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Presenters socially distancing on the One Show

TV is getting creative to keep shows on the air under lockdown

The studio of The One Show isn’t a big space – just two green sofas against a window in the BBC’s Broadcasting House. In front of a ring of cameras, wires and equipment, the presenters used to sit on one sofa and guests on the other, shoulder-to-shoulder for the duration of the […]

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ITN furloughs staff, CEO takes pay cut

ITN is furloughing some members of staff, while the company’s CEO and chief financial and operations officer have both taken 20 per cent pay cuts. A spokeswoman for the broadcaster told TVBEurope the furloughed staff equates to around 3 per cent of the company. “Our newsrooms continue to be really busy, with […]

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What impact will coronavirus have on the media tech industry?

At the top of the food chain in the media and entertainment ecosystem are the broadcasters and streaming companies. These relatively few companies are not supported in their creative endeavours by three or four big generalist IT companies, they are supported, by and large, by thousands of smaller companies. SMEs, […]

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BBC Broadcasting House

How do you solve a problem like the BBC?

British broadcaster the BBC has historically had its ups and downs, but it’s hard to remember a time when it has been at battle with the government to quite the extent it is today. Even if the government does, as now ex-culture secretary Nicky Morgan said, want to have some […]

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98% of limited companies say treatment is unfair

According to a survey by film and TV workers union Bectu, only 2% of individuals who operate as limited companies believe they are being treated fairly by the government. The survey, completed by nearly 1000 people who run their own limited companies in film and TV, found that 67% think […]

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Ofcom update on 5G vandalism

There have been reports of 5G masts in some areas of the UK being vandalised and of telecoms engineers being harassed by members of the public. This is because some people incorrectly blame 5G for being linked to the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). We would like to emphasise that […]

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TV licence fee could be replaced by broadband levy, says BBC

The BBC has said the television licence fee could ultimately be replaced by a monthly levy on broadband connections, in response to the UK government’s proposals to decriminalise non-payment of the licence fee. The public broadcaster said it strongly supported keeping the current court-enforced television licence fee system in place […]

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Local TV: where did the money go?

As another local TV channel closes this week, questions are being asked on whether the money spent on building a network of local TV channels was well spent. Time to have a look at how local TV channel operators benefited from a £300,000 deal and what the future holds… As […]

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