Month: May 2008

Media, TV

Crusoe

I noted recently that NBC had bought Merlin, a new series commissioned by the BBC and produced by Shine for broadcasting this autumn. At...

Media, TV

Fine TV

Isn’t TV great at the moment? We’re nearly into summer, and Euro 2008 will overtake BBC1 and ITV1, but the sounds of cupboards...

Media, News

Future of Public Service Broadcasting

With Ofcom’s review underway, and with the usual calls for the BBC’s cash to be spread a bit thinner, with...

Media, TV

The Mysteries of Scheduling

It’s obviously too complicated a story for me to comprehend, but some recent scheduling decisions really don’t make a great...

Internet, Radio

Orange LiveRadio

Orange has announced its LiveRadio – effectively an Orange branded Wi-Fi radio. You pair it up with your wireless router and away you...

Media, Radio

It Tests Well

“But here, research is still king and the audience is apparently saying it wants lots of familiar oldies, especially from the 1980s,...

Uncategorized

Ladies of the World

Must go out and get the new Flight of the Conchords album....

Media, News

Chinese Earthquake and the Media

Last night I was flicking around the outer reaches of Sky, and came upon CCTV just as the top of the hour was approaching. So I decided to...

Media, Radio

What Does Commercial Radio Have To Do?

I’ll once again preface this piece by saying that these are my personal views and don’t represent those of my employer. I wrote...

Radio

Madge in Kent – What A Hoo-Haa

Here’s a complete non-story: Madonna swore twice during her post watershed performance that was broadcast live on BBC Three and Radio...