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Episode 116 – Brexitcast Transfers To TV, Homophobia on YouTube, BBC vs Pensioners – The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

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Olly Mann presents insight, analysis and gossip from the creative media industries recorded live at Podcast Day 2019. Olly’s guests this week are radio futurologist and editor of Podnews, James Cridland, and managing director of Somethin’ Else, Steve Ackerman.

This week: The Obamas take up podcasting; Brexitcast transfers to TV; a change in Google’s search algorithm stems the flow of visitors to Mail Online by half; Youtube’s struggle to maintain order against homophobic vloggers PLUS, in the Media Podcast Quiz, we play Regulation For The Nation.

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Win a ticket to Radiodays Europe: Podcast Day 2019

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Radiodays Europe: Podcast Day – the continent’s premier conference for the podcast industry – is taking place at Kings Place on Thursday 13th June 2019.

Speakers include Brexitcast’s Katya Adler and Laura Keunsberg, George The Poet, Beef & Dairy’s Benjamin Partridge, plus representatives from Spotify, the BBC, NPR, The New Yorker.

To celebrate, The Media Podcast is giving you the chance to win win free entry (worth €300) and the chance to witness Olly Mann recording the next edition of The Media Podcast at the event.

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Episode 115 – Kyle’s Cancelled, Evans’ Millions, Disney’s HULU – The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

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Olly Mann and guests Jake Kanter (executive editor, Business Insider UK and Rebecca Gillie (TheWeek.co.uk) discuss the latest news from the creative broadcasting industries.

This week: A judicial review into the treatment of two Northern Irish journalists has raised questions about what their arrest means for press freedom, ITV axes the Jeremy Kyle Show after the death of a contributor and a Broadcast survey highlights the struggle for minority-led companies to win commissions. Plus, how Chris Evans won a million, but lost eight.

Also: In this week’s Media Podcast Quiz we play Top Of The Pods to discover if our guests can identify the latest developments in the podcasting universe.

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Matt Mueller at the Cannes Film Festival 2019

Media Business Podcast #5: Screen International Podcast At The Cannes Film Festival 2019

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Screen International reports from the Cannes Film Festival in the second of our new Media Business Podcasts, brought to listeners monthly by Media Business Insight, the publisher of Screen International and Broadcast.

In this special edition recorded on the ground at the Cannes Film Festival, which runs until May 25, Screen International editor Matt Muelleris joined by critics Wendy Ide and Jonathan Romney for a rundown of their highlights thus far at this year’s festival.

In the second part of the episode, he speaks to key industry players about their own first-hand experiences of bringing films and talent to the world’s most iconic red carpet.

Sharing their recollections of Cannes red carpets past and present are producer Rebecca O’Brien, who makes her 12th visit to Cannes alongside Ken Loach with his Competition contender Sorry We Missed You; Gabrielle Stewart, managing director of international sales company HanWay Films; publicity doyenne Liz Miller of Premier PR; and Lawrence Atkinson, CEO of public relations and communications group DDA.

To subscribe to future episodes of MBI’s podcast, which will also feature episodes hosted by Screen’s sister magazine Broadcast, search for the Media Business Podcast, which is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and a host of podcast apps.

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Episode 114 – Guardian bounces back; Danny Baker gets the sack

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Olly Mann presents your regular insight into the media industries with Channel 4 historian Maggie Brown and deputy editor of metro.co.uk, Alex Hudson.

This week: The Guardian turns a profit for the first time in decades – so should other newspapers liberate their news from behind a paywall? Danny Baker gets his marching orders from the BBC; As Channel 4 opens its new HQ in Leeds, PACT launches an accelerator programme for independent production companies in the region; plus, could negative coverage of sensitive issues turn newsrooms into hostile environments? Plus, it’s a battle of legends in the Media Podcast Quiz.

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Media Business Podcast #4: ALF Insight

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In this episode of The Media Business Podcast, ALF Insight’s MD Fraser Murdoch is joined by partner and founder of agency start-up HMS16 Richard Hammond and Goodstuff’s co-founder Andrew Stephens to discuss how each wins new business at their respective advertising agencies. Given their different models, HMS16 a start-up and Goodstuff a network agency breakaway, this makes for a frank and compelling listen.

In the second part of the episode, Fraser is joined by Adeline Bonnet, ALF’s head of content, who discusses her plan to launch an imminent new service, ALF Accelerators, which covers tomorrow’s big spenders in advertising.

For more from ALF Insight, visit alfinsight.com

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Episode 113 – Cash Boost for Children’s TV; Global’s Billboards; Gender Pay Gap Redux

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Olly Mann presents insight, analysis and gossip from across the creative media industries with guests Faraz Osman (managing director of production company Gold Wala) and BBC Woman’s Hour presenter Jane Garvey.

This week, will a cash injection bring children back to TV? Elsewhere, in the magazine industry, we discuss which face of 80s pop culture is getting a lift, Global’s billboard ambitions and the results of the second ever gender pay gap survey. All that and more – including the Media Podcast Quiz.

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Episode 112 – BBC and Discovery agree UKTV deal, Apple TV+, Radio Days Europe

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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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Media Business Podcast #3: Broadcast Indie Survey

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Broadcast continues its 60th anniversary celebrations with a Media Business Podcast of its Broadcast Indie Survey Reveal event.

Indie Survey editor Jesse Whittock introduces the top-line findings of this year’s survey, before Broadcast editor Chris Curtis presides over the ‘State of the Nation’ panel.

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.

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