Archives for October 2008

BPG in the News – October 17, 2008

BBC “biased against regional media” says editor (holdthefrontpage.co.uk)
Newspaper bosses and editors have hit back at claims by the chairman of the BBC Trust that the regional press is now too weak to deliver a quality local news service. [Read more…]

Ofcom awards HD broadcast licences – Reuters UK
Ofcom awards HD broadcast licencesReuters UK, UK – 5 hours ago(Reuters) – Broadcasting regulator Ofcom said on Friday it awarded licences to Channel 4 together with Welsh-language broadcaste. […] [Read more…]

Trinity Mirror’s Sly Bailey wades into row over BBC local video plans – guardian.co.uk
Trinity Mirror’s Sly Bailey wades into row over BBC local video plansguardian.co.uk, UK – 7 hours agoSly Bailey, chief executive of the UK’s largest regional newspaper publisher, Tri. […] [Read more…]

Ofcom: Lyons misunderstands our role – Broadcastnow
Ofcom: Lyons misunderstands our roleBroadcastnow, UK – 10 hours agoOfcom has accused BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons of misunderstanding its role and its proposals for the future of pub. […] [Read more…]

Newspaper bosses blast BBC over local websites – Times Online
Newspaper bosses blast BBC over local websitesTimes Online, UK – 17 hours agoTwo of Britain’s newspaper bosses lined up to attack Sir Michael Lyons, the chairman of the BBC Trust, for sa. […] [Read more…]

Trust in me – Broadband TV News
Trust in meBroadband TV News, UK – 20 hours agoBy Julian Clover | October 16, 2008 | 17:27 UK BBC chairman Sir Michael Lyons says the BBC’s technical innovation is a key element of public. […] [Read more…]

BBC Trust chairman: Regional press lacks strength – Press Gazette
BBC Trust chairman: Regional press lacks strengthPress Gazette, UK – 16 Oct 2008By Paul McNally The BBC Trust chairman, Sir Michael Lyons, has described the regional press as having ‘not. […] [Read more…]

Ofcom hits back on public service broadcasting proposals – guardian.co.uk
Ofcom hits back on public service broadcasting proposalsguardian.co.uk, UK – 16 Oct 2008The regulator was responding to Lyons’ warning yesterday against a “quick fix” to the pr. […] [Read more…]

Lyons criticises Ofcom over PSB review – Broadcastnow
Lyons criticises Ofcom over PSB reviewBroadcastnow, UK – 15 Oct 2008BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons has criticised the scale of expectation that the public service broadcasting review h. […] [Read more…]

BBC boss slams Ofcom proposals – Rapid tv news
BBC boss slams Ofcom proposalsRapid tv news, UK – 15 Oct 2008The BBC Trust’s chairman Sir Michael Lyons is a diplomatic sort, and uses polite language, but at a Broadcasting Press Guild lu. […] [Read more…]

Don’t make the BBC share its licence fee – Times Online
Don’t make the BBC share its licence feeTimes Online, UK – 15 Oct 2008We can help to save public service broadcasting. But diluting our independence is no answer So which do you prefer:. […] [Read more…]

BBC chairman questions ‘gift’ to C4 – The Press Association
BBC chairman questions ‘gift’ to C4The Press Association – 15 Oct 2008The BBC’s chairman has questioned the legality of a plan to give the Corporation’s commercial arm to Channel. […] [Read more…]

BBC chairman questions ‘gift’ to C4 (Press Assoc. via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
The BBC’s chairman has questioned the legality of a plan to give the Corporation’s commercial arm to Channel 4. [Read more…]

Lyons: BBC can’t be forced to give up Worldwide – Press Gazette
Lyons: BBC can’t be forced to give up WorldwidePress Gazette, UK – 15 Oct 2008By Paul McNally The BBC Trust has questioned the legality of Ofcom’s proposal to give a stake in BBC Wor. […] [Read more…]

BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons warns Ofcom over PSB proposals – guardian.co.uk
BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons warns Ofcom over PSB proposalsguardian.co.uk, UK – 15 Oct 2008Sir Michael Lyons: said the television industry should ‘stop looking to Ofcom for answe. […] [Read more…]

BBC says Ofcom proposals illegal – Variety
BBC says Ofcom proposals illegalVariety, CA – 15 Oct 2008By STEVE CLARKE LONDON — The BBC has accused the UK media regulator Ofcom of effectively breaking the law by suggesting that the as. […] [Read more…]

Russell Brand to play stand-up gig at Waterfront – Belfast Telegraph
Russell Brand plans an appearance at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast early next year. Controversial, flamboyant comedian Russell Brand is to return to his first love — stand-up … [Read more…]

Monkey goes to the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards – Guardian Unlimited
Mersey beating To the BPG Awards, where former Grange Hill and Brookside producer Phil Redmond was in typically bombastic form as he picked up the Harvey Lee award for outstanding … [Read more…]

Top 10 Funniest Celebrity Award Acceptance Speeches – The Celebrity Cafe.com
Speeches that will make you literally LOL (Laugh Out Loud!). To live the life of the rich and famous sounds grand. However, to get to that level of success, many people put forth … [Read more…]

BBC to air Disney’s Camp Rock – Guardian Unlimited
Camp Rock: likely to be broadcast by the BBC at Easter. Photograph: Disney The BBC has bought the rights to Disney’s hit US TV movie Camp Rock, the follow-up to High School Musical … [Read more…]

Lunch: Michael Grade, executive chairman, ITV

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