Media

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...

Media

YouTube Ads Are Not Smart

Like many people, I watch a fair bit of YouTube. A surprisingly large amount I watch via an app on my TV, but I also watch all kinds of...

Media, Technology

Four Months In – Many Politicians are Still ‘Zooming’ Badly

I posted a Twitter thread on this subject earlier, but I thought it was worth exploring a little more here. This morning I was watching BBC...

Media, Technology

Micropayments and Transaction Fees

Yesterday I wrote about my frustration that every news outlet that doesn’t want to – or more likely can’t – rely on...

Media, News

News Subscriptions – and the Lack of Alternatives

I’m a bit of a news junkie. I always have been. I read a newspaper each day – and spend a lot of time online reading lots and...

Media, TV

HBO Max in the UK… Or Not

Yesterday AT&T held an event called WarnerMedia Day that largely detailed the launch plans for their new streaming service HBO Max,...

Media, TV

Further Apple TV+ Thoughts

This Friday Apple TV+ launches globally. In the UK, the PR launch is already well underway. Stars from some of the first tranche of Apple...

Internet, Media

RIP Flixster

At the start of this year I noted that buying a digital movie or TV series in the UK was an absolute mess. You can buy movies or TV series...