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...."We are particularly sorry that the advert may have disappointed those people who are most important to us - our customers. "Due to the lead-times required by some broadcasters, the last advert will air on Wednesday 17 May. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The television executive who masterminded the poaching of the Great British Bake Off from the BBC has emerged as the favourite to be appointed the £900,000-a-year chief executive of Channel 4 following final interviews this week. Jay Hunt, who is already the broadcaster’s chief creative officer, is considered to have a slight edge over the other four shortlisted candidates – and if she succeeds she will be the first woman to run a UK broadcaster larger than Channel 5. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. She added that due to lead times required by broadcasters, the promotion created by the London advertising agency Leo Burnett, would still air on Wednesday. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Channel 4 executive who poached Bake Off favourite to land top job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:00:18 AM
....The television executive who masterminded the poaching of the Great British Bake Off from the BBC has emerged as the favourite to be appointed the £900,000-a-year chief executive of Channel 4 following final interviews this week. Jay Hunt, who is already the broadcaster’s chief creative officer, is considered to have a slight edge over the other four shortlisted candidates – and if she succeeds she will be the first woman to run a UK broadcaster larger than Channel 5. ...
McDonald's decides to withdraw 'offensive' television advert image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:32:24 PM
...."We are particularly sorry that the advert may have disappointed those people who are most important to us - our customers. "Due to the lead-times required by some broadcasters, the last advert will air on Wednesday 17 May. ...
McDonald's pulls ad that 'exploited child bereavement' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 10:12:36 AM
....”. She added that due to lead times required by broadcasters, the promotion created by the London advertising agency Leo Burnett, would still air on Wednesday. ...
French TV company behind Versailles to invest in UK drama image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 05:00:36 AM
....The drop in the pound’s value means TV shows could become about 10% cheaper to make. Newen, which is owned by French broadcaster TF1, has made a number of French-language hits that have travelled well. ...
Massive ransomware infection hits computers in 99 countries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 03:36:47 PM
....For example. a broadcaster might need specialist software to track all the satellite feeds coming into the newsroom, and a hospital might need custom-built tools to analyse X-ray images. ...
BT deserves credit – clawing back boss's bonus is common sense | Nils Pratley image
....Corley herself suffered an embarrassing 27% vote against her re-election, but Ball can probably expect to be returned at BT with the usual Soviet-style majority. Once upon a time, Ball’s own pay demands were deemed so excessive by ITV that the broadcaster dropped him as a candidate for chief executive. ...
21st Century Fox hit by lack of blockbusters image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 09:14:26 PM
.... . But executives were upbeat, pointing to rising revenues and its bid to take full control of Sky, the European satellite broadcaster. ...
TalkTalk slumps 11% on profit warning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 09:06:26 AM
....ITV was the biggest faller, down 2. 3%, after the broadcaster reported a 3% drop in revenues for the first quarter of the year. ...
ITV revenues fall 3% as advertising continues to shrink image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:34:29 AM
. Revenues at broadcaster ITV fell 3% in the first three months of the year as advertising income dropped 9%. ...
Facebook must delete hate postings, Austria court rules image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 08:16:09 AM
....94 billion users and therefore it is increasingly under pressure to take responsibility for the content posted freely on it by its members. Whether the worldwide ban on viewing targeted hate speech imposed by the Austrian court can be enforced remains to be seen, but it is reminiscent of a law journalists and broadcasters are very aware of already: that is libel, and the repetition of libel. ...
Kelvin Mackenzie to leave The Sun after Ross Barkley column image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 06:06:04 AM
....Ofcom is currently examining an £11. 7bn bid from 21st Century Fox, also run by Mr Murdoch, of broadcaster Sky, of which it already owns 39%. ...
Amazon moves into UK live music starting with Blondie London gig image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 05:00:52 AM
....For Amazon, it is the latest initiative to try and make its subscription service as appealing as possible to existing customers and attract new subscribers. Amazon’s most high-profile move to boost its appeal was to launch its own video service, competing against Netflix and traditional broadcasters, as part of its Prime subscription service. ...
Watch me, watch me image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 11:15:21 PM
....me - owned by China's Cheetah Mobile - eight months ago after moving from Sydney to Chicago. The live-in nanny has since become one of the most popular broadcasters on the site, amassing 350,000 fans. ...
TV's got talent: top jobs in UK broadcasting up for grabs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 06:29:22 AM
. ITV’s chief executive, Adam Crozier, is stepping down after seven years at the helm of the UK’s biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster. ...
Adam Crozier will leave ITV looking a picture of health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:50:32 PM
.... The City despaired. It thought a rescue rights issue was inevitable and analysts promoted the drastic remedy of ditching programme making and becoming a pure broadcaster that would buy in all its content. ...
ITV chief executive Adam Crozier steps down image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 07:36:53 AM
. ITV's chief executive Adam Crozier, who is credited with helping to turn around the broadcaster's fortunes, is to step down after seven years. ...
ITV chief executive Adam Crozier steps down after seven years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:25:36 AM
. ITV’s chief executive, Adam Crozier, is stepping down after seven years at the helm of the UK’s biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster. ...
21st Century Fox 'in talks' to buy television station group Tribune Media image
....Sinclair Broadcast Group was also in the running for Tribune, Reuters reported in March. The potential bid from Blackstone and Fox comes less than two weeks after the US federal communications commission voted to reverse a 2016 decision that limited the number of television stations some broadcasters can buy. ...
Repeats to fade: how big-budget drama is taking over television image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 02:07:13 PM
.... Many of these productions find their way to British TV screens or on-demand services. Netflix recently revealed it has 90 original productions on the go in Europe alone – Sky has 80 – and most other UK broadcasters have upped their game in the must-watch TV stakes. ...
Fangs: the lightning rise of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 08:00:25 AM
....5tn, about the same as the Russian economy. The Fang acronym is not new - it was first coined four years ago by US finance expert and broadcaster Jim Cramer – but the rocket behind their share prices is now making it mainstream. ...
Inquiry into Murdoch's Sky deal delayed until after general election image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:30:59 AM
....The UK newspapers are owned through News Corp, a separate company which was set up after the previous bid was aborted as the home of Murdoch’s global newspaper and publishing assets. Opponents also say that the phone-hacking scandal – and more recent revelations about impropriety at Fox News that resulted in the departure of its top executive Roger Ailes and separately the broadcaster Bill O’Reilly – mean that Fox is not “fit and proper” to own a UK broadcasting licence for Sky. ...
Government extends Sky takeover inquiry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:29:35 AM
. The government has given regulators more time to investigate the proposed takeover of broadcaster Sky by 21st Century Fox. ...
Bake Off auction seeks to whip up sponsorship bidding frenzy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:15:30 PM
. Channel 4 has kicked off the search for a sponsor for The Great British Bake Off with a pitch to more than 350 advertising executives and some of the UK’s biggest spending brands, as the broadcaster looks to rake in more than £25m a year from the biggest show on British TV. ...
Sir David Attenborough to become 3D hologram for Sky VR documentary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:15:04 AM
....15bn to £918m. The broadcaster partly blamed the drop on a major increase in Premier League rights payments, which have ballooned to £494m this year in line with the start of its new £4. ...
Sky announces HBO co-production deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 07:23:20 AM
....Rising costs from screening Premier League football and a "weaker UK advertising market" dragged on profits, it said. The broadcaster had a £494m bill linked to Premier League costs. ...
Fox forcing out Bill O’Reilly could appease critics of the Sky deal | Graham Ruddick image
....The controversial Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has been dropped from the network after allegations of inappropriate behaviour and sexual harassment, in a development that could have significant implications for the Murdoch empire on both sides of the Atlantic. Ofcom, the British media regulator, is considering whether 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, is a “fit and proper” owner of pay-TV broadcaster Sky. ...
Fox dumps star presenter Bill O'Reilly image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 07:28:15 PM
....". Fox broadcaster Tucker Carlson will be taking over Mr O'Reilly's slot, the company said in a follow-up statement. ...
Fox News 'to drop host Bill O'Reilly' after harassment cases image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 04:25:30 PM
.... . So what changed? Was it lurid details of his alleged behaviour? The protests? Commercial sponsors abandoning his show? The impact the scandal could have on 21st Century Fox's attempts to purchase European broadcaster Sky?. ...
The Crusader: It PAYS to do your homework with customer service and helpline numbers image
....”. Normally it is, she has now been told, after the broadcaster looked into it. ...
Netflix looks beyond US as competition mounts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 01:51:31 PM
.... . Netflix stands to benefit from any disruption to major broadcasters. ...
Netflix nudges 100m subscribers but what next for the streaming giant? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 09:00:21 AM
....Netflix is on the cusp of reaching the 100m subscriber mark as productions such as The Crown and Stranger Things lure viewers away from cinemas and TV schedules in binge-watching droves. The company, which started as a mail order DVD outfit two decades ago, could pass the benchmark as soon as next week in another symbolic blow to Hollywood studios and network broadcasters who are frantically adjusting their web-ravaged business models. ...
Tesco sorry for Good Friday beer advert image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 03:19:43 PM
....The supermarket said it would not run the ad again after it attracted criticism from some religious figures. Vicar and broadcaster, the Reverend Richard Coles, said the advert was "extraordinarily and unnecessarily ignorant". ...
BBC to air recording that implicates Bank of England in Libor scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 06:45:56 PM
....The BBC said its investigations added to evidence the Bank of England had pressured commercial banks to push their Libor rates down and that the transcript of the phone conversation at Barclays called into question evidence to the Treasury select committee in 2012 by the former Barclays boss Bob Diamond and Paul Tucker, former deputy governor of the Bank of England. Labour’s shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, called for a new investigation on the back of the broadcaster’s report. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky takeover approved by European regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 04:07:03 PM
....”. Rivals have lodged submissions with the regulator, raising concerns that the combined broadcasters would dominate bidding for top-flight sport, TV shows and movies. ...
Sky's 21st Century Fox takeover cleared by Europe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 02:37:06 PM
. European Commission competition authorities have cleared 21st Century Fox to buy the 61% of broadcaster Sky that it does not yet own. ...
WS Atkins receives potential £2bn takeover offer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 09:00:52 AM
....ITV fell 2. 6% as the broadcaster's shares relinquished gains recorded last week after bid speculation. ...
Location, location, location – where will Channel 4 move to? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 02:59:28 PM
....The government’s desire to see Channel 4 move out of London has started a furious round of political and commercial lobbying over where the channel should relocate, with Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds leading the race. Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, ruled out privatising the broadcaster last week after a protracted review of its future, but launched a 12-week consultation on whether to move C4 out of London to “serve the country” and spread creative jobs throughout the UK. ...
South Africa leaders divided after President Zuma sacks Gordhan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 10:39:38 PM
....Mr Zuma said the midnight reshuffle was about a "radical socio-economic transformation". Mr Ramaphosa told public broadcaster SABC that he would not resign in response to the sacking but continue to "serve the people". ...
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. ...

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