th - mediabistro.com
thenextweb.com link icon  BT Launches UK Pay-to-own Service for Films, TV Box Sets Coming Soon
Titles are available to download in standard definition or high definition and are prices from 5.99 and 8.99 respectively. Purchases are streamed to the YouView box and are as you would expect available to watch as many times as you like. The company added that TV box sets will be added to the roster of purchasable titles in the coming months. - thenextweb.com

Wednesday 05 February 2014, PM

www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC - BBC Trust - Trust publishes report into BBC distribution
The Trust has today welcomed the findings of a report which shows that the BBC's distribution arrangements for its UK programmes and services are fit for purpose and offer good value for money for licence fee payers. Mediatique also looked at the governance structures in place covering the BBC's distribution activities, to review the effectiveness of the BBC's distribution arrangements in light of future potential challenges. The BBC Executive has published itsresponse to the report. - bbc.co.uk
www.broadcastnow.co.uk link icon  BBC to be more transparent on distribution - 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. - broadcastnow.co.uk

Wednesday 05 February 2014, AM

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www.theguardian.com link icon  'Ofcom's decisons too easily derailed by companies it regulates' - Media - theguardian.com…
The latest round of cuts to the cost of calling a mobile was blocked for 14 months by legal challenges from network operators before being approved on appeal earlier this year. Ofcom, which is partly publicly funded, has faced 61 appeals over the last five years, with nearly all of its rulings challenged in the Competition Appeals Tribunal. The regulator says fighting these cases has cost between 2m and 4.5m a year. - theguardian.com
www.theguardian.com link icon  BBC to slash YouView investment - Media - The Guardian
YouView's colourful history has involved repeated delays, more than 100m of costs and stand-up rows between Five owner Richard Desmond and former chairman Lord Sugar. YouView, which features digital video recording and catchup services from all the broadcasting partners, was originally billed as the internet-connected, on-demand version of the hugely successful Freeview service, which receives free-to-air channels via rooftop aerials. Of the more than 1m homes with YouView, just 3 are estimated to have bought one direct from a retailer. - theguardian.com
www.theguardian.com link icon  BSkyB 'pay light' push targets Freeview households - Media - theguardian.com
Since hitting former chief executive James Murdoch's target of 10 million pay-TV subscribers in 2010, customer growth has slowed to a trickle, reaching just 10.5 million at the end of 2014, with a significant number of those new additions cheaper internet TV users. With Sky's cheapest basic channels package costing 21.50 a month and premium packages including sport and movie channels starting at more than 40, the broadcaster appears to have reached the limit of the pay-TV strategy that has served it so well over more than 20 years. However, with the boosters priced at 5, 15 and 30 respectively they have not proved overly popular with consumers who signed up for a cheap pay-TV service. - theguardian.com

Tuesday 04 February 2014, PM

radiotoday.co.uk link icon  RadioToday - Smooth Radio to be removed from Digital 1
In the latest Ofcom update, Global Radio has also been granted permission to add a new station, with an unconfirmed name, playing music from the 70s, 80s and early 90s with particular appeal to audiences aged 35-54. Smooth Radio broadcasts nationally on DAB, enabling five regional stations to carry national programmes 24 hours a day. Its current format puts the station targeting those aged 50 plus with easy listening music including music influenced by jazz and soul, plus lifestyle oriented speech. - radiotoday.co.uk
www.telegraph.co.uk link icon  Sky television at 25: has it changed the TV landscape? - Telegraph
Today Sky offers dozens of its own channels and hosts hundreds more from other providers. In 1990, Murdoch has said, he remortgaged his New York penthouse to save Sky from bankruptcy. It has been in the vanguard of digital TV, high definition, and 3D, and has allowed viewers to timeshift its programmes using Sky and on-demand. - telegraph.co.uk
gu.com link icon  Have 24-hour TV news channels had their day? - Media - theguardian.com
The 24-hour news channel has come of age. Citizen journalism ensures that pictures of demonstrations and the resulting crackdown are beamed directly to a global audience. Spin on to April 2013 and the Boston marathon bombings. - gu.com
dtg.org.uk link icon  DTG :: News :: Google opens up Chromecast platform
Google have announced that it is releasing a software developer kit for its Chromecast TV dongle and thus opening it up to both developers and companies who want to launch content on the platform. For the rest of us, that means even more of our favourite movies, TV shows and music will become available on Chromecast as developers work with the SDK. DTG Staff 04.02.2014 Links open in a new window. - dtg.org.uk

Tuesday 04 February 2014, AM

radiotoday.co.uk link icon  RadioToday - Local radio praised in House of Commons
MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven Simon Kirby has urged small businesses in his constituency to recognise the potential of advertising on local radio. The Kemptown MP announced that in the last four years over six hundred businesses have benefitted from advertising on Brightons Juice 107.2 station. Mr Kirby, Member of Parliament for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, has praised the role of local radio stations in supporting small businesses through advertising and promotional opportunities. - radiotoday.co.uk
www.broadcastingcable.com link icon  Nets, Stations Push Back On Retrans Via TVfreedom.org - Broadcasting Cable
Broadcast networks and their affiliate associations have teamed up with broadcast groups, mobile digital broadcasters and others to launch TVfreedom.org, which will advocate for broadcast retransmission consent rights in the ongoing battle with cable operators in Washington. NAB has taken the lead on pushing back against cable operator arguments that retrans blackouts are a growing trend and an example of an unfair system skewed toward broadcasters. Now broadcasters are launching an ATVA-like coalition to add more firepower on their side of the contentious fight. - broadcastingcable.com
www.bbc.co.uk link icon  Ariel - Linwood blames Television over DMI
Speaking before the Public Accounts Committee on Monday, the former director of technology said there was a 'lack of engagement from the business side' with the technology project. The business did not take ownership of the project.' Linwood - who was sacked for the failure of DMI last July - argued that the system was 'ready to go live' in October 2012. The metadata archive - containing searchable information about all the programmes the BBC had made or broadcast in the last 20 years - had around 3000 users, he said, while the 'Production Tools' element had been piloted throughout 2012 and all 'showstopper bugs' had been removed. - bbc.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC News - Mark Thompson apologises over project failure at BBC
He added there had been other larger, successful technological innovations at the BBC. The Public Accounts Committee is examining why the efforts to move the BBC away from using video tape failed. The gross estimate of the amount spent on DMI was 125.9m, although the net cost to the licence fee payer was estimated to be 98.4m. - bbc.co.uk
www.independent.co.uk link icon  Ian Burrell: You might get a good sitcom out of it – the belated tarnishing of Mark…
Earlier the former Director General had attempted his own rather glib humour over a fiasco that has cost 100m of public cash. I want to apologise to you and the public for the failure of this project. His strategy in deflecting the wrath of MPs who believed they had been deceived by his earlier testimony in February 2011 was to argue that he believed what hed said at the time. - independent.co.uk
www.broadcastnow.co.uk link icon  Lords warn against top-slicing BBC - 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. - broadcastnow.co.uk
gu.com link icon  Ofcom should have final say on media takeovers, say peers - Media - The Guardian
News Corporation abandoned its bid to take full control of BSkyB in 2011. Lord Inglewood, the committee's chair, said the industry regulator Ofcom should have the final say on plurality and competition issues surrounding any major media deal. Inglewood indicated that Ofcom was better positioned as a neutral, non-partisan body for evaluating media takeovers. - gu.com

Monday 03 February 2014, PM

gu.com link icon  Mark Thompson faces MPs over BBC's £100m IT debacle - live coverage - Media - theguardi…
Thompson repeatedly declines to be drawn into such a bald statement. He says what is now clear is that there was a difference of opinion between the BBC's technology department and other departments about DMI. - gu.com
dtg.org.uk link icon  DTG :: News :: EBU puts subtitles on line
The specification is derived from the base W3C TTML specification. This builds on work done by MPEG, not yet published in international standard form. DTG Staff 03.02.2014 Links open in a new window. - dtg.org.uk

Monday 03 February 2014, AM

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gu.com link icon  Former BBC boss Mark Thompson faces MPs over £100m IT fiasco - Media - theguardian.com
He is one of a handful of current and former BBC employees giving evidence to the public affairs committee about the scheme which was intended to create an integrated digital production and archiving system and ended up being abandoned having cost 100 million of licence fee cash. DMI was meant to allow staff to handle all aspects of video and audio content from their desks, but after years of difficulties during which 125.9 million was ploughed into it the plug was pulled last year leaving a net cost of 98.4 million. - gu.com
www.independent.co.uk link icon  Ian Burrell: One casualty of the digital revolution we should not lament – the old-…
Bullying, Im sad to say, has become a potent topic in modern British media. For some it will be a non-issue, particularly those old-stagers who argue that it was forever thus in an industry that rewards ruthless ambition. Traditional media is under pressure surely a factor in workplace tensions but for the multi-skilled, digital natives emerging from colleges with a hunger to tell stories there have never been so many career options. - independent.co.uk

Sunday 02 February 2014, PM

www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC News - Why radio has an enduring appeal
Down the years plenty of technologies have looked set to curb the appeal of radio - the cassette tape, the CD, the iPod and streaming services like Spotify to name but a few. - bbc.co.uk
www.independent.co.uk link icon  BBC attempts to break into a global audience by harnessing the viral power of YouTube - TV…
The BBC2 flagship news programme has become active on the Google-owned video platform since the arrival four months ago of new editor Ian Katz and has scored a number of online hits with short clips taken from the show. The closest Newsnight has come to going viral is an interview with Russell Brand in which the actor and comedian discussed democracy, revolution and beards with Jeremy Paxman. The 10-minute clip has had 9.7m views since it was uploaded in October. - independent.co.uk

Friday 31 January 2014, PM

www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC News - Radios star continuing to shine
The intent was clear the channel was going to kill off old-fashioned radio. Down the years plenty of technologies have looked set to kill off radio talking pictures, TV, the cassette tape, the CD, the iPod. What may surprise you is that there are plenty of venture capitalists betting big that good old, steam-age radio cannot just survive but thrive. - bbc.co.uk
news.blinkbox.com link icon  â€˜Try TV on Us’ offers blinkbox customers chance to sample episodes
Fans of great TV have never had it so good and were proud of our selection of amazing TV shows. Offering a taster is a great way to introduce people to our service and help customers find their next TV obsession. Customers can watch as many of the 28 episodes as they like during the promotional period. Comparison based on top 50 UK box office movies for 12 months preceding 25/10/2013. - news.blinkbox.com
www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC - Blogs - About the BBC - What's On BBC Red Button, 1-7 February
If you are a fan of 4 O Clock Club, then press Red for exclusive extras. As the week closes, join us for the first events and the opening ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Throughout the Winter Olympics, up to two red button streams will offer live content and highlights from Sochi. - bbc.co.uk
www.theguardian.com link icon  Freesat ad gives the bare facts about satellite TV - Media Monkey - Media - theguardian.co…
Judging by its latest ad campaign the strategy seems to be based on a less is more philosophy. - theguardian.com
at800.tv link icon  at800 announces better support for UK viewers affected by disruption to Freeview from 4G a…
at800 is revising its approach to improve its support for UK viewers of Freeview services. These changes are expected to help at800 better meet its objective of ensuring people can still watch Freeview when 4G mobile services at 800 MHz are activated in their area. Five months after the launch of mobile services using 4G at 800 MHz, at800 is confident that disruption to Freeview will be less widespread than initially estimated. - at800.tv

Friday 31 January 2014, AM

www.bbc.co.uk link icon  Ariel - Editorial values course to launch for new staff
31 January 2014 Last updated at 0914 New BBC staff will be invited to attend a new course that provides an overview of the corporation's editorial values. The editorial values course will also be open to employees on contracts of less than six months and freelancers, with plans to offer it for free to key independent production companies. Launched by the BBC Academy, the two-hour, face-to-face course will help journalists and production staff make creative and sound editorial decisions. - bbc.co.uk
www.ses.com link icon  SES’s ASTRA 2E SATELLITE GOES LIVE at 28.2/28.5 DEGREES EAST OVER EMEA - SES.com
Extensive in-orbit tests have since then confirmed the satellite to be fully operational and performing to specifications. The satellite was built for SES by Astrium of France. Based on the highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform, the spacecraft carries 60 Ku-band transponders, including 12 incremental transponders for delivery of services outside Europe, as well as 4 Ka-band transponders. - ses.com
gigaom.com link icon  Let s face it: social TV is dead Tech News and Analysis
Okay, video startups, its time to get real That social TV thing youve been trying for the last couple years The evidence is all around us A few days ago, Yahoo announced that it was shutting down Intonow, the social TV service it had acquired three years ago. The announcement came on the heels of i.TV discontinuing the GetGlue service and brand which it acquired late last year in favor of its new tvtag app. - gigaom.com
www.seenit.co.uk link icon  S4C and YouView bring Welsh language programming to whole UK - seenit.co.uk
Viewers in Wales can already watch the channel as one of the 70 live channel offered via the programme guide. Todays addition of a S4C on demand player means viewers across the UK can the broadcasters programmes on demand for up to 35 days following their original broadcast. Our aim is to expand the methods of watching S4C making it easier than ever for people to watch our excellent programming. - seenit.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC News - UK government tackles wrongly-blocked websites
Many sites on the list are run by charities that aim to educate children and others about health, sex education and drugs issues. The whitelist will be used to ensure the sites are not immediately blocked. The list has emerged from a working group looking into accidental blocking and how to fix the problem. - bbc.co.uk

Thursday 30 January 2014, PM

www.bbc.co.uk link icon  Ariel - Trust protects World Service news focus
30 January 2014 Last updated at 1259 News, current affairs and factual programmes must constitute 75 of all World Service output in future. The condition was added to the draft document after concerns were raised that the World Service's commitment to news might be eroded after it moves from grant-in-aid to licence fee funding. BBC Persian television only has to meet a 50 news and current affairs quota as it does 'not have the capability to produce 75 news and current affairs schedule'. - bbc.co.uk
recombu.com link icon  More help for less people as 4G Freeview Fail fears fade - Recombu
All homes reporting 4G Freeview interference will get free aerial installer visits as mobile operators focus on getting a faster response to fewer people. AT800, the body set up to tackle 4G Freeview problems, said its confident no more than 90,000 homes across the UK will be affected, after initial fears problems would hit almost a million homes. After five months of 4G operations, theyve confirmed that only homes within 900 metres of a 4G mobile mast face Freeview interference, and few of those are reporting problems. - recombu.com
www.independent.co.uk link icon  LBC to take on Radio 5 Live with national expansion - News - TV Radio - The Independent
Global is putting its long-running London station LBC on a national footing and creating the countrys first news talk broadcaster on a commercial platform. As well as challenging 5 Live for ratings, the station will bring new competition for local stations from smaller commercial radio groups. The station is a pioneer in commercial radio and launched 40 years ago as the London Broadcasting Company. - independent.co.uk
dtg.org.uk link icon  DTG :: News :: at800 announces better support for UK viewers affected by disruption to Fre…
at800 is revising its approach to improve its support for UK viewers of Freeview services. The company is committing to quicker response and resolution times, aerial installer home visits for affected viewers and additional support for properties using a communal aerial such as flats. These changes are expected to help at800 better meet its objective of ensuring people can still watch Freeview when 4G mobile services at 800 MHz are activated in their area. - dtg.org.uk
radiotoday.co.uk link icon  Radio Today - Global Radio to take LBC national on D1
The station will position itself as the first ever national full news talk commercial radio station, complete with current features including Call Clegg, in which this news was first announced to London. From February 11th 2014 Global is investing further in digital radio, and in speech radio, to create the UKs first national commercial news talk radio station, giving listeners across the whole of the UK a voice and a forum to engage in the issues that matter to them. - radiotoday.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC - Blogs - About the BBC - A day in the life of a BSL Interpreter for BBC News
Since 1January 2014, Deaf viewers have been provided withadditional weekend bulletins with an 'in-vision' signer. As well as live sign language interpretation on news programming, we also cover a wide variety of pre-recorded programmes, from childrens programmes to documentaries to current affairs. Many people ask why sign language over subtitling - bbc.co.uk
www.ses.com link icon  SES AND EUTELSAT SETTLE THEIR DISPUTE AND CONCLUDE A SERIES OF AGREEMENTS CONCERNING THE 2…
The dispute concerned a right of use of 500 MHz spectrum at the 28.5 degrees East orbital position. Eutelsat ceased to operate this spectrum on 3 October 2013 and SES has operated this spectrum since that date. The dispute over this right of use has now been resolved, with SES continuing to operate its satellites at this location, and Eutelsat independently commercialising part of the capacity of the previously disputed frequencies. - ses.com

Thursday 30 January 2014, AM

gu.com link icon  BSkyB profits hit by cost of Premier League deal - Media - theguardian.com
BSkyB's profits have been dented by the cost of its three-year 2.3bn Premier League deal. The company's adjusted operating profits, the measure of profit most closely watched by analysts and investors, fell by 8 year on-year to 595m. Total revenues grew by 6.3 to 3.75bn as the company hailed a strong performance in the runup to Christmas. - gu.com
www.theguardian.com link icon  BSkyB signs new five-year deal for exclusive rights to HBO TV catalogue - Media - The Guar…
BSkyB has struck early to extend its existing agreement out to 2020 in a deal worth as much as 275m over five years. In addition BSkyB has also reached an exclusive agreement to co-fund and co-produce top-end dramas, of the scale of the multi-million pound per episode Game of Thrones, that could run to tens of millions of pounds investment in new shows per year. Investors will be closely watching the company's churn, the rate at which customers leave Sky, to see if BT's big money move into pay-TV is significantly damaging its customer base. - theguardian.com
www.theguardian.com link icon  I swapped my TV for Netflix, and here s what it taught me - Television radio - theguardian…
Photograph Jessica Miglio/Netflix I used to work with a guy who didn't have a TV. I am a Netflixer and I have my reasons. I moved house last year and, when I went to plug in the TV, I found the cable had been severed. - theguardian.com

Wednesday 29 January 2014, PM

www.bbc.co.uk link icon  Ariel - Wright perplexed by Classic FM copy claims
The Radio 3 controller believed there was 'probably clearer water now than there's ever been between the two stations'. He said that while their commercial rival had lost almost 25 of its listeners, these had not been poached by Radio 3, which had maintained a steady audience. 'We have two entirely complementary radio stations,' Wright insisted, in response to the complaints made in Classic FM's submission to MPs towards the licence fee debate. - bbc.co.uk
corporate.sky.com link icon  ITV Encore to launch on Sky
ITVs brilliant dramas contributed to a fantastic on-screen performance last year - we had three out of the top five dramas in 2013, which helped us increase our share of viewing on the main channel for the first time in a decade. - corporate.sky.com
www.broadcastnow.co.uk link icon  ITV launches pay-TV drama 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. - broadcastnow.co.uk

Wednesday 29 January 2014, AM

www.theguardian.com link icon  Mark Thompson to face MPs again over failed £99m Digital Media Initiative - Media - The…
I was shocked to learn how poor the BBC's governance arrangements for the Digital Media Initiative were. John Linwood, the former BBC chief technology officer dismissed over the failed initiative, confirmed in written evidence to the committee that he was taking legal action against the corporation. Thompson previously gave evidence to parliament about DMI in 2011 when he incorrectly claimed the scheme was already up and running. - theguardian.com
www.theguardian.com link icon  Top Gear and Doctor Who dominate record ratings for BBC iPlayer - Media - The Guardian
The total of 2.2bn TV programmes and 800m radio shows requested last year was a third up on 2012 with requests on iPads and other tablets growing more than 100. Viewers will have longer to watch shows later this year, with the catch-up window set to be extended from seven to 30 days, alongside advanced plans for a BBC Store in which viewers will be able to buy and download programmes permanently. - theguardian.com

Tuesday 28 January 2014, PM

www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC News - Confusion led to BBC digital project failure
A failure to understand the problems the project faced also led to its cancellation, the National Audit Office said. The BBC's technology chief John Linwood was sacked in July over the project's demise. DMI had been intended to move the BBC away from using video tape. - bbc.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk link icon  Ariel - Alix Pryde to leave BBC for Vodafone
28 January 2014 Last updated at 1135 Alix Pryde, director of distribution for the last five years, is to leave the BBC. She will join Vodafone to run its consumer product department. Pryde led the distribution team behind digital switchover, with the massive broadcast engineering feat delivered on time and under budget. - bbc.co.uk

Tuesday 28 January 2014, AM

www.bbc.co.uk link icon  Ariel - Television and Future Media converge
28 January 2014 Last updated at 0932 The worlds of television, technology and future media converged on Monday for a series of workshops and presentations aimed at encouraging collaboration between the different BBC divisions. Continue reading the main story Threats to television in 2014 Nic Newman highlighted three major challenges to traditional tv 1. Audience attention 49 use smartphones at the same time Younger people do not engage with peak time early evening news 2. - bbc.co.uk
jacobsmediablog.com link icon  No, Pandora Is Not Radio - jacoBLOG
Pandora is not radio. Pandora is just a soulless, poorly-executed, music jukebox. Pandora wants people to think theyre radio, because people love radio, and advertisers understand radios power and connection but they are not radio. Instead, they are attempting to redefine radio as some kind of music jukebox. As Freds post showed, they have succeeded. We, the radio industry, have sat idly by as companies like Pandora, Slacker, Apple and others have christened their inferior product radio. They have stolen our brand. It has already caused us immeasurable damage. We are fools for letting that happen. Radio, according to these stations, is some kind of personal hell for the Pandora generation forcing you to listen to someone elses Pandora channel, but covering up the thumbs down button. If the only thing radio stations offer is non-stop music, Pandora will win every time. - jacobsmediablog.com

Monday 27 January 2014, PM

news.cnet.com link icon  Microsoft ditches SkyDrive for OneDrive after BSkyB dispute - Microsoft - CNET News
Microsoft's SkyDrive won't be around much longer -- at least, not by that name. Rather than continue to battle it out in court, Microsoft decided it was time to change the service's name. One place for all of your photos and videos. - news.cnet.com

Monday 27 January 2014, AM

corporate.sky.com link icon  Sky launches biggest year of entertainment with major new marketing campaign
27 January 2014 Sky launches biggest year of entertainment with major new marketing campaign Sky is to launch its biggest ever year of entertainment with a major new marketing campaign that for the first time gives everyone a chance to sample entire episodes of Sky shows online. During 2014, Sky customers can look forward to Skys biggest and best year of entertainment content. More than 30 million people watch Sky content each week. - corporate.sky.com
www.broadcastnow.co.uk link icon  BBC ‘to be asked to pay licence fees for the elderly’ - 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. - broadcastnow.co.uk

Sunday 26 January 2014, PM

www.theguardian.com link icon  Broadcasting's poor ethnic mix has an impact on everyone - Media - The Guardian
Actor Lenny Henry told a diversity roundtable organised by culture minister Ed Vaizey that 'structural change' is needed to turn around the decline in the representation of black and minority ethnic groups in the industry. In short, the position of BAME Britons in broadcasting and the creative industries is now significantly worse than it was ten years ago. So much so that a visitor from Mars or even Brixton might well be wondering if what was going on amounted to direct and deliberate racial discrimination. - theguardian.com
www.theguardian.com link icon  The BBC's independence rests on being influenced by the public, not politicians - Media - …
Building the future John Tate asks why should a politician set the BBCs income, let alone without reference to the publics willingness to pay Organised, professional attempts to describe the truth would on this view be outdone by multiple independent voices, from which would emerge sometimes fuzzier but ultimately richer, speedier, more independent reports. At the right time and place one person with a camera-phone wields influence once reserved for elites. - theguardian.com

Sunday 26 January 2014, AM

ben-evans.com link icon  Ignorance - Benedict Evans
It hasn't been possible to understand all of engineering or technology for perhaps a hundred or a hundred and fifty years. - ben-evans.com

Saturday 25 January 2014, PM

www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC - Blogs - About the BBC - New studio for BBC Scotland
I recall when we moved to our new purpose-built headquarters on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow in 2007, it was hailed as one of the most modern, state-of-the-art digital broadcasting facilities in the world. In juxtaposition with our Scottish output, Studio C at Pacific Quay was in danger of looking a bit dated. So, with a big year ahead of them, the bosses here decided now was the ideal time to bring the visual look of their flagship news and sports programmes up-to-date. - bbc.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC - Blogs - Internet blog - What's on BBC Red Button - 25-31 Jan
We're all over the UK this week as Winterwatch invites us all to join in with the Big Garden Birdwatch. Wildlife footage will be streamed online, on tablets, smartphones and on BBC Red Button, and its accompanied by running commentary from our guest experts. For a full list and times of sport coverage on the Red Button see the BBC Sport website. - bbc.co.uk

Thursday 23 January 2014, PM

radiotoday.co.uk link icon  Radio Today - Blog: Heart attack over radio regulation
Its a Heart Attack on regulation So Heart in Cornwall fell foul of the regulator over a format breach Not enough local content said Ofcom and they want it sorted P.D.Q or else. To be sure of their facts, they even brought out the dreaded analogue stopwatch and calculator. - radiotoday.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC - Blogs - Internet blog - New version of radio homepage launched
Its been over 16 months since we launched the new homepage for BBC Radio at http//www.bbc.co.uk/radio/. This is what it used to look like The old Radio homepage We set out to offer you a very simple homepage where you could quickly and easily get to the right places for your favourite radio, whether it be listening live or catching up on something youve missed. We look at what users do, listen to their online feedback and comments and see how they respond to our online questionnaire. - bbc.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC News - Avegant Glyph headset hits Kickstarter funding target
23 January 2014 Last updated at 0934 ET A headset projecting images on to the retina has hit its financial target, just hours into a fundraising drive. Avegant sought 250,000 150,000 for the Glyph headset, and has already secured pledges of 425,000 256,000. The Glyph has no screen but instead bounces pictures into the eyes of users using two million tiny mirrors in a narrow reflective band. - bbc.co.uk
dtg.org.uk link icon  DTG :: News :: Ofcom awards Swansea and Mold local TV licences
Ofcom has awarded licences to run local TV services in Swansea and Mold on digital terrestrial TV. Ofcom has now awarded 25 local TV licences, as well as the multiplex licence. In September 2013 Ofcom invited applicants for further 11 Local TV locations. - dtg.org.uk

Thursday 23 January 2014, AM

www.independent.co.uk link icon  Board shake-up in the works at the BBC, to prevent another pay scandal - TV Radio - Media …
Lord Hall wants to address this by bringing to the management board new senior figures with experience of running large organisations on a lean budget, which is the challenge facing the BBC as it prepares to implement savings plans and renegotiate its licence fee beyond 2016. Sir Howard, 71, was the first non-Japanese to be chief executive of Sony. Born in Cardiff, he moved to America in 1965 and worked for CBS for 30 years before running Sony. - independent.co.uk

Wednesday 22 January 2014, PM

www.standard.co.uk link icon  Sky needs to act to dispel dark clouds - Media - Business - London Evening Standard
The company looks to be in limbo and not just because its fast-growing Osterley campus in west London is a building site and political editor Adam Boulton is stepping down after holding the job for all of Skys first 25 years. Britains biggest pay-TV company and second biggest broadband provider has appeared unsure of its destiny ever since Murdoch was forced to drop his takeover bid in 2011 following the News of the World hacking scandal. Look at the share price Sky reached 850p before the bid collapsed. - standard.co.uk
www.theguardian.com link icon  EastEnders star: government should tackle 'institutionalised attitudes' in TV - Media - th…
The actor was speaking ahead of an industry round table on Wednesday chaired by Vaizey and looking for ways to increase the employment of black, Asian and minority ethnic people in the performing arts. I appeal to the conscience of people, there's an identity crisis out there with young ethnic minorities. Vaizey's ministerial round table comes 14 years after a similar initiative by the then culture secretary, Labour's Chris Smith. - theguardian.com
www.beet.tv link icon  BBC.com Opens Its Doors To Native Advertising - Beet.TV
The BBC is known for its editorial integrity and, at least in the UK, its aversion to advertising. These facts would seem to make an embrace of the current native advertising trend difficult. Weve done things like that more from the editorial side for a whole lot of years. Many publishers are now offering marketers opportunities that blend editorial and commercial. - beet.tv
www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC News - Fastest ever broadband passes speed test
Alcatel-Lucent and BT said speeds of 1.4 terabits per second were achieved during their joint test - enough to send 44 uncompressed HD films a second. The test was conducted on a 410km 255-mile link between the BT Tower in central London and Ipswich. The speed achieved by the researchers topped out at 1.4 terabits per second. - bbc.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk link icon  Ariel - Hall calls for protection of DTT
22 January 2014 Last updated at 1153 Tony Hall is calling on the government and Ofcom to protect the future of digital terrestrial television at a 'critical time'. Digital switchover freed up capacity for 4G mobile broadband, and now a further shake-up is being considered to give more spectrum to the mobile market, which already has the lion's share. It finds that the free-to-air platform, watched in three-quarters of UK homes, returns nearly 80bn to the UK economy - higher than previous estimates. - bbc.co.uk
dtg.org.uk link icon  DTG :: News :: UKTV's Yesterday and Really launch catch up services on YouView
The services, which went live on Wednesday, allow viewers to access content on both channels through Yesterday and Really branded on demand portals and through YouView's seven-day scroll back programme guide. Easily finding and enjoying the best TV available is at the heart of everything we do at YouView. DTG Staff 22.01.2014 Links open in a new window. - dtg.org.uk

Tuesday 21 January 2014, PM

www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC News - Faster internet on trains, boats and planes on horizon
21 January 2014 Last updated at 0849 ET People on boats, planes and trains could soon enjoy fast broadband on their travels after Ofcom approved the use of new satellite technology. The UK telecoms regulator has given the green light to the use of so-called earth stations on moving vehicles. Recent advances have improved the effectiveness of earth stations. - bbc.co.uk

Monday 20 January 2014, PM

www.theregister.co.uk link icon  4K-ing hell! Will your shiny new Ultra HD TV actually display HD telly? • The Regist…
Unsurprisingly, many of them were a bit miffed to discover that they needed to invest in a separate set-top box to be able to watch Freeview HD broadcasts. So, are we going to face the same confusion all over again when it comes to 4K TV sets Will early adopters find that the labels and logos make things more confusing, not less - theregister.co.uk

Monday 20 January 2014, AM

www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC News - TV broadcasters fear digital frequency spectrum battle
The Freeview digital TV stations are unhappy about a plan to move them from their existing broadcast frequencies, and worry about being asked to make do with less spectrum overall in the long run. It also questions the predictions of mushrooming demand from the communications regulator Ofcom and the mobile phone companies. Ofcom has said demand for superfast 4G and 5G mobile services, such as watching video on the move, and from the increasing number of other internet-connected devices, could increase 80-fold by 2030. - bbc.co.uk
www.broadbandtvnews.com link icon  DTT needed for PSB obligations
Developments in the market are unlikely to undermine DTTs prospects for the foreseeable future, there are no effective substitutes. Sky in particular would have both the incentive and the ability to attract former DTT viewers to its satellite platform. It would most likely mount a concerted campaign to attract new subscribers, and would have significant advantages over Freesat in doing so, including far greater promotional power, say the authors. - broadbandtvnews.com

Sunday 19 January 2014, PM

www.theguardian.com link icon  Media Monkey's Diary: Adam Boulton's Sky News heir, BBC's party line - Media - The Guardia…
Adam Boulton could his successor come from the Sun Maybe his backers think Boulton's heir will have to be another male, public school-educated motormouth Could this be impartiality in action, countering the perceived BBC bias to Labour - theguardian.com

Saturday 18 January 2014, PM

www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC - Blogs - Internet blog - What's on BBC Red Button 18-24 January
Nature lovers are in for a treat this week as we present Winterwatch live from the Scottish Highlands, starring our native wildlife as it faces up to the extremes of the season. This will feature live reports from cameramen in the field, live wildlife scenes filmed on remote cameras, interviews andmore. The wildlife footage will be streamed online, on tablets, smartphones and on BBC Red Button, and its accompanied by running commentary from our guest experts. - bbc.co.uk

Friday 17 January 2014, PM

www.radiotimes.com link icon  Channel 5+24 to launch on February 4
Unlike the 1 channels brought in by competitors including Channel 4 and ITV, 5's new offering will airthe previous days Channel 5 primetime programmes from 7pm until around 12 midnight-1am. - radiotimes.com
www.bbc.co.uk link icon  Ariel - Broadcasting House will be backdrop for sitcom W1A
17 January 2014 Last updated at 1516 Broadcasting House will be busier than usual this weekend as its offices and corridors get their 15 minutes of television fame. Filming will take place on the sixth floor. Jessica Hynes, who was last seen as Siobhan Sharpe in the Olympic 2012 mock documentary, will also return to reprise the role of the breezy brand consultant with more ideas than common sense. - bbc.co.uk
licensing.ofcom.org.uk link icon  Ofcom - Consent for the BBC and Arqiva to co-operate on Multiplex C capacity
The relevant capacity on Multiplex C is only available for a limited period of time and represents an opportunity for viewers to see additional content from the Winter Olympics. This proposed co-operation between the BBC and Arqiva concerning access to transmission capacity requires Ofcom's consent. - licensing.ofcom.org.uk
www.theguardian.com link icon  What's the best format for storing digital movies? - Technology - theguardian.com
I'm not overly concerned about file size, and would prefer the best-quality video and audio possible. I would also like to preserve any multichannel audio ie 5.1 surround sound. I have already tried a couple of DVDs saved as .mpg, which work well with my smart TVs. - theguardian.com

Friday 17 January 2014, AM

www.broadbandtvnews.com link icon  Al Jazeera Arabic joins Freeview – in SD MPEG-4
The channel is carried on the new digital terrestrial multiplexes awarded to Arqiva in 2013. We believe that there is a growing demand by audiences that understand Arabic in the UK for in-depth analysis and reporting, which we have bringing to our viewers for the past 17 years. - broadbandtvnews.com

Thursday 16 January 2014, AM

www.which.co.uk link icon  New Freesat box tops Which? tests - January - 2014 - Which? News
15 January 2014 The latest Which tests have uncovered three new Best Buys - including a Freesat set-top box packed with features that outscores all its rivals. To find out which new models make the grade take a look at all our PVR, set-top box and internet TV reviews. Our latest reviews include our verdict on models from big brands, such as Sky, Humax and Roku, with some interesting results. - which.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk link icon  Ariel - BBC is most watched sports broadcaster in 2013
It bagged 40 of all sport viewing despite showing only 2 of all the sport on television. This was down 12 on 2012 when figures were boosted by the Olympic Games. Sky Sports was in second place, with 31 of viewing for its 44 of all output, although in homes with pay tv, it took a 43 share to the BBC's 30. - bbc.co.uk

Wednesday 15 January 2014, AM

www.which.co.uk link icon  New Freesat box tops Which? tests - January - 2014 - Which? News
15 January 2014 The latest Which tests have uncovered three new Best Buys - including a Freesat set-top box packed with features that out-scores all its rivals. To find out which new models make the grade take a look at all our PVR, set-top box and internet TV reviews. Our latest reviews include our verdict on models from big brands, such as Sky, Humax and Roku, with some interesting results. - which.co.uk

Tuesday 14 January 2014, PM

www.telecompaper.com link icon  YouView seeks technology students for internships - Telecompaper
UK on-demand TV service YouView is inviting students to apply for its first ever internship over summer 2014. Each intern will gain a 10-12 week placement at the YouView offices in central London. The salary for the internship is GBP 17,000 pro-rata. - telecompaper.com
www.theguardian.com link icon  ITV: BBC licence fee should be 'top sliced' to fund rival news services - Media - theguard…
The broadcaster also argued that the BBC should not be investing in copycat programming such as The Voice and that it has become obsessed with chasing audience ratings over producing innovative shows in its submission to the Commons culture, media and sport select committee inquiry into the future of the corporation. For all other inquiries please call the main Guardian switchboard on 020 3353 2000. To get the latest media news to your desktop or mobile, follow MediaGuardian on Twitter and Facebook. - theguardian.com
www.theguardian.com link icon  London Live reveals its bright lights for the big city - Media - theguardian.com
The branding has been developed by Israeli-born, London-based artist Yoni Alter, who is known for using bright, colourful imagery, with ad agency Kemistry animating the graphics. London Live has also signed up seven video journalists to join its news and current affairs team, as the TV station continues to grow the ranks of its presenting line-up. To contact the MediaGuardian news desk email mediatheguardian.com or phone 020 3353 3857. - theguardian.com
www.theguardian.com link icon  London Live TV channel ident – video - Media - theguardian.com
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data.parliament.uk link icon  ITV plc response to the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee inquiry into the future o…
Summary ITV welcomes the opportunity to respond to this inquiry into the future of the BBC. The BBC plays a key role in the life of the UK and our creative economy. In particular, the scale of guaranteed licence fee funding is part of the reason the UK has a flourishing media sector which enables the UK to punch well above its weight in international trade. - data.parliament.uk

Tuesday 14 January 2014, AM

www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC - Media Centre - James Harding: Journalism Today
To so many journalists, Stead has been the inspiration, the pioneer of the modern Press. His zeal and idealism, his restless fury at inequality and injustice his belief that dogged, daring investigations could capture the publics imagination and prompt society to change for the better his muscular opinions, his accessible design and his campaigning newspapers and, no doubt too, a dab of ego, showmanship, and human folly has made him the journalists editor. It was about child sex grooming the cultivation of young, teenage girls by gangs of men who plied them with drink and drugs and passed them around middle-aged men to be used for sex. - bbc.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk link icon  BBC News - Dolby moves into the vision business
This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets CSS enabled. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets CSS if you are able to do so. - bbc.co.uk

Monday 13 January 2014, PM

news.cnet.com link icon  European antitrust case targets US movie studio contracts - Internet Media - CNET News
At issue is whether such contracts hobble broadcasters' efforts to operate in different European countries. It said The commission will in particular investigate whether these provisions prevent broadcasters from providing their services across borders, for example, by refusing potential subscribers from other member states or blocking cross-border access to their services. Countries in the European Union have a lot of independence, but they're also linked by a common currency, unified employment pool, shared court proceedings, and some EC regulations. - news.cnet.com
www.theguardian.com link icon  Hollywood deals with BSkyB and other pay-TV companies to be investigated - Media - theguar…
The European Commission is to look into territorial exclusivity deals between Hollywood studios and pay-TV companies. To contact the MediaGuardian news desk email mediatheguardian.com or phone 020 3353 3857. For all other inquiries please call the main Guardian switchboard on 020 3353 2000. - theguardian.com
www.independent.co.uk link icon  Meet Ana De Moraes, the woman charged with rejuvenating the BBC - Media - News - The Indep…
Theres a big challenge but its a very exciting time to be joining because theres a lot of change going on at the BBC, she told The Independent. Sometimes the BBCs In-house production is almost forgotten by TV development people as a place to go to with exciting shows. I am absolutely delighted that Ana is joining the BBC. - independent.co.uk
www.theguardian.com link icon  Adam Boulton to step down as Sky News political editor - Media - theguardian.com
Adam Boulton is to leave his role as Sky News political editor after 25 years to anchor a new evening show for the broadcaster. Boulton, who turns 55 next month, is to become anchor of a new evening show based at Sky News' Westminster studio. He joined Sky News as political editor when the channel launched in 1989, setting up the fledgling operation's lobby reporting team, and has covered five general elections and interviewed five prime ministers in his 25 years as political editor. - theguardian.com