Impartiality and the BBC: where do we go from here?
In this special, we’re joined by a panel of independent experts to examine where next for the BBC, as it undertakes another review into impartiality in the wake of Lineker and pressure from the Government.
(Another) Government Shake Up, tales from GrowthLab & Iger’s plans for Disney
The UK Culture Ministry goes from DCMS back to CMS, and receives its twelfth Secretary in as many years as Lucy Frazer replaces Michelle Donelan.
Edinburgh International TV Festival 2022
Matt Deegan and the panel are in Edinburgh to unpack Emily Matilis’ MacTaggart lecture and the challenges on the mind’s of TV makers from indies to streamers.
The Digital Future: BBC4 & CBBC on demand, Telegraph subs soar & a fake news 101
The BBC announces further cuts as Director-General Tim Davie faces up to its licence-fee freeze. Matt Deegan is joined by journalist and maker of the Smart 7 news podcast Jamie East to break-down what ‘going digital’ really means. Also on the programme: The Telegraph hits record digital subscribers – is the future of the press…
The Rise of Disney+, BAFTA Gossip & Multitrack Audio Fellowship
Disney+ has a stellar March Quarter while Netflix announces an ad-tier. Matt Deegan is joined by business journalist and media commentator Kate Bulkley and Heat Magazine Entertainment Director Boyd Hilton to explain where the streaming wars are headed next. Also on the programme: we hear from audio producer Arlie Adlington about the practical steps charity…
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+ 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…
Times Radio, Youthquakes & more – the RAJARs are in!
For those in the radio industry, Wednesday was the biggest day for 18 months, with £500m worth of sales resting on data from the audience research survey (suspended during the pandemic). But elsewhere in the media, this set of listening figures looks set to have an impact on their businesses too. Matt Deegan welcomes two…
Episode 101: Edinburgh International Television Festival 2018
<![CDATA[Jake Kanter (Business Insider) and guests descend on Edinburgh for the biggest date in the industry – featuring Alison Kirkham (BBC Controller of Factual Commissioning) Faraz Osman (MD, Gold Wala) and Scott Bryan (Buzzfeed). Jeremy Corbyn’s big idea for tech giants to subsidise the BBC, Michaela Coel’s punch on the nose for British TV in…
Episode 100: Yet Another Culture Sec & A Sky High Bid
<![CDATA[Media news and analysis with Olly Mann and guests radio producer Trevor Dann (Audio UK) & journalist and writer Tobi Oredein (Black Ballad). What does another new culture secretary mean for the industry? Who won the latest copyright battle between the internet giants and the EU? What will LBC do with Eddie Mair? Our panel…