Category Archives: The Media Podcast

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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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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