BPG in the News – June 13, 2009

Is the BBC being consistent about pay cuts? – Telegraph.co.uk
Jay Hunt, the controller of BBC One, told the Broadcasting Press Guild last week that she was being stingy when it comes to o. […] [Read more…]

BBC comedy: Nothing funny about playing safe – Broadcastnow

BBC1 controller Jay Hunt told a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch last week that developing hit comedies is a challenge. “It’s very easy for. […] [Read more…]

Lumsden on lookout for agile comedy series – Broadcastnow
Jay Hunt echoed her comments last week at a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch. She said: “I get really annoyed when people say. […] [Read more…]

question of the day: Does it matter if BBC1 doesn’t air any … – Flick Filosopher
… one of the most reliable markets for US television shows, is cutting back drastically on its spending abroad –. […] [Read more…]

Ex regional press journalist joins Cabinet (holdthefrontpage.co.uk)
A former journalist who began his career on the Exeter Express and Echo has today been put in charge of the nation’s media. [Read more…]

Steel against online stealing – Broadcastnow
And he realises that there must be a coordinated international approach as well, as he explained to the Broadcasting
Press Guild earlier this week, which. […] [Read more…]

Susan Boyle: culture secretary weighs in (Guardian Unlimited)
Andy Burnham says broadcasters need to take responsibility for the pressure put on the contestants of reality TV shows The culture secretary, Andy Burnham, today said that broadcasters need to take mo. […] [Read more…]

Graham Norton chatshow goes to BBC1 (Guardian Unlimited)
Graham Norton’s late-night talkshow transferring from BBC2 to BBC1 as part of plan to increase comedian’s profile on channel Graham Norton’s late-night chatshow is to transfer from BBC2 to BBC1 as par. […] [Read more…]

Set-top boxes could help deliver 2Mbps – Telappliant VoIP News

According to the website, culture minister Andy Burnham told the Broadcasting Press Guild: “There
is the potential for the switchover pr. […] [Read more…]

BBC One seeks popular factuals – How Do
Controller, Jay Hunt spoke to the Broadcasting Press Guild earlier this week and said she was looking for programmes aimed at the 25-44 age group. Until now, B. […] [Read more…]

Tattle: A TLC plea for Susan Boyle – Philadelphia Inquirer

“The contestants’ welfare should always come first,” Burnham told a meeting of the Broadcasting Press
Guild. Burnham said the 24-hour nature. […] [Read more…]

BBC1 hunts pop factual docs with youth appeal – Broadcastnow
She told the Broadcasting Press Guild on Tuesday the channel will grow the late-evening slot as a “destination
for 25- to 44-year-old vi. […] [Read more…]

Re-invented: BBC’s Tomorrow’s World is back by popular demand – but in a new format (Daily
Mail)
Re-invented: BBC’s Tomorrow’s World is back by popular
demand – but in a new format [Read more…]

Jonathan Ross ‘set for pay cut’ as chat show rival Graham Norton moves to BBC1 (Daily
Mail)

Jonathan Ross ‘set for pay cut’ as chat show rival Graham Norton moves to BBC1 [Read more…]

Norton show moves to BBC One (BBC News)
Presenter Graham Norton’s chat show is being moved to BBC One to show off his “unique
talent”, it is announced. [Read more…]

Graham Norton to move to BBC One (Daily Telegraph)
Graham Norton is to move to BBC One it has been announced in a knock to Jonathan Ross’s position
as one of the corporation’s biggest stars. [Read more…]

BBC1 WON’T AIR ANY US TV SHOWS Contactmusic.com – Jun 3, 2009
British television, one of the most reliable markets for US television shows, is cutting back drastically on its spending abroad — and BBC1 may not air a

BBC1 cools on acquisitions Broadcastnow – Jun 3, 2009
BBC1 controller Jay Hunt has warned that she will not be shopping for US acquisitions and pledged her support to British productions instead.

BBC One not yet at HD tipping point Broadband TV News – Jun 2, 2009
BBC One controller Jay Hunt has told a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch that the Corporation is not yet ready to

Minister calls for Boyle Ofcom action – Digital Spy – Jun 3, 2009
The culture secretary told a meeting of the Broadcasting Press Guild that the advent of 24-hour news meant that broadcasters have an obligation to take care

Broadcastnow- Steel against online stealing Broadcastnow – Jun 5, 2009

And he realises that there must be a coordinated international approach as well, as he explained to the Broadcasting Press Guild earlier this week,

Set-top boxes could help deliver 2Mbps – Telappliant VoIP News – Jun 4, 2009

According to the website, culture minister Andy Burnham told the Broadcasting Press Guild: “There is the potential for the switchover programme to empower

BBC One seeks popular factuals -How Do – Jun 4, 2009

Controller, Jay Hunt spoke to the Broadcasting Press Guild earlier this week and said she was looking for programmes aimed at the 25-44 age group.

Tattle: A TLC plea for Susan Boyle – Philadelphia Inquirer – Jun 4, 2009

“The contestants’ welfare should always come first,” Burnham told a meeting of the Broadcasting Press Guild. Burnham said the 24-hour nature of news

BBC1 hunts pop factual docs with youth appeal Broadcastnow – Jun 4, 2009

She told the Broadcasting Press Guild on Tuesday the channel will grow the late-evening slot as a “destination for 25- to 44-year-old viewers” and she is

Government not backing ‘three strikes’ plan against illegal … – NME.com – Jun 5, 2009

The government has shelved plans to cut off the internet access of people who persistently illegally download copyrighted material.

Govt ‘rules out’ disconnecting copyright infringers – Top 10 Broadband – Jun 5, 2009

By Kimberley Howson Broadband users who consistently download copyrighted material will not be disconnected by their internet service provider (ISP),

British ‘pirates’ face slowdown, not cut-off – TECH.BLORGE.com – Jun 5, 2009

By John Lister The British government appears set to rule out forcing internet providers to cut off access
to users who download copyrighted material

Ofcom could get powers to act against file-sharers – Computeractive – Jun 5, 2009

It appears that Ofcom will have a central role to play in the fight against people illegally downloading copyrighted material from the internet.

“Three strikes” rule for illegal downloads will not be in Digital … – Computing – Jun 5, 2009

The government is reported to be moving away from introducing a “three strikes” policy to combat illegal downloaders. Representatives of the creative

Is the government planning to throttle persistent pirates? – Broadband Genie – Jun 5, 2009

It now seems unlikely the government will agree to implent a three strikes and you’re out law to tackle
online piracy first suggested to be recommended in

Government to crack down on illegal filesharers – SeekBroadband – Jun 5, 2009

The culture secretary Andy Burnham has said the Government will acquire powers to deal with persistent illegal filesharers.

Digital Britain report may slow down illegal file sharers – thinkbroadband.com – Jun 5, 2009

The government may have rejected calls from the creative industries to force ISPs to disconnect uses caught sharing illegal material.

ISPs may be allowed to choke illegal file-sharers – ComputerWeekly.com – Jun 5, 2009

Internet service providers may be required to cut online access speeds for persistent online file-sharers, culture
minister Andy Burnham indicated this week

Steel against online stealing – Broadcastnow – Jun 5, 2009

Today six million people in the UK are stealing music and other content illegally through P2P file sharing.
That’s a lot of piracy sucking money from the

Broadband ISP’s To Not Cut Off Illegal File Sharers – Broadband Internet UK News – Jun 5, 2009

According to reports, the UK’s broadband internet service providers (ISP’s) will not be forced to cut off illegal file sharers as

British Government to Slow Pirates Down (Instead of Cutting Them Off) – Mashable – Jun 5, 2009

The British Government seems to have given up on the dreaded three-strikes law, under which ISPs would be
forced to completely cut file sharers off the

Tax on broadband providers is a non-starter – Top 10 Broadband – Jun 5, 2009

By Jonathan Leggett Of all the facets of the Digital Britain report, the mooted measures to combat online piracy were the most contentious. …

Government wants to throttle illegal downloaders – TechRadar UK – Jun 5, 2009

The idea of the ‘three-strikes’ rule in the UK may be out of the window, but it seems the government is looking into ways of throttling bandwidth to those

“Technical Solutions” For UK File Sharers – Digitaltrends.com – Jun 5, 2009

Those indulging in illegal file-sharing in the UK won’t face a three-strikes-and-out penalty, but rather a
more nebulous “technical solution.

UK Minister Says “Three-Strikes” too Draconian Zeropaid – Jun 5, 2009

Back in January it was revealed for the first time that the UK govt had all but ruled out disconnecting repeat file-sharers from the Internet.

UK Government threatens “technical measures” in file-sharing clampdown Pocket-lint.com – Jun 5, 2009

The UK government’s culture secretary, Andy Burnham, has announced that “technical measures” may be implemented,
as part of the fight against illegal

Gov’t could slow illegal downloaders’ web access PC Advisor – Jun 5, 2009

The government is unlikely to back the implementation of a ‘three strikes’ rule that would see illegal
file sharers cut off from the internet,

Freesat boxes could deliver broadband Techwatch – Jun 5, 2009

by David Allen The government could be turning to the likes of Freesat to step up and help provide the minimum broadband for all service of 2 Mbps,

UK to Tackle Illegal Broadband File Sharers with Service Limits – ISPReview UK – Jun 5, 2009

The UK governments culture secretary, Andy Burnham, has all but confirmed that the final Digital Britain report from Lord Carter, which is due to be

Government threatens file sharers with “technical measures” PC Pro – Jun 5, 2009

The Government is willing to implement “technical measures” to deal with the problem of illegal file sharing, according
to culture secretary Andy Burnham.

Minister warns illegal filesharers they face ‘technical measures’ – U.TV – Jun 4, 2009

The government will acquire powers to apply “technical measures” to crack down on persistent illegal filesharers on the internet, the culture secretary,

UK could force ISPs to apply technical measures on file sharers – Music Ally – Jun 4, 2009

The UK Culture Secretary confirmed today that the Government is preparing legislation to force Internet
Service Providers (ISPs) to apply technical measures

Ofcom to regulate P2P, Burnham tells MW conference – musicweek.com – Jun 4, 2009

By Robert Ashton Culture Secretary Andy Burnham told the music industry that Ofcom will play a greater
role in regulating P2P filesharing following the

Set-top boxes could help deliver 2Mbps – Telappliant VoIP News – Jun 4, 2009

Set-top boxes offer a potential way to meet the government target of providing web speeds of two megabits per second (Mbps) to all UK homes by 2012,

Burnham: ‘A way has to be found to sustain journalism’ Press Gazette – Jun 3, 2009 By Paul McNally

The government’s long-awaited Digital Britain report will “lift the whole quality” of regional news,
culture secretary Andy Burnham has said

Burnham puts broadband in core receiver – Broadband TV News – Jun 2, 2009
UK Culture minister Andy Burnham has highlighted the core set-top box as a possible means to achieve the 2 Mbps

Web pirates placed in ‘slow lane’ – BBC News – Jun 4, 2009

The government has all but ruled out using a “three strikes” law to tackle persistent net pirates. Using warnings and disconnection to tackle pirates was

Core receiver to help with universal broadband says Burnham – Broadband Expert – Jun 3, 2009
The use of core set-top boxes as another way for the government to reach the goal of providing universal broadband running at 2Mbps has been picked up as a

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