• Ed Vaizey on Ofcom & Channel 4, BBC boost to Ukraine

    Ed Vaizey on Ofcom & Channel 4, BBC boost to Ukraine

    Former Culture Secretary Ed Vaizey joins Matt Deegan to discuss what’s so enticing about being chair of Ofcom, as we hear that Michael Grade has bagged the top job. Also on the programme: the BBC in shock funding story as it actually *gains* 4m from the Government, media writer Maggie Brown and audio consultant Ann…

  • Disney+Ads, CNN in Ukraine & Piers Morgan… Uncensored?

    Disney+Ads, CNN in Ukraine & Piers Morgan… Uncensored?

    Disney+ is launching an ad-supported tier in the US – What does this mean for the streaming wars? The Times’ Jake Kanter and audio & TV critic Scott Bryan join Matt Deegan to discuss the week’s media news. Also on the programme: CNN correspondent Michael Holmes talks to us from Lviv in the Ukraine about…

  • Reach & Future leading the pack, Need to Know, RIP ITV Hub

    Reach & Future leading the pack, Need to Know, RIP ITV Hub

    It’s RIP to the ITV Hub – Matt Deegan is joined by James Cridland (Podnews) and Charlotte Tobitt (Press Gazette) to discuss what it means for ITV’s streaming strategy and joint venture Britbox. Also on the programme: The latest data from Ipsos iris has been released profiling UK news providers, we discover who’s leading the…

  • Global swoop again, Tik Tok explodes… and a farewell to Jamal

    Global swoop again, Tik Tok explodes… and a farewell to Jamal

    The BBC lets two more leading broadcasters slip away to Global. This time it’s Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel. Why does it keep happening? And what’s the strategy at LBC? Gill Hind (Enders Analysis) & Faraz Osman (Gold Wala) join Matt Deegan to discuss the week’s media news. Also on the programme: how do you…

  • The Price of BBC Cuts & Tortoise Turning 3

    The Price of BBC Cuts & Tortoise Turning 3

    Are the problems at the BBC’s We Are England strand the sign of things to come? The Guardian’s Jim Waterson explains. As the newsroom startup raises another £10m, the co-founder of Tortoise, James Harding talks to Matt Deegan about slow news, startups and paid memberships. Elsewhere, Paramount Plus is coming – how does it fit…

  • Trouble at CNN, Rogan Woes & Wordle Mania

    Trouble at CNN, Rogan Woes & Wordle Mania

    Jeff Zucker, one of the most powerful media execs in America, shocks the CNN newsroom. ITV News Washington correspondent Robert Moore tells us why. The UK radio industry is still reshaping in the pandemic with big changes at Times Radio and Radio 1. Adam Bowie is on hand to explain. All that, plus – yes,…

  • Media Predictions 2022

    Media Predictions 2022

    Find out why our panel think this is the year for aVODs, a worrying time for 5live, the pressure off for Channel 4 and who will replace Andrew Marr.

  • Biggest BBC Cuts Yet To Come, British Journalism Awards & Guardian hits 1m

    Biggest BBC Cuts Yet To Come, British Journalism Awards & Guardian hits 1m

    Just how much more can the BBC cut from its services? Potentially the same amount again, it transpires, with their schedules set to be packed with repeats as the corporation is forced to make “significant” programming cuts, according to the National Audit Office. Matt Deegan is joined by The Times’ media correspondent Jake Kanter, The…

  • Mail privilege & the big podcast sale

    It’s all change at The Daily Mail – Grieg is out, Dacre’s back… but is it Mail Online now calling the shots? Host Matt Deegan is joined by Press Gazette’s Charlotte Tobitt and Great Scott Media’s Leon Wilson to review the week’s media news. Also on the programme: Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries steps into the…

  • Dacre’s OFCOM, ITV’s bounceback & BBC vs Stonewall

    Dacre’s OFCOM, ITV’s bounceback & BBC vs Stonewall

    Is Paul Dacre *really* going to be running OFCOM? That’s the question the sector is asking this week, after more leaks suggest Government meddling in the interview panel and process. Matt Deegan is joined by Faraz Osman (of TV indie Gold Wala) and Jack Davison (EVP, 3Vision) to discuss this and the rest of the…

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