Our European correspondent Paul Robinson reports from the recent Radiodays Europe conference, with full interviews with Radio 1 Breakfast show host Greg James about his first year at the helm, and the BBC Managing Editor Bob Shennan on refreshing breakfast on all their national music stations.
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Olly Mann presents insight, analysis and gossip from the creative media industries – this week with guests Paul Robinson (director of Creative Media Partners) and Matt Deegan (managing director, Folder Media).
This week, as the ink dries on the BBC’s biggest deal in history to take control of Dave and his sisters Gold and Eden, will a licensing agreement with Discovery be enough to fund a looming gap in the licence fee?
Also, who should archive user-generated content – and does it matter if it disappears into the ether? Reality TV stars ask for more support from producers, and we preview the first slate of shows you (may) be watching on Apple TV+.
Plus, as always, the Media Podcast quiz.
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He is joined by Naked Entertainment chief operating officer Susie Dark; Curve Media joint chief executive Camilla Lewis; Endemol Shine UK chief executive Richard Johnson and All3Media chief operating officer Sara Geater to discuss the health of the indie sector, and identify the opportunities and challenges facing production companies.
The panel was recorded at London’s Southbank Centre in March.
There will be further B60 Gamechangers panels throughout the year, and new episodes of the Media Business Podcast will be released monthly. The latter is produced by Media Business Insight, the publisher of Screen International and Broadcast.
Recorded at The Soho Hotel in February, the Studio Lambert founder and ITV chairman shared a stage to discuss their varied careers, the health or drama and non-scripted programming, and the current challenges and opportunities facing broadcasters and producers.
There will be further B60 Gamechangers panels throughout the year, and new episodes of the Media Business Podcast will be released monthly. The latter is produced by Media Business Insight, the publisher of Screen International and Broadcast. Please subscribe to the Media Business Podcast now to never miss an episode.
Are the BBC’s politics programmes still cutting the mustard, can Snapchat beat Netflix at their own game? Plus, the government-backed plan to save local newspapers, and the secret group of journalists stoking online harassment.
The panel discuss what the Spotify takeover of Gimlet means for podcasters, the solution to digital journalism’s crisis as The Pool closes and BuzzFeed shed jobs… and how Instagram’s new ‘sensitivity screen’ may protect users.
All that, plus chatter on the week that Sky News turned the cameras on their own team, Will Young’s OFCOM complaint over the Grand Tour, and in the Media Quiz, we play ‘Love and Hate’.
In the first of a series of specials, we’ve partnered with the team at Media Business Insight to take a closer look at the media business – brought to you monthly by Media Business Insight, the publisher of Screen International and Broadcast magazine.
In this inaugural episode, Screen International editor Matt Mueller is joined by the director of Film4 Daniel Battsek and Screen International’s chief film critic Finn Halligan and features editor Charles Gant to discuss this year’s awards season, looking in particular at what it means for talent and studios and what it takes to win an Oscar these days. As a former president of Miramax and Buena Vista International, Battsek reflects on how awards season has changed over the years.
In the second part of the episode, we sit down with Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley from Number 9 Films, who will be honoured at this year’s Bafta film awards ceremony for their Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema.
Producers of acclaimed features including Carol, Made In Dagenham and Colette, Karlsen and Woolley discuss what the Bafta honour means to them as independent producers, and what it’s like to navigate the awards season trail. It’s a journey that goes all the way back to 1992’s The Crying Game.
On this show: Buzzfeed UK announces staff cuts after losing its UK editor. All change at breakfast time as Zoe Ball takes over Radio 2 and Chris Evans returns to Virgin. Bauer launches a new classical music station as the home of its new signing Simon Mayo.
Plus; an Oscar nomination for a film from the Guardian and social media stars receive a notification about product placement.
All that, and the Media Podcast Quiz, in this week’s edition of The Media Podcast.
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News, analysis and gossip from the creative media industries with Olly Mann and guests. On this week’s show are managing director of Kerfuffle TV, Steven D Wright and CEO of the ShoutOut podcast network and host of careers podcast Wanna Be, Imriel Morgan.
This week: Viral content king LADBible has rescued its arch rival Unilad from administration – is there room for both brands in the crowded viral marketplace? Vice journalist Oobah Butler reveals he has been pranking broadcasters by sending stand-ins to interviews. including the BBC.
Plus a revival of the row over unpaid work at big media companies; Former BBC News supremo James Harding takes to Kickstarter to fund what he calls a new kind of ‘open journalism’ and we look forward to this autumn’s biggest TV shows in the Media Podcast Quiz.
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This bonus episode of The Media Podcast features Anna Richardson interviewing Lisa McGee, creator of Channel 4’s hit comedy Derry Girls. Lisa is joined by other cast members to discuss the process of bringing the series to screen and its overwhelming response from the audience. Recorded at the Edinburgh Television Festival 2018.
This podcast contains some strong language.
A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill and Peter Price. Thank you to the Edinburgh International Television Festival for sharing this audio with our listeners. You can find more great sessions from this year on their YouTube channel.