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Did Commercial Broadcasters Really Lose Millions of Pounds on Monday?

As I type, I’ve yet to see any viewing figures for how many people watched the Queen’s funeral on British TV yesterday –...

Films, Media

Waiting for Top Gun

If you visited Prime Video, Apple TV or Google Play Movies in the last couple of days, you may have noticed that there’s something...

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...

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...

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...

Media

Finding a New Movie Studio

This morning came news that the UK, and London in particular is going to be home of a new film studio. Specifically, Blackstone Real Estate...

Media, Sport, TV

The Olympics on TV in the UK

The 2012 London Olympics were perhaps the high point for UK viewers who wanted to watch the Olympic Games. For a home event, the BBC pulled...

Films, Media, TV

It’s Different This Side of the Pond

Yesterday I saw my first TV ad – at least in quite a few months – for Wonder Woman 1984, the next instalment of the blockbuster...

Media

Amazon and Rugby

This weekend the hastily arranged Autumn Nations Cup competition kicks off, with eight European nations playing each other in two pools...

Media

Substack Journalism

Earlier today, the actor Johnny Depp lost a libel action against News Group Newspapers and the journalist Dan Wootton. I’ll leave...