Month: February 2005

TV

Ratings and Cancellations

Today’s Media Guardian has an opinion piece by Emily Bell about the recent habit of stations canning series mid-run, and highlighting...

TV

Cartoons

Quel surpise! Channel 4 commission the 100 Greatest Cartoons, just months after they land The Simpsons, and waddya know. The Simpsons comes...

TV

Freeview: Good News, Bad News

The good news, according to Broadcast this week, is that ITV and C4 are favourites to win the vacant Freeview slot that’s been put up...

TV

Not Quite A Billion Viewers of the Oscars

A nice article from The New Yorker about the fact that not even close to one billion people watch the Oscars. I regularly rail against such...

TV

Merlin on Best Direct

I suppose I’m lucky that I don’t have Sky and get even more shopping channels. But Best Direct is one of the tackier ones I do...

TV

TV Listings in Express Newspapers

Ever ready to make a quick buck, Richard Desmond’s Express Newspapers group is now wanting to make charges to broadcasters for the...

Media

Ken v The Daily Mail

I think I can see both sides of the Ken Livingstone situation, with him claiming to have been targeted by Associated Newspapers over the...

Misc

Central Heating

My flat basically doesn’t have central heating. But it’s OK! It tends to be quite warm all year around anyway. But when it does...

Radio

Busy Time

It’s a busy time in radio at the moment with Lord Ali making a bid for my employers, Kelvin taking the Wireless Group off the stock...

TV

BAFTA Awards

So BBC1 is showing the BAFTAs as I type, and I decided I’d have a quick look at the BAFTA site to see who all the nominees are. Well...