Given the competitive nature of the TV industry it’s perhaps hard to imagine our biggest broadcasters and independent production companies coming together to discuss how they can work together on a project that might just change the entire industry. But for the past year, eleven of some of the biggest companies in the industry have been meeting once a month to do just that – all in the name of saving the planet.
As Freesat joins forces with Netflix to offer on-demand, internet-streamed film and TV content, BSkyB’s dominance of the satellite TV market sees added pressure to innovate and compete against fast and flexible alternatives.
The Times man yesterday argued that the power of the Murdoch press is grossly exaggerated and that the BBC is the real dominant media power in the land. The communications regulator, Ofcom, takes a different view.
Vince Cable was back in the news this week, after ‘declaring war’ on Rupert Murdoch. If we could declare war on anyone, Murdoch would be my number one choice, but it did raise a certain question in my mind – what kind of mind-set does it take to want to be a politician in the first place?
The verdict, according to industry feedback I’m receiving this morning, is a thumbs down. News International has revealed today that 105,000 people have paid up for access to the Times website since it went behind a paywall with its newly-established Sunday Times sister site.
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation empire this morning introduced an unprecedented level of vitriol into its long-standing war of words with the BBC. In a leader article, The Sun has accused the corporation’s journalists of outright bias, claiming “the Beeb is today the pompous voice of defeated socialism.
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