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Episode 111: Taking On Big Tech, Disney Closes In On Fox, Global Cuts

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Jim Waterson (Media Editor, The Guardian) & Caroline Crampton (writer, Hot Pod & The Listener) join Olly Mann to debate the week’s UK media news.

They discuss how an unlikely alliance is forming to try and change the way Google, Facebook and others dominate the media market, as well as the new research showing the divide between podcast audiences in the US and UK.

Also on the programme, the panel chat about how Disney is edging closer to completing its deal for Fox… plus Global and Bauer announce big changes to commercial radio with a flurry of press releases.

AND in the media quiz, it’s the return of our favourite game: Famous Last Words.

You can sign up for Caroline’s new newsletter, The Listener, at thelistener.email

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Media Business Podcast #2: Broadcast Gamechangers – Baz and Lambert in conversation

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Broadcast kicks off its 60th anniversary celebrations with a Media Business Podcast of its Gamechangers session, featuring Stephen Lambert and Sir Peter Bazalgette.

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.

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Episode 110 – The End of Political TV? What Andrew Neil’s departure means for BBC News

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Olly Mann is joined by Lis Howell (City University) and Susie Marsh (ITN Productions).

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.

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Episode 109 – Spotify means business – how buying Gimlet changes podcasting

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Media news and analysis, this week with Renay Richardson (Broccoli Content) and Alex Hudson (metro.co.uk).

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’.

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Media Business Podcast #1: The Oscars’ Business

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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.

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Episode 108 – Social media stars under the influence; DJs on shuffle as Ball, Cox, Mayo, Evans and Whiley launch new shows; Buzzfeed cuts; Guardian film heads to the Oscars.

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Fortnightly news, gossip and analysis from across the media industries with Olly Mann and guests Leon Wilson (Managing Director, Talkback Thames) and Iain Dale (Presenter, LBC).

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.

Presented by Olly Mann and produced by Rebecca Grisedale-Sherry. A PPM Production.

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Episode 107 – Media Predictions 2019

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‘Tis the season for our bumper predictions special, where we invite our roster of industry insiders to reveal their trends for the year ahead in tv, radio, print and online – and hold other account for what they predicted in 2018… with Jake Kanter, Steven D Wright, Steve Ackerman, Rebecca Gillie and Faraz Osman.

Presented by Olly Mann and produced by Rebecca Grisedale-Sherry. Please consider taking out a voluntary subscription to help fund and support the show: themediapodcast.com/donate

Episode 106: The Albert Square Property Boom

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Media news and analysis with guests Faraz Osman (Gold Wala), Steve Ackerman (Somethin’ Else) and Rebecca Gillie (theweek.co.uk).

We put the best and worst journalism of the year under the microscope, and discover why the cost of rebuilding Albert Square has gone millions over budget. Plus, we plot the trajectory of personalised podcast ads, and, in the Media Quiz, challenge our guests to name the personality at the heart of three TV shows coming to our screens in 2019.

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Episode 103 – Lads Lads Lads, Fake Guests & Slow News

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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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Episode 101B: Derry Girls Masterclass with Lisa McGee – Edinburgh Television Festival 2018

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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.