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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...

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...