Author: adambowie

Media, Sport

IPL TV and Streaming Rights

Long-time readers will know that I have a deep fascination with sports rights, the value attached to them and the value generated by the...

Books

After Steve by Tripp Mickle

As I write, Apple is the second most valuable company in the world. A couple of weeks ago it was the most valuable, but many tech stocks...

Audio, Radio

RAJAR Q1 2022

This post is brought to you in association with RALF from DP Software and Services. I’ve used RALF for the many years, and...

Audio, Podcasts

Podcast Listens or Listeners? What’s the Difference and Why It Matters

This weekend there was a nice interview in The Observer Magazine with Chris and Rosie Ramsey, who make one of the UK’s most popular...

Media

The Short Life of CNN+

That was fast. Just three weeks after a big glitzy launch, CNN’s new streaming service, CNN+, is being closed down. The decision was...

Audio, Podcasts

Ofcom UK Podcast Survey 2022

A year ago, Ofcom published some podcast data and since I didn’t see any other analysis of it, I published my take on their data on...

Books

Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy by Erich Schwartzel

In 1996, I was on a mountain biking holiday in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It was an organised trip with a small travel company and we...

Internet

Why is Everyone Trying to Sell Me NFTs?

OK. I do know why. Easy cash. But I loathe just about everything NFTs stand for. Right now we’re in a few days into the Winter...

Radio

RAJAR Q4 2021

This post is brought to you in association with RALF from DP Software and Services. I’ve used RALF for the many years, and...

Internet, Media

Podcast Moderation

Spotify is learning the tough way that while you can build perhaps the most sophisticated software platform that scales beautifully and...