Tag Archives: BBC

RAJAR’s Audio Time Report published

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I’ve contributed to RAJAR’s Audio Time report which you can download for free from their site. Aside from helping with the content & design of the document itself I wrote a piece on the impact of music streaming. It did … Continue reading

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myBBC or ourBBC?

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Here’s my October column for Mediatel Newsline. This month I focus on the myBBC initiative and argue that the whole concept of personalisation is contrary to the Reithian tradition of the BBC. Surely if the BBC is to maintain its … Continue reading

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2015 Media Research Awards Winners Revealed

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    On 11th February at a gala lunch in London the winners of the inaugural UK Media Research Awards were announced. I chaired the judging committee and helped Mediatel with the shape of this first event. It seems we … Continue reading

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Is the ‘Christmas Day TV’ era coming to an end in the UK?

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Here’s an article I wrote for the UK’s Mediatel Newsline. I write a monthly column for them and this reflects on the noticeable decline in the ratings for the top shows on Christmas Day 2015. The importance of Christmas TV … Continue reading

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BBC Playlister, streaming wars and the future of radio

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Here’s my May article for Mediatel. It looks at the launch of the BBC’s Playlister service in the UK, which is a breakthrough in that it links radio directly to streaming services like Spotify. However controversy is raging about how … Continue reading

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A ‘Web of Fear?’ BBC Digital strategy and those missing Doctor Who episodes

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My October column for Mediatel’s Newsline coincided with momentous news – the return of two Doctor Who stories that were wiped by the BBC in the early 1970s. Whilst the fan in me is jubilant at their near miraculous return, … Continue reading

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3DTV: The future that you anticipated has been cancelled.

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My July column for Mediatel’s Newsline focuses on 3DTV in the wake of BBC and ESPN both putting their development on hold. Technologists are blaming problems with the execution, the nerdy spectacles and the economy. But could the problem be … Continue reading

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