Recording at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, The Media Podcast is your essential guide to TV, radio and the press, presented by Olly Mann. New episodes fortnightly.

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New BBC Studios Boss At Last & Where Are Channel 4's Subtitles?

Thirteen months after the search began, BBC Studios finds their new boss is the same as the old one. Why has the appointment taken so long? Matt Deegan is joined by media writer Maggie Brown, Newsweek International editor Alex Hudson and Endelman's Karin Robinson to discuss this and the week's other media news.


Also on the show: over in Europe the radio industry has been getting together for Radio Days Europe, looking at the fortunes of broadcasters during the pandemic - is confidence running low in the audio sector?


All that plus: the rise and rise of substack, has Channel 4 neglected its hard of hearing audiences and, in the Media Quiz, we see who?s dropped onto our casting couch.


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Netflix snaps up Dahl, Neil v GB News, Doctor Who leaves BBC Studios

Media news and analysis, with new host Matt Deegan and guests this week consultant Paul Robinson (Creative Media Partners) and Elizabeth Carr-Ellis (Hello Magazine).


Netflix buys up the rights to the Roald Dahl back catalogue. With Amazon, Disney and Apple all spending big this year, how does this deal match up in the streaming wars?


Also on the programme: with Andrew Neil spilling all in the tabloids, what now for GB News - and what  does this mean for the return of News UK?s TV plans?


All this, plus the sonic screwdriver changes hands as Dr Who leaves BBC Studios and... in the media quiz, we?ll find out who?s axed, back or vaxxed.


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SPECIAL: The ?One Voice? Conference 2021

?One Voice? is the UK?s biggest conference for voiceovers, and Leah Marks and Nic Redman from the British Podcast Award-nominated Voiceover Social podcast, have put together this collection of the best bits of One Voice 2021 especially for you, Media Podcast listeners.


Featuring top impersonators Rory Bremner and Jess Robinson, as well as the best continuity announcers working in the business today - and one of the best outtakes in the world of voiceover this year (hint: stick around until the end).


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#159 - C4 4 The Chopping Block? UK TV IN EU; Sony Buys Somethin Else

Joining Olly Mann this week are: Deadline?s international editor, Jake Kanter, podcaster and founder of Don?t Skip MediaChristina Moore and the writer, podcaster and audio critic Caroline Crampton.

This week: It?s deja vu all over again, as the government ponders selling Channel 4 ? bu

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Podcast Day 24 - insights & highlights

Today we've handpicked three choice sessions from this year's mammoth international conference on podcasting, Podcast Day 24. Featuring:


  • Shima Oliaee on the making of Dolly Parton's America
  • former WNYC & BBC exec Tony Phillips on the future of audio
  • Richard Palmer from Triton Digital and Jamie Cho from Commercial Radio Australia on how Australia is catching up with the States


Thanks to Podcast Day 24 for sharing these, exclusively with The Media Podcast. To discover all 24 hours of talks and panels, head to podcastday24.com


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Featuring the predictions of Jake Kanter (Deadline), Faraz Osman (Gold Wala), media writer Maggie Brown, Ann Charles (Radio Tech Con), Matt Deegan (Folder Media) and Iain Dale (LBC).


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#147 - The Audio Adventures of Harry & Meghan

Olly is joined by Matt Deegan (Folder Media) and Rebecca Messina (Immediate Media) to discuss the media news from the past fortnight. On today?s show: Spotify snaps up Harry and Meghan - we take a look at the former royals? podcast strategy and another spendy year for the Swedish music giant; we look to the future of broadcasting, as OFCOM announces a new review of the TV landscape.


Also on the programme, the Guardian reports record donations, the BBC invests in the comedy scene and, in the media quiz, we deck the halls with some news in brief.


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#145 - ? BBC Revisits Diana?s Panorama Interview; Graham Norton Swaps Radio 2 for Virgin; Piers Morgan?s Ministerial

Olly Mann is joined by journalist and Channel 4 historian Maggie Brown, planning director at Edelman and host of Democratically 2020Karin Robinson and broadcast consultant and director of RadioTechConAnn Charles.


This week: Will some long-lost paperwork clear the BBC of claims it coerced Princess Diana into giving that Panorama interview?


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#144 - USA Elections; Johnny Depp vs The Sun; BBC Social Media Guidelines vs Pride; The Legacy of Robert Fisk

Olly Mann is joined by professor emeritus of journalism at City University, Lis Howell and entertainment director of Heat magazine and host of the PilotTV podcast, Boyd Hilton.


This week: As news channels roll into a third day of USA election coverage, we ask which broadcasters won the hearts and minds of our panelists.


As The Sun successfully defends its Johnny Depp defamation case, what does News Group Newspapers? victory mean for tabloid journalism?


Plus, the legacy of legendary print journalist Robert Fisk, there?s confusion over the BBC?s new social media

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#143 - Quibi Calls It Quits; Telegraph Sub-Editors Return Home; Far-Right Tattoos Sink Woodworking Format

Olly Mann is joined by radio consultant and director of Creative Media Partners Paul Robinson, editor of Newsweek International Alex Hudson and former Press Association, HuffPost UK and ITV News executive and now the founder of Bird Lime Media, Dawn Kelly.


This week: Is the Daily Telegraph correcting a glaring error by bringing its sub-editors back in house?


Jeffrey Katzenberg throws in the towel on Quibi and ITV sets its sights streaming (again).


Plus, as Twitter fans spot some far-right tattoos that programme makers missed, is it the chop for Sky History?s new woodworking format?


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#142 - Channel Four Sale, GB News Plans, BBC?s Oxbridge Problem, Local Newspapers Linked To Election Turnout

Olly Mann is joined by co-host of ?Fortunately...? and Woman?s Hour, Jane Garvey, international editor of Deadline, Jake Kanter and print journalist at Hello magazine, Listen




#141 - Sir Harold Evans; Radio 1 Dance; Apple News Today; Edinburgh TV Festival 2020

Olly Mann is joined by head of communications at ITN and former editor of Broadcast magazine Lisa Campbell, founder of production house Gold Wala Faraz Osman and Creative Director of Folder Media Matt Deegan.

 

On today?s show, Ofcom approves Radio 1 Dance to stream on BBC Sounds but commercial rivals are unhappy. Could Apple News? podcast of print articles help save the world?s biggest newspapers? And in what state is arts and culture journalism as The Guide closes amid losses of 25m at The Guardian.

 

Plus, the big themes from the virtual Edinburgh International Television Festival 2020.

 

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#141 - David Olusoga?s James MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh Television Festival 2020

With thanks to our friends at the Edinburgh Television Festival, we're pleased to bring you David Olusoga's James MacTaggart Lecture.

 

David Olusoga is a familiar face to millions as the presenter of A House Through Time, Black and British: A Forgotten History and the BAFTA Award winning Britain?s Forgotten Slave Owners.

 

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#140 - Times Radio Goes On Air; Media Job Losses; Facebook Boycott

Olly Mann presents news, analysis and gossip from the creative media industries, with magazine journalist and blogger Elizabeth Carr-Ellis, creative director of Folder Media, Matt Deegan and editor of Newsweek International, Alex Hudson.

This week: Times Radio takes to the air; hundreds of media jobs are lost; millions of dollars are poured into the podcast market; And Facebook is facing a boycott from a third of big brands.

Plus in our final Media Podcast Quiz of the season we celebrate the productions that have been Made In Dagenham.

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#139 - Daily Mail Outshines The Sun; Journalists And Political Unrest; TV Diversity Boost;

On today?s show; who?s splashing 30 million pounds to boost diversity but asking staff to volunteer for redundancy, the Daily Mail outshines the Sun as Britain?s biggest selling paper, and is the risk to journalists covering civil unrest, on the rise?

 

Plus, if you want to be famous, you probably work in advertising.

 

And in the media quiz, we?ll be ?making our mind up? about a Eurovision collaboration between Magic and Netflix.


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#138 - Equality in Audio Pact; Tim Davie named BBC DG; Journos out, AI in at MSN

Media industry news and gossip presented by Olly Mann with guests Faraz Osman (managing director of production house Gold Wala), podcaster Christina Moore (Don?t Skip Media) and Rebecca Messina (digital editor at Immediate Media).

This week: Hundreds of audio production companies sign an equality pact to fight racism in the industry; Editors at top US publications quit over the workplace culture; And some of Britain?s favourite comedies are pulled from streaming sites.

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#137 - Spotify Podcasts; Freelancer Support; Bauer Radio Rebrands; Twitter Fact Checking

Joining Olly Mann is senior broadcast journalist at Radio 1?s Newsbeat, Louise Ridley, chief content officer at Somethin' Else, Steve Ackerman and the editor of Newsweek International, Alex Hudson.


On today?s show: Spotify signs Joe Rogan to boost its podcast offering; BBC freelancers fight for COVID-compensation; Emily Maitlis in the dock for a Newsnight intro and Bauer rebrands 49 local radio stations.


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#136 - Buzzfeed Layoffs; BBC Four For The Chop; Murdoch Misses His Bonus

Joining Olly Mann: Podcaster and deputy editor of Pilot TVBoyd Hilton, presenter of the BBC?s Woman?s Hour and FortunatelyJane Garvey and broadcast consultant and director of Listen




Harry & Meghan's Tabloid Breakup; Disney?s Virus Response; C4's Free Creativity

Joining Olly Mann in this edition, recorded on Thursday 30th April, are Professor Emeritus of Journalism at City University, Lis Howell, international editor of Deadline, Jake Kanter CNN?s media and entertainment reporter Frank Pallotta.


On today?s show: Harry and Meghan break up with the British tabloids, Disney?s coronavirus response threatens to damage the reputation of The Mouse, and Channel 4 try to woo advertisers with free use of their creative team. And in the Media Quiz, we play ?HBO or NO?? with the fresh shows landing on the latest big streaming launch.


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#134 - The JC in Liquidation; Listening Habits in Lockdown; Edinburgh TV Festival goes online

Media industry news and gossip presented by Olly Mann with guests radio and podcast critic for The Observer, Miranda Sawyer, LBC host Iain Dale and senior analyst at Edelman and host of the ?Primarily: 2020? podcast, Karin Robinson.


On today?s show: The rise of pandemic podcasting, what we lose if we lose the Jewish Chronicle, why The Telegraph is shunning China?s money and Ofcom?s feathers are ruffled as London Live and ITV air baseless covid-conspiracies.


Plus, the Edinburgh TV festival goes digital and the audio industry offers funding for freelancers hit by the outbreak.

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#133 - Newspapers fight corona ad blacklists; Sports pages with no sport; Streamlined radio schedules; BBC floats broadb

Olly Mann is joined by journalist and Channel 4 historian Maggie Brown and director of Creative Media Partners, Paul Robinson to survey the ever-changing media landscape.


This week: Newspapers fight coronavirus advertising blacklists, there?s a revival for BBC local radio, and could your broadband bill help fund the licence fee?


Plus, how sports media might retool for a world with no fixtures and a real time example of the pitfalls of remote recording.


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#132 - Pandemic Broadcasting, Remote Working and Freelance Precariousness

Jim Waterson (media editor, the Guardian), Rebecca Messina (digital editor, Immediate Media) and Matt Deegan (creative director, Folder Media) join Olly Mann to reflect on the media?s response to the global Coronavirus pandemic.


Including details of how broadcasters are changing their output to meet new demand; how the government?s relationship with the media has changed since the outbreak; how news of the pandemic reached Germany?s Big Brother house and the precariousness of being a freelancer in uncertain times.


Plus, in the Media Podcast Quiz, top tips for effectively working from home courtesy of the world?s most celebrated writers.


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#131 - Free Speech; ARIA Awards; Coronavirus & Spitting Image

Faraz Osman (managing director, Gold Wala) and Alex Hudson (deputy editor, Metro.co.uk) join Olly Mann to dissect the fortnight?s media industry news and gossip.


Toby Young puts your money where his mouth is in defence of free speech; Samira Ahmed settles with the BBC and Britain exits the Creative Europe Fund.


Plus reaction to news of the 2020 Radio Academy ARIA award winners; how the coronavirus is affecting planning and production; and the BBC?s hunt fo

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#130 - Ofcom?s Online Oversight; BBC?s Future Fight; Hollywood Stars Make A Beeline For Berkshire

Karin Robinson and Steve Ackerman join Olly Mann for more media news and analysis including the government?s latest salvo against the BBC, Ofcom?s new powers over online harm, and how the death of Caroline Flack has thrown the nature of social media discourse into sharp relief.


Plus, the future of multi-lingual podcasts and the million-pound movie studio coming to *checks notes* Reading.


And, in the Media Podcast Quiz, how many Julians does it take to run a newsroom?


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The Times They Are A?Changin (And The Sun Too)

Media news and analysis, this week with Deadline Hollywood?s International Editor Jake Kanter, media writer Maggie Brown and broadcast consultant Paul Robinson.


It?s all change at the top of The Sun as Victoria Newton becomes editor - with repercussions for the Sun On Sunday and at The Times. 


Also on the programme: Times Radio - that?s happening. Disney Plus reveals impressive numbers - as do the UK's national radio stations as the quarterly RAJARs are announced. 


AND in the media quiz, we discover the trends of yesteryear returning to our screens.


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Victoria Derbyshire?s Demotion; NBC News? Global Ambitions; Tony Hall?s Successor

Olly Mann is joined by podcaster and deputy editor of Pilot TV magazineBoyd Hilton and the founder of Wakey Wakey TVDeborah Coughlin.


This week?s top questions: Who?s in the frame to succeed Tony Hall as director general at the BBC? Who will step into Sandi Toksvig?s shoes on Bake Off; Will NBC?s new global TV news network threaten the dominance of rivals CNN and BBC World News? Should shorthand still be a required skill for journalists? And why is Victoria Derbyshire leaving our daytime screens?

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#127 - 2020 Vision: Pundit Predictions Special

Our annual predictions special is a glimpse into what 2020 has in store as The Media Podcast?s panel of industry insiders stroke their crystal balls to bring us prophecies for the year ahead in TV, radio, print and online.


Some of our favourite contributors share their expectations for the year ahead, including journalists Alex Hudson and Rebecca Gillie, audio bosses Matt Deegan and Paul Robinson, TV types Faraz Osman and Steve Ackerman, and media analyst Karin Robi

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#126 - Top Podcasts of 2019; Upset on This Morning; New Presenters on Radio 1; Daily Telegraph on Whatsapp

Olly Mann with guests Faraz Osman (managing director, Gold Wala) and Karin Robinson (senior analyst at Edelman and host of podcast ?Primarily: 2020?).


This week: Spotify wraps the year with its podcasting Top 10. The Telegraph embraces Whatsapp. Accounting problems lead to boardroom losses at M&C Saatchi, plus backstage rumblings at This Morning and Radio 1?s first ever blind and non-binary presenters prepare

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#125 - Political Freesheets; Clarkson?s Climate Climbdown; Bloomberg?s Blackout

On this week?s power panel are Jake Kanter (chair of the Broadcasting Press Guild), Lis Howell (Professor Emeritus at City University?s Department of Journalism) and Paul Robinson (director of Creative Media Partners).


With Olly Mann they discuss: Lib Dem freesheets; Jeremy Clarkson?s first on-air admission of climate

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Screen International: ?Avengers: Endgame? writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

The second instalment of the race to the Oscars, in partnership with MBI Media and Screen International. With Avengers: Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely sat down with Screen International to reveal how they approached writing the record-breaking superhero epic and their favourite moments from the movie.


After the Walt Studios Motion Pictures release became the highest-grossing film of all time with $2.8bn at the global box office, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely sat down to discuss their journey across the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


The duo reveal how they approached writing the climactic instalment of the Infinity Saga ? the name given to the series that comprises the first 23 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


They also share their thoughts on awards recognition for superhero movies, the screenwriters who most inspire them and their relationship with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.


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#124 - Netflix gives away the crown; a radio station for podcasts; Politicians battle for election debates

Olly Mann is joined by director of RadioTechCon Ann Charles and podcaster, deputy editor of Pilot TV magazine and the reason Olly?s wife still buys Heat, Boyd Hilton.


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Media Business Podcast #8: Screen International: The Heat Is On ? Assessing the Early 2019/20 Oscar & Bafta Races

In the first of Screen International?s awards season podcast series, Screen editor Matt Mueller is joined by features editor Charles Gant and joint managing director of Picturehouse Cinemas and Picturehouse Entertainment Clare Binns to discuss the kick-off to the 2019/20 awards season.


Who are the early front-runners in the major categories, how is the date change impacting the release schedule and can anything beat Parasite in the international feature film category?


Matt, Clare and Charles discuss the shorter window for capitalising on awards contenders this year following the US Academy?s decision to move the Oscar ceremony forward to February 9 and Bafta responded in kind, shifting to February 2 ? what ripple effect will that have on exhibitors, distributors and audiences?


Others topics include examining the contenders across all major categories that are making the biggest impression so far, and how the US Academy?s expanded international membership is exerting a stronger influence on the overall shape of nominations.


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#123 - Samira Ahmed vs the BBC, Daily Mail podcasts, Apple's new TV shows

Maggie Brown, Steve Ackerman and Matt Deegan join Olly Mann for more media news and analysis, including how podcasts are helping Spotify grow their profits, can audio help the Mail dominate online news and where will Ben Cooper go after Radio 1?


PLUS Samira Ahmed and Ofcom give the BBC more headaches.

AND in the media quiz, we take a look at the first reviews for Apple TV?s original series.


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#122 - June Sarpong takes BBC diversity role; Profits tumble at the Telegraph; Brexitless news - The Media Podcast with Ol

With Olly Mann, Renay Richardson (Broccoli Content) and Alex Hudson (Metro.co.uk).


This week, all these have gone: A quiz show on Facebook, magazines at Aldi and free Telegr

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#121 - Naga Munchetty Breakfast Row; Royals Take On Tabloids; Apple News Service Signs The Times - The Media Podcast with

Media industry insight, analysis and gossip presented by Olly Mann with guests Trevor Dann (secretary of AudioUK and presenter of the monthly roundtable editions of Radio Today), Karin Robinson (host of ?Primarily: 2020? and senior analyst at Edelman) and Faraz Osman, (managing director, Gold Wala)


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Sky-C4's ad deal, Amazon's audiobook raid, best journo junkets

Media news and analysis, with Olly Mann and guests Rebecca Gillie (theweek.co.uk) and Maisie McCabe (Campaign Magazine).


In this bumper 'back to school' edition, the panel cover Channel 4 joining Sky?s Adsmart scheme, the BBC and FAANG attempt to halt the spread of disinformation online, and we remember the halcyon days of extravagant press trips.


PLUS, in the media quiz, we wave goodbye to some media stalwarts.


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Media Business Podcast #7: Edinburgh TV Festival 2019

In a special edition of the Media Business Podcast from this year?s Edinburgh Television Festival, podcast host and chief executive officer of Media Business Insight, Conor Dignam, looks at the best of the festival?s commissioning panels, to help indies get the right programme idea to the right people.


Recorded over the course of the festival, the podcast features insights from Charlotte Moore (BBC1/pictured), Ben Frow (Channel 5), Georgia Brown (Amazon), Ian Katz (Channel 4) and Kevin Lygo %2

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#119 - Edinburgh TV Festival Special 2019

Boyd Hilton presents a special edition of The Media Podcast from the 2019 Edinburgh TV Festival with guests Cat Lewis (CEO, Nine Lives Media) and Jim Waterson (media editor, The Guardian).


The panel discuss the news and gossip from the annual TV shindig - including Dorothy Byrne?s powerful performance at the festival?s Listen


#118 - Pop goes the controller; Prioritising PSBs; Channel 5 profits; Influencers held to account - The Media Podcast wi

Olly Mann is joined by managing director of Gold Wala, Faraz Osman and founder of the Don?t Skip podcast network Christina Moore


The BBC goes pop with a brand new controller, the tabloids are rocked by a big legal settlement, and there?s more drama with the tax status of on-air talent.


Plus why you might be a celebrity without even knowing it (it?s all to do with your follower count) and can Channel 5 make money by going highbrow?


And in the Media Podcast Quiz, dead formats get the kiss of life as we play In With The Old.


We?ll be back in August with a special podcast from the Edinburgh TV Festival.


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#117 - Facebook?s currency; Kyle?s lie detector; ITV?s gender balance; Eastenders? ratings

Media insight and analysis with Olly Mann and guests Iain Dale (LBC), Karin Robinson (senior analyst at Edelman and host of the podcast ?Primarily: 2020?) and Boyd Hilton (entertainment director at Heat magazine and host of PilotTV Podcast).


On this week?s show: Can Facebook?s new currency save its relationship with media companies? How rewriting the gender balance in ITV comedy writing and why the televised lie detector has been permanently unplugged. Plus news of another delay to the government?s ?porn block? legislation and there?s precinct predictions in the Media Podcast quiz.


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Media Business Podcast #6: Commissioner Index Breakfast Panel - Let?s Talk Drama

In this bonus episode of The Media Business Podcast we join Managing Editor of Broadcast?s Commissioner Index, Alexandra Zeevalkink, as she welcomes a panel of drama commissioners to the podcast.


Listen in to discover the pitch preferences and individual programming strategies of Lee Mason (Channel 4), Huw Kennair-Jones (ITV) and Philippa Collie Cousins (UKTV).


If you?re looking to get your drama show made by a broadcaster, then this podcast is for you!


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#116 - Brexitcast to TV, Homophobia on YouTube, BBC vs Pensioners - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Olly Mann presents insight, analysis and gossip from the creative media industries recorded live at Podcast Day 2019. Olly?s guests this week are radio futurologist and editor of Podnews, James Cridland, and managing director of Somethin? Else, Steve Ackerman.


This week: The Obamas take up podcasting; Brexitcast transfers to TV; a change in Google?s search algorithm Listen


Competition: Join Us At Radiodays Europe's Podcast Day

Radiodays Europe: Podcast Day ? the continent?s premier conference for the podcast industry ? is taking place at Kings Place on Thursday 13th June 2019.


Speakers include Brexitcast?s Katya Adler and Laura Keunsberg, George The Poet, Beef & Dairy?s Benjamin Partridge, plus representatives from Spotify, the BBC, NPR, The New Yorker.


To celebrate, The Media Podcast is giving you the chance to win win free entry (worth ?300) and the chance to witness Olly Mann recording the next edition of The Media Podcast at the event.


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#115 - Kyle?s Cancelled, Evans? Millions, Disney?s HULU - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Olly Mann and guests Jake Kanter (executive editor, Business Insider UK and Rebecca Gillie (TheWeek.co.uk) discuss the latest news from the creative broadcasting industries.


This week: A judicial review into the treatment of two Northern Irish journalists has raised questions about what their arrest means for press freedom, ITV axes the Jeremy Kyle Show after the death of a contributor and a B

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Media Business Podcast #5: Screen International Podcast At The Cannes Film Festival 2019

Screen International reports from the Cannes Film Festival in the second of our new Media Business Podcasts, brought to listeners monthly by Media Business Insight, the publisher of Screen International and Broadcast.

In this special edition recorded on the ground at the Cannes Film Festival, which runs until May 25, Screen International editor Matt Muelleris joined by critics Wendy Ide%

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#114 - Guardian bounces back; Danny Baker gets the sack - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Olly Mann presents your regular insight into the media industries with Channel 4 historian Maggie Brown and deputy editor of metro.co.uk, Alex Hudson.


This week: The Guardian turns a profit for the first time in decades - so should other newspapers liberate their news from behind a paywall? Danny Baker gets his marching orders from the BBC; As Channel 4 opens its new HQ in Leeds, PACT launches an accelerator programme for independent production companies in the reg

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Media Business Podcast #4: ALF Insight

In this episode of The Media Business Podcast, ALF Insight?s MD Fraser Murdoch is joined by partner and founder of agency start-up HMS16 Richard Hammond and Goodstuff?s co-founder Andrew Stephens to discuss how each wins new business at their respective advertising agencies. Given their different models, HMS16 a start-up and Goodstuff a network agency breakaway, this makes for a frank and compelling listen.

 

In the second part of the episode, Fraser is joined by Adeline Bonnet, ALF?s head of co

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#113 - Cash Boost for Children?s TV; Global?s Billboards; Gender Pay Gap Redux

Olly Mann presents insight, analysis and gossip from across the creative media industries with guests Faraz Osman (managing director of production company Gold Wala) and BBC Woman?s Hour presenter Jane Garvey.


This week, will a cash injection bring children back to TV? Elsewhere, in the magazine industry, we discuss which face of 80s pop culture is getting

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Radiodays Extra: Greg James & Bob Shennan Do Breakfast

Our European correspondent Paul Robinson reports from the recent Radiodays Europe conference, with full interviews with Radio 1 Breakfast show host Greg James about his first year at the helm, and the BBC Managing Editor Bob Shennan on refreshing breakfast on all their national music stations.

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#112 - BBC and Discovery agree UKTV deal, Apple TV+, Radio Days Europe

Olly Mann presents insight, analysis and gossip from the creative media industries - this week with guests Paul Robinson (director of Creative Media Partners) and Matt Deegan (managing director, Folder Media).


This week, as the ink dries on the BBC?s biggest deal in history to take control of Dave and his sisters Gold and Eden, will a licensing agreement with Discovery be enough to fund a looming gap in the licence fee?


Also, who should archive user-generated content - and does it matter if it disappears into the ether? Reality TV stars ask for more support from producers, and we preview the first slate of shows you (may) be watching on Apple TV+.


Plus, as always, the Media Podcast quiz.


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Media Business Podcast #3: Broadcast Indie Survey

Broadcast continues its 60th anniversary celebrations with a Media Business Podcast of its Broadcast Indie Survey Reveal event.


Indie Survey editor Jesse Whittock introduces the top-line findings of this year?s survey, before Broadcast editor Chris Curtis presides over the ?State of the Nation? panel.


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Taking On Big Tech, Disney Closes In On Fox, Global Cuts

Jim Waterson (Media Editor, The Guardian) & Caroline Crampton (writer, Hot Pod & The Listener) join Olly Mann to debate the week's UK media news.


They discuss how an unlikely alliance is forming to try and change the way Google, Facebook and others dominate the media market, as well as the new research showing the divide between podcast audiences in the US and UK.


Also on the programme, the panel chat about how Disney is edging closer to completing its deal for Fox... plus Global and Bauer announce big changes to commercial radio with a flurry of press releases.


AND in the media quiz, it?s the return of our favourite game: Famous Last Words.


You can sign up for Caroline's new newsletter, The Listener, at thelistener.email


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Media Business Podcast #2: Broadcast Gamechangers - Baz and Lambert in conversation

Broadcast kicks off its 60th anniversary celebrations with a Media Business Podcast of its Gamechangers session, featuring Stephen Lambert and Sir Peter Bazalgette.


Recorded at The Soho Hotel in February, the Studio Lambert founder and ITV chairman shared a stage to discuss their varied careers, the health or drama and non-scripted programming, and the current challenges and opportunities facing broadcasters and producers.


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The End of Political TV? What Andrew Neil's departure means for BBC News

Are the BBC?s politics programmes still cutting the mustard, can Snapchat beat Netflix at their own game? Plus, the government-backed plan to save local newspapers, and the secret group of journalists stoking online harassment.


Olly Mann is joined by Lis Howell (City University) and Susie Marsh (ITN Productions) to discuss these stories and more, with Olly Mann.


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Spotify means business: how buying Gimlet changes podcasting

Media news and analysis, this week with Renay Richardson (Broccoli Content) and Alex Hudson (metro.co.uk).


The panel discuss what the Spotify takeover of Gimlet means for podcasters, the solution to digital journalism?s crisis as The Pool closes and BuzzFeed shed jobs... and how Instagram?s new ?sensitivity screen? may protect users.


All that, plus chatter on the week Sky News turned the cameras on their own team, Will Young?s OFCOM complaint over the Grand Tour, and in the Media Quiz, we play ?Love and Hate?.


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Media Business Podcast #1: The Oscars' Business

In the first of a series of specials, we've partnered with the team at Media Business Insight to take a closer look at the media business - brought to you monthly by Media Business Insight, the publisher of Screen International and Broadcast.

 

In this inaugural episode, Screen International editor Matt Mueller is joined by the director of Film4 Daniel Battsek and Screen International?s chief film critic Finn Halligan and features editor Charles Gant to discuss this year?s awards season, looking in particular at what it means for talent and studios and what it takes to win an Oscar these days. As a former president of Miramax and Buena Vista International, Battsek reflects on how awards season has changed over the years.

 

In the second part of the episode, we sit down with Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley from Number 9 Films, who will be honoured at this year?s Bafta film awards ceremony for their Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema. Producers of acclaimed features including Carol, Made In Dagenham and Colette, Karlsen and Woolley discuss what the Bafta honour means to them as independent producers, and what it?s like to navigate the awards season trail. It?s a journey that goes all the way back to 1992?s The Crying Game.


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#108 - Social media stars under the influence; DJs on shuffle as Ball, Cox, Mayo, Evans and Whiley launch new shows;

Fortnightly news, gossip and analysis from across the media industries with Olly Mann and guests Leon Wilson (Managing Director, Talkback Thames) and Iain Dale (Presenter, LBC).


On this show: Buzzfeed UK announces staff cuts after losing its UK editor. All change at breakfast time as Zoe Ball takes over Radio 2 and Chris Evans returns to Virgin. Bauer launches a new classical music station as the home of its new signing Simon Mayo.


Plus; an Oscar nomination for a film from the Guardian and social media stars receive a notification about product placement.

All that, and the Media Podcast Quiz, in this week?s edition of The Media Podcast.


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#107 - Media Predictions 2019

'Tis the season for our bumper predictions special, where we invite our roster of industry insiders to reveal their trends for the year ahead in tv, radio, print and online - and hold other account for what they predicted in 2018... with Jake Kanter, Steven D Wright, Steve Ackerman, Rebecca Gillie and Faraz Osman.


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#106 - The Albert Square Property Boom - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Media news and analysis with guests Faraz Osman (Gold Wala), Steve Ackerman (Somethin' Else) and Rebecca Gillie (theweek.co.uk).


We put the best and worst journalism of the year under the microscope, and discover why the cost of rebuilding Albert Square has gone millions over budget. Plus, we plot the trajectory of personalised podcast ads, and, in the Media Quiz, challenge our guests to name the personality at the heart of three TV shows coming to our screens in 2019.


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#105 - I?m a Brexit Debate, Get Me On TV - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Media news and analysis, with presenter Olly Mann, broadcast consultant Paul Robinson and journalist Nastaran Tavakoli-Far.


Could the I?m A Celebrity grand final be a mere warm up to the Brexit debate? We discuss the many ways broadcasters have tried to make the political debates palatable to British viewers. 


Also on the programme: why freelancers in radio may force a change in pay, how Mark Zuckerberg?s year got a little bit worse, and why another crop of freesheets have bitten the bullet.


Plus, the panel talk Netflix?s new Roald Dahl commission, Paul Dacre?s parting shot at his old enemies at the Guardian... and in the Media Quiz, we test our pundits knowledge of the lighter stories of the week.


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CNN vs Trump, Facebook hires Clegg, Radio 2 woes

Media news and analysis, with guest presenter Jake Kanter and guests Maeve McClenaghan and Rebecca Gillie.


On today?s show - Trump versus journalism, Nick Clegg?s journey from Downing Street to Silicon Valley, and what?s wrong at Radio 2?


Plus our panel discuss the gift of Iceland?s Christmas advert ban and the argument for giving controversial figures a platform.


...and, can you spot the worst podcast cliches in the Media Quiz?

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SPECIAL: Interview with Paul 'Gobby' Lambert: The Downing Street Heckler

Shouting at Prime Ministers was off-limits at BBC Westminster before Paul ?Gobby? Lambert. He was the Producer who cried, ?ANY MONEY IN THE BOX, CHANCELLOR?? at George Osborne on Budget day and got Bill Clinton to talk to the News Channel by shouting, ?OI, BILL!?.


In this interview with Olly Mann, Paul recalls how his inspired pursuit of Cherie Blair made several front pages, bemoans the current crop of journos who?d rather seek out sources on Twitter, and reveals how the murder of Milly Dowler affected his attitude to doorstep interviews.

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#103 - Lads Lads Lads, Fake Guests & Slow News - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

News, analysis and gossip from the creative media industries with Olly Mann and guests. On this week?s show are managing director of Kerfuffle TV, Steven D Wright and CEO of the ShoutOut podcast network and host of careers podcast Wanna Be, Imriel Morgan.


This week: Viral content king LADBible has rescued its arch rival Unilad from administration - is there room for both brands in the crowded viral marketplace? Vice journalist Listen


#102: Evans to Virgin, Ball to Breakfast - 1990s throwback special!

Media news and analysis, with Olly Mann and guests. This week, Steve Ackerman (MD, Somethin' Else) & Matt Deegan (Folder Media) discuss where Chris Evans can take Virgin Radio this time, Wireless and News UK. Plus our panel ponder Global?s foray into street ad marketing, The Telegraph's new paywall tweaks, and we catch up on all the summer's big business moves.


AND in the Media Quiz, we pit the finest minds* against the brains behind Radio 4?s new quizbook (RRP 12.99).


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#101B - Derry Girls Masterclass with Lisa McGee ? Edinburgh TV Festival 2018

This bonus episode of The Media Podcast features Anna Richardson interviewing Lisa McGee, creator of Channel 4?s hit comedy Derry Girls. Lisa is joined by other cast members to discuss the process of bringing the series to screen and the overwhelming responses from audiences. Recorded at the Edinburgh Television Festival 2018. This podcast contains some strong language.

A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill and Peter Price. Thank you to the Edinburgh International Television Festival for sharing this audio with our listeners. You can find more great sessions from this year on their YouTube channel.

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MacTaggart Lecture 2018: Michaela Coel

In this bonus episode, we hear the full, unedited recording of this year?s MacTaggart Lecture, delivered at the Edinburgh International TV Festival by actor, writer and producer Michaela Coel.


You?ll hear her rise to fame - from an estate in Tower Hamlets to the BAFTA-winning success of Chewing Gum on E4 - as well as a brutally honest account of what it took go get that series made.


This podcast contains strong, and sometimes racist, language.


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#101: Edinburgh International Television Festival 2018

Jake Kanter (Business Insider) and guests descend on Edinburgh for the biggest date in the industry - featuring Alison Kirkham (BBC Controller of Factual Commissioning) Faraz Osman (MD, Goldwalla) and Scott Bryan (Buzzfeed).


Jeremy Corbyn?s big idea for tech giants to subsidise the BBC, Michaela Coel?s punch on the nose for British TV in a brutally honest MacTaggart lecture, and a rude awakening for television controllers about the way they do business.


Also on the programme: Lenny Henry shares his highlights of the festival, and in the Media Quiz, our guests try to spot the difference between real commissions and pitches we made up.


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#100 Yet Another Culture Sec & A Sky High Bid

Media news and analysis with Olly Mann and guests radio producer Trevor Dann (Audio UK) & journalist and writer Tobi Oredein (Black Ballad).


What does another new culture secretary mean for the industry? Who won the latest copyright battle between the internet giants and the EU? What will LBC do with Eddie Mair? Our panel discuss these stories.


Also on the programme: we speak to Lisa Campbell from the Edinburgh International TV festival about her top picks for this August.


PLUS in the Media Quiz, we guess people, places and things.


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#99 - IGTV, BBC Sounds, Google Podcasting - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

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Join Olly Mann and Media Podcast regulars for our biggest ever Media Quiz to celebrate our 100th episode.

Thursday 19 July 2018, 7pm, Exmouth Market, London EC1R.

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Episode 99: Media industry news and gossip presented by Olly Mann with guests Rebecca Gillie, journalist at The Week.co.uk, and radio consultant Matt Deegan of Folder Media.


On today?s show: Instagram steps on YouTube?s turf in the battle for millennial eyeballs; why it?s the end of al

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#98 - Local TV, Dacre's legacy & hope for Audioboom - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Media news and analysis, with Olly Mann and this week's guests Talkback's Leon Wilson and former Discovery exec Prof. Lis Howell.


The panel discuss how Paul Dacre?s departure will affect the Daily Mail, what the secret sauce is in Love Island?s success, and allegations surrounding local TV provider 'That's TV'.


Also on the programme, we field questions from Audioboom clients to exec Ruth Fitzsimons, and what Jeremy Vine is doing at the helm of The Wright Stuff - as well as continuing his Radio 2 show.


AND in the Media Quiz, our guests match the pundit to the network in the battle of World Cup broadcasters.


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#97 - Evening Standard's 'Money Can't Buy' offer, Grimmy quits R1 Breakfast Show - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Media news and analysis, with Olly Mann and guests Imriel Morgan (ShoutOut Network) and Alex Hudson (metro.co.uk). With the Evening Standard under fire for their leaked branded content strategy, we ask are companies paying for favourable coverage and does it matter? Also on the programme, we discuss the news that Grimmy and Greg are to swap shows on Radio 1, and could we be about to see a partnership between the BBC and ITV?


AND in the Media Quiz, we play ?Ladies First? to decide whether the media?s attempts to promote gender equality are progressive or just plain patronising.


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#96 British Podcast Awards 2018

Olly Mann and Rhianna Dhillon were live at Saturday's British Podcast Awards in London, talking to the winners and audio industry execs about the future of the medium. If you're looking to understand this emerging media platform, there's no better place to start.


Featuring interviews with the winner of Podcast of the Year Cariad Lloyd and Listeners Choice winners Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo, as well as the winners of Best Family podcast (Co-producers Stephen Scott & Philip Feenan, Once Upon a time in Zombieville), Represent Award (Davot Irving, Fran Reynolds, Dave Lavis, Liz Hall, Carousel Radio), Fiction (Ross Sutherland, Imaginary Advice), Entertainment (Cariad Lloyd, Griefcast), Best New Podcast (Maeve McClenaghan, The Tip Off), Comedy (Beef And Dairy Network Podcast, Benjamin Partridge), Current Affairs (The Foreign Desk, producers Bill Leuty, Joleen Goffin and presenter Andrew Mueller), Most Original (execs Becky Power & Nicola Borradaile, The Discovery Adventures, LandRover), Culture (The Two Shot Podcast, Craig Parkinson), Sport (Adam Catterall Nick Peet Mike Pickston), Best Interview (Cariad Lloyd, Griefcast), True Crime (Producers Neal Razzell, Emma Rippon and James Beard), and Podcast Champion (Helen Zaltzman). All in 26 minutes - blimey!


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#95 - Audioboom Takeover Off The Table, Digital Radio Listening Overtakes Analogue, TV BAFTAs - The Media Podcast with Oll

Olly Mann presents news and analysis of the media industry with Somethin? Else managing director Steve Ackerman, and Heat magazine?s entertainments director, Boyd Hilton.


This week: Testing times for Audioboom as a takeover proposal is withdrawn. How YouTube plans to recover from its annus horribilis. Could a UK streaming service revolutionise pay-per-view sports? ?Digital? radio listening beats analogue for the first time and after the closure of STV2, where next for local TV in Scotland?


Plus news from the BAFTA TV awards in this week?s Media Podcast Quiz.


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#94 - Press Freedom, Al-Jazeera Strikes, BBC Sound Effects Library

Olly Mann presents news and analysis of the media industry with editor in chief of Business Insider UK, Jim Edwards, plus freelance journalist and special projects editor at Buzzfeed UK, Louise Ridley.


This week: How does press freedom in the UK compare to the rest of the world, the BBC partners to sell podcast ads, and why Al-Jazeera?s London staff are striking.


All that, plus life after mornings for Matthew Wright and what losing the Debrief means for the industry.


And in the Media Podcast Quiz, we poke around the vaults of the BBC?s sound effects library to play ?What?s That Sound??.


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#93 - Daily Mail?s Accidental Profanity, Radio 4?s Rivers Of Blood, Test Match Special?s Early Tea -The Media Podcas

Informed insight and analysis of the media industries with Olly Mann and guests ? journalist for The Week magazineRebecca Gillie and managing director and head of creative at Gold WalaFaraz Osman.


On the show this week: As a Daily Mail journalist is fired for accidentally publishing the c-word, should online publishers be spending more on sub-editors? Radio 4?s rebroadcast of Enoch Powell?s ?Rivers of Blood? speech caused a stir but is the outcry justified? And as Key 103 rebrands as Hits Radio Manchester, is radio in the UK losing its regional variations?


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#92 - The Gender Pay Gap, Interns and a lifeline for Sky - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Olly Mann is joined by broadcast consultant Matt Deegan (Folder Media) and journalist Kieran Yates to dissect the week?s media news; how did the media fare in the gender pay gap revelations?


Also on the programme: our panel discuss Monocle?s intern woes, Disney?s lifeline for Sky News... and just who will be presenting this year?s MacTaggart keynote in Edinburgh. All that AND we crunch the numbers in our Media Quiz.


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91A: RadioDays Europe - Paul Robinson interviews Midge Ure (Ultravox), Daniela Linzer (Kronehit), Bob Shennan (B

In this bonus episode of The Media Podcast, radio consultant Paul Robinson reports from RadioDays Europe 2018 in Vienna.


Ultravox frontman Midge Ure tells Paul why radio stations wanted him to trim the length of Vienna; Daniela Linzer, programme director of Austria's national station Kronehit on the tough competition between public and commercial broadcasters in Austria; Director of BBC radio Bob Shennan on the switch off of FM broadcasting and Elvis Duran, breakfast show DJ on Z100 New York explains why he'll never hang up the mic and go into management.


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Episode 91: Talent Trouble, Cambridge Analytica & RadioDays Europe

Media insight and analysis with host Olly Mann and guests LIs Howell and Alex Hudson. The panel hear from some of the guests at the RadioDays Europe conference in Vienna, and consider how the Cambridge Analytica story could change the way Facebook is regulated.  Also on the programme: can ITV?s Saturday Night Takeaway survive without Ant, who killed the NME, and why are the BBC having more presenter trouble.  


Broadcast consultant and Media Podcast regular Paul Robinson interviews Elvis Duran, longtime host of New York?s number one Breakfast show on Z100 about making radio friendlier, Daniela LInzer of Austria?s national station KRONHEIT on making the move to management, and Midge Ure on getting his songs on the radio.  Plus, Bob Shennan, Director of BBC Radio and Music, on the BBC's digital strategy and why it?s not yet time to turn off FM.


Finally, the Media Quiz brings you all the best stuff from the conference in the Good Ideas Game.


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#90 - Guardian Changing Media Summit 2018 - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Media news and analysis, this week recorded at the Guardian's Changing Media Summit. Olly Mann is joined by delegates to discuss some of the key trends in international media, as well as covering the big media stories of the week.


On the programme: Sam Baker (The Pool) and Matt Kelly (The New European) discuss the role of a partisan press in a digital age, as well as what the end of Leveson 2 means for Fleet Street. Buzzfeed's Jim Waterson gives his take on Comcast?s audacious bid for Sky TV, Jason Phipps (the Guardian) and Nicky Birch (Rosina Sound) discuss smart audio and Alexa, and Cindy Gallop discusses the responsibly of the advertising industry to shape the future of tech.


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HomePod gripes, Sky News pledge & Twitter TV

Media insight and analysis, with Olly Mann and guests Paul Robinson and Nastaran Tavakolifar. The panel discuss the Guardian's new interactive storytelling for audio, as well as Twitter bringing a new approach to live video.


Also on the programme: Murdoch commits to Sky News for another decade, the BBC brings in the big guns to sell shows abroad, advertisers bail from the Daily Mail, and 'hey Siri,' the reviews are in on Apple's new HomePod.


Plus, in the Media Quiz, we play Blockbusters - you can hum your own theme tune.


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#88 - Express deal nears, freemasons & a podcast ad boost

Media news and analysis, with Olly Mann guests Boyd Hilton (Heat magazine) and Rebecca Gillie (theweek.co.uk). The panel discuss the big stories of the week, including the news that Richard Desmond is (finally) poised to sell his paper empire, whilst purchasers Trinity Mirror face phone hacking victims in court.


We discuss those stories, plus Ian Katz's first moves at Channel 4, why 6Music might need a rejig of its own, the fallout from the BBC gender pay gap dispute... how podcasts are the future of advertising (sponsors - please get in touch)...


AND in the Media Quiz, we hold people to account for the words they use. Just like proper journalists.


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#87: Hello Old Friends At Facebook; Goodbye Old Friends At Buzzfeed - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Media writer Maggie Brown and Somethin? Else managing director Steve Ackerman join Olly Mann to discuss the biggest stories of the week from the TV, radio, online and print industries.


This week: How competition concerns have scuppered the Murdoch family?s reach for the sky; New algorithms at Facebook are poised to reunite friends, but at what expense to media brands? And what future for original online journalism as staff are made redundant at Buzzfeed UK?

Plus, it?s a game of guess who in this week?s Media Podcast Quiz.


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#86: The Media Podcast Predictions Special - 2018 Edition

Olly Mann is joined by top industry insiders to reveal their trends for the year ahead in tv, radio, print and online. Louise Ridley (Buzzfeed), TV producer Faraz Osman, Business Insider's Jake Kanter and Holden Frith and Rebecca Gillie from theweek.co.uk share their tips.


Also on the programme: we discuss the latest pay row at the BBC, the news that Radio 2?s new daytime schedule has an actual woman in it, and what the new Culture Secretary has in their in-tray.


PLUS we hold our guests to account for last year?s prognostications. How accurate were they?


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#85 - Murdoch Joins The Magic Kingdom, British Journalism Awards - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

With investigative reporter Meave McClenaghan (The Tip Off), consultant Matt Deegan (Folder Media) and... whatever was left of the voice of Olly Mann. As Disney and Fox tie the knot, the panel debate what it all means for Sky News and for Murdoch?s print empire.


Also on the programme: Buzzfeed announce big cuts to its UK new operation, and awards season continues as we look at the winners of the British Journalism Awards.


Plus, we answer these questions: why is Apple investing in audio search technology? How will AI destroy our newsrooms? And can we go a whole podcast without mentioning the BBC?


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#84 - The Death of Soho, APAs 2017 and Children?s Repeats - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

#84 - The Death of Soho, Audie Awards 2017 and Children?s Repeats - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann


News, analysis and gossip from the creative media industries with Olly Mann. This week Lisa Campbell (director, Edinburgh International TV Festival) and Paul Robinson (broadcast consultant) discuss what counts as a new production in children?s TV - how often can broadcasters repeat a show before the young audience cottons on?


Amid ongoing claims of harassment at Amazon Studios, will a $250m quest to adapt Lord Of The Rings pay off?


Plus: A rundown of the winners at the Audie Awards, the case for and against net neutrality and the pros and cons of cutting in Soho.


And there?s corectins and clrificaions - oops, that?s correction and clarifications - to be made in the Media Quiz.


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#83 - Katz Does Countdown - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Iain Katz leaves Newsnight to take on the top job at Channel 4, former controller Jay Hunt announces she?s off to work for Apple... With careers spanning print to tv to online, what do these appointments say about the way the media is changing?


Also on the programme: as the Weinstein scandal moves to Westminster, we look at how UK newsrooms are attempting to drain the swamp, and we crunch ALL the numbers: from Bake Off to the latest RAJARs, via the Guardian?s big reveal on voluntary donations.


And in the Media Quiz, we play Location, Location, Location, Location.


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#82 - Harassment in Hollywood; Ofcom calls the tune at Radio 1; Cutting teeth on the Daily Mail

News and analysis from the creative industries with Olly Mann and guests James Ball (Special Correspondent for Buzzfeed UK), and Nastaran Tavakoli-Far (BBC World Service).


As male movie execs are outed, and more actors and presenters share their stories of harassment, our panel debate if this scandal will be the one that finally changes the culture of the entertainment industry?


Also on the show ? James Harding is leaving BBC News but where?s he going? Ofcom demands Radio 1 gets serious with news and how graduates are cutting their teeth on the Daily Mail.

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#81 - Google caves over paywalls, ITV vs Newsnight - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Media news and analysis, this week with Jake Kanter (Business Insider UK) and Rebecca Gillie (The Week Online). Google back down over their ?first click free? policy, taking pressure off news sites like the FT and The Times - our panel explain all. Plus, who will be the next head of Channel 4? Was Nick Robinson right to say that the alternative media has launched a ?guerrilla war? with the mainstream? How will removing your school from your CV help the BBC?s equality drive? And why is Claire Balding at the centre of a Saga? A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill and edited by Cheeka Eyers. If you love what we do, please help us cover our costs by taking out a voluntary subscription: themediapodcast.com/donateListen



BONUS: How To Fix... Newspapers
Every now and then we like to share a great podcast we've heard recently. This is a new one by Prospect Magazine, where each week they attempt to tackle a particularly thorny problem that has vexed world leaders and industry. This week's seemed particularly relevant, because it's called 'How to Fix... Newspapers.' We hope you like it - thanks to Prospect Magazine for allowing us to use this content, and it you want to hear more go to prospectmagazine.co.uk/howtofix Steve Bloomfield and Stephanie Boland are joined by: Lisa Markwell, the last ever editor of the Independent on Sunday Jim Waterson, political editor of Buzzfeed News Andreas Kluth, editor in chief of Germany?s Handelsblatt GlobalListen

#80 - Murdoch Talks Tough In Cambridge, EU on TV and Newspapers - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Olly Mann is joined by Broadcast Magazine?s Peter White and broadcaster and audio producer Ruth Barnes to discuss the week?s media news. The panel tackle the big talking points from the Cambridge Media Convention, including the latest on Channel 4 verse the culture secretary, James Murdoch using Brexit to full advantage, and OFCOM tackles the industry?s diversity problem. Plus: why the EU might destroy television but save newspapers, the Radio Academy?s award nominations are announced and, in the media quiz, we ask if it really is all ?a sense of proportion?. A PPM production, produced by Matt Hill. Ensure more episodes in the future, by taking out a voluntary subscription: themediapodcast.com/donateListen

BONUS: 2017 MacTaggart Lecture, with Jon Snow
The full, unedited James MacTaggart memorial lecture, as presented at the Edinburgh international television festival 2017 by Channel 4 News anchor Jon Snow. This is a moving and highly personal journey through a career spanning 40 years in journalism. Snow considers who audiences can trust in a new world of alternative facts and false realities. He asks why journalists didn't spot Grenfell Tower as a disaster waiting to happen. And he ponders the question of diversity in the media industry which does not - in his view - go far enough to accurately reflect the society it serves. And as his audience moves away from broadcasting, Snow outlines the success Channel 4 news has had in reaching new outlets - but asks if social media platforms should be paying more for the content they propagate. Expect some strong views and similarly strong language. Bringing you this podcast is possible thanks to your generosity. To keep the media podcast on air. Please help us by donating now at themediapodcast.com/dedicateListen

#79 - Edinburgh International TV Festival 2017
Rick Edwards presents media industry news and gossip, recorded at the Edinburgh International Television Festival 2017. Jon Snow calls for more social mobility in the media - what can broadcasters and programme makers do to change the faces in television? Joining Rick at the festival is managing director of Euston Films, Kate Harwood, managing director of Lemonade Money, Faraz Osman and entertainment director of Heat Magazine, Boyd Hilton. Plus, top tv makers, including Russell T Davies, share their hot tips from the festival, we discuss why the media are always shocked at what time normal people get home from work, and in the Media Quiz... we play Monkey Tennis. A PPM production, produced by Matt Hill and Peter Price.Listen

#78 - Facebook Watch, The Week Junior & podcast poaching
Media news and analysis, with broadcaster Olly Mann, Louise Ridley (Buzzfeed) and Matt Deegan (Folder Media). As Facebook launches a new video service, we ask if this heralds the return of *actual sound* to online video production. Felicity Capon, deputy editor of The Week Junior, talks to us about the success of the magazine, two years in - and how to write hard news stories for children and young adults. Also in the programme: The Guardian lose their Football Weekly presenter and producer to a new podcast startup; is this a green shoot of growth for the audio industry? Netflix loses its Disney content - but gains the comic book universe behind Kickass and Kingsman - and in the Media Quiz, we discover the brands getting a TV-makeover. A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill. Support the show by making a donation - your help keeps us on the air - go to themediapodcast.com/donateListen

#77 - BBC pay, local press woes & Soundcloud - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Media analysis, this week with consultant Paul Robinson and investigative reporter Maeve McClenaghan. As the nation ponders why Charlie off Casualty is the highest paid actor at the BBC, we discuss the fallout from this great experiment and find out how sensitive all that commercially sensitive information really is. Also on the programme: what?s the future for local journalism? Is it more closures, or robots? Plus: this year?s MacTaggart speaker is announced, why Soundcloud users are right to be worried... and in the Media Quiz, we?re out to libel as many people as possible. Allegedly. A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill.Listen

#76 - Auntie Plots The Year Ahead - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Media analysis and discussion, with guests Jake Kanter (Business Insider) and Steve Ackerman (Somethin' Else). Olly Mann and the panel discuss all the big announcements to come out of the first annual plan for OFCOM. More money for kids, fact checking, podcasting... What does it all mean? We?ll find out. Plus; is Jon Snow professionally biased? Is the Guardian the REAL purveyor of hate? Has the quiz jumped the shark? If you answered 'yes' to all these questions, it's time to find another podcast. A PPM production , produced by Matt Hill.Listen



#75 - Channel 4's hunt for the new Hunt - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
There?s a new chief executive at Channel 4 - media writer Maggie Brown, Faraz Osman (Lemonade Money) and Boyd Hilton (Heat Magazine) discuss the immediate challenges that Alex Mahon faces - not least finding a replacement for Jay Hunt. The panel also review the coverage of another unpredictable election campaign, with an unexpected win for a major broadcaster. Also on the programme, Katie Hopkins leaves LBC, Apple blow the doors off podcasting, the Radio Academy returns with a rebooted awards do AND in the Media Quiz we reveal the wolves in sheep?s clothing. A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill. Keep us on the air by setting up a voluntary subscription: http://themediapodcast.com/dedicate-an-episode/Listen

#74 - How To Shoot VR and 360 Video - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Expand your horizons beyond the small screen and enter the world of virtual reality. Tanya Laird (Digital Jam) explains to Olly Mann the differences in shooting for TV and 360 video, why theatre actors are the best for VR and the big creative companies staking their reputations on this fledgling entertainment platform. For those expecting a report from this year's Radio Festival, the event has been postponed due to the Manchester attack. But rest assured we'll be there when it's rescheduled. A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill. Keep us going by setting up a voluntary subscription.Listen

#73 - MacKenzie leaves The Sun, Crozier exits ITV - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Election fever! We discuss the press and broadcasters? plans now this snap election is well under way. Kelvin MacKenzie is finally let go from his job at The Sun - is Murdoch cleaning up the place ahead of OFCOM?s Sky ruling? Plus, Adam Crozier leaves ITV, Popbitch's Kit Lovelace lifts the lid on this weekend?s Eurovision and in the Media Quiz, we pitch the most unusual media stories of the week. A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill.Listen

#72 - British Podcast Awards 2017
Olly Mann presents a special edition of The Media Podcast recorded live at the inaugural British Podcast Awards. We have all the action from the ceremony to celebrate audio excellence which was held at the Platform Theatre in King?s Cross. We hear all about the winning shows ? and their producers? top tips for success ? backstage with guest host Rhianna Dhillon. Plus Jason Phipps (The Guardian) and Ruth Fitzsimons (Audioboom) discuss the state of the British podcast industry. From the Media Podcast team, our congratulations to all the winners! You can find a full list here: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/winners/ A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill & Peter Price.Listen

#71 - Full Fact on fake news, Simon Pearson on writing obituaries - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
We depart from the usual format this week to bring you two fascinating interviews about the craft of journalism: Mevan Babakar and Phoebe Arnold from Full Fact discuss the art of fact checking and its role in the digital age. Olly also talks to the obituaries editor of the Times, Simon Pearson, on how to write the final word on a person's life. This is interview was first published on Olly's other, other podcast series The Modern Mann - but this has some bonus content especially for Media Podcast listeners. Enjoy! A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill. Please support the show by leaving us a review on iTunes or, if you want us here week in/out... take out a voluntary subscription at http://themediapodcast.com/dedicate-an-episode/Listen

#70 - NARM conference, Bob Shennan on BBC Radio - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Ofcom and the government lay down the new order to the BBC and Channel 4, with new edicts on news, kids and regional production - Steven D Wright (Kerfuffle TV) and Louise Ridley (Buzzfeed) join Olly Mann to discuss the fallout from Salford?s Nations and Regions media conference. Also on the programme: the BBC?s director of radio, Bob Shennon, talks to us about his plans for the networks - and why commercial radio is no longer the enemy. Plus, the nominations are announced for the British Podcast Awards there?s talk of ?Legsit?, George Osborne and in the Media Quiz, truth is put to the ultimate test (whatever that means). A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill.Listen

#69 - Broadcast Indie Summit; Songs Of Praise; Daily Mail Newspaper Of The Year - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
News, analysis and gossip from the media industries with Olly Mann and guests Lisa Campbell (Director, Edinburgh International TV Festival) and Peter White (News Editor, Broadcast Magazine). This week, a look at the independent production companies bidding to produce long-running BBC programmes including as Songs Of Praise and Holby City. Plus, Rupert Murdoch?s latest bid to control Sky, the Daily Mail is crowned newspaper of the year and the Guardian?s attempts to prop up falling ad revenues. And if that?s not enough, the drinks are on Olly in this week?s Media Podcast Quiz. A PPM Production. Produced by Matt Hill and Peter Price. Please help to keep us on the air by visiting http://themediapodcast.com/dedicate.Listen



#68 - How Long Will ITV Hold Their Nerve With The Nightly Show? - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

ITV called it the biggest shake-up to their schedule since the nineties - but with the Nightly Show halving its audience and News At Ten dropping under a million viewers, how long can they take such an expensive risk? Olly Mann is joined by Steve Ackerman (Somethin Else) and Holden Frith (theweek.co.uk) to discuss the top media stories of the week.
Elsewhere on the programme, we discuss the BBC?s new linear service BBC Scotland, Netflix new UK co-productions, why YouTube is launching a live TV service, and we find out how to save cash as a freelance celebrity interviewer.
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BONUS: how influencer marketing works
In this special edition of the podcast, brought to you with Social Circle, we discuss the best ways to enhance your brand through association with celebs, youtube stars and more. With a top-notch panel of execs and talent, Olivia Allan chairs this conversation on how to take advantage of the rise of the YouTube star. The panel includes: James Erskine, Director, Social Circle Chris Croissant, Social Content Account Director, Chorus, Maxus Connie Glynn, aka Noodlerella, Social Influencer Chris Jackson, Social Lead, Super Group (SuperDry) Mark Walker, Director, Freefocus (Talent Management) Thanks to Social Circle for supporting The Media Podcast and sharing this content with us. We'll be back with our usual show next week... A PPM Production. Producer Matt Hill.Listen

#67 - Zuckerberg?s state of the union & a new threat to whistleblowers - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Olly Mann is joined by media writer Maggie Brown and Folder Media?s Matt Deegan to discuss the latest media news. Facebook and YouTube consider the problems of identifying satire on their platforms, whilst Private Eye gets its best circulation figures EVER. Plus the panel reveal the latest radio winners and losers, changes at Channel 4 comedy, bans for both the Daily Mail and The Sun and there?s a European flavour to this week?s Media Quiz. FURTHER READING: To take part in the Law Commission?s consultation on the Espionage Act and what it means for journalists and the media, email them at pod@lawcommission.gsi.gov.uk. And if you?re producing a podcast series in Great Britain, you may be eligible for Matt Deegan and producer Matt Hill?s new venture, The British Podcast Awards. Deadline for entires is 6th March - full details at britishpodcastawards.comListen

BONUS - Fake News and the Fallout - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
This week, we present a recent debate hosted by the Edinburgh International Television Festival in partnership with ITN. Jon Snow (Channel 4 News) welcomes a panel of experts to discuss the most pressing issue of our time: fake news. Brian Stelter, host of CNN?s Reliable Sources and their Senior Media Correspondent. Jim Waterson, political editor, BuzzFeed UK, Ayesha Hazarika, former adviser to Ed Miliband, Carole Cadwalladr, journalist, The Guardian and The Observer and Patrick Walker, director of media partnerships, Europe, Middle East and Africa at Facebook discuss what can be done. A PPM Production produced by Matt Hill. Thanks to the Edinburgh Television Festival for donating this footage.Listen

#66 - Media Predictions 2017
Olly Mann invades the offices of many of the media's finest to discover what they believe will happen in the year ahead. Staff from Buzzfeed, The Week and more tell us what we should expect. Plus, hear Jake Kanter, Matt Deegan and Faraz Osman account for their predictions for 2016. A PPM Production. If you love this show, consider making a contribution to its running costs and get a dedication in return: themediapodcast.com/dedicateListen

#65 - Has the BBC given up on millennials? - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Despite large audiences of young people for Planet Earth II, the BBC has an increasing problem bringing millennials to its TV and Radio offerings. Olly Mann is joined by Jake Kanter (Business Insider), Suzie Marsh (Princess Productions) and Matt Deegan (Folder Media) to work out what?s happened - and whether the next generation will want the BBC as much as we do now. Also on the programme: the Government blocks the only BAME candidate proposed for the Channel 4 Board, Buzzfeed?s CEO faces down staff in London over plans to unionise and we explore the latest technology available to makers of radio. A PPM production (even the Media Quiz bit) produced by Matt Hill.Listen

#64 - Will Fake News Be Our Downfall? - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
As Facebook begins to comprehend the scale of the problem, who should take responsibility? And how do we improve media literacy? Olly Mann is joined by Louise Ridley (Buzzfeed), media writer Maggie Brown and Faraz Osman (Lemonade Money) to discuss this and the week?s other media news. Elsewhere on the pod, the panel discuss the announcement that David Walliams will be the launch host of ITV?s new late night talk show - at the expense of News At Ten. Must we again call Tom Bradby?s programme News at When? Plus we round-up another busy week at the BBC, with the proposed launch of ?the Netflix of radio?, more changes in commissioning and what Saturday night TV will be like without the National Lottery results. Oh, and a quiz. Of course.Listen



#63 - Media Planning in an Uncertain World - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Olly Mann and guests discuss the one thing we do know after both the US election and Brexit: that we won?t know much for a long time. So how do we plan ahead with all this uncertainty? Paul Robinson (Creative Media Partners), Maria Williams (Loftus Media) and Leon Wilson (MD, Talkback) discuss the options. Also on the programme: as it?s announced that Sound Women is to close at the end of the year, founder Maria Williams talks to us about its legacy and what still needs to change in the radio industry. Plus: the BBC stars that are up in arms at the rise of the independents, Channel 5 records its best ever year-on-year profits and the Media Quiz puts us all through our paces. A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill. Thanks also to our sponsors Media Masters and our wonderful voluntary subscribers.Listen

#62 - IMPRESS in Official Regulator Shocker - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
The government-sponsored panel, set up after the Leveson inquiry, have chosen IMPRESS as the official press watchdog. Media writer Kate Bulkley and broadcaster Doton Adebayo join Olly Mann to discuss the impact of the decision. The panel also discuss culture secretary Karen Bradley?s new plan for Channel 4, the proposed buyout of Time Warner by AT&T and Matt Deegan takes us through the latest RAJAR results for national radio stations. Who bucked the trend and did well over the summer? Plus: we discuss all the gossip from this year?s Mipcom and the Radio Academy?s new awards, the ARIAs. A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill. Thanks also to our sponsors Media Masters and our wonderful voluntary subscribers.Listen

#61 - How The New European was launched, BBC Studio cuts - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Olly Mann is joined by Matt Kelly (The New European) and Professor Lis Howell (City University London) to discuss the week?s top stories. BBC Studios have announced 15% cuts to its workforce ahead of entering the commercial sector next year - will the move lead to further demoralisation, or a creative revival? The panel also get to grips with the new Radio Academy awards, Jon Holmes? noisy departure from the Now Show and wave farewell to the ?Fake Sheikh?. Plus, there?s a media quiz. Of course. A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill. Thanks also to our sponsors Media Masters and our wonderful voluntary subscribers.Listen

#60 - The Future of Radio - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
After a few weeks of mostly telly talk, here's a special edition on the oldest broadcast medium: radio. Where are the current trends in radio and online audio leading? Where will radio be, and what might it sound (and look) like on its 2022 centenary and beyond? Some leading figures of UK radio broadcasting today, with very different perspectives, come together for a discussion on the Future of Radio. Podcaster and broadcaster Ruth Barnes chairs a panel featuring Matt Deegan (Creative Director of Folder Media and co-founder of the Next Radio conference), Helen Boaden (Director of BBC Radio), Femi Adeyemi (Founder of internet radio station NTS) and journalist and broadcaster Miranda Sawyer. Produced by Rosina Sound for the British Library - thanks to them for sharing this content with the Media Podcast. Our regular programme returns in two weeks.Listen

#59 - Badly burnt by Bake Off - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
With the key talent divided and the audience in shock we ask... has anyone come out of the Bake Off fiasco well - apart from the freshly-moneyed Love Productions? Jake Kanter (Business Insider) sits in for Olly with guests Ash Atalla (Roughcut TV) and Tara Conlan (The Guardian) to discuss the week's top media stories. Plus... we suffer from deja vu as BBC Charter Renewal is back on the new Government?s agenda - and Channel 4 may still yet move to Birmingham... and of course there's the infamous media quiz to befuddle our contributors. A PPM Production, produced by Peter Price and Matt Hill. Thanks also to our sponsors Media Masters and our wonderful voluntary subscribers.Listen

BONUS: Sally Wainwright in conversation with Russell T Davies
Olly Mann introduces one of The Media Podcast's favourite sessions from this year's Edinburgh International Television Festival: Sally Wainwright, writer (and often director) of Happy Valley, is quizzed by friend and fellow writer Russell T. Davies (Queer As Folk, Doctor Who) on her career. From working on Coronation Street to creating At Home With The Braithwaites, to recent successes Last Tango In Halifax and Happy Valley, Sally discusses her craft, making the leap from writing to directing and shares the best advice she's ever been given. A PPM production. Shared with the kind permission of the Edinburgh International Television Festival. Thanks to our sponsors, Media Masters (mediamasters.fm) and to all our voluntary subscribers. Artwork (c) Greg MacveanListen

#58 - Edinburgh International TV Festival 2016 - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Olly Mann presents media industry news and gossip recorded at the Edinburgh International Television Festival 2016. This year's keynote MacTaggart Lecture was provided by Vice co-founder Shane Smith who challenged his audience of UK broadcasters to use television to satisfy the needs of Gen Y. Olly consults journalist Maggie Brown and Business Insider's Jake Kanter to find out how Smith's message was received. Joining Olly at the festival is journalist and TalkSPORT broadcaster Tom Latchem and entertainment director of Heat Magazine, Boyd Hilton. We'll have more from the Edinburgh International Television Festival in the coming weeks - you can subscribe to the podcast for free and have future episodes downloaded automatically to you phone. A PPM production, produced by Matt Hill and Peter Price. Thanks to our sponsors for this episode, Media Masters.Listen



#57 - What Lad Bible?s rise means for online video - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Media analysis, with Olly Mann and guests. This week, Alex Hudson (metro.co.uk) and Lisa Campbell (Edinburgh International TV Festival) discuss Lad Bible?s popularity with men on social media. Plus, a preview of all the best sessions from next week?s TV industry love-in in Scotland. Elsewhere on the programme: as Emma Swaine exits the BBC after 20 years our panel assess her legacy at BBC Factual, pass judgement on Univision?s acquisition of troubled Gawker Media... and in the media quiz, we rescue three stories from linear armageddon. If you want to attend the free screenings in Edinburgh of Red Dwarf, Poldark, The Fall and more, book your tickets here: http://bit.ly/FilmhouseEITF A PPM production, produced by Matt Hill. Thanks to our sponsors for this episode, Media Masters.Listen

#56 - Olympics Coverage & A French Ban On Naming Mass Killers - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Olly Mann is joined by Jake Kanter (media editor, Business Insider) and radio exec Trevor Dann to discuss the lack of papers covering Rio 2016, the latest radio ratings and why the French press are refusing to name terrorists. Elsewhere in the podcast, the panel ponder why there?ll be a lull in TV drama next year, the reduction in column inches at mediaguardian - and why two listicles were two too many for a journalist at the Croydon Advertiser. Plus, in the Media Quiz, there?s a concerted effort to write a game around three stories about paywalls - and you won?t believe what happened next... A PPM Production. Thanks to our new sponsors, Media Masters, and to all our donors who keep us on the air. You can join their ranks and receive an on-air dedication here: themediapodcast.com/dedicate-an-episode/Listen

#55 - Brexit Boosts Fleet St... But For How Long? - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
June?s circulation figures indicate good times for national newspapers and their online editions following the EU referendum - but with Enders Analysis predicting a huge drop in ad spending, will the boom be short lived? Olly Mann is joined by journalist James Ball (Buzzfeed) and TV producer Faraz Osman (Lemonade Money) to discuss this and the rest of the week?s media news. Elsewhere on the podcast our pundits discuss the treatment of Channel 4 News reporter Fatima Manji, what little we know about the new Culture Secretary and the latest attempt to bring US satire to Britain. A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill. Please help support the podcast by taking out a voluntary subscription at our website: themediapodcast.comListen

#54 - EU Referendum Special - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
In this special edition of The Media Podcast, recorded on day of the UK?s historic decision to leave the European Union, Olly Mann welcomes a panel of experts from across the media industries to discuss how the campaign was covered on TV, radio, in print and online. Olly is joined at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden by Boyd Hilton (Entertainment director, Heat Magazine), Mira Bar-Hillel (Evening Standard) and Louise Ridley, (Assistant news editor, The Huffington Post UK). Join the conversation @themediapodcastListen

#53 - Snoopers? Charter, 360 Video & 5live shake-up - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Media news and analysis, recorded in the confines of The Hospital Club in London. Olly Mann is joined by Leon Wilson (MD, Talkback) and journalist Susie Boniface to discuss the fallout from this week?s Media Summit: as James Parnell outlines his strategy for securing a good deal for the BBC, and Channel 4 rule out a move away from the capital, we consider how many of Culture Secretary John Whittingdale?s ideas will actually happen. Plus, there?s talk on the ?Snoopers? Charter? and what it means for journalists, the scope for 360 video using tv formats and a new paper for the north of England called ?24?. Produced by Matt Hill for PPM Productions. Please keep us on the air by taking out a voluntary subscription: head to themediapodcast.com for all the details.Listen

#52 - Rory Reid, LA Screenings, Podcasts on TV - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Olly Mann is joined by Matt Deegan (Creative Director, Folder Media) and Kenton Allen (CEO, Big Talk Productions) to discuss the big media news of the week in the plush confines of the Hospital Club. Top Gear returns this weekend and Olly Mann sits down with presenter Rory Reid to talk about how he?s fit in with the new line up - including the difficulties finding a black stunt driver. Plus, we discuss changes to Terms of Trade for UK indies, follow the trends at the LA Screenings, find out why Chris Moyles? first batch of audience data isn?t as bad as is being reported, and shake our heads at the state of Fleet St, after the Daily Mail?s parent company issues a profit warning. LISTENERS: support what we do. Support independent podcasting. Take out a voluntary subscription at themediapodcast.com/dedicate and receive an on-air shout-out.Listen

#51 - BBC Charter Renewal, Bauer Buys Beacon, C4 Privatisation
Media industry news and analysis with Jake Kanter, media writer Maggie Brown and the director of the Edinburgh International TV Festival, Lisa Campbell. As John Whittingdale reveals government plans for the BBC?s next eleven years, arguments over independence, regulation and star salaries continue. Plus, The New Day closes, The Independent makes its first profit in a decade and Robert Peston launches his new politics show by admitting to being ?flipping nervous?.Listen



#50 - The Great BBC Bake Off Showdown - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Media news and analysis, this week with Heat magazine's Boyd Hilton, VICE UK's Rebecca Nicholson. The makers of the Great British Bake Off could look to other broadcasters if they don't get a larger fee from the beeb - but where else could it work? Things aren?t going to plan at the launch of BBC Studios... this time it's the departure of Mark Freeland. With so many senior execs heading for the lifeboats, can anyone steady the ship? Channel 4?s comms chief Dan Brooke speaks to us about winning over the public in the fight to resist privatisation. Plus, the panel discuss what made The Times leave Hillsborough off the front page for their first edition... and there's pageantry in this week's Media Quiz.Listen

#49 - Allegations, injunctions and innuendo
Allegations, injunctions and innuendo with Olly Mann and guests. News Editor of Broadcast magazine Jake Kanter and radio presenter (and former tabloid journalist) Tom Latchem discuss the fallout from a week of politicians and celebrities doing their best to stay out of the press. Who knows what on Fleet Street and, for as long as the internet exists, can anything stay secret any more? Plus: the broadcasters plan their Saturday night hits for this Christmas, morale at the BBC hits rock bottom and changes to what counts as ?local? at London Live. Also: Stephen Nolan spends 35 minutes trapped in a 5Live studio after his ?fat back? wedges a chair against the door?Listen

#48 - Ed Talks 2016 - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Tim Lovejoy introduces four speakers from across the creative industries, in this event organised by the Edinburgh International Television Festival. Broadcaster June Sarpong MBE, Karen Blackett OBE (MediaCom), playwright Simon Stephens and Channel 4 exec David Glover all take to the stage to inspire and entertain you. Many thanks to Lisa Campbell and the TV Festival team for sharing this event with us - early bird tickets for this year's festival are now available at thetvfestival.com Also thanks to Anna Fern, Channels Executive, ITV & Gemma John-Lewis, Assistant Commissioner, Entertainment, ITV for producing the talks. The Media Podcast is a PPM Production.Listen

#47 - Radiodays Europe 2016 - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Olly Mann presents a special edition of The Media Podcast with interviews from Radiodays Europe 2016. At the event in Paris radio consultant Paul Robinson speaks to presenter Jon Holmes ? soon to be the new afternoon host of the relaunched Talk Radio ? and with LBC?s Nick Ferrari who gives his thoughts on what makes good conversation on the radio. Also on the programme, Sam Bonham meets one of the winners of #NextGen16, Juliette Nicholls (Heart FM), and we hear from the exec behind Syrian station Rozana Radio. Plus, there?s Bauer?s MD Graham Bryce on the plans for Absolute, KISS and Magic. The Media Podcast is a PPM Production. Support its future at themediapodcast.com/donateListen

#46 - Channel 4 fights to keep Black Mirror - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
With the show?s producers signed up to Netflix, can Channel 4 keep hold of the first-look rights - and what does it mean for the relationship between broadcasters and indies? Olly Mann is joined by Leon Wilson (MD, Talkback) and Scott Bryan (Buzzfeed) to discuss this and the other top media stories. Also on the programme: as John Whittingdale thinks the BBC?s new board should be appointed by the Government, we find out why a lot of people think that?s a bad idea. Plus - more on the Guardian?s cost cutting woes, Capital Radio goes ad free (sort of) and we think you?ll like this week?s Media Quiz... not a lot, but you?ll like it. The Media Podcast is a PPM Production produced by Matt Hill. Keep the show on the air: themediapodcast.com/donate Thanks to Broadcast Magazine for supplying an audio clip from their Indie Summit. Read more at broadcastnow.co.ukListen

#45 - a promising dawn for New Day and Radio 2 Country pops up
John Whittingdale takes a break from Brexit to address the issues the matter to the media (and avoid a few others). Olly Mann talks loopholes and Leveson II with Faraz Osman (Managing Director, Lemonade Money) and Alex Hudson (Deputy Editor, metro.co.uk). Also on the programme, as the BBC bring back its pop-up station Radio 2 Country, we head to Maida Vale to discuss how these temporary channels are changing the radio brand. Plus, the New Day is one week old - we take a look at its first five editions... Are there early signs of success for BBC Three?s move online? And the Media Quiz heads to Salford for a spot of natural history.Listen

#44 - The Death of Linear Everything - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
There?s uncertainty in traditional media as The Independent closes its print edition at the end of March, the BBC breaks down the barriers between TV, radio and online; Olly Mann is joined by Matt Deegan (Creative Director, Folder Media) and Professor Lis Howell (Director of Broadcasting, City University London) to explain what will happen next. In better news for magazines, Private Eye and the Spectator see growth in circulation and it?s a new day for the Daily Mirror, as it launches a cut price daily. Plus, we discuss health and safety on The Jump, the forthcoming BBC Worldwide showcase, and the Media Quiz reheats some old formats.Listen



#43 - Moyles' first RAJARs & more Guardian cuts
Paul Robinson sits in for Olly Mann with guests Steve Ackerman (MD, Somethin' Else) and media writer Maggie Brown. BBC Three announces a raft of new shows - but after it disappears off television screens - will younger viewers go online to watch them? The Guardian searches for ways to reduce running costs - could that mean journalists? jobs on the line? Plus: the winners and losers in the latest radio listening figures. AND, as boardrooms are shuffled, we?re playing musical chairs with broadcasting bigwigs.Listen

#42 - Media Podcast Predictions 2016 - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
This time last year, Olly Mann sat down with the great and good of the media industry to find out what they thought would happen in 2015. In this special episode, not only do we hear their predictions for this year, but haul them over the coals for what they got right about the past twelve months. Was Maggie Brown right about Andrew Neil? Did Matt Deegan see the rise of Radio X? Could Faraz Osman correctly guess the perilous state of Saturday night entertainment? ALL WILL BE JUDGED. Plus, we hear from Broadcast?s news editor Jake Kanter on a big year for the BBC and Helen Zaltzman gazes into the podcasting?s crystal ball. This is our last show for a little while, but we?ll be back as soon as finances allow. Please help support the show: themediapodcast.comListen

#41: Would Channel 4 Survive Privatisation? - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
In our last show of 2015, Faraz Osman (MD, Lemonade Money) and broadcast consultant Paul Robinson discuss how privatisation might change Channel 4?s public service mission. Lord Grade thinks it will be for the better - and with record breaking tv advertising revenues predicted this year, could he be right? Also on the programme, the panel wave farewell to Alan Yentob, rate ITV chief exec Adam Crozier?s performance in front of MPs and hail the Radio Academy?s new entrants to the Hall of Fame. Plus, in the increasingly tenuous Media Quiz, it?s an APOLOGY SPECIAL. What corrections and clarifications have the UK?s media made this week? The Media Podcast is a PPM Production produced by Matt Hill.Listen

#40 - David Schneider: making brands tweet good - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Media analysis and wild speculation with Olly Mann and guests, recorded at The Hospital Club. This week, David Schneider and David Levin discuss writing tweets for tv shows such as Have I Got News For You with their agency That Lot. Plus, Broadcast?s news editor Jake Kanter and freelance journalist Tom Latcham discuss the week?s top media stories, including the announcement that BBC Three will go online only from March 2016, The Sun?s contentious Jihadi poll and two more lad?s mags (FHM & Zoo) get the chop. SUPPORT THE PODCAST: help us stay on the air by contributing a small amount on a regular basis using our secure website: themediapodcast.comListen

#39 - The Voice leaves the Beeb - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Olly Mann is joined by Folder Media?s Matt Deegan and metro.co.uk?s deputy editor Alex Hudson to discuss The Voice potential move to ITV and the press campaign for Freedom of Information (you have until the 20th Nov to submit your opinion here: https://consult.justice.gov.uk/foi-commission/call-for-evidence/consultation/intro/view). Also on the programme, the panel review the launch of the BBC Store, the latest circulation figures for the national press are analysed and why UTV?s television sell-off could also lead the way to a buyout of their commercial radio stations. Plus, as the Christmas campaigns get underway, there?s an advertising-themed edition of the Media Quiz. Supporting The Media Podcast couldn?t be easier; just select a level of donation and get an episode of the show dedicated to you, with our eternal gratitude. If you like what we do on the pod, help keep us on the air...Listen

#38 - Sun?s paywall crumbles, RAJARs & Vice on UK TV - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
The latest media news and unmediated opinion, recorded in the fine surroundings of the Hospital Club. This week Olly Mann is joined by journalist Susie Boniface (AKA Fleet St Fox) and Steve Ackerman, MD of content company Somethin? Else. The Sun has told staff that its online paywall policy will stop completely at the end of November - but with the rise of ad blocking software, what does the paper - and its competitors - need to do to keep making money from advertising? The panel debate the practicalities. Folder Media?s Matt Deegan delves into the latest RAJARs for the radio industry and tells us why it?s been a poor quarter for BBC Radio 1 - and theorises why the last results of XFM were the highest that station ever produced. Plus, there?s more on changes to the Freedom of Information Act, Vice Media announces plans to create a free-to-air channel in the UK and the infamous Media Quiz looks at the vested interests in our media landscape. Thanks to everyone who donated cash since the last episode. If you want to hear more, and you haven?t chipped in yet, please visit themediapodcast.com/dedicate, where you can select from a range of levels of support. Do it now!Listen

#37 - Cohen leaves the BBC, FOIs & mental health dramas - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Olly Mann is joined by broadcast consultant Paul Robinson and media writer Maggie Brown to discuss the week?s biggest media stories, all within the confines of the Hospital Club in Covent Garden. With Danny Cohen set to leave his role as director of television at the BBC, the panel look back and his career highs and lows with the corporation - and why his successor isn?t likely to come from the ranks directly below. Freedom of Information legislation may be revamped by the Government (you can have your say here: https://consult.justice.gov.uk/foi-commission/call-for-evidence) but with such establishment names on the committee, what chance is there that journalists' rights will be respected? As new BBC drama River launches with a central character displaying mental health issues, The Media Podcast speaks to Alison Kerry, head of media at the charity MIND about portraying conditions from schizophrenia to postnatal depression on screen... and what to do when you discuss a trigger on your late night talk radio show. Thank you to those that donated after the last show - we raised enough to make this show. BUT if you want future episodes, then please head to themediapodcast.com/dedicate and pledge now.Listen



#36 - Radio Festival 2015 - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Olly Mann is joined by independent producer Trevor Dann and LBC?s Morning News presenter Lisa Aziz to discuss the highlights from this year?s Radio Festival. The panel discuss the talking points from the sessions, including Paul Gambaccini?s hellish year with Operation Yewtree, strategy chief James Purnell?s defence of the BBC and Absolute breakfast presenter Christian O?Connell tells us why trolls are people too. Plus, we hear why radio advertising needs to get creative and Radio 4?s Paddy O?Connell advises the next generation on how to get into the industry. If you like what we do, support the show: themediapodcast.com/dedicateListen

#35C - How Not To Pitch a TV Show
In our second bonus episode from the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, How Not To Pitch a Show is a masterclass in the pitfalls of the pitch room. Chaired by Alex Connock, managing director Shine North and featuring Jonathan Stadlen, managing director Knickerbockerglory; Syeda Irtizaali, commissioning editor for entertainment Channel 4; Karen Smith, managing director Tuesday's Child; Mark Linsey, deputy director BBC Television. If you've enjoyed this, why not check out other episodes of the Media Podcast at themediapodcast.comListen

#35B - Armando Iannucci's MacTaggart Lecture
Listen to the full speech delivered by Armando Iannucci at this year's Edinburgh TV Festival - a rallying call for the BBC not just for those who work in the corporation, but for the entire UK media industry. Thanks to the Guardian Edinburgh International Television festival, who shared this audio with us for you to enjoy. If you're new to the Media Podcast, why not try one of our regular episodes? Find more at themediapodcast.comListen

#35 - Guardian Edinburgh International TV Festival 2015 - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Recorded at the biggest week in the television industry?s calendar, Olly Mann is joined by Heat magazine?s TV editor Boyd Hilton and TV indie Lemonade Money?s managing director Faraz Osman to discuss the highlights and lowlights of the week. In amongst discussion of Armando Iannucci?s barnstorming MacTaggart Lecture and the latest commissioning announcements by the major broadcasters, the panel discuss the revival of schedule wars between Strictly and X Factor and the future of the BBC News Channel. Plus, The Media Podcast travels to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to meet Ed Sleeman (Commissioning Editor, BBC Entertainment) and ask, how do producers find the next big comedy thing? A MESSAGE FROM PRODUCER MATT: after our summer break, we are back making our regular shows this September. It?s been a year since our Kickstarter made this podcast happen and you can still support the show, (keeping us flowing seamlessly into your inbox) by purchasing a dedication: themediapodcast.com/dedicate Thanks for listening!Listen

#26 - What is Top Gear?s future? - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Olly Mann discusses the future of Top Gear ? including a rumoured deal with Netflix ? with the help of Folder Media?s creative director Matt Deegan and broadcaster and DJ Ed Adoo. The BBC have decided not to renew Jeremy Clarkson?s contract. With his Top Gear co-presenters hinting at solidarity with their fallen comrade, what does it mean for the future of the corporation?s cash cow? Also: Radio 1?s decision to move the chart show to Friday drivetime and Facebook?s proposal to host content on behalf of creators such as the New York Times. Plus Jake Kanter from Broadcast on the magazine?s 2015 survey of independent production companies. A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill.Listen

#34 - BBC debate begins, Quirker launch & Moyles on XFM - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Olly Mann is joined by broadcast consultant Paul Robinson and PACT chair Laura Mansfield to discuss the week?s top media stories. After months of speculation the Government has set out its stall for BBC charter renewal negotiations. From how the corporation should be funded to its ultimate cultural mission, the panel discuss what issues the nation?s favourite broadcaster needs to address. Also on the programme, Olly talks to Local World's Matt Kelly and Steve Anglesey about its new local-news website Quirker. Is there money to be made from the weird and wacky regional news stories that are the staple of tabloids and local radio stations? Plus there?s gossip about Chris Moyles joining XFM breakfast, issues of ?cappuccino interviews? for top media jobs and the joys of basing a European bureau in London. We?ll be taking a break after this programme to fundraise the show. If you are a business or patron and would like to support what we do for the media industry, please get in touch via our website: themediapodcast.comListen

#33 - BBC Three cut gets Trust approval ? The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Media news and analysis with your host Olly Mann and guests Faraz Osman (Managing Director, Lemonade Money) and Leon Wilson (Managing Director, Talkback). As the BBC Trust approves plans to move youth channel BBC Three online, what impact will this have on young viewers and on the corporation?s hopes for a favourable renegotiation of its Royal Charter? Yonderland?s main writer Larry Rickard discusses the return of the series to Sky One, and a few hints as to what we can expect from Tracey Ullman?s new BBC show. Plus, the panel discuss Trinity Mirror?s plans to buy the Express newspapers, Neil Wallis? acquittal from all phone hacking charges and we fix three broken formats in another Media Podcast Quiz. The Media Podcast is a PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill.Listen



#32 - Chris Evans gets BBC out of a tight corner - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Media news, analysis and occasional pronouncements on the death of linear media since 2006. Host Olly Mann is joined by radio exec and Sound Women founder Maria Williams, and producer and founder of Viral Spiral Damian Collier. It?s been a busy week for Chris Evans, with speculation over a new series of TFI Friday overtaken (!) by an offer to host the reboot of Top Gear. With the support of fans and the commentariat, has the BBC got itself onto the front foot? Radio independent company Falling Tree have put over 300 documentaries online for free - The Media Podcast speaks to director Alan Hall about curating the archive and play a few choice treats. Plus, we discuss Apple News, the tech company?s foray into news curation - launched with the surprising notion of using actual human beings to editorialise content - and the panel look back at 84-year-old Rupert Murdoch?s career as he looks to step down as chief executive from 21st Century Fox at the end of the month.Listen

#31 - Broadcast Backs the Beeb, Lineker?s BT Transfer and Creative Week 2015
Olly Mann is joined by Moz Dee (Contented Media) & Jake Kanter (Broadcast) to discuss the biggest stories of the week, including key insights from Creative Week 2015. Broadcast has launched a campaign offering ?qualified support? for the corporation during its Royal Charter renewal negotiations - Jake Kanter explains why. In a week where BBC director of television Danny Cohen spelled out the dangers in cutting the licence fee, the panel discuss the threats to programming on BBC4, as well as the latest commissioning news for BBC Three, as it prepares for a potential move online. Plus, Olly, Jake and Moz consider Gary Lineker?s potential part-time gig at BT Sport - does it water down the BBC?s brand? - a public offering for Buzzfeed and the ominous warnings of pre-rolls at Netflix.Listen

Episode 30 ? Phone hacking payouts, RAJARs, falling ITV audience ? The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Tabloid journalist Susie Boniface ? also known as the Fleet Street Fox ? and broadcaster Maggie Brown join Olly Mann to discuss the largest compensation payment in phone hacking history. As a High Court judge orders more than 250,000 to be paid to Sadie Frost - the biggest single payout in phone-hacking history - Trinity Mirror sets aside 28m to pay more alleged victims. What impact might this have on budgets at the group?s local newspapers? Also this week: What does the appointment of John Whittingdale as Culture Secretary mean for the BBC as it gears up to negotiate a new royal charter? Matt Deegan uncovers the winners and losers in this week?s RAJAR results ? where Radio 1?s reach has fallen below the psychologically-important figure of 10 million listeners a week. Radio 1 says it?s shedding older listeners but is that the whole story? Plus, ITV revenues are going up but audiences are going down. The London newspapers moving production to an office in Dorset. And a quickfire quiz. The Media Podcast is a PPM Production, produced by Peter Price.Listen

#29 - Election 2015 SPECIAL - The Media Podcast with OIly Mann
Boyd Hilton of Heat Magazine, former Discovery exec and City University professor Lis Howell and Alex Hudson, former Mirror journalist and BBC Question Time producer join Olly Mann to discuss how the major broadcasters and press outlets have handled the most unpredictable election in living memory. With most commentators lulled into thinking the result would be close, the panel discuss which news teams coped best with the unfolding narrative - and if social media had any impact at all (Spoiler: It didn?t) There?s talk of Sky innovations in the TV gallery, the BBC?s first election away from TV Centre and why it was The Sun (amongst others) wot won it. Plus, we squeeze in the week?s other stories including turmoil at Al Jazeera America, a new home on ITV for the Top Gear Three and new proposals for 5live?s sister station, Sports Extra.Listen

#28 - BBC3 move postponed, Adblock Plus - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
The BBC Trust delays their initial decision until the autumn, knocking back plans to move the youth channel online only. Broadcast consultant Paul Robinson and Guardian Edinburgh International TV Festival Director Lisa Campbell join Olly Mann to discuss this and the week?s other top media stories. The makers of the Adblock Plus software win a court case against two German news organisations - what does it mean for ad-funded journalism in an already cash-poor industry? Also on the programme, we discuss bad weeks for Katie Hopkins & Piers Morgan, good times at Sky and Netflix and the panel highlight the key media commitments from the main political parties? manifestos.Listen

#27 - Seiken?s legacy, Periscope up... Snapchat down - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
News and analysis, this week with the MD of content company Somethin? Else Steve Ackerman and journalist Alex Hudson. In this edition: Jason Seiken has left the Telegraph, but in what state? The panel discusses what the news organisation needs to do to take back the digital initiative. We have a UK election round-up - since our last podcast ITV has produced a debate programme, BBC Scotland journalists have been attacked and Channel 4 has commissioned election-themed comedy and drama. Steve and Alex share their views. Plus as Victoria Derbyshire?s daily show launches on BBC Two and the News Channel, editor Louisa Compton tells us about making the leap from radio to TV. There?s talk of YouTube?s new revenue stream and the app predicted to kill Snapchat: Periscope.Listen

#25B - Radio Days Europe 2015 - The Media Podcast with Paul Robinson
Broadcast consultant Paul Robinson presents highlights from the annual radio festival, with guests Helen Boden (BBC), Elvis Duran (Z100) and Australian presenter Mel Greig.Listen



#25 - Clarkson?s third strike, British Press Awards - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Media writer Maggie Brown and managing director of Lemonade Money Faraz Osman join Olly Mann to discuss the week?s biggest stories. With Jeremy Clarkson suspended from the BBC, Top Gear?s last episodes postponed and a live tour in doubt, the panel discusses what more the broadcaster could have done with this troubled talent. Can they afford to lose him, and what message does it send out to other staff? Plus, we celebrate the journalists and scoops at this year?s British Press Awards, unpick the latest surge in Snapchat?s valuation and Rona Fairhead?s call for an end to the BBC Trust.Listen

#24B - John Waite on presenting - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
As the long running Radio 4 show Face The Facts comes to an end, presenter John Waite shares some of his presenting secrets, in conversation with Peter Curran. Recorded at 'What They Didn't Teach Me At Presenting School', a masterclass ran by the Radio Independents Group. For more details on other (free) workshops ran by the group, visit rigtrain.co.uk. Thanks to John Waite and event producer Matt Taylor.Listen

#24 - Oborne vs The Telegraph, Radio Academy changes and Guardian hustings - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Olly Mann presents media industry insight with the help of James Robinson of Powerscourt PR and Matt Kelly, group digital director at newspaper group Local World. This week: In the aftermath of resignations, accusations and a full-blooded attack on other papers by the Telegraph, how should print journalists treat the relationship between editorial and advertising? Did a golden age of editorial integrity ever exist on Fleet Street? As Radio 1 boss Ben Cooper announces a new strategy and a new chair for the beleaguered Radio Academy, he tells The Media Podcast why change is necessary. Plus there?s more on the Guardian?s search for a new editor-in-chief and why overnight ratings might be a thing of the past at the BBC.Listen

#23B - BBC World Service's Owain Rich on Drones - Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Hexacopters are taking off on TV. These six-rotor miniature helicopters carry broadcast-quality cameras and are fast replacing full-size helicopters for aerial shooting. Operated by remote control, shots from hexacopters - or 'drones' - are becoming more familiar to TV audiences - from Olympic skiing coverage in Sochi 2014 to entertainment shows like The Great British Bake Off. Owain Rich pioneered the use of hexacopters at the BBC World Service. In this special edition of the Media Podcast he talks about using copters on two of his recent productions: 'Auschwitz' (One of BBC News' most-viewed Youtube videos of all time) and 'Soccer Cities', where drones allowed him to get closer to Rio's famous landmarks than ever before.Listen

#23 - Premier League rights, ITV ratings, radio listening figures - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Media industry analysis with Olly Mann and guests. This week Olly is joined by City University?s Professor Lis Howell and the man behind Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice and QI - Leon Wilson, Managing Director of Talkback. As the ink dries on the biggest broadcasting deal in Premier League history we discuss how BT and Sky will attempt to recoup their 5bn spending spree to secure English football rights. Will subscribers end up paying more? ITV is suffering a slump: After the disappearance of Rising Star, the critically-unacclaimed return of Broadchurch and the lukewarm reception for Harry Hill?s Stars in their Eyes, what can the commercial broadcaster do to find bigger audiences? Radio consultant Paul Robinson is on hand with a rundown of the latest RAJAR figures. There?s bad news for Radio 5 Live and BBC Local Radio but better results for commercial stations in London. There?s also an update on the Press Gazette?s 'Save Our Sources' campaign and another format idea hits the cutting-room floor in The Media Podcast Quiz.Listen

#22B - Do We Get The Press We Deserve? Matt Kelly - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
In this bonus edition, Matt Kelly (Group Digital Director, Local World) makes a compelling argument for the kind of press we have in the UK. He did this at an event hosted by BUG, called 'Do We Get The Press We Deserve?' hosted by Miranda Sawyer. Thanks to both of them for agreeing to share this clip. To find out more about BUG, go to buglondon.co.ukListen

#22 - The Future of News, Radio Academy woes, Page 3 - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Analysis and discussion on the latest media news, with Olly Mann, Lisa Campbell (Director, Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival) and radio consultant Matt Deegan (Folder Media). It?s been a future-looking week for journalists, with both the BBC publishing a report on the future of its news output and Professor Emily Bell (Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism) delivering the Hugh Cudlipp lecture. The panel discuss whether World Service output survive charter renewal and how news editors have to embrace the growing power of social media. Plus, we talk about Hat Trick and Avalon?s cheeky bid for BBC Three - could it actually work? - the page three debacle at The Sun and the latest twists and turns in proposals for the televised leadership debates.Listen



#21 - Charlie Hebdo coverage, TV Debates, UTV sales - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
The podcast returns with its irreverent take on the latest media news. Olly Mann is joined by Steve Ackerman (MD, Somethin Else) and Boyd Hilton (TV editor, Heat magazine). After a particularly difficult beginning to the year, the panel discuss the reaction to last week?s attacks in Paris - how much influence does social media now have on the mainstream news agenda? OFCOM?s verdict on what constitutes a ?major party? for the general election has reignited the issues around televised leader?s debates. Will the prime minister be empty-seated, or is this grand experiment over before it really began? As radio stations revamp their imaging, we speak to composer Dan Mumford about his new version of BBC Radio 1?s Newsbeat bed (and find out which station?s presenters break out in hives as they approach the top of the hour). Plus, we cover UTV?s attempts to offload its local radio stations to another owner and attempt to get excited about The Voice in BBC One (when we?re secretly all watching Harry Hill?s Stars in their Eyes).Listen

#20 - Predictions 2015 - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Happy new year! In this first instalment of 2015, Olly Mann invites pundits from across broadcast, print and online to take an informed guess at what might happen over the next twelve months. Fi Glover, Ben Cooper and Jane Garvey discuss their expectations for radio in a post-Serial world, whilst John Plunkett, Faraz Osman, Jake Kanter and Lisa Campbell predict the year in television (including contradictory views on ITV?s fortunes). Plus, we take Matt Deegan, Maggie Brown and Paul Robinson to task over their predictions for 2014. Were they wrong? And how badly? What are your media predictions for 2015? Let us know @themediapodcast or on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/themediapodcastListen

#19 - Sony?s PR Disaster, Serial breaks records - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Sony are feeling the heat from Hollywood over its hacking strategy: after cancelling the launch of The Interview and lambasting the media for writing stories on released emails, there?s a backlash from audiences, talent and the press. Powerscourt PR consultant James Robinson tells us what they should have done. Also on the programme: Serial comes to an end with record-breaking podcast downloads, Channel 4 News almost scuppers an expensive trial, but will it make police-journalist relations even more frosty? Plus, changes afoot at the top of the Guardian, OFCOM and Classic FM - media writer Maggie Brown profiles the candidates.Listen

#18 EXTRA - Women in Film and Television Awards 2014 - The Media Podcast with Helen Zaltzman
Interviews and reaction from the annual Women in Film and Television Awards 2014, held on Friday in central London. Helen Zaltzman speaks to the BBC's chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet, comedian Sue Perkins, producer Katie Swinden (Marvellous, Peaky Blinders) about their achievements this year, plus Jon Snow, Baroness King, Jake Kanter (Broadcast Magazine) and Lisa Campbell (Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival) give their take on proceedings.Listen

#18 - Kids TV tax breaks, Times profit shocker - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
The government reveal a long-awaited tax break for the BBC and commercial productions - Olly Mann discusses the potential impact for the sector with Faraz Osman (Lemonade Money) and Matt Deegan (Funkids Radio, Folder Media). Also on the podcast: Vodafone raises prospects of a spending spree with a quad-play service involving Virgin Media and possibly Blinkbox. The culling of theatre critics at national papers has caused one professional reviewer to speak out, and the Times and Sunday Times make a profit for the first time since 2001 - is it a vindication of their paywall? Plus: there?s a media quiz in which an infamous Chris Morris fable is stated as fact, but our producer doesn?t have the heart to correct the panel.Listen

#17 - Dapper Laughs, Fake Sheik, Julia Davis at Breakfast - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Olly Mann presents media industry analysis and gossip with City University journalism lecturer Lis Howell and director of the Edinburgh TV Festival, Lisa Campbell. On the show this week: The lads? lad Dapper Laughs lands himself in trouble - but was he just a victim of trial by Twitter? The investigative journalist known as the Fake Sheik is unveiled by Panorama - but as politicians debate charter renewal once more, what future for the world?s longest-running current affairs show inside a privatised BBC? Three big beasts of the local newspaper industry combine forces to sell advertising - could this be the saviour of local journalism? Plus news of a new sitcom from Julia Davis and, in the Media Podcast quiz, what?s happened to the Sony Awards?Listen

#16 - Radio 1 to launch iPlayer channel, BT wins access to Sky Sports and the TV ads going viral for Christmas - The Media P
Olly Mann presents informed analysis of the media industries with radio expert Paul Robinson and former Saatchi & Saatchi creative director Chris Arnold. On the show this week: After clocking up five million views of a naked DJ on a wrecking ball, the BBC trust allows Radio 1 to launch a video channel on the iPlayer - but will the YouTube generation come and watch? Competition regulators force Sky to make some of its sports channels available to arch-rival BT - so what happens next? Plus the Sun feels the heat after a competition to win a date with a page three model is banned. There?s another Media Podcast Quiz and a first look at this year?s Christmas ads set to go viral.Listen



#15 - RAJARS, Vice Media plans, Whisper scoop - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Analysis of the latest ratings for the UK radio industry - and lots more besides - with Olly Mann, media writer Maggie Brown and Broadcast magazine's news editor Jake Kanter. Nick Grimshaw takes Radio 1 back over the psychologically-important 10 million mark, whilst Heart have a bad quarter - but what does it all mean? Radio consultant Matt Deegan swings by with his top talking points. Also on the programme... Vice Media expect big profits in the year ahead - can they deliver? BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead appears to let slip her personal position on BBC Three, but what does that tell us about the relationship between the Trust and the Corporation? Plus, there?s our inordinately complicated quiz and we hear all about the more unusual commissions at MIPCOM: Battle Cats, anyone?Listen

#14 - Radio Festival 2014 SPECIAL - The Media Podcast with John Plunkett
For one week only, John Plunkett (broadcast correspondent, the Guardian), presents this special from the UK's annual Radio Festival in Salford in the company of Helen Zaltzman (Answer Me This), Steve Ackerman (MD, Somethin? Else) and Emma Barnett (Telegraph, 5Live). Iggy Pop delivered the keynote John Peel lecture, taking swipes at U2, file-sharing sites like Megaupload and the record industry - but the veteran punk still has time for Countryfile. Culture minister Ed Vaizey revealed another extension to analogue licences - with a wealth of ways to listen, has UK radio missed the moment when it can officially move to DAB? Plus, Tom Watson MP talks to John about the big four broadcaster?s proposals for televised debates in the 2015 general election, there?s discussion on whether there are too many indies in the industry and Steve Ackerman invents a new catchphrase. Never miss an episode of The Media Podcast by subscribing: at themediapodcast.com, through iTunes, Audioboom, Pocket Casts and more. #radiofest2014 #election2015 #IggyPop #radio2 #radio #DABListen

#13 - Viacom invests in C5 / MIPCOM preview - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
The US owner has promised big bucks, but few details - Olly Mann is joined by broadcast consultant Paul Robinson and the Director of Broadcasting at City University London, Lis Howell, to sift through the announcement for clues of what we can expect. Ofcom have received dozens of complaints after Sky News? story on trolling is linked to the death of an interviewee. When is it right to doorstep and what precautions should be taken? Chief Exec Jason Seiken announces a new digital strategy at the Telegraph - the panel discuss the detail and how it will impact the print edition. Also on the podcast: everything you need to know about ?Shendimol? head Sophie Turner Laing, there are updates on London Live and the Save Our Sources campaign, plus obligatory - and mercifully brief - references to Bake Off, Top Gear and BBC Music. #media #olly #mann #podcast #viacom #bbc #tv #news #radio #festival #2014 #mipcom #sky #advertising #reportListen

#12 - Trinity Mirror payouts, Emma Watson hoax - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Trinity Mirror settles with ten high-profile, phone-hacking claimants and internet pranksters trick the mainstream media twice with the same story. Olly Mann plus guests James Robinson and Lisa Campbell discuss these and other stories from the media week. Also on the programme, Jeremy Paxman is to anchor Channel 4?s election coverage next year - but what kind of an alternative will he present to Sky and the BBC? In radioland, there?s good news for the BBC as they make steady progress raising the number of female presenters on local radio - and the panel discuss the announcement of Iggy Pop as the choice for the John Peel Lecture at the Radio Festival 2014. Plus, we try out another unworkable gameshow format in our Media Quiz... in the hope ITV will develop it for 1m.Listen

#11 - Save Our Sources, Next Radio Conference - The Media Podcast
The Met police were able to uncover a source for a Sun story using a RIPA request - how are we going to protect our sources in a digital age? Nick Wallis sits in for Olly Mann with guests Helen Zaltzman and creative director of Folder Media, Matt Deegan. Also on the programme, Rona Fairhead faces MPs before becoming the new chair of the BBC Trust - we discuss the highlights. Plus, a full report on the Next Radio Conference in London and the panel discuss the impact digital will make on in-car listening next year. All that plus the Media Quiz and details on our new, members-only website (not to be confused with the Guardian?s new scheme).Listen

#10 - SPECIAL: Guardian Edinburgh International TV Festival 2014
Media news, analysis and opinion from Scotland?s annual television shindig. June Sarpong, Boyd Hilton and Jane Martinson join Olly Mann to discuss what TV bosses are thinking and debate the state of the industry today. Channel 4?s chief executive David Abraham delivers the keynote MacTaggart lecture - and ruffles the feathers of many independent companies listening in the auditorium, with talk of rewriting the terms of trade and fighting American ownership. Media writer Maggie Brown also offers her take on the speech. Also on the podcast, the panel go through their highlights of the festival and reveal the main talking points from the sessions. You can see video from all the panels we discuss at geitf.co.uk. Enjoyed this? Why not subscribe at themediapodcast.com to hear new episodes as soon as they're available. The Media Podcast is a PPM Production and not affiliated in the Guardian in any way.Listen

#9 - Scotland debate update, Company magazine closes, Edinburgh preview
Media discussion and analysis from makers and thinkers in the industry. Olly Mann is joined this week by Jake Kanter of Broadcast Magazine and Steve Ackerman, MD of Somethin? Else. As the BBC announces plans to broadcast the second Scottish referendum debate broadcast live across the UK, our pundits discuss STV?s bizarre decision to restrict access to online for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Plus, we hear how Scottish indies feel about their future prospects in an independent Scotland. Also on the programme: the latest magazine ABCs are revealed, with good news for Good Housekeeping and the Economist?s digital strategy - but it?s the end of the road for Company as it goes online only; how long before the NME follows suit? Plenty of column inches have been dedicated to the memory of comedian Robin Williams, but have publishers been responsible in their reporting of a celebrity suicide - and have these responsibilities changed in the new media landscape? Plus, there?s a preview of the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival and a big ol? pow-wow on the role of native advertising in digital media. ---- Hear the latest episode as soon as it?s launched: subscribe on your smartphone by visiting themediapodcast.com The Media Podcast is a PPM Production and not affiliated with the Guardian in any way.Listen



#8 RAJARs, Sky Europe & NYT app confusion
Media news and irreverent chatter with Olly Mann, joined this week by media consultant Paul Robinson and former TalkSPORT boss Moz Dee, now co-founder of Contented Digital Media. Radio listening figures were out on Thursday, so we take a moment to look at how the UK radio industry is faring - if you?ve never understood how RAJAR works, we have a handy explainer. There were great gains for digital brands as Absolute, Heat and Premier Christian Radio increase their share. At the BBC, Chris Evans gets ever closer to 10m - but there are questions to be asked about what Radio 3 is really for; as its listenership continues to decline, can it really justify financing five orchestras? Elsewhere: get ready for Sky Europe as BSkyB makes a move for Rupert Murdoch?s satellite businesses in Germany and Italy. With Sky?s money splashed on consolidation, how much will they have spare to keep their football rights? There?s chaos in the hunt for a BBC Trust chair as Lord Coe pulls out of the running, the New York Times makes a hash of ?unbundling? its content into separate apps and London Live asks Ofcom to change its licence obligations - just four months after the local channel?s launch. Plus, there?s the new media quiz, ?Name That News? and Moz invents at least three new words. ---- Hear the latest episode as soon as it?s launched: subscribe on yourListen

#7 BBC News Cuts, Murdoch bids for Time Warner
Media punditry and irreverent chatter recorded in central London, this week with presenter Olly Mann, media writer Maggie Brown and Lis Howell, director of broadcasting at City University London. We knew jobs were to go at BBC News, now we know how many and where: hundreds of staff are to be cut from major strands, including Panorama, leading to more work for independents and a focus on digital output. But is Tony Hall giving away too much to preserve the licence fee? Rupert Murdoch?s opening bid for Time Warner may have been rebuffed, but what does this latest bout of consolidation say about the state of US media? Plus, we discuss Utopia on Channel 4, coverage of the conflict in Gaza and the latest bid to expand digital radio in Britain, this time through a joint venture from Bauer, UTV and Arqiva. Now we?re here for a year, you?ll see a few improvements to the podcast - starting this episode with the opening theme - please let us know what you think, and subscribe to hear future shows, at themediapodcast.com. The Media Podcast is a PPM Production and not affiliated with the Guardian in any way. #media #bbc #fox #timewarner #consolidation #maggiebrown #lishowell #ollymann #gaza #news #dab #radio #television #utopiaListen

The Media Podcast #6 - BBC levels the playing field, George Clooney apology
Journalist and broadcaster Miranda Sawyer sits in the presenter chair this week, discussing the week?s media news with Helen Zaltzman (Answer Me This, 5Live) and interactive producer Alex Hudson (Question Time, Newsbeat). The BBC?s director general Tony Hall proposed on Thursday that the corporation?s in-house production arm should be able to make shows from other broadcasters - and in return indies can pitch to any slot on the Beeb. Big changes, but what will it mean for staff at BBC Productions? And should other broadcasters be worried? Also on the programme... Channel 5 loses 30m of advertising, George Clooney extracts a rare apology from the Daily Mail, Doctor Who scripts leak online and a journalist is offered 300k to appear on Celebrity Big Brother - but who?Listen

The Media Podcast #5 - Radio 5 Live reshuffle and kids' TV tax breaks
This week: Olly Mann is joined by Steve Ackerman, managing director of production company Somethin? Else and James Robinson, consultant at Powerscourt PR and former media editor at the Observer. It?s all change at Radio 5 Live as the station shakes up its daytime schedule. Shelagh Fogarty, Victoria Derbyshire and Richard Bacon are departing, making room for Adrian Chiles, Tony Livesey and Football Focus host Dan Walker. As some brand the station ?Radio Bloke?, where does this leave the BBC?s attempt to boost the number of women on air? As Woman?s Hour is to be produced exclusively in London from next April we ask how important the presenter's location is to the audience. Also a familiar name from Playschool is leading calls for children?s tv tax breaks - would that mean more home-grown production? Plus there?s another cream egg at stake in the weekly Media Podcast quiz.Listen

The Media Podcast #4 - hacking trial verdicts, Rising Star US
Olly Mann is joined by media commentator Roy Greenslade, former broadcast exec Lis Howell and radio consultant Matt Deegan to discuss the biggest media stories of the week. The first wave of hacking prosecutions draw to a close, with former News of the World editor Andy Coulson found guilty of conspiracy to hack phones - whilst Rebecca Brooks is cleared of all charges. What is does the future hold for Rupert Murdoch?s favourite editor? There?s talk on the three Al-Jazeera journalists sentenced to lengthy jail terms in Egypt and jihadist group Isis?s use of social networking. TV talent show Rising Star launches in the US to lacklustre reviews - what can ITV and Channel 4 learn from the first show? Plus, Lenny Henry finds little to applaud in the BBC?s new diversity campaign and Channel 4?s Jay Hunt urges women to stay in the industry - leading to some practical advice from Lis and Matt. The Media Podcast is a PPM Production and not affiliated with the Guardian in any way.Listen

The Media Podcast #3 - John Oliver and World Cup take over the US
John Oliver?s new HBO show is making waves, while the FIFA World Cup is breaking ratings records across the world. Olly Mann is joined from San Francisco by Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and in London by Faraz Osman, creative director of TV indie Lemonade Money. The panel discuss these and other media stories of the week, including the news that more big names are leaving The Telegraph as it seeks a digital revolution, there a review of Jeremy Paxman last Newsnight show - what next for the nation?s rottweiler? Plus, PR firms promise to put down their sock puppets and stop abusing Wikipedia and the guests play a game of Who Am I? for the chance to win a Creme Egg. The Media Podcast is a PPM Production and not affiliated with the Guardian in any way.Listen

The Media Podcast #2 - Robert Peston & Michael Woolf go off-message
The BBC's Robert Peston and former Guardian columnist Michael Woolf both go off-message and take their respective employers to task. Olly Mann takes a look at what they said, in the company of Heat magazine's TV editor Boyd Hilton and Guardian contributor Maggie Brown. Plus, Channel 4 aims to steal a march on ITV?s Rising Star with its own talent show where viewers vote via app And as the World Cup kicks off, Sky announces a new football channel - are they now seeing BT Sport as a threat? The Media Podcast is a PPM Production and not affiliated to the Guardian in any way.Listen



The Media Podcast #1: BBC News Cuts, Freeview Connect
Gossip and news from media insiders, this week featuring Stephen 'Stig' Abell, managing editor of The Sun and Paul Robinson, chief executive of the Radio Academy. Broadcaster and columnist Olly Mann sits in the presenting chair for the first edition of The Media Podcast, where we discuss the week's top stories, including: * yet more cuts to staff at the BBC, this time in news and radio. How will it affect output at the Corporation? * terrestrial broadcasters announce Freeview Connect, but what is it? And why don't they want to talk about YouView? * eBay say that sponsored search is useless - is this the beginning of the end for Google? (SPOILER - no) Plus there's TV ratings talk, another Local TV station launches and someone wins a Creme Egg. Never miss an edition - subscribe now at feeds.feedburner.com/themediapodcastListen



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