Tag: Ofcom

Radio

Localness

Ofcom has published an update today on what it considers localness in commercial radio. The tl;dr is that it’s not very local any...

Radio

Diversity in UK Radio

Ofcom has just published its diversity monitoring report into the radio industry. It replicates the work Ofcom did in television, and the...

TV

Winding Down Local TV

In the dim and distant past of 2011, Jeremy Hunt, then Culture Secretary, kicked off “Local TV.” “For consumers, what...

Radio

Shutting Down AM

Today, Ofcom published a short consultation based on a request from Absolute Radio to shut down a number of AM transmitters and reduce the...

Media, TV

Diversity in UK Media – Ofcom’s Report Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Last week Ofcom published the first in what it says will be a regular series of reports into diversity and equal opportunities in...

Media, News, Radio, TV

Ofcom on Audience Attitudes to Broadcast Media

Ofcom, the UK broadcast regulator, carries out an awful lot of research, most of which it publishes on its website. But people are lazy,...

Radio

D2 Bids: Further Thoughts

Note: Updated following the publication of the detailed bid documents on the Ofcom website. Note that only parts of the applications have...

Radio, Technology

On DAB and Five Live

It was a really interesting day for radio today with several important announcements. Of most interest to me was the formal announcement of...

Radio

A Digital Radio Future

This morning, I was in the BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House along with several hundred colleagues who work for broadcasters,...