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#100 Yet Another Culture Sec & A Sky High Bid

Media news and analysis with Olly Mann and guests radio producer Trevor Dann (Audio UK) & journalist and writer Tobi Oredein (Black Ballad). What does another new culture secretary mean for the industry? Who won the latest copyright battle between the internet giants and the EU? What will LBC do with Eddie Mair? Our panel discuss these stories. Also on the programme: we speak to Lisa Campbell from the Edinburgh International TV festival about her top picks for this August. PLUS in the...


#99 - IGTV, BBC Sounds, Google Podcasting - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

THE MEDIA PODCAST QUIZ - LIVE! - TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE Join Olly Mann and Media Podcast regulars for our biggest ever Media Quiz to celebrate our 100th episode. Thursday 19 July 2018, 7pm, Exmouth Market, London EC1R. Full details: Episode 99: Media industry news and gossip presented by Olly Mann with guests Rebecca Gillie, journalist at The, and radio consultant Matt Deegan of Folder Media. On today’s show: Instagram steps on YouTube’s turf...


#98 - Local TV, Dacre's legacy & hope for Audioboom - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Media news and analysis, with Olly Mann and this week's guests Talkback's Leon Wilson and former Discovery exec Prof. Lis Howell. The panel discuss how Paul Dacre’s departure will affect the Daily Mail, what the secret sauce is in Love Island’s success, and allegations surrounding local TV provider 'That's TV'. Also on the programme, we field questions from Audioboom clients to exec Ruth Fitzsimons, and what Jeremy Vine is doing at the helm of The Wright Stuff - as well as continuing his...


#97: Evening Standard's 'Money Can't Buy' offer, Grimmy quits R1 Breakfast Show - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Media news and analysis, with Olly Mann and guests Imriel Morgan (ShoutOut Network) and Alex Hudson ( With the Evening Standard under fire for their leaked branded content strategy, we ask are companies paying for favourable coverage and does it matter? Also on the programme, we discuss the news that Grimmy and Greg are to swap shows on Radio 1, and could we be about to see a partnership between the BBC and ITV? AND in the Media Quiz, we play ‘Ladies First’ to decide whether...


#96 British Podcast Awards 2018

Olly Mann and Rhianna Dhillon were live at Saturday's British Podcast Awards in London, talking to the winners and audio industry execs about the future of the medium. If you're looking to understand this emerging media platform, there's no better place to start. Featuring interviews with the winner of Podcast of the Year Cariad Lloyd and Listeners Choice winners Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo, as well as the winners of Best Family podcast (Co-producers Stephen Scott & Philip Feenan, Once...


#95 - Audioboom Takeover Off The Table, Digital Radio Listening Overtakes Analogue, TV BAFTAs - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Olly Mann presents news and analysis of the media industry with Somethin’ Else managing director Steve Ackerman, and Heat magazine’s entertainments director, Boyd Hilton. This week: Testing times for Audioboom as a takeover proposal is withdrawn. How YouTube plans to recover from its annus horribilis. Could a UK streaming service revolutionise pay-per-view sports? ‘Digital’ radio listening beats analogue for the first time and after the closure of STV2, where next for local TV in...


#94 - Press Freedom, Al-Jazeera Strikes, BBC Sound Effects Library

Olly Mann presents news and analysis of the media industry with editor in chief of Business Insider UK, Jim Edwards, plus freelance journalist and special projects editor at Buzzfeed UK, Louise Ridley. This week: How does press freedom in the UK compare to the rest of the world, the BBC partners to sell podcast ads, and why Al-Jazeera’s London staff are striking. All that, plus life after mornings for Matthew Wright and what losing the Debrief means for the industry. And in the Media...


#93 - Daily Mail’s Accidental Profanity, Radio 4’s Rivers Of Blood, Test Match Special’s Early Tea -The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Informed insight and analysis of the media industries with Olly Mann and guests – journalist for The Week magazine, Rebecca Gillie and managing director and head of creative at Gold Wala, Faraz Osman. On the show this week: As a Daily Mail journalist is fired for accidentally publishing the c-word, should online publishers be spending more on sub-editors? Radio 4’s rebroadcast of Enoch Powell’s “Rivers of Blood” speech caused a stir but is the outcry justified? And as Key 103 rebrands as...


#92 - The Gender Pay Gap, Interns and a lifeline for Sky - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Olly Mann is joined by broadcast consultant Matt Deegan (Folder Media) and journalist Kieran Yates to dissect the week’s media news; how did the media fare in the gender pay gap revelations? Also on the programme: our panel discuss Monocle’s intern woes, Disney’s lifeline for Sky News... and just who will be presenting this year’s MacTaggart keynote in Edinburgh. All that AND we crunch the numbers in our Media Quiz. A PPM Production. Produced by Matt Hill. Help keep us afloat, by taking...


91A: RadioDays Europe - Paul Robinson interviews Midge Ure (Ultravox), Daniela Linzer (Kronehit), Bob Shennan (BBC) and Elvis Duran (Z100 New York)

In this bonus episode of The Media Podcast, radio consultant Paul Robinson reports from RadioDays Europe 2018 in Vienna. Ultravox frontman Midge Ure tells Paul why radio stations wanted him to trim the length of Vienna; Daniela Linzer, programme director of Austria's national station Kronehit on the tough competition between public and commercial broadcasters in Austria; Director of BBC radio Bob Shennan on the switch off of FM broadcasting and Elvis Duran, breakfast show DJ on Z100 New...


Episode 91: Talent Trouble, Cambridge Analytica & RadioDays Europe

Media insight and analysis with host Olly Mann and guests LIs Howell and Alex Hudson. The panel hear from some of the guests at the RadioDays Europe conference in Vienna, and consider how the Cambridge Analytica story could change the way Facebook is regulated. Also on the programme: can ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway survive without Ant, who killed the NME, and why are the BBC having more presenter trouble. Broadcast consultant and Media Podcast regular Paul Robinson interviews Elvis...


#90 - Guardian Changing Media Summit 2018 - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Media news and analysis, this week recorded at the Guardian's Changing Media Summit. Olly Mann is joined by delegates to discuss some of the key trends in international media, as well as covering the big media stories of the week. On the programme: Sam Baker (The Pool) and Matt Kelly (The New European) discuss the role of a partisan press in a digital age, as well as what the end of Leveson 2 means for Fleet Street. Buzzfeed's Jim Waterson gives his take on Comcast’s audacious bid for Sky...


HomePod gripes, Sky News pledge & Twitter TV

Media insight and analysis, with Olly Mann and guests Paul Robinson and Nastaran Tavakolifar. The panel discuss the Guardian's new interactive storytelling for audio, as well as Twitter bringing a new approach to live video. Also on the programme: Murdoch commits to Sky News for another decade, the BBC brings in the big guns to sell shows abroad, advertisers bail from the Daily Mail, and 'hey Siri,' the reviews are in on Apple's new HomePod. Plus, in the Media Quiz, we play Blockbusters...


#88 - Express deal nears, freemasons & a podcast ad boost

Media news and analysis, with Olly Mann guests Boyd Hilton (Heat magazine) and Rebecca Gillie ( The panel discuss the big stories of the week, including the news that Richard Desmond is (finally) poised to sell his paper empire, whilst purchasers Trinity Mirror face phone hacking victims in court. We discuss those stories, plus Ian Katz's first moves at Channel 4, why 6Music might need a rejig of its own, the fallout from the BBC gender pay gap dispute... how podcasts are...


#87: Hello Old Friends At Facebook; Goodbye Old Friends At Buzzfeed - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Media writer Maggie Brown and Somethin’ Else managing director Steve Ackerman join Olly Mann to discuss the biggest stories of the week from the TV, radio, online and print industries. This week: How competition concerns have scuppered the Murdoch family’s reach for the sky; New algorithms at Facebook are poised to reunite friends, but at what expense to media brands? And what future for original online journalism as staff are made redundant at Buzzfeed UK? Plus, it’s a game of guess who...


#86: The Media Podcast Predictions Special - 2018 Edition

Olly Mann is joined by top industry insiders to reveal their trends for the year ahead in tv, radio, print and online. Louise Ridley (Buzzfeed), TV producer Faraz Osman, Business Insider's Jake Kanter and Holden Frith and Rebecca Gillie from share their tips. Also on the programme: we discuss the latest pay row at the BBC, the news that Radio 2’s new daytime schedule has an actual woman in it, and what the new Culture Secretary has in their in-tray. PLUS we hold our guests...


#85 - Murdoch Joins The Magic Kingdom, British Journalism Awards - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

With investigative reporter Meave McClenaghan (The Tip Off), consultant Matt Deegan (Folder Media) and... whatever was left of the voice of Olly Mann. As Disney and Fox tie the knot, the panel debate what it all means for Sky News and for Murdoch’s print empire. Also on the programme: Buzzfeed announce big cuts to its UK new operation, and awards season continues as we look at the winners of the British Journalism Awards. Plus, we answer these questions: why is Apple investing in audio...


#84 - The Death of Soho, Audie Awards 2017 and Children’s Repeats - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

#84 - The Death of Soho, Audie Awards 2017 and Children’s Repeats - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann News, analysis and gossip from the creative media industries with Olly Mann. This week Lisa Campbell (director, Edinburgh International TV Festival) and Paul Robinson (broadcast consultant) discuss what counts as a new production in children’s TV - how often can broadcasters repeat a show before the young audience cottons on? Amid ongoing claims of harassment at Amazon Studios, will a...


#83 - Katz Does Countdown - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Iain Katz leaves Newsnight to take on the top job at Channel 4, former controller Jay Hunt announces she’s off to work for Apple... With careers spanning print to tv to online, what do these appointments say about the way the media is changing? Also on the programme: as the Weinstein scandal moves to Westminster, we look at how UK newsrooms are attempting to drain the swamp, and we crunch ALL the numbers: from Bake Off to the latest RAJARs, via the Guardian’s big reveal on voluntary...


#82 - Harassment in Hollywood; Ofcom calls the tune at Radio 1; Cutting teeth on the Daily Mail

News and analysis from the creative industries with Olly Mann and guests James Ball (Special Correspondent for Buzzfeed UK), and Nastaran Tavakoli-Far (BBC World Service). As male movie execs are outed, and more actors and presenters share their stories of harassment, our panel debate if this scandal will be the one that finally changes the culture of the entertainment industry? Also on the show – James Harding is leaving BBC News but where’s he going? Ofcom demands Radio 1 gets serious...