Month: January 2007

Internet

A Hypothetical YouTube Case

YouTube, it’s reported, is working on an advertising revenue sharing mechanism that rewards creativity and generates cold hard cash...

TV

Quiz TV

This morning’s Guardian had a fantastically ascerbic column from Emily Bell about Quiz TV programmes, and in particular the appalling...

Internet

TV On The Internet

As this week’s BBC >Click show gets excited by the growth of TV torrenting, legal alternatives are finally presenting themselves. The...

Literature

Ryszard Kapuscinski

Sad to hear that veteran Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski died last week. I first came across him when I started reading Granta many...

DVD

Multiple DVDs

I really am getting fed up with DVDs being constantly re-released in Directors’ Cuts or whatever, with additional extras all the...

Radio, Sport

Back To Square One

If it weren’t for the fact that I’m going to be at the match, I’d be tuning in to BBC Radio Five Live Sports Extra this...

TV

Channel 4 and the Celebrity Big Brother Dabacle

Channel 4 was created in the 1981 Broadcasting Act. Its programming remit, which has remained largely unchanged, was cemented in the 1990...

Films

Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz is the new Simon Pegg/Nick Frost/Edgar Wright film. You know? The people who brought you Shaun of the Dead, and more importantly,...

TV

Channel 4 Not Dumbing Down

I’ve got an apology to make. I may have lead readers of this blog in the past to believe that Channel 4 has “dumbed down”...

Politics

Threat Level By Email System Unsafe?

I mentioned the other day that MI5 is now offering to send out threat levels via email. What I hadn’t realised until helpfully...