Month: May 2008

Gambling, Media

Film Partnerships…

…or product placement/licence agreements. In my review of Iron Man yesterday, I neglected to mention the crass product placement...

Media, Radio

Virgin Radio Sold

So finally, after months, and years even of sale process, Virgin Radio, my employer, is being sold. The purchaser is TIML Golden Square...

Media, TV

Digital TV in the US

In exactly 265 days, analogue TV in the US will be switched off, and everyone will need to switch to digital TV. That is, the whole country...

Films

Iron Man

In a turn up for the books, I’ve now seen two of the summer’s blockbusters, and you know what, Iron Man’s not too bad at...

TV

Recount

Recount is a star-studded new HBO film that aired in the US on Sunday evening, based around the farcical procedings in Florida during the...

Films

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I must admit that I had to go away and double check that title. Perhaps, in the fullness of time it’ll come as second nature, but...

Films

Heartbeat Detector

Here’s a bit of an oddity. Heartbeat Detector is a French film focussing on the headquarters of the French division of a German...

Media, TV

Overnights

If you woke up yesterday morning to learn that the audience for Wednesday night’s Champions’ League Final in Moscow peaked at a...

Media, Radio

Privatising Radios 1 & 2

At the Radio 3.0 conference today in London, outgoing GCap chairman Richard Eyre called for the BBC to privatise Radios 1 and 2. Eyre,...

Music

Feist

The FX channel has rather smartly just started showing the very excellent Colbert Report. It’d be great if they showed it at 9.00pm...