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.... Of the billions sent from Russia, she said: “Obviously it was money either stolen or with criminal origin. ” The fight against money laundering was a “never-ending story”, she told the Finnish broadcaster YLE. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Fares start from 99 euros/$149 each way. Travel writer and broadcaster Simon Calder said the new airline was good news for travellers as more competition would put pressure on fares. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....21st Century Fox has defended its £11. 7bn takeover bid for broadcaster Sky after Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said she was "minded" to intervene in the deal. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . The new deal gives BT Sport exclusivity across all live games and highlights for the first time - meaning there will be no weekly highlights shown on free-to-air broadcaster ITV. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....But Channel 4 has questioned whether YouTube remains a "safe environment" for advertisers, saying it had removed all its promotions with immediate effect. "We are extremely concerned about Channel 4 advertising being placed alongside highly offensive material on YouTube," said Dan Brooke, the broadcaster's chief marketing and communications officer. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....David Abraham is to stand down as chief executive of Channel 4 after seven years. The broadcaster accidentally revealed Abraham’s resignation when it prematurely tweeted a statement about his departure. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....6% following a broker upgrade. The broadcaster ITV added 4. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. The industry is also undergoing an export boom, benefiting from sales to international broadcasters of UK-made shows Downton Abbey, Victoria, Poldark and The Night Manager to Top Gear, Sherlock and Come Dine With Me. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Murdoch critics have called for the bid to be blocked. Rival broadcasters are expected to lodge complaints and make representations in the UK and Europe – the European commission is also examining the deal – after expressing concerns that a Fox/Sky combination will dominate bidding for top-flight sport, TV shows and movies. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Sky may also be wary of the public relations impact of mounting knockout bids for both Champions League and Premier League rights if Fox’s deal to take 100% control of the pay-TV company is cleared by competition regulators and the UK government. Rival broadcasters opposed to Fox’s proposed takeover are preparing to lodge complaints with regulators in the UK and Europe after expressing concerns that the pay-TV broadcaster will dominate bidding for top-flight sport, TV shows and movies. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....ITV has reported a 14% fall in annual pre-tax profits to £553m as advertising revenues declined by 3%. The UK's biggest commercial broadcaster said it continued to rebalance and strengthen the business and blamed "wider political and economic uncertainty" for advertising falls. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....ITV, which ran the rule over Tinopolis in 2014 but did not enter talks, could also be a potential bidder. The broadcaster has shown an appetite for picking up one of the few remaining independent players in the UK market, having unsuccessfully mounted a £1bn bid for Canadian-headquartered but UK-listed Entertainment One. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Too bad that the accompanying photo featured what appeared to be two prepubescents with bottoms the size of conkers. Snapped in a Dublin shop by radio broadcaster Muireann O’Connell, the image swiftly went viral. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Justin Schlosberg, the chair of the coalition, said the situation in terms of media competition was “definitely no better than last time and probably worse”. In support, he cited the fact that the Sun’s audience reach had increased after the removal of the paywall for its digital content despite declining print circulation; the increased reach for Sky television services through digital services such as YouTube; and research from Cardiff University last year that the newspapers had a disproportionate impact on broadcasters, for example. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It is perhaps because of this that Hammond has seen this as a good reason to raise NICs: because a new raft of people will be needing benefits, so he figures they should pay for them. Wendy Lloyd, 47, voiceover actor/broadcaster. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Jamie Oliver has struck a new multimillion-pound “golden handcuffs” deal with Channel 4, including a new TV series, that will tie him exclusively to the broadcaster for the next three years. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Justin Schlosberg, chair of the coalition, said the situation in terms of media competition was “definitely no better than last time and probably worse”. In support he cited the fact that the Sun’s audience reach had increased after the removal of the paywall for its digital content despite declining print circulation; the increased reach for Sky television services through digital services such as Youtube; and research from Cardiff university last year that the newspapers had a disproportionate impact on broadcasters. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... ITV’s shares rose 4. 5% to close at their highest price since last June’s referendum as the broadcaster demonstrated again that it is very good these days at generating cash and distributing the spoils to investors. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:00:24 PM
.... Of the billions sent from Russia, she said: “Obviously it was money either stolen or with criminal origin. ” The fight against money laundering was a “never-ending story”, she told the Finnish broadcaster YLE. ...
Jamie Oliver to launch new show as part of deal with Channel 4 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 03:41:50 PM
. Jamie Oliver has struck a new multimillion-pound “golden handcuffs” deal with Channel 4, including a new TV series, that will tie him exclusively to the broadcaster for the next three years. ...
Torrey Canyon disaster – the UK's worst-ever oil spill 50 years on image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 08:00:33 AM
....Torrey Canyon made household names of some environmentalists, including a Durham University botany and ecology lecturer called David Bellamy. The 84-year broadcaster said of the disaster: “Many lessons were learnt and are still being learnt. ...
George Osborne is laughing at us as he takes his Evening Standard job | Aditya Chakrabortty image
. In which tinpot country would a former finance minister and senior politician of the governing party be handed the editorship of the capital’s newspaper? In what cut-price Ruritania would that story be broken on the state broadcaster by the former right-hand man of the newspaper’s proprietor?. ...
YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 11:15:21 AM
....But Channel 4 has questioned whether YouTube remains a "safe environment" for advertisers, saying it had removed all its promotions with immediate effect. "We are extremely concerned about Channel 4 advertising being placed alongside highly offensive material on YouTube," said Dan Brooke, the broadcaster's chief marketing and communications officer. ...
BA owner IAG launches new long-haul airline Level image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:56:07 AM
....Fares start from 99 euros/$149 each way. Travel writer and broadcaster Simon Calder said the new airline was good news for travellers as more competition would put pressure on fares. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to be investigated by UK regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:35:05 AM
....Murdoch critics have called for the bid to be blocked. Rival broadcasters are expected to lodge complaints and make representations in the UK and Europe – the European commission is also examining the deal – after expressing concerns that a Fox/Sky combination will dominate bidding for top-flight sport, TV shows and movies. ...
TV company behind Question Time could sell for up to £300m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:54:39 PM
....ITV, which ran the rule over Tinopolis in 2014 but did not enter talks, could also be a potential bidder. The broadcaster has shown an appetite for picking up one of the few remaining independent players in the UK market, having unsuccessfully mounted a £1bn bid for Canadian-headquartered but UK-listed Entertainment One. ...
Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham to stand down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 03:30:33 PM
....David Abraham is to stand down as chief executive of Channel 4 after seven years. The broadcaster accidentally revealed Abraham’s resignation when it prematurely tweeted a statement about his departure. ...
'This is grossly unfair': self-employed readers react to NICs increase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 02:21:03 PM
.... It is perhaps because of this that Hammond has seen this as a good reason to raise NICs: because a new raft of people will be needing benefits, so he figures they should pay for them. Wendy Lloyd, 47, voiceover actor/broadcaster. ...
21st Century Fox rejects Sky takeover bid concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:59:32 AM
....21st Century Fox has defended its £11. 7bn takeover bid for broadcaster Sky after Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said she was "minded" to intervene in the deal. ...
Champions League: BT extends TV rights until 2021 in deal worth £1.2bn image
.... . The new deal gives BT Sport exclusivity across all live games and highlights for the first time - meaning there will be no weekly highlights shown on free-to-air broadcaster ITV. ...
Memo to bosses: expect zero loyalty from your zero-hours workers | Barbara Ellen image
.... Too bad that the accompanying photo featured what appeared to be two prepubescents with bottoms the size of conkers. Snapped in a Dublin shop by radio broadcaster Muireann O’Connell, the image swiftly went viral. ...
Creative sector fills UK coffers as money pours into film and TV production image
....”. The industry is also undergoing an export boom, benefiting from sales to international broadcasters of UK-made shows Downton Abbey, Victoria, Poldark and The Night Manager to Top Gear, Sherlock and Come Dine With Me. ...
BT chief attacks rampant price rises for TV sports rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:48:02 PM
....Sky may also be wary of the public relations impact of mounting knockout bids for both Champions League and Premier League rights if Fox’s deal to take 100% control of the pay-TV company is cleared by competition regulators and the UK government. Rival broadcasters opposed to Fox’s proposed takeover are preparing to lodge complaints with regulators in the UK and Europe after expressing concerns that the pay-TV broadcaster will dominate bidding for top-flight sport, TV shows and movies. ...
ITV shouldn't get away with blaming Brexit for falling revenues | Nils Pratley image
.... ITV’s shares rose 4. 5% to close at their highest price since last June’s referendum as the broadcaster demonstrated again that it is very good these days at generating cash and distributing the spoils to investors. ...
Murdoch's 21st Century Fox bid for Sky should be rejected, minister told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:38:50 AM
....Justin Schlosberg, the chair of the coalition, said the situation in terms of media competition was “definitely no better than last time and probably worse”. In support, he cited the fact that the Sun’s audience reach had increased after the removal of the paywall for its digital content despite declining print circulation; the increased reach for Sky television services through digital services such as YouTube; and research from Cardiff University last year that the newspapers had a disproportionate impact on broadcasters, for example. ...
ITV profits fall as advertising revenue slips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:37:00 AM
....ITV has reported a 14% fall in annual pre-tax profits to £553m as advertising revenues declined by 3%. The UK's biggest commercial broadcaster said it continued to rebalance and strengthen the business and blamed "wider political and economic uncertainty" for advertising falls. ...
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to formally notify EU of Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:50:03 PM
....Justin Schlosberg, chair of the coalition, said the situation in terms of media competition was “definitely no better than last time and probably worse”. In support he cited the fact that the Sun’s audience reach had increased after the removal of the paywall for its digital content despite declining print circulation; the increased reach for Sky television services through digital services such as Youtube; and research from Cardiff university last year that the newspapers had a disproportionate impact on broadcasters. ...
ITV to shut London studio with 40-year history of top programming image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 04:58:38 PM
....The London television studio where some of the UK’s most popular shows of the past 40 years have been filmed is to be closed by ITV. Programmes from Upstairs Downstairs to Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway have been shot at the London Studios on the capital’s South Bank but it is to close as a result of plans to redevelop the broadcaster’s headquarters on the same site. ...
Unilever to mount fierce defence against Kraft Heinz after rejecting £115bn offer image
.... Since the referendum on 23 June, the value of the pound has slumped, making UK-based businesses relatively cheaper for foreign buyers. Chip designer Arm Holdings was snapped up for £24bn by Japan’s Softbank, while Rupert Murdoch’s Fox has taken the opportunity to bid for the 39% stake in satellite broadcaster Sky that it does not already own. ...
Toshiba fuels fear of crisis after delaying earnings report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 08:26:41 AM
....The delay sent shares in the Japanese conglomerate down by 8% in Tokyo, and added to speculation that its financial problems could become an existential crisis. Toshiba’s chairman, Shigenori Shiga, is to resign to take responsibility for the massive writedown looming over its troubled US nuclear subsidiary, Westinghouse Electric, according to Japan’s public broadcaster NHK. ...
Instagram generation is fuelling UK food waste mountain, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:01:36 AM
....Millennials – those born in or after the mid-1980s – were also the most likely to try unusual recipes to create Instagram-friendly dishes, involving exotic ingredients that are harder to reuse. “A post-war increase in household food waste is due to changes in how we value choice, time and money in relation to food,” said food historian and broadcaster Dr Polly Russell. ...
Ed Miliband asks Ofcom for inquiry into Rupert Murdoch Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 06:33:05 PM
. The former Labour leader Ed Miliband is leading a campaign for the media regulator Ofcom to launch a full inquiry into Rupert Murdoch’s bid for ownership of the satellite broadcaster Sky. ...
Falling DVD sales put boot into profits at Sony Pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 04:16:33 PM
.... As well as launching streaming services that have hit DVD sales, Netflix and Amazon are pouring billions into high-quality drama like House of Cards and Transparent. Traditional broadcasters such as Game of Thrones maker HBO and Sky, which produces Fortitude, are also investing heavily in high-end shows. ...
Does the Imperial revolt herald a new health warning for executive greed? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 01:29:10 PM
....Will the Murdochs, if they succeed, be getting Sky on the cheap at £10. 75 a share? Few minds on either side of the debate will be swayed by the broadcaster’s half-year numbers. ...
Sky to offer full TV service without a dish for the first time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 08:31:45 AM
....Sky is also launching a loyalty programme to “reward and recognise members” based on how long they have been a customer as part of its strategy to stem customer churn. Sky UK, which accounts for more than 90% of the pan-European broadcaster’s profits, experienced an 18% fall in profits to £620m in the second half of last year. ...
Formula One pulled a fast one on the US taxman – and it's all perfectly legal image
.... According to senior advisers working with Liberty it is planning to repeat that scheme in the United States. Delta Topco’s revenue comes from four main sources – fees from race organizers, broadcasters and sponsors as well as the sale of corporate hospitality tickets. ...
FTSE 100 heads towards another record image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 09:08:23 AM
....ITV shares rose 2. 6% after Goldman Sachs named the broadcaster as one of a number of possible bid targets in the European media sector. ...
Netflix targets BBC family audience with Lemony Snicket remake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 07:00:21 AM
....This year Netflix will also make its first British children’s programmes with an adaptation of Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch series of books for pre-teens. The challenge for traditional broadcasters, still smarting after recording the lowest-ever Christmas Day TV ratings on record, is stark. ...
Sir David Clementi confirmed as new BBC chair image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 03:53:39 PM
....Theresa May has confirmed the appointment of Clementi, the preferred candidate put forward by culture secretary Karen Bradley, who will lead the BBC’s new unitary board that will replace the BBC Trust on 1 April. “I am confident that Sir David will provide the strong leadership necessary for the BBC to remain the world’s best broadcaster,” said Bradley. ...
Hammond: No decision yet on single market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 06:42:27 PM
....Britain has not made any decision on whether or not to stay in the European single market after Brexit, says the UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond. The chancellor made his comments in an interview with the Irish broadcaster RTE. ...
CES 2017: Samsung and LG TVs battle to blend in image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 06:07:16 AM
....But the firm has now designed a new mount that uses magnets so the set can be fixed flat against a wall, which the firm says means it doesn't cast "a single shadow". LG also announced its latest TVs would support four HDR formats - including Hybrid Log-Gamma jointly developed by the BBC and the Japanese broadcaster NHK. ...
Meeting notes contradict Murdoch claim not to have asked PMs for help image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 06:05:22 PM
....7bn bid for full ownership of Sky. The pay-TV broadcaster is currently 39% controlled by Fox, in which the Murdoch family has a controlling interest. ...
Murdoch's £11.7bn Sky bid will face competition complaints from rivals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 05:30:37 PM
....Broadcasters opposed to 21st Century Fox’s proposed £11. 7bn takeover of Sky are preparing to lodge complaints with regulators in the UK and Europe after expressing concerns that the pay-TV broadcaster will dominate bidding for top-flight sport, TV shows and movies. ...
Sky and 21st Century Fox agree £18.5bn takeover deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 01:31:38 PM
....Sky deputy chairman Martin Gilbert, who is also chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, which owns a 0. 39% stake in the broadcaster, said: "[We] believe 21st Century Fox's offer at a 40 per cent premium to the undisturbed share price will accelerate and de-risk the delivery of future value for all Sky shareholders. ...
Rupert Murdoch confirms £11.7bn Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 12:45:00 PM
.... A number of shareholders and City analysts have accused Sky of selling on the cheap, pointing out that the company’s shares were at the offer level as recently as February. A committee of Sky’s independent directors, led by Martin Gilbert – the broadcaster’s deputy chairman and the chief executive of Sky shareholder Aberdeen Asset Management – scrutinised the deal on behalf of non-Murdoch investors. ...
Japan parliament legalises casinos image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 12:38:33 AM
....And pro-casino campaigners have had to try and allay fears about the negative impact of casinos, promising measures to combat addiction and money laundering. An opinion poll by public broadcaster NHK found 44% of those questioned opposed the plans, with just 12% supporting it and 34% of respondents undecided. ...
Shareholder calls for Sky takeover transparency image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 09:18:00 AM
. Rupert Murdoch is planning a bid for the broadcaster Sky. ...
Gambling shares up on Japan casino vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 01:04:38 AM
....But there has been strong opposition based largely around fears of gambling addiction and other social fall-out such as organised crime. And an opinion poll by public broadcaster NHK found 44% of those questioned opposed the plans, with just 12% supporting it and 34% of respondents undecided. ...
Culture secretary challenged on diversity for Channel 4 board post image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 08:09:36 PM
....On the future ownership of Channel 4, she said the government wanted to go through “all the options and all the scenarios”. The government is considering privatising the broadcaster. ...
Rupert Murdoch unlikely to spin off Sky News in takeover battle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 08:00:59 PM
....Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is not expected to offer Sky News as a regulatory pawn to secure an £11. 2bn takeover of Britain’s largest pay-TV broadcaster. ...
FTSE 100 extends gains to close up 1% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 09:15:09 AM
....57 points. The index was boosted by a wide-ranging rally, with aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce, broadcaster ITV, airline group IAG all among the top risers. ...
Pressure grows to refer Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to Ofcom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 05:38:11 PM
....Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, is under growing pressure to refer Rupert Murdoch’s £11. 2bn proposed bid for full control of television broadcaster Sky to the media watchdog, as MPs from all parties expressed concern about the deal in the House of Commons. ...
Murdoch plans Sky bid tactic that would squeeze out opponents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 04:21:53 PM
....55% of total shareholders when Fox’s voting power was included. Under a straightforward takeover bid for Sky, Fox could be left with an activist minority shareholder base in the pay-TV broadcaster if less than 90% of Sky’s investors accepted its bid. ...
Murdoch Sky bid: government faces urgent question image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 01:28:48 PM
. The government is facing an urgent question from Labour in parliament about Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take full control of the satellite broadcaster Sky amid mounting concern that the deal could go ahead unchallenged. ...
Sky bid puts independent directors under pressure image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 08:32:21 AM
. Sky's independent directors are under mounting pressure to secure a higher bid from Rupert Murdoch for the 61% stake in the satellite broadcaster it does not own. ...
Ex-BBC chief calls on Theresa May to resist Rupert Murdoch’s Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 07:16:50 PM
....Theresa May has been challenged by a former chairman of the BBC to stand apart from her predecessors by resisting Rupert Murdoch’s £11. 2bn takeover of satellite broadcaster Sky. ...
Sky takeover deal – all you need to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 07:06:54 PM
21st Century Fox in bid approach for Sky image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 04:32:51 PM
. US media giant 21st Century Fox has made a takeover approach for Sky that values the UK-based satellite broadcaster at £18. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Fox makes Sky bid five years after hacking scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 04:16:00 PM
....Rupert Murdoch swooped in with an £11. 2bn offer to take full control of the satellite broadcaster Sky, five years after he was forced to abandon a similar deal amid public revulsion over the phone-hacking scandal. ...
Top women in arts seek explanation for veto of Channel 4 candidate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 10:53:03 AM
....A dozen of the most respected female figures in the arts and creative industries, including Bonnie Greer, the former culture secretary Tessa Jowell, Valerie Amos and Gail Rebuck, the chair of the book publisher Penguin Random House UK, have called on the government to explain its decision to block the appointment of Althea Efunshile to the board of Channel 4. The group – which also includes the former Arts Council England chairwomen Liz Forgan and Sue Woodford-Hollick, as well as the broadcaster and former BFI chair Joan Bakewell – have signed a letter to the culture secretary, Karen Bradley, demanding to know the circumstances behind the decision to reject Efunshile. ...
ITV puts Duck Dynasty producers on leave as it launches investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 03:54:14 PM
....ITV has put the founders of one of its leading reality TV companies, Gurney Productions – the maker of US cable hit Duck Dynasty – on temporary leave as it launches an investigation into the business. The UK broadcaster would not comment on the nature of the investigation into the company, founded by Scott and Deidre Gurney, despite repeated requests. ...
Potential conflicts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 12:50:18 AM
ITV Studios: is the glitter coming off broadcaster's hit factory? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 12:18:45 PM
. Behind the showbiz hullaballoo of ITV’s annual showcase for advertisers at the London Palladium, the company’s chief executive, Adam Crozier, is facing his stiffest test since successfully leading the broadcaster out of the previous recession after taking the helm in 2010. ...
Boost for women's sport as Sky signs biggest ever rights deal for UK netball image
....In 2014, the former Olympic cycling champion Nicole Cooke called on the BBC to give the same amount of coverage to women’s sport as it does to men’s. Joanna Adams, chief executive of England Netball, said the deal with Sky strengthened the broadcaster’s commitment to women’s sport. ...
Premier League agrees major deal for Chinese TV rights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 11:10:19 PM
.... Other reports have suggested the deal is worth $600m. The Premier League's largest overseas TV rights deal is currently with US broadcaster NBC, which paid $1bn for six seasons, or $167m per campaign. ...
Obama meets Merkel in Berlin to discuss TTIP and Russia in wake of Trump win image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 12:38:55 PM
....Merkel and Obama’s working meetings will be followed by a press conference and a gala dinner with guests including the conductor Daniel Barenboim, the Nobel prize-winning German-American biochemist Thomas Südhof, the football manager Jürgen Klinsmann, and the astronauts Thomas Reiter and Alexander Gerst. Earlier on Thursday, Obama will visit the US embassy and speak to German broadcasters. ...
Ireland must plan for possible EU breakup, says economic adviser image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 02:39:07 PM
....However, since the Brexit vote, there have been a few Irish voices questioning the wisdom of Ireland staying in the EU while its largest trading partner, the UK, is planning to leave. Last month, the broadcaster and television presenter Gay Byrne said the republic should consider leaving the EU on the same day as Britain. ...
Growing pains image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 01:04:42 AM
....The financially successful 2015 Rugby World Cup in England was followed this year by the Sevens version of the game being contested at the Olympic Games for the first time, attracting attention in previously untapped parts of the world. That has left World Rugby juggling a number of positive challenges - continuing the global growth of the game, taking the sport into new markets, enhancing fan engagement, growing the women's game, and engaging with sponsors and broadcasters. ...
Gary Lineker in talks with Walkers crisps over Sun advertising image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of November 2016 06:28:45 AM
....co/Mo3VS4wejm. The broadcaster, who has fronted Walkers’ ads for more than 20 years, said “already have”. ...
ITV forecasts a further fall in advertising revenue image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 08:36:23 AM
...."In recent weeks the political and economic uncertainty has increased and we are currently seeing more cautious behaviour by advertisers," ITV said in a trading update. However, the broadcaster said its recent push to boost other revenue streams, such as with content from its production arm ITV Studios, would help to offset the fall in advertising. ...
ITV revenues hit by 'cautious' advertisers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 08:26:56 AM
....“In recent weeks the political and economic uncertainty has increased and we are currently seeing more cautious behaviour by advertisers,” said the ITV chief executive, Adam Crozier. The broadcaster said TV ad revenues across the first nine months of 2016 were down by 1%. ...
Sky planning to close a quarter of its UK stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 12:13:41 PM
....Sky is planning to close 60 of its worst-performing stores, putting 170 jobs at risk. The broadcaster has a network of 260 Sky stores across the UK, providing a physical presence to promote its range of TV, phone and broadband services to consumers. ...
Channel 5 reports first back-to-back year of profit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 03:42:12 PM
.... The US pay-TV giant Viacom acquired Channel 5 from Express newspapers owner Richard Desmond for £463m in 2014. The broadcaster highlighted a 9% increase in its share of viewing of 16- to-34-year-olds, a demographic highlycoveted by advertisers. ...
Dentsu offices raided amid overwork investigation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 06:25:16 AM
....The raids come after the suicide of a 24-year-old Dentsu employee - the labour ministry ruled it to have been "karoshi", or death by overwork. Dozens of ministry officials entered Dentsu's Tokyo headquarters early on Monday morning, said broadcaster NHK. ...
Cartoon king image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of October 2016 11:00:44 PM
...."In the world of Netflix, 34% of all the minutes viewed are family and children's programming," says Michael. In the old broadcast world it used to be just 3%, as this was all the time that broadcasters would give to kids' shows. ...
Sir Philip Green 'sad and sorry for BHS hardship' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 12:00:25 PM
....Sir Philip's ITV interview comes as parliament prepares to debate stripping him of his knighthood. He told the broadcaster: "I want to start with saying how sad and very, very, very sorry I am for all the hardship and sort of sadness caused to all the people who worked there, and all the pensioners. ...
Sky and BT to battle for European club rugby rights next year image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 16th of October 2016 11:40:00 AM
.... . They believe the games have not had the desired coverage and support from the broadcasters because of the split coverage and are disappointed with the viewing figures. ...
Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Second 'safe' replacement catches fire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of October 2016 10:36:46 AM
....It comes after another replacement Note 7 caught fire on a Southwest Airlines plane on Wednesday. "The phone is supposed to be the replacement, so you would have thought it would be safe," Michael Klering of Nicholasville, Kentucky, told local broadcaster WKYT. ...
FTSE 100 rises but Sainsbury's hit as sales slide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 08:05:44 AM
....However, the wider market was higher as a recovery in the price of metals and oil lifted mining and energy-related shares. The biggest riser in the FTSE 100 was satellite broadcaster Sky, which rose more than 4% following a broker upgrade. ...
BBC iPlayer login will be required from 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of September 2016 12:33:21 AM
.... . All broadcasters want to know more about their audience, especially the harder-to-reach younger viewers. ...
Wanda steps up rivalry against Disney in China with second park image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 06:08:18 AM
....Wanda is now looking to develop something similar with its vast cinema chain and the well established independent US production firm Legendary Entertainment, which it bought earlier this year. In an interview in May with state-run broadcaster CCTV, Mr Wang said in May that Wanda wanted "to ensure Disney is not profitable for 10-20 years in this business segment in China". ...
Uber starts mapping UK city streets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of September 2016 11:34:27 AM
....There are currently 23 mapping-related jobs advertised on the firm's website. "Uber is in the race to get driverless cars on the road first," said technology writer and broadcaster Kate Bevan. ...
Toymakers fined for tracking children online image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 10:54:16 AM
. Three toymakers and a children's TV broadcaster have been penalised after their sites were found to contain cookies and other tracking tech. ...
Drone racing takes to the Sky with $1m investment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 09:14:57 AM
....Sky is spending $1m (£757,000) to bring live drone racing to UK viewers. The satellite broadcaster is making the investment in the Drone Racing League (DRL) to bring competitive flying to its new Sky Sports Mix channel. ...

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