April, 2009

Radio Times 21 April 2009

How remiss of me. I’ve not done one of these for ages. A little late now – but here’s tonight’s viewing via the Radio Times.
Radio Times 21 April 2009
Best viewed large to give you a chance to read my scrawling.
(Of course you really should have been watching the 4-4 draw between Liverpool and Arsenal over on Sky Sports 1).

What I’ve Been Listening To This Week

More or Less on Radio 4
One of my favourite Radio 4 shows has returned for a new series. Do yourself a favour and subscribe to the podcast. This week we had Marcus du Sautoy talking to Charles Clarke about Perfect Numbers and Mersenne Primes. You really want to listen now don’t you?
Archive on 4 – For One Night Illegally – The History of the Bootleg on Radio 4
Nothing to do with mash-ups. Instead, The Word magazine’s David Hepworth on the history of illegal concert recordings and other out-takes not meant for public consumption. At a time when they were being manufactured on a large scale process this is fascinating.
Handel’s Messiah on Radio 3
Umm. I’ve posted this a little bit too late for you to be able to hear it on iPlayer, but this EBU broadcast deserves a mention. Handel died 250 years ago this year you know!
Down The Line – Credit Crunch Special on Radio 4
I’m still not at all sure about the TV transition of this most ‘radio’ of radio shows, but this special is well worth a listen.
I did also give Jon Gaunt’s new SunTalk show a listen, but I could never stand the guy when he was on Talksport (or BBC London for that matter), so I’m really not going to bother with this. It’s an interesting model, however, and I interested by the money that News International has spent on studios. The Guardian’s new building (which I’m hopefully seeing tomorrow), also has some significant radio/podcasting studios.

Listening to the Radio via a Nokia N82

The other day I talked about the frustration I suffered when I tried to listen to BBC Radio Five Live on my mobile streaming via 3G.
I thought that it might be worth exploring that a little more.
Most of the news about listening to the radio via your phone is about the iPhone. Of course unlike many phones with lesser specifications, the iPhone doesn’t have an FM receiver built into it, so if you want to listen to the radio with it, you’re probably looking at getting an app to do the job.
Many radio broadcasters are busily bringing out feature packed applications that do more than just play the radio. Absolute Radio, my own employer, has recently released its very well received application, and the team at Global have just received a Sony Radio Academy Award nomination for the work on their Capital FM app (which is being rapidly rolled out to other stations in their portfolio).
That’s all well and good, but what about the other smartphone platforms?
Getting accurate market share data for this is not easy. Some of the data is jealously guarded by various manufacturers and operators, and other data is available at a nice premium.
For the purposes of this analysis I’m using data from AdMob. They release regular reports based on the traffic they see for the mobile sites that they serve advertising for.
Their February 2009 report suggests that globally, the Symbian operating system (as used by Nokia) remains the most popular amongst smartphone users. This is followed by the iPhone OS, although traffic from the iPod Touch is excluded since, well, it’s not a phone (although obviously it can be used for online apps with a WiFi network).
In the UK the two are reversed and it seems that the iPhone is the smartphone platform of choice for developers to first concentrate on. However, it should be remembered that the data is not based on device ownership however – it’s based on traffic. And because Apple’s devices have a usefully large screen and excellent data packages, they are likely to be used significantly more than smaller “phone-sized” devices.
To return to my original question. How could I listen to the radio, via 3G or GPRS, on my N-Series Nokia phone? I have listened to Five Live in the past and it was a hit-or-miss affair. But websites have changed since I last tried it in 2008, and I was unsuccessful this week.
A little bit of Googling revealed that Nokia does indeed have an internet radio application. But there was a problem (although I didn’t discover it at first).
The first search result takes you to a Nokia site that insists that the first thing you have to do is download PC Suite. This is a bit of problem for two reasons. First, because Nokia, in its infinite wisdom, keeps releasing different “suites”. And secondly, because it turns out that Internet Radio is included with more recent phones (with superior “Feature Packs” in Nokia’s terminology). Unfortunately, if like me, your phone is locked to your network, and your network provider insists on tweaking the firmware (take a bow Orange), then you’ll never have updated firmware made available for your phone.
When I got my N82 it came with a CD from Nokia with N Series Suite which is fine – but is different to the regular PC Suite and from the newish Ovi Suite. Ovi is the brand that Nokia will be launching for its forthcoming app store.
Unhelpfully, Nokia keeps links to all three of these alive making it hard to know which version I should be using. I’m pretty sure that it’s Ovi, but Nokia does a dreadful job explaining that to the consumer. For all my moaning about new versions of iTunes everytime Apple adds a new property to some other device in its portfolio, at least it’s easy to track down the correct piece of software.
But back to my radio issue. The only obvious way of installing the Internet Radio application was to install PC Suite which I didn’t want to do as I’m now using Ovi. Surely the application existed on its own? It did. The problem was that searching initially led me to this old open source version that involves using Shoutcast. Adding stations is a complicated affair involving using something like Winamp to create a playlist and then export that list to your phone. Not exactly friendly. I installed it and played with it for a while, getting very frustrated.
In the end, I found the version I wanted at S60.com. This works pretty well and is a standalone app with no messing around using Shoutcast or PC applications. It lets you bookmark your favourite stations, allows you to choose quality depending on your connection (3G, GRPS or WiFi), and does a very neat fade in and fade out when changing stations. And of course, unlike a certain market leading smartphone I could mention, you can listen to the radio and do other things at the same time like sending text messages or reading email.
If the station includes the data correctly, as Absolute Radio does, you get details of the current song playing too.
So no problem then?
Well not quite. You see, while Nokia’s directory includes many of the main UK commercial stations – I’ve mentioned Absolute, but Global’s main brands like Classic FM, Capital 95.8FM, and a couple of Heart FMs are in there – there’s a notable absentee. The only BBC service available is the BBC World Service (I should also mention that Bauer services aren’t included, and neither is Talksport).
Now I rather suspect that unless these services aren’t that bothered, the reason they’re missing is to do with geo-IP blocking. Does Nokia have the functionality to allow this? The BBC wouldn’t be allowed to serve much football on Five Live to Nokia phones outside the UK, and for all I know, all these radio services are streaming through a big server in Finland.
The Internet Radio application does allow you to plug in streams directly, but that rather supposes you can find the streams’ details. Have a good look around the BBC website and see if you can find them. I suspect that if I had a working internet radio I might be able to find the stream details that way, but rooting around the website turns nothing up.
So if I can’t get an application to play BBC radio, can I just visit their website and listen there?
Um. No.
Visiting bbc.co.uk on the Nokia cleverly sends me to their mobile website (or a version of it), and that doesn’t include any listening links. I believe that the BBC is concerned that people will run up huge data bills on their mobiles listening to the radio without realising it. So to avoid all complications, I just don’t see the links.
That’s the reason that my N82 isn’t up to date enough to (officially) run the Nokia iPlayer application. In my firmware, Realplayer, which plays the files back, doesn’t refer to your application’s choice of data connectivity and so even if you think you’ve connected on WiFi, without changing a fiddly Realplayer setting, you might end up listening via 3G – and get a big data bill to boot. Once we’re all on all-you-can-eat data plans this will go away, but in the meantime, it’s a bit like stepping back into 56k modem days.
Anyway, I couldn’t find a listen live button on the mobile radio site. Visiting the iPlayer site presents a non-mobile friendly site, but it also doesn’t think that I have Real installed despite the fact that I do, and implores me to load it before I can listen to the live stream.
So there’s no way I can see of using the BBC website, on my mobile at least, to listen to a live radio stream.
I’m obviously not the only person with this problem, because someone has set up this page which works. It’s just a mobile friendly page of links to RAM streams and they play fine. The only downside is that you can’t use another application while listening – unlike most Nokia applications. But that’s a Realplayer shortcoming.
It’d be really good if there was a nice 32k AAC+ stream publicly available to listen to via the Nokia Internet Radio application (128k AAC+ streams are being used for iPlayer, but that data rate’s a little high for mobile). But in the meantime, this non-authorised workaround is the only way I can find.
In summary – radio on the Nokia really should be better, and much easier for the consumer. At the moment with the iPhone we’re seeing nearly every station produce their own application which feels a little silly, albeit providing good additional functionality. Nokia’s Internet Radio application is a nice start, but it really needs the support of the nation’s biggest and most popular radio broadcaster. Listening to the BBC on the iPhone or Windows Media devices, is also difficult, and sites like bbcstreams.com are filling the hole currently.
15-24 listening is declining across the board, and if your station is not on the one device that you know that this age group carry and use, then it’s harder to make sure the next generation keeps the radio habit.
As ever, these are my thoughts and don’t represent those of my employer. And I’m not really trying to bash the BBC who are doing an excellent job in so many ways with radio. I’m just frustrated with the difficulties I had over this earlier in the week, and my attempts to work around them.

What I’ve Been Listening To (And Watching) This Week

Spoon Jar Jar Spoon on Radio 4
A nice little documentary about Tommy Cooper that delved into the world of magic in London during the sixties and seventies, when there were magic shops all over the place, and clubs where magicians hung out. The late Ali Bongo was also interviewed for this.
And if you’re seeing this after the iPlayer window has closed, perhaps you should check out Speechification…
ABC and the BBC Concert Orchestra on Radio 2
A live recording of last week’s performance of the whole of the Lexicon of Love album. I’ve always had a soft spot for this album, so it was great to hear it played live in such a luscious way. (My top tip is to skip the Janice Long interview at the start).
State of Play on DVD
We’re due for a spate of big screen remakes of BBC dramas and I’m not inclined to believe that the originals will be bettered. The Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck version of State of Play opens next week and it’ll be interesting to see how they’ve managed to shrink six hours of plot heavy TV into just over two hours of cinema. I notice that Paul Abbott’s name isn’t on the script, although Kevin MacDonald is directing.
Anyway, the original is only a fiver at Amazon so why not go back to that first?
Coming soon: the Mel Gibson version of Edge of Darkness directed by original series director Martin Campbell, but seemingly no longer scripted by Troy Kennedy Martin.
Newswipe on BBC Four
Charlie Brooker was great on the G20 coverage. GMTV’s John Stapleton practically insisting that there’d be trouble; Sky’s “Skyboat” from which they could see nothing; and Ben Goldacre on MMR and the media.
But best of all:
Brooker: “Still at least they didn’t try to “oomph” things up by slapping together a montage of violent looking protest material backed by I Predict A Riot by the Kaiser Chiefs.”
Cue: Montage of violent looking protest material backed by I Predict A Riot by the Kaiser Chiefs.
Spiral on BBC Four
You’ll probably need to get the DVDs of this unless you’ve already been watching. But they’re worth the cash. Roll on the second series.
Finally – is it just me, or is this series of The Apprentice really disappointing? They really do seem to have removed any intelligent people from the mix this year.

Champions’ League on the Radio

15 April 2009
It’s been a big week in the biggest club football competition in the world, with Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal all featuring in the second leg of the quarter-final.
Last night I was returning late from the cinema and realised I was without a radio to listen to the Chelsea v Liverpool fixture. Perhaps I could listen to Five Live via the internet I thought as I stood at the bus stop. I had my phone with me, but most sports commentary is broadcast on AM, and phones only ever have FM radios. But much surfing around the BBC’s mobile website (it rather insisted I use the mobile website) did not reveal a link to their audio stream in Real, the preferred format of many phones. I know it’s there somewhere, but I couldn’t find it. I perhaps could have visited Talksport website, but they seem to prefer Windows Media which is pretty useless on any phones except Windows Mobile.
So it was in vain hope that I switched to FM and discovered that BBC Radio London were broadcasting the game (Nik Goodman also listened – but switched to FM driven by the broadcaster itself!). That got me home until I could watch the second half on ITV1 – and what an outstanding game it was!
Anyway, on to tonight’s games, with Manchester United out in Porto while I was at Arsenal watching them play Villarreal. Now I often like to listen to radio commentaries of games in the ground. Arsenal is very good about showing replays of major incidents – unless they’re in any way contentious when the big screen certainly won’t show them so as not to incite the crowd.
I tuned into Five Live on my little DAB radio and perhaps unsurprisingly, they were covering the Man Utd game. Never mind. Let’s check out Five Live Sports Extra – the BBC’s digital sports channel. Surely they’d be covering the game?
Hmm. OK. Much as it goes against the grain, I thought I’d give Talksport a whirl. I know that they’ve also been covering Champions’ League fixtures which aren’t sold on an exclusive basis like TV fixtures are. Despite the cost of sending out commentators and an engineer to Portugal, that’s where Talksport went with their commentators sitting no doubt a few feet from Alan Green and his Five Live team.
OK. Let’s try BBC London. I know that they’d done a deal with Chelsea previously for all their Champions’ League fixtures, but maybe they’d be covering it. Nope. They didn’t even seem to have a sports programme on.
I flicked around at this point but new it was useless. There are no other radio stations in London that cover football. Certainly no commercial station does. [Capital] Gold once used to, and I listened to that station regularly. But they stopped years ago, and I’ve not listened since. Xfm has aired a few games in the past, but no longer. Forget Heart or Magic. My own station, Absolute, has never covered live football. And nobody else was doing so either.
So on Tuesday, three stations in the capital were covering the same game featuring a London club – a game that was being broadcast on free to air terrestrial TV.
Tonight there was another London club playing. The game was only available on subscription TV (Sky) meaning that millions of potential listeners were unable to hear it.
It’s a sorry state of affairs – it really is.
I’m surprised that the BBC didn’t find space on Sports Extra for it, but I’m also disappointed that commercial radio is in such a state that it won’t bother with sport at all – the exceptions being Talksport and some local services in big football areas like the North West and North East (I can’t imagine that Man Utd playing in the Champions’ League would not be covered locally as well as nationally).
I know that RAJAR – the radio ratings system – doesn’t serve one-off fixtures very well, making it hard to sell to sponsors. And for all I know Arsenal or UEFA charged a fortune for the rights to this game. But I rather suspect that nobody was interested. And it’s the public that loses out.
Arsenal won 3-0 on the night at 4-1 on aggregate. They’ll meet Manchester United in the two-legged semi-final. Those games will be on the radio.
[Update] Amusingly, a work colleague was driving back from somewhere on Tuesday night and was trying to find the Arsenal game. He couldn’t of course, but on AM he did find a Spanish station that was covering it. Despite not speaking Spanish he was able to listen just picking out the names: “Fabregas…. Van Persie… Walcott!”

Russell Brand on iTunes

It’s interesting to see that Russell Brand has a new CD/download out called The Russell Brand Radio Show – The Best Of What’s Legal. It’s available as a set of three CDs (plus bonus DVD!), or as a download from places like iTunes.
At first glance the question you might ask is what on earth the BBC is doing putting out this as a CD? But it’s nothing to do with the BBC of course. As we all now know, the radio show was produced by his own production company, Vanity Projects, from May 2008. I assume that part of that deal was that the rights to the audio reverted to his company after the BBC’s usage had expired – largely the 7 day iPlayer window.
So Brand is free to monetise his radio show accordingly.
But has he done it right? Judging from the extracts on iTunes, it’s basically some new linking material surrounding previously heard clips from the radio show. That’s nothing more than prospective purchasers would expect of course. But paying £15.99 or more for audio that you got free previously is a bit much.
It’s basically three hours, and even Ricky Gervais doesn’t charge as much as that. The reviews at iTunes are worth a read. It’s clear that fans know that the full podcasts are saved up in other areas.
Now if he started releasing weekly podcasts at £1.89 he might do well. That said, even Ricky Gervais sells a CD set of his podcasts at a similar price for 3 CDs.

Cricket This Summer

Interesting piece in today’s Guardian about how the ECB is going to use social networks to popularise cricket this summer: Facebook and Twitter are both bandied around.
All very noble and forward thinking, but to use a massively over-used expression, they’re ignoring the elephant in the room.
“This is the biggest summer of cricket ever to take place on these shores. This really is cricket’s time. There’s no World Cup, there’s no European Championships, there’s no Olympics,” said the ECB’s head of marketing, Will Collinson.
He’s right. There really are no major sporting events to clash with. So will everyone be watching the cricket?
Er. No.
It’s not live on terrestrial, free-to-air television. No cricket. At all. Not a single ball.
Just nightly 45min highlights packages on Five.
The ECB did a massive deal with Sky, and then moaned that the BBC didn’t compete. Yes, there’ll be radio coverage, but if you want your sport to be followed avidly by a nation, you have to put it on TV.
The World Cup, European Championships and Olympics are all available on free-to-air TV.
When England won The Ashes in 2005 the team got a ticker-tape parade.
In 2005, some of the sessions were watched by as many as 2.5m people live. In 2008, the largest audience for a Test on Sky came on the Saturday during the Third Test against South Africa when 0.58m watched.
While I’m not comparing like with like, it’s clear that fewer people watch when it’s all on Sky.
Again last summer, only two highlights packages on Five broke the 1m mark – getting 1.00m and 1.02m respectively. C4 got higher viewership for their morning sessions when they broadcast live. That’s the difference.
Incidentally, I’m not having a go at Sky. They’re entitled to their rights, and they’ll be promoting The Ashes like mad. Lots of people cancel their Sky Sports subscriptions when the football’s off-air after all. But even Sky probably realises that the reason they sell fewer pay-per-view boxing fights is because there’s a generation that’s grown up without ever seeing a free-to-air fight. So why would they take an interest?
Perhaps all this will change following the Listed Events Review. Perhaps not. But next time around, the ECB might want to try much harder to get their sport into as many homes as possible. If they want it to have a mainstream future that is…

Guardian and Sky Question

There I was earlier today, reading the sports section of The Guardian – the printed version. As well as lots of coverage about tonight’s game between Chelsea and Liverpool (and what a thriller that turned out to be!), there were a couple of pieces about tomorrow night’s quarter-final second legs.
The piece about Manchester United and Porto was larger, but there underneath was a piece filed by Dominic Fifield about Arsenal’s second leg at home against Villarreal – I game I’ll be going to.
At the foot of the piece, in both the printed and online versions I read:
Arsenal v Villarreal is available in high definition on Sky Sports HD3 from 7.30pm. To upgrade call 08442 411 333
That’s an ad for Sky appearing in editorial space in The Guardian. What’s going on?
At first I thought: times are tough at The Guardian. Perhaps Sky, who are indeed covering the game live, flew Fifield out. Then I remembered that this was the home leg, and the trip between The Guardian’s new Kings Cross headquarters and Arsenal’s stadium in North London was actually completely walkable.
The piece is based around an interview with injured captain Marcos Senna. That can be the only answer. There are compulsory press conferences with the managers that are dictated to by UEFA (even Fergie can’t back out of those if he’s fallen out with Sky or the BBC – something the Premier League should take notice of). Individual player interviews might be separately organised, but I really do think that if a newspaper like The Guardian is getting an interview due to the arrangements made by a host broadcaster, that should be made clear in the copy. Simply printing HD upgrade details really isn’t enough.

What I’ve Been Listening To This Week

Feedback on Radio 4
Last week it was lots of complaints about the new Radio 4 website, and somehow I think those complaints will return. But this week it was more about when children’s radio is scheduled on BBC Radio 7. The reality is that children largely don’t listen at scheduled times, yet the BBC has to first broadcast programmes before children can actually listen to them via the iPlayer. So we have the faintly ludicrous situation where programmes go out between 5am and 8am on BBC 7 before they reach the website. Very under 6 year olds are likely to be tuning in their DAB radios at 5am to listen to Cbeebies Radio.
Archive on 4: Carl Sagan – A Personal Journey on Radio 4
Brian Cox presents a programme about Carl Sagan, presenter of the world-renound programme Cosmos. He created a series that had a massive impact on a new generation of budding scientists – like Cox himself – and others interested in the world, and the universe around us.
I do wonder if we make those sorts of programmes today? Alongside Cosmos, there are pioneering series like The Ascent of Man, or the lovingly remembered Connections with James Burke. Do we still make series like that?
There are certainly series like Planet Earth and the recent Nature’s Great Events focusing on wildlife that find primetime appearances on BBC1, but science equivalents no longer do so. While I’m excited to hear about The History Of Science and Seven Wonders Of The Solar System, both are being made for BBC2 and have 6 and 5 episodes respectively. Not the monumental 13 that both Cosmos and The Ascent of Man had.
During the programme, Sagan’s wife mentions that when Cosmos was released on iTunes, it was a runaway best-seller. It’s just a shame that it’s not available on iTunes in the UK. Nor indeed is it available on DVD in the UK. Goodness knows what rights issues are preventing that. Still, it’s importable…
Treasure Quest on BBC Radio Norfolk
This is an odd one. It’s basically the old Channel 4 series, Treasure Hunt, but on the radio. The BBC Norfolk website presents the show as “an affectionate homage” to the TV series, who’s music they’ve also borrowed. But it’s a bit different to the series you remember on TV with Anneka Rice (and briefly revived by BBC2 in 2002). For one thing, it’s on the radio. And for another, they’ve not got a helicopter. This is BBC local radio after all.
Instead we get presenter David Clayton in the studio while Becky Betts is in a radio car. The “Questmaster” poses a clue for a location in Norfolk, and listeners have to phone, email or text into the studio with their thoughts about where Betts should go. She keeps up a fairly relentless live commentary, and with limited technology (i.e. no sat-navs or GPS), they race around the Norfolk countryside – within the speed limit – solving clues and moving on to the next one.
It’s an entertaining listen, with locals seemingly popping out of their houses if they realise the radio car is in the areas, but perhaps a bit lost, helping out.
Wikipedia tells me that it’s actually something that originated on BBC Three Counties Radio.
The communications work impressively well – although I’m not sure to what extent they have to drive around in their radio car with the mast extended. In the episode I listened to, only very occassionally did they fall back to mobile phone. It’s also quite neat how they map GPS co-ordinates of Betts’ location live online (even if she can’t see those maps herself!).
It’s certainly entertaining Sunday morning fare, and it can be a struggle to squeeze any music into the show even if it’s three hours long. And I did laugh when Betts needed to use the toilet part-way through the show. You wouldn’t have caught the jump-suited rice having to take a “natural break” like that!

Sony Radio Awards Nominations 2009

6 April 2009
This evening the nominations were announced for the 2009 Sony Radio Academy Awards. This was held in the same nightclub in the West End that it’s always held in – although each year it curiously changes name.
Anyway, it’s always an entertaining event with a partisan audience cheering on their favourites, and being deathly silent when Radio 1 is nominated (I don’t know where their team was).
Johnny Vaughan and Lisa Snowdon were masters of ceremonies, taking over from Chris Evans who it was confirmed, will be the main presenter of this year’s awards. Johnny was on form even if he perhaps took one too many swipes at the BBC.
As ever, the BBC dominated, but many categories will always mean it does. Drama isn’t a commercial radio strong suit, and scripted comedy certainly isn’t.
I’m very pleased to report that Absolute Radio took 7 nominations – which I think is actually a record for a single year for the station, beating our Virgin Radio days.
So congratulations to the team behind Absolute Coldplay (for the Music Special award and the live event coverage award), the Discover Real Music production (the Promo award), Iain Lee’s team (in the Listener Participation award), and particularly Geoff Lloyd, Christian O’Connell and Tim Shaw who all compete against one another in the same category for The Entertainment Award. That’s almost certainly the first time that three DJs from the same commercial station have competed in the same category. They face tough competition with Chris Evans and Adam & Joe also being nominated. Still, as someone pointed out, Absolute Radio is guaranteed a bronze!
Elsewhere, some standout radio deservedly nominated includes Stuart Maconie’s Freak Zone on 6 Music, Jon Ronson, Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode, and Danny Baker, who’s 606 is actually listed in the comedy category, where Radio 4 hasn’t got a great showing this year surprisingly.
Only one BBC nominee in the competition award – but even that’s a bit high in a year when the BBC basically wasn’t running any competitions.
The internet programme award is interesting because nearly anyone is able to enter this. The Guardian has an episode of Media Talk nominated (probably a bit too incestuous to win, good and irritating in equal measures though it is). The other nominees I was totally unfamiliar with, and I might check out the RSPB one. Most curious of all was the Clifton Diocese podcast – Let Us Pod.
Multimedia will be tough. Global’s Capital Radio iPhone application has done very well and was ahead of the rest of the game, but the BBC has some great resource to do amazingly clever things at events like the Radio 1 Big Weekend or Wimbledon on Five Live.
However I’m really not at all sure how Stephen Nolan is so popular. It’s really not my idea of good phone-in radio.
The main Station of the Year competition will be fought out between Radio 1, Radio 3 and Classic FM; a very interesting “fight”.
I must admit that I’ve not heard any of the drama nominees, although I believe that there may be an opportunity to hear some of the nominees online. While I’m sure that the BBC will be repeating its dramas, it’d be good if the mooted online streaming of all nominated award entries was followed up. There’s obviously a great deal of exceptional radio out there, and much of it will have passed many of us by – particularly if it was only broadcast in a particular region.
The full list of nominees is here, and the awards will be presented on May 11.