Episode 90: Guardian Changing Media Summit 2018
<![CDATA[Olly Mann is joined by delegates at the Guardian's Changing Media Summit in London to discuss some of the key trends in international media, as well as covering the big media stories of the week. On the programme: Sam Baker (The Pool) and Matt Kelly (The New European) discuss the role of a partisan press…
Episode 81 – Google caves over paywalls, ITV vs Newsnight
<![CDATA[Media news and analysis, this week with Jake Kanter (Business Insider UK) and Rebecca Gillie (The Week Online). Google back down over their ‘first click free’ policy, taking pressure off news sites like the FT and The Times – our panel explain all. Plus, who will be the next head of Channel 4? Was Nick…
Episode 78 – Facebook Watch, The Week Junior & podcast poaching
<![CDATA[As Facebook launches a new video service, we ask if this heralds the return of *actual sound* to online video production. Media news and analysis, with broadcaster Olly Mann, Louise Ridley (Buzzfeed) and Matt Deegan (Folder Media). Felicity Capon, deputy editor of The Week Junior, talks to us about the success of the magazine, two…
Episode 75: Channel 4's hunt for the new Hunt
<![CDATA[There’s a new chief executive at Channel 4 – media writer Maggie Brown, Faraz Osman (Lemonade Money) and Boyd Hilton (Heat Magazine) discuss the immediate challenges that Alex Mahon faces – not least finding a replacement for Jay Hunt. The panel also review the coverage of another unpredictable election campaign, with an unexpected win for…
Episode 68: How Long Will ITV Hold Their Nerve With The Nightly Show?
<![CDATA[ITV called it the biggest shake-up to their schedule since the nineties – but with the Nightly Show halving its audience and News At Ten dropping under a million viewers, how long can they take such an expensive risk? Olly Mann is joined by Steve Ackerman (Somethin’ Else) and Holden Frith (theweek.co.uk) to discuss the…
Episode 63 – Media Planning in an Uncertain World
<![CDATA[Olly Mann and guests discuss the one thing we do know after both the US election and Brexit: that we won’t know much for a long time. So how do we plan ahead with all this uncertainty? Paul Robinson (Creative Media Partners), Maria Williams (Loftus Media) and Leon Wilson (MD, Talkback) discuss the options. Also…
Episode 57 – What Lad Bible’s rise means for online video
<![CDATA[This week, Alex Hudson (metro.co.uk) and Lisa Campbell (Edinburgh International TV Festival) join Olly to discuss Lad Bible’s popularity with men on social media. Plus, a preview of all the best sessions from next week’s TV industry love-in in Scotland. Elsewhere on the programme: as Emma Swaine exits the BBC after 20 years our panel…
Episode 55: Brexit Boosts Fleet St… But For How Long?
<![CDATA[June’s circulation figures indicate good times for national newspapers – and their online editions – following the EU referendum, but with experts predicting a huge drop in ad spending will the boom be short lived? Olly Mann is joined by journalist James Ball (Buzzfeed) and TV producer Faraz Osman (Lemonade Money) to discuss this and the rest…
Episode 53 – Snoopers’ Charter, 360° Video & 5live shake-up
<![CDATA[Media news and analysis, recorded in the confines of The Hospital Club in London. Olly Mann is joined by Leon Wilson (MD, Talkback) and journalist Susie Boniface to discuss the fallout from this week’s Media Summit: as James Parnell outlines his strategy for securing a good deal for the BBC, and Channel 4 rule out…
Episode 46 – Channel 4 fights for Black Mirror
<![CDATA[With the show’s producers signed up to Netflix, can Channel 4 keep hold of the first-look rights – and what does it mean for the relationship between broadcasters and indies? Olly Mann is joined by Leon Wilson (MD, Talkback) and Scott Bryan (Buzzfeed) to discuss this and the other top media stories.