06 - Broadcast Media

'Entertainment that is produced for mass audiences and broadcast or transmitted from a distant source' (Roberts, 2009 in Moss, 2009, p.95).

 

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7th October, 2016

BBC NewsDoon Mackichan speaks
out against 'crime porn'

Actress Doon Mackichan has spoken out against storylines in contemporary TV dramas that revolve around sexual violence towards women.


30th September, 2016

BBC NewsOfcom: TV viewers 'less tolerant' of discrimination

Research by Ofcom of U.K. TV audiences has revealed that radio listeners and TV viewers have become less tolerant of racist or discriminatory language.

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29th September, 2016

BBC NewsPiracy fighters battle Kodi epidemicNews story about the Kodi set-top box which allows users to stream TV programs that would normally be accessible only on a pay-per-view or subscription basis.

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11th July, 2016

BBC NewsUnder 25s TV viewing falls by quarterArticle following research by OFCOM, which has found that 16-24 years olds are now watching TV 27% less than what they were in 2010.


26th January, 2016

BBC NewsTime spent online 'overtakes TV' among youngsters

Article based on a report by Childwise, which has analysed the behaviour of children and adolescents in relation to media consumption. The report shows that program viewing is rarely done live at the time of broadcast, and more often than not from tablets rather than televisions.


No DateThe VocalAustralian TV so white - its time for some radical solutionsFeaturing highlighting the lack of ethnic diversity in mainstream television programming in Australia.

13th November, 2015

BBC News

UK TV directors 'lack diversity' says 'shocking' report

The director's UK report has revealed that only 1.5% of UK television directors are from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups.

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5th October, 2015

BBC NewsFrench rebel over music language quotas

Article about French radio stations protesting against a 30 year old French law, which requires radio stations to play a minimum of 40% of French songs. The law is often referred to as the 'cultural exception' and is designed to protect the French language and culture, opponents argue that it impinges upon free trade in cultural products.


26th August, 2015

BBC NewsArmando Iannucci: Britain needs strong TV industry

News article relating to the 2015 MacTaggert lecture at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in which Armando Iannucci calls for stronger and more leading content on Britain's TV channels, to remain at the forefront of global production.



20th April, 2015

BBC NewsFM radio switch-off looms
in Norway

Feature highlighting the fears and concerns over Norwegian radio abandoning it's AM and FM frequency radio broadcasts in favour of digital and online.


3rd February, 2015

BBC NewsbeatOyelowo: British TV 'ignoring' black actors

Story based upon British black actor David Oyelowo criticising TV bosses for not casting black actors in period dramas.
30th December, 2014

BBC NewsIs the media industry sufficiently diverse?

Further discussion around moves to increase diversity in the British media, particularly broadcast media sectors.
27th December, 2014

BBC NewsHow did you help us
change the way we
report the news?

Feature exploring the rise in user generated content (UGC) and citizen journalism in the news, which has been made possible by advances in electronics and communication technology.
9th December, 2014

BBC NewsNumber of UK homes with TVs falls
for first time

UK media regulator Ofcom has said that the number of UK homes with televisions has fallen from 26.33 million in 2012 to 26.02 million in 2013 as more people choose to watch television programs on laptops, tablets and smartphones.
25th November, 2014

BBC NewsOlder children turn to online TV viewing

Feature based upon an Ofcom report, which finds that older children are now more watching half the amount of live TV than adults, with on demand options being favoured.


10th October, 2014

BBC NewsTablets 'replacing TVs in children's bedrooms'

According to UK TV regulator Ofcom, one in three children no have their own tablet computer, while the proportion with a TV in their bedroom has fallen from 66% to 46%.


1st October, 2014

BBC NewsTom and Jerry cartoons carry racism warning

Feature inspired by Amazon's decision to put a 'racial stereotype warning' on some old episodes of Tom and Jerry, a move which has been criticised by a Senior academic, who compares this to censorship and states 'a tolerant society needs to discuss disturbing art'.


29th September, 2014

BBC News'Funny' parody mash-ups legalisedNews film about the legalisation of the borrowing of broadcast material for use in parody sketches in the UK.
23rd September, 2014

BBC NewsBBC 'progress' in closing gender gap in local radio

Feature about efforts by the BBC to redress the gender imbalance that currently exists between male and female presenters on local radio stations. In August last year, BBC director general Tony Hall outlined his ambition to have 50% of radio breakfast shows featuring a woman presenter by the end of 2014. 


20th September, 2014

BBC NewsHow a radio show from Blackburn became a cult success

Case study of 'On the Wire' an alternative electronic music radio show, that was groundbreaking in the music it broadcast in Lancashire (England) from the early 1980s onwards.
22nd July, 2014

BBC NewsNetflix and Amazon:
A brave new on-demand TV world

Feature discussing the impacts that online TV has had on the traditional broadcast industry.
20th June, 2014

BBC NewsBBC pushes for diversity on airNews from the BBC about plans to increase the representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups in on screen programming. A fund of £2.1m has been put aside to support the on screen portrayal of diversity in television programs.


3rd May, 2014

BBC NewsChildren 'see harmful TV material', says National Association of Head Teachers

News report about a charter being drawn up by the National Association of Head Teachers to protect children's innocence, which includes the media and broadcasters doing their bit not to show sex and violence before the 9pm watershed.
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5th May, 2014

BBC NewsRussian law bans swearing in arts
and media
News article highlighting moves by the Russian government to criminalise swearing in the arts, media, television, literature and films in Russia.


30th April, 2014

BBC NewsLive TV subtitling is 'too slow', Ofcom says

British communications regulator Ofcom has reported that there is too much of a delay between television programs being broadcast and their subtitles appearing on the screen.
31st March, 2014

BBC NewsHow is TV funded around the world?Feature exploring the funding mechanisms for state owned television services around the world. This is in light of the fact that there is an ongoing debate in the UK over decriminalising not buying a television licence.


18th March, 2014

BBC NewsLenny Henry calls for ethnic TV industry boost

Feature about British comedian Lenny Henry making a speech about the lack of black, Asian and minority ethnic people on Television in the UK.


6th March, 2014

BBC NewsWhy is the BBC closing a TV channel?

Discussion around the reasons for the BBC scaling down BBC Three and putting the channel online. The article points out economic pressures on the BBC such as the need to save money, as well as social factors including the increasing amount of time spent watching TV online by teenagers and young people.


28th February, 2014

Broadcasting Board of Governors

Shortwave committee request for commentAnalysis in the USA about the viability of the continued use of shortwave radio frequencies as a broadcast media medium.
17th February, 2014

BBC NewsTV's changing? Not so fast....

Discussion around the evolution in TV viewing habits and the changing ways by which television can be viewed - but often isn't.
17th February, 2014

BBC NewsAverage time spent
watching TV fell in 2013, data shows

News about a report by the Broadcasters Audience Research Board (Barb), which reveals that on average people in the UK watched 3 hours, 55 minutes and 30 seconds of TV per day - 12 minutes less than in 2012, with 98.5% of people viewing by television sets.


February 2014

Broadcasting Board of Governors

Contemporary media use in RussiaDetailed GALLUP report about the state of Russian media, which highlights (amongst other things) increasing media control by the state, that 98.4% of Russians have a TV, and that 49.9% have a radio.


6th February, 2014BBC NewsChris Evans enjoys record audience on BBC Radio 2News of a report by RAJAR, which reveals that radio audiences in the UK are currently at a 15 year high.

29th January, 2014

BBC News

BBC iPlayer requests up by a third in 2013

BBC iPlayer had a 33% increase in terms of programmes accessed in 2013 compared to 2012, this article highlights the growing shift to 'on-demand' online services from traditional 'broadcast' media.

 

 

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20th January, 2014

BBC News TV broadcasters fear digital frequency spectrum battle

News story about the demand for mobile digital frequencies in the UK being so high, that it could lead to some broadcasters losing part of their frequency spectrum. Demand has been particularly exacerbated by demand for high volume data transfers on mobile devices.


3rd September, 2013

BBC News The bizarre world of hyper-local TV

Feature about the history of hyper-local TV in the UK at a time when this media is making a come-back through cable networks.
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22nd August, 2013 BBC News Kevin Spacey: TV audiences 'want to binge' Feature about a lecture given by actor Kevin Spacey at the Edinburgh Television Festival, in which he states that television audiences are becoming more demanding as they make use of on-demand, and how this has lead to viewing of entire series at once rather than spread over weeks.

20th August, 2013

BBC News

Lyndhurst: 'Only fools would never be made today'

Feature about criticisms of UK television broadcaster policy by actor Nicholas Lyndhurst, who staes that TV bosses are now less likely to experiment with new formats than what they used to be, and that the draw of talent and reality television is pushing other formats out of the market.

 

 

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1st August, 2013 BBC News Living room TV is 'making a comeback' says Ofcom The popularity of smartphones and tablets are bringing many teens out of their bedrooms and into living rooms, where family television viewing is on the up, albeit with viewers distracted and multitasking.

5th July, 2013

BBC News

BBC 3D programming 'on hold' indefinitely

News story discussing the BBC's decision to stop broadcasting 3D television programs due to a lack of public interest in them and low viewing figures.

 

 

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8th February, 2013

BBC Newsbeat What is the future of television?

Video feature exploring the integration of television programming into online platforms such as Netflix, Lovefilm and YouTube.
30th October, 2012
BBC News India's 150 million-home digital switchover begins
Feature about the challenges of bringing digital TV to India - one of the world's largest television markets.
9th October, 2012 BBC News Limit children's screen time, expert urges News article about a report by a leading psychologist, who say that children should be exposed to less time staring at screens, in order to curb rising physical and mental health problems.


4th October, 2012

BBC Click

Caetec: Home environment 'not right' for 3D TV

Audio feature from the Caetec electronics show in Japan, where there is lessening industry interest in 3D TV for home use.

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23rd August, 2012

BBC News Ofcom: TV viewers 'less concerned about sex'

News feature about research from Ofcom, which reveals that the British public is less concerened about sex, violence and swearing on TV than ever before.


22nd August, 2012

BBC Radio 4 What will TV look like in
80 years?

Audio feature exploring how TV may evolve and change over the next 80 years. Link
14th August, 2012

BBC News London Olympics give boost to media

Feature discussing how the Olympics proved a boost for British broadcast media with 90% of the UK population watching it for at least 15 minutes.
29th June, 2012 BBC News Broadcasters 'spending less on arts', says Ofcom

Spending on arts programming by the UK's five main television channels has decreased sharply since 2006, according to a report by Ofcom.

Spending on all arts and classical music content fell by 39%, from £72 million in 2006, to £44 million in 2011


1st June, 2012

The Stage

BBC and Writer's Guild agree new terms to cover writers in a "digital age"

News story highlighting contractual changes by the BBC to more fairly reward writers who's programs are accessed through online on-demand services.

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25th May, 2012

BBC News

US legal row over Dish Network's ad-skipping TV box

News story about a legal row in the US over a TV set-top box that allows users to skip TV adverts. Fox, NBC and CBS are currently suing the maker of the device.

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24th May, 2012

BBC News

Shake-up in child TV star rules

News story about new rules being brought in, in the UK to protect children who appear in so-called realtiy TV shows, current rules are described as archaic and were first introduced in 1968.

 

 

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26th April, 2012

BBC News Is this the year of disability on TV?

Discussion feature looking at the rising number of UK TV shows featuring disabled people, that questions whether they are being portrayed in the 'right' manner.


21st March, 2012

BBC News Budget 2012: Tax breaks for TV production

News story about a tax credit scheme for TV production and animation firms being introduced in the UK, in a bid to keep creative talent in Britain.

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14th March, 2012

BBC News Project Barcelona to see BBC open archive for downloads

BBC director general Mark Thompson has announced proposals allowing viewers to permanently download copies of their favourite shows from the archives.
25th January, 2012

BBC News Can Netflix compete with 'offline' TV

While current user numbers of streaming services are much lower in Europe than in North America - Lovefilm has just over two million subscribers, including both streaming customers and those signed up to its DVD-only service - the potential of the UK and European market is plain to see: Netflix already has 20 million members worldwide. So can a streaming service really compete with traditional television?



4th January, 2012

BBC News China campaign cuts entertainment TV by two-thirds

Satellite broadcasters in China have cut entertainment TV by two-thirds following a government campaign, state news agency Xinhua has reported.

An order by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) to curb ''excessive entertainment'' came into effect on 1 January.



20th December, 2011 BBC News Ofcom warns over radio language

Ofcom has issued new guidance to radio stations over the use of offensive language following a number of breaches of the media regulator's code.

The guidance covers language in songs, live radio and comedy content.


13th December, 2011

BBC News

Ofcom earmarks 20 local TV stations

News story about the UK government's plans to roll-out hyper-local TV services across the UK.

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12th December, 2011

BBC News

BBC iPlayer app streams video on the 3G mobile networks

An update to the BBC's iPlayer app now allows it to stream video over all of the UK's 3G mobile networks. The new feature works on Apple's iPhones and iPads. This is the first time that 3G mobile streaming of a major television network has been rolled out in the UK.

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12th December, 2011

BBC News

The precarious path of talent show fame

Discussion feature that explores the longevity of careers of people in show business who rise to prominence through winning televised talent shows.

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31st October, 2011

BBC News Ofcom warns radio broadcasters over explicit Lyrics

Ofcom has reminded UK radio broadcasters of the rules regarding explicit lyrics in songs following several breaches. The media watchdog held a meeting with commercial radio and the BBC after a "few incidences" which broke the rules, an Ofcom spokesman said.



27th October, 2011 The Stage Performers seek public's backing over TV credits

News story about actors campaigning for more prominent credits at the end of television programmes, that are urging members of the public to back their cause, by completing a survey aimed at letting broadcasters know “what ordinary viewers” think.

26th October, 2011

RAJAR

RAJAR data release - Quarter 3 2011

News release by RAJAR highlighting the varying ways by which the British population are accessing radio broadcasts, and the numbers of people who are listening to radio broadcasts, amongst other things the report indicates a rise in the number of people who are listening to radio via mobile pohones.

 

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24th October, 2011

BBC News Tweeting the X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing

Feature discussing the rise in social media usage amongst TV viewers, according to a YouGov report 43% of British adults commented on or discussed TV shows they were watching using Twitter, Facebook, other websites and mobile phones.


18th October, 2011

DCMS Digital radio boost for motorists

News story about Britain's first in-vehicle digital radio conference, the Drive to Digital Conference highlighted new areas of coverage, and new radio stations, particularly on major roads and motorways.
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4th October, 2011

BBC News Premier league games can be shown on foreign decoders

News story about the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that national laws which prohibit the import, sale or use of foreign decoder cards to show live Premier League fixtures are contrary to the freedom to provide services, an integral part of the European Union's free-trade laws.


3rd October, 2011

BBC News Exports of British TV programmes rise

Feature highlighting how British TV programmes such as Strictly Come Dancing, and The X Factor as well as dramas like Downton Abbey and Sherlock have led to a 13% rise in export revenues to more than £1.4bn in the last year.


30th September, 2011 BBC News Ofcom offers TV watershed warning

News article about the UK television regulator Ofcom, which has created a 12 page document to remind broadcasters of their obligations for material showed before the 21:00 watershed. The article also reveals a softening of attitudes from parents towards what their children can see on TV.


23rd September, 2011

BBC Click What comes after HD for TV viewers? News video looking at some future developments in television technology, including internet and wi-fi TVs, truly portable televisions and 2KTV.
21st September, 2011

The Stage TV must cast more black actors, says leading director

News story about director of the BBC series Criminal Justice Yann Demange who has bemoaned the lack of roles for black actors in British television and has said that there should be more 'colour blind casting'.
21st September, 2011

BBC News BBC Worldwide to sue Silvio Berlusconi's TV network

News story about the BBC threatening to sue Italian TV company Canale 5 over plagiarising the 'Strictly Come Dancing' television programme format.
16th September, 2011

BBC News Beyond the couch: TV goes social, goes everywhere

Discussion around the advantages that social media can bring to television, with social media users sharing likes, making recommendations and making comment upon television programmes.
28th August, 2011

BBC News TV's future looks long and strong

Discussion article about the future of television, which indicates that prophesies of the decline of television are in fact wrong, as TV viewing time continues to increase.


16th August, 2011

BBC News
Can watching TV make you die younger?

Article discussing the health risks associated with long term and regular TV viewing.

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9th August, 2011

BBC News
Race is on for local TV service bids

News story about plans by the UK Government to issue licenses to 60 towns and cities for new local and hyper local TV services.

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28th July, 2011

BBC News
ITV to pilot 'online trial' for bespoke content

News story about ITV launching an online trial of pay to view TV programmes from their back catalogue.

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28th July, 2011

BBC News
BBC launches global iPlayer app

News story about the BBC who have launched an international version of their iPlayer app.

Customers who pay a monthly subscription will get access to a range of current and classic programmes. The app will have one feature not available in the UK - the ability to download content and watch offline.


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12th July, 2011

BBC News
BBC annual report reveals fall in star pay

News article about the corporation's annual report, that reveals amongst other things that the total paid to stars earning more than £1m was £14.6m - 14% lower than the year running up to March 2010.


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13th May, 2011
BBC News
Is the internet going to be the death of television?
Feature discussing the fall in the US of pay-TV subscribers, and DVD sales, and at the same time a rise in the number of those viewing TV and film content via the internet.


12th May, 2011

BBC News

Radio listening reaches new high

According to Rajar the number of Britons listening to the radio has risen, with 47.3m tuning in at least weekly.

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8th April, 2011

BBC Click

Web enabled TVs are new battleground

Video highlighting advances in web enabled TV showing a variety of platofrms and add-ons allowing for a more personalised viewing experience.

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31st March, 2011

BBC News
UK radio pushes online listening

Feature about UK Radioplayer, which brings together commercial outlets alongside BBC radio stations in an attempt to boost online listening.
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18th March, 2011
BBC
What makes TV difficult to hear?
News video highlighting the problem that viewers can experience when the background noise in television programs is too high.


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17th March, 2011
BBC
Sky News: 'The iPad is
our future'

Blog article discussing the development of iPad based news applications for streaming television news as well as newspapers, and the ensuing debate as to whether consumers will pay for this premium service.


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5th March, 2011
BBC
TV viewing time 'underestimated'

Article highlighting how UK adults underestimate how long that they are watching TV for. Industry figures suggest people watch more than 30 hours of TV a week but 2,066 adults who completed an online survey said they watched an average of less than 20 hours of TV a week in January.


2nd March, 2011

BBC
ITV profits boosted by advertising revenue recovery

News story detailing how ITV has reported pre-tax profits of £286m for 2010, thanks in large part to a jump in advertising revenue. Link
3rd February, 2011
BBC

Premier League TV case 'at half-time', lawyer says

Further debate about the legality of customers using cheaper EU satellite TV equipment to watch Premier League football in the UK.

3rd February, 2011

BBC
Premier League TV football choice 'upheld' by EU advice

Broadcasters cannot stop customers using cheaper foreign satellite TV equipment to watch Premier League football, an EU legal adviser has said. Whilst this has not yet been ruled into EU law, it is likely that 'national' exclusivities for pay-TV broadcasters within the EU will now be ruled illegal.


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 23rd January, 2011
BBC Newsbeat
Skins US version branded 'dangerous' by parents group

News story about the US re-make of the hit Channel 4 teen drama 'Skins' being deemed dangerous by parents group, and having its very legality challenged due to it's sexual content and teenage actors / audience.

18th January, 2011
BBC
Top Gear helps BBC iPlayer break 145m barrier

The BBC iPlayer notched up 145 million requests for programmes in December, breaking its own record for the third month in a row, it has been announced.


12th January, 2011

BBC
Miriam O'Reilly wins Countryfile ageism claim

News story highlighting a legal case brought against the BBC by a former presenter focusing on issues including ageism and sexism.
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8th January, 2011

BBC
How internet is changing the way we watch television

News video highlighting the changing ways by which we watch television, due to the influence of the Internet and Internet TVs. In 2010 Internet TVs accounted for 21% of set sold.
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7th January, 2011

BBC
CES unveils new internet TVs for streaming shows

News video about the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas where televisions which stream programmes off the Internet are on display.

The manufacturers hope watching programmes on the web will become a mainstream activity for most customers.

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11th December, 2010
BBC
Channel 4 defend Boyle over Katie Price joke repeat
News story around the controversy caused by comedian Franke Boyle on the Channel 4 television program 'Franke Boyle's Tramadol Nights', during which he told a joke about Katie Price's disabled son Harvey.


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18th October, 2010

BBC
BBC launches HD sound for online radio

News story about the the BBC's plans to broadcast some music using an extra high quality audio-stream.

12th October, 2010

BBC
Google and Apple heat up battle for TV screens

Discussion article about the battle faced by broadcast media organisations, to keep audiences, in the face of competition from online suppliers of TV content.

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5th October, 2010
BBC

Premier League football satellite TV case under way

News story about a British pub owner facing legal action for buying Premier League match coverage from a Greek satellite firm. This case has now gone to the European courts, in what could be a landmark ruling.

5th October, 2010
BBC
UK television show exports up 9%

The UK TV Exports Survey has demonstrated that sales of British TV shows and formats to foreign countries has risen by 9% in total.
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1st October, 2010
BBC
Is 3D TV more than an expensive leap of faith?

News video that discusses the challenges involved in getting content made and delivered for 3D TV.
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1st October, 2010
BBC
Sky launches Europe's first 3D TV channel in UK
News story about Sky launching the first dedicated European 3D television channel.

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17th July, 2010

BBC

Charlie Brooker's Screen Burn: The News

Comment on the media portrayal of the Raoul Moat saga, which brings into question media ethics.

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9th July, 2010
BBC
The long, slow birth of DAB
Article about the history of digital radio, along with contemporary issues in the lack of DAB uptake in the UK.
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30th June, 2010
BBC
Quality warnings issued over 3DTV
News story about the sale and uptake of 3DTV sets, which went on sale in UK department stores earlier this year, after sports network ESPN committed to broadcasting at least 25 of the World Cup games in 3D.


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23rd June, 2010
BBC
England match triggers net surge
News article about the England V Slovenia match at the 2010 World Cup being reported by the BBC as being a new record in terms of online viewing figures. Internet service provider KC suggest that the game triggered a 31% jump in web traffic, with 800,000 'concurrent streams'.


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21st June, 2010
BBC
The craft of making Being Human and Later with Jools Holland in High Definition TV

BBC Blog article about the challenges presented to set designers, producers and make up artists with the onset of high definition television, and the detail that it shows.

 15th June, 2010
 BBC Rupert Murdoch's growing multi-media empire
News story about Rupert Murdoch's plans to buy BSkyB along with the business rationale behind it.

 
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 9th June, 2010

 BBC

 ITV local news pilot schemes scrapped

News article and video about a pilot scheme to provide a replacement news service for ITV Wales being scrapped in favour of allocating funding to faster broadband networks.

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 4th June, 2010

 BBC

 Coronation Street episodes rescheduled for next week

News story highlighting how real world tragedy can influence TV programme scheduling.

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4th June 2010

BBC

BSkyB buys Virgin Media TV channels in £160m deal

News story about BSkyB’s acquisition of Virgin Media TV. The new arrangement means that Sky will no longer have to pay to show Virgin channels, which also include Challenge, Challenge Jackpot and the Virgin 1 channel. It also brings Sky's HD services to a wider audience. The Virgin 1 channel is to be rebranded by Sky.

 

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26th May, 2010

BBC

BBC iPlayer integrates Twitter and Facebook

News article about the BBC iPlayer integrating online social networking with it's programme selection, allowing users to 'share' links to their favourite and viewed programmes with friends and followers online.

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26th May, 2010

BBC

BBC TV sees religion as 'tiresome obligation'

News article about a Radio 4 broadcaster calling for the appointment of a BBC religion editor to improve coverage of faith matters, accusing the BBC of finding it a 'tiresome obligation'.

 

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26th May, 2010

BBC

'Scrappage' scheme launched to boost digital radio

News story about various UK retailers offering discounts of 10%-20% when people trade in their old analogue sets.

The move, modeled on the government's vehicle scrappage scheme, runs from Saturday until 26 June to coincide with the build-up to football's World Cup. The old sets will be reconditioned and sent to southern Africa to give young people access to radio programmes.

 

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26th May, 2010

BBC

What Now for BBC 6 Music?

Interest story discussing the BBC's Strategy Review consultation on the closure of digital radio station 6 Music, which is one of the cuts proposed by the BBC's director general, Mark Thompson.

 

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24th May, 2010

BBC

Lost finale seen around the world

Story about how the finale of Lost became the first scripted TV drama to be simulcasted worldwide, to fight spoilers and piracy, a problem that has been borne of the internet age.

 

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20th May, 2010

BBC

Google launches smart TV service

News article about search giant Google launching it's own searchable streaming web TV service, that will be viewable on normal TVs connected to a Google Box.

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16th May, 2010

Guardian.co.uk

Media industry welcomes green shoots but fears blight of Whitehall advertising cuts

News article about ad agencies up forecasts as revenues begin to recover but boom times are still a long way off.

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16th May, 2010

Guardian.co.uk

Church of England is losing faith in the BBC, says bishop

News article about how Anglicans are unhappy about the BBC's output on TV and radio – and fear future cuts.

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15th May, 2010

Guardian.co.uk

Removing the rock from the roll – censorship in pop music

News piece about how some words are understandably censored from songs but sin and bitch? Rebecca Nicholson on the new puritanism invading pop music.

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13th May, 2010

The Stage

Radio production companies welcome Hunt's appointment.

News article detailing how the trade body the Radio Independents Group has welcomed the appointment of Jeremy Hunt as Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, and has called on him to act to introduce a fixed quota of BBC commissions from the independent sector.

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13th May, 2010

Guardian.co.uk

Digital radio claims 24% of listening.

News article about rising share of digital radio listeners – up from 20.9% last quarter – hailed as 'milestone in the UK's transition to a digital future'

 

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12th May, 2010

The Stage

BBC launches opera season

News article about Kiri Te Kanawa and Stephen Fry are to present programmes as part of a BBC season celebrating opera, which will be broadcast across TV, radio and the internet and which the Corporation claims is its biggest ever commitment to the art form.

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23rd April, 2010

Guardian.co.uk

The parable of the talent show

News article: For wannabe entertainers and PMs lining up on TV, the truth is harsh: you either have it or you don't.

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11th April, 2010

Times Online

Radio waves: Digital has my vote

News article about the important choice, which, in contrast to the political arena, does actually offer genuine alternatives, is that between analogue radio — FM, medium and long wave — and digital.

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26th March, 2010

BBC

Times and Sunday Times websites to charge from June

News article and accompanying video about how The Times and Sunday Times newspapers will start charging to access their websites in June, owner News International has announced.

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22nd March, 2010

BBC

Child vampire hunters sparked comic crackdown

News article about comics, so the theory went, were corrupting the imaginations of children and inflaming them with fear of the unknown. A few dissenting academics pointed out there was no mention of a creature matching the description of the Gorbals Vampire in any of these comics.

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9th June, 2009

BBC

Why Setanta Sports is in trouble

News story about how two decades ago sports broadcaster Setanta started life in an Irish dance hall in west London, showing the Republic of Ireland's 1990 World Cup game against Holland after the BBC and ITV declined to broadcast the game in the UK.

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5th September, 2008

BBC

DJs criticised for drink comments

News story regarding how radio presenters have been criticised for promoting heavy drinking so as to be seen as "cool" by their listeners.

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6th May, 2008

BBC

Free satellite TV service begins

News article about a free satellite television and radio service from the BBC and ITV is being launched across the UK.

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9th April, 2008

BBC

Simpsons ditched by Venezuelan TV

News article about The Simpsons being dropped from morning TV in Venezuela after being deemed unsuitable for children - and has been replaced by Baywatch.

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12th March, 2008

BBC

For those of you watching in black and white

News article about how the price of a black and white TV licence is going up, it was announced this week. But is anybody still watching in monochrome?

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29th January, 2008

BBC

BSkyB told to sell shares in ITV

News article abut how BSkyB must reduce its holding in ITV from the current level of 17.9% to below 7.5% and not take a seat on the ITV board, the government has ruled.

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24th December, 2007

BBC

Court rules against pub TV appeal

News article detailing how the High Court has ruled against parts of an appeal by a landlady convicted of using foreign satellite feeds to show live English Premier League football.

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20th September, 2007

BBC

'Dave' channel targets young men

News article regarding TV channel UKTV G2, which shows cult comedy and game shows aimed at young men, is to be rebranded Dave.

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12th September, 2007

BBC

ITV aims to be top UK entertainer

News article regarding ITV boss Michael Grade unveiling plans aimed at making the broadcaster the UK's "favourite source of free entertainment" by 2012.

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23rd August, 2007

BBC

Public trust in TV 'has fallen'

News article about how more than half the population trusts TV producers less than it did a year ago, a poll commissioned by the Edinburgh TV Festival suggests.

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17th August, 2007

BBC

BBC radio ordered off Russian FM

News story regarding BBC's Russian-language service no longer to be heard on Russian FM radio, after the country's media regulator ordered that it be removed.

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18th July, 2007

BBC

Q&A: BBC phone-ins

News article about the BBC's admission that at least six programmes breached editorial standards by faking phone-ins has led the corporation to announce a "zero tolerance" approach to any future errors.

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18th July, 2007

BBC

BBC suspends phone competitions

News story about The BBC suspending all competitions after an inquiry unearthed a fresh batch of faked phone-ins.

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15th March, 2007

BBC

Pressure mounts on Ofcom over HD

News story about a group of broadcasters, retailers and manufacturers leading a campaign to ensure universal availability of high-definition TV in the UK.

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15th March, 2007

BBC

First digital TV switch date set

News story regarding how the date has been set for the first stage of the UK's digital TV switchover to take place.

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2nd March, 2007

BBC

BBC Strikes Google-YouTube Deal

News story about a deal struck between the BBC and Google to show BBC news video clips on YouTube.

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2nd February, 2007

BBC

C4 postpones masturbation season

News article about Broadcaster Channel 4 has postponed a series of programmes themed around masturbation.

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27th January, 2007

BBC

YouTubers to get ad Money Share

News story about plans by YouTube to share advertising revenues with video uploaders.

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20th December, 2006

BBC

BBC moves to file-sharing sites

News article detailing how hundreds of episodes of BBC programmes will be made available on a file-sharing network for the first time, the corporation has announced.

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4th December, 2006

BBC

BT signs live football match deal

News article about how UK phone company BT has announced a tie-up with Irish sports broadcaster Setanta that will allow it to broadcast live Premiership football matches.

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29th November, 2006

BBC

Illegal net sport faces crackdown

News story regarding sports authorities taking action to stop illegal live coverage of football and other events over the internet.

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29th November, 2006

BBC

Video-sharing makes move to TV

News feature about how a TV satellite channel dedicated to user-generated content has been launched on the UK-based Sky platform.

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27th November, 2006

BBC

Online video 'eroding TV viewing'

News article about how the online video boom is starting to eat into TV viewing time, an ICM survey of 2,070 people for the BBC suggests.

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26th November, 2006

BBC

Future of TV: New technologies

News story about how television is changing, with a raft of new services, delivered over new platforms, set to transform the way we watch.

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13th November, 2006

BBC

'Criminal trials on TV' plans due

News story regarding plans to allow TV cameras into English and Welsh courts during criminal and civil proceedings.

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27th October, 2006

BBC

Digital dawn breaking at own pace

News story regarding public not knowing how to prepare for the digital switchover

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16th October, 2006

BBC

Q&A: EU Audiovisual Media Services directive

News article about how broadcasting figures are giving evidence to the UK House of Lords on the European Union's proposed Audiovisual Media Services directive.

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11th October, 2006

BBC

What are you looking at?

News article about how YouTube is now worth a fortune - but is it worth watching? How does a night watching YouTube compare to regular television?

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3rd October, 2006

BBC

Big Brother contest rapped again

News article about how a "golden ticket" contest to find a Big Brother housemate has been criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority for the second time in a month.

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2nd October, 2006

BBC

Five tries childbirth live on TV

News article about Broadcaster Five to attempt live coverage of a natural birth for a primetime audience.

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28th September, 2006

BBC

UK to get satellite radio by 2010

News article about how radio listeners in the UK are to be offered tailor-made satellite radio services by 2010.

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28th September, 2006

BBC

BBC and Microsoft sign agreement

News article about the BBC signing an agreement with Microsoft to explore ways of developing its digital services.

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19th September, 2006

BBC

Digital TV to 'hit 500m by 2011'

News story about how more than 500 million homes around the world will have digital TV by 2011, according to a report.

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14th September, 2006

BBC

Public 'support licence fee rise'

News story about how the public is willing to pay an extra £31 a year for the BBC licence fee, according to a report commissioned by the government.

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7th September, 2006

BBC

BBC to launch global TV channels

News article regarding the BBC to launch four new TV channels around the world, including BBC Entertainment, offering drama and comedy, and a dual-language CBeebies.

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7th September, 2006

BBC

Major TV broadcasters go mobile

News article about how BBC One, ITV1 and Channel 4 are to be broadcast to mobile phones as part of a mobile TV service launched by BT.

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22nd August, 2006

BBC

UK ‘will lead digital TV uptake’

News feature about the plans for Britain to become a wholly digital television broadcaster. The article is based upon a report by Datamonitor.

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2nd August, 2006

BBC

ITV Chief Preparing to Step Down

News story about the then ITV chief executive Charles Allen, who was planning to step down due to falling viewing figures, blamed partially upon competition from digital TV.

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