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.
How do we feel when we, the audience, have been cheated on purpose?
I know when a televised football match is becoming crushingly dull, because I find myself paying more attention to the pitch-side adverts – especially since they’ve introduced those deeply distracting electronic hoardings, forever flicking from one ad to the next.
ITV’s ‘The Exclusives’ sees 6 desperate young writers hit the offices of Bauer Media in an attempt to see who can humiliate themselves the most as they’re hurled into candid interviews with their idols. Robbie Wojciechowski can’t believe that the programme’s commissioners have stooped that low.
Energy prices are a hot topic. Rises of up to 19% last year were the main driver of the high inflation that left many families complaining about squeezed living standards. These rises followed an increase in the average bill from £605 in 2004 to £1060 in 2010. Given these astronomical increases, it is no surprise that energy prices are the subject of intense public, media and political interest.
Our view is that such pictures do not help build a positive understanding of eating disorders in the general
public – not least because they perpetuate the mistaken view that eating disorders are only about extreme
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Could there be something of a tactical retreat going on at the BBC? Some of its senior executives would certainly be happy for us to think so.
Talking to one high-up, it's clear that the BBC thinks it's doing much to give breathing space to commercial media players – including its old rival ITV – [...]
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