The Media Podcast with Matt Deegan
Media Podcast Predictions 2022
It's our EIGHTH annual special looking into the media trends of 2022, with:Hannah Russell, Mags CreativeJim Waterson, the GuardianMaggie Brown, Media Writer and Channel 4 historianDan Taylor Watt, Digital Product leader, formerly BBC iPlayer/BBC SoundsJake Kanter, The TimesFaraz Osman, Gold WalaAnn Charles, Radio TechCon...find out why our panel think this is the year for aVODs, a worrying time for 5live, the pressure off for Channel 4 and who will replace Andrew Marr.Plus: we're going weekly. Hurrah! Support our efforts by joining our new Patreon community: patreon.com/mediapodPresented by Matt Deegan, produced by Matt Hill at rethinkaudio.com
Biggest BBC Cuts Yet To Come, British Journalism Awards & Guardian hits 1m
Just how much more can the BBC cut from its services? Potentially the same amount again, it transpires, with the schedules set to be packed with repeats as the corporation is forced to make “significant” programming cuts, according to the National Audit Office. Matt Deegan is joined by The Times’ media correspondent Jake Kanter, The Week founder Jon Connell and journalist and comedian Suchandrika Chakribarti to discuss the week’s media news.Also on the programme: the Guardian hits 1 million paid subscribers, all without a paywall. So what can other publishers learn from this milestone? Plus we look back at the scoops of the year as judged by the British Journalism Awards, ponder Ladbible’s rise and rise - and, in the Media Quiz, we find out who’s to blame in our latest innovative gameshow format... The Blame Thrower.A Rethink Audio and PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill. Thanks for all your support this year - you can support the show at themediapodcast.com/donate
Mail privilege & the big podcast sale
It’s all change at The Daily Mail - Grieg is out, Dacre’s back... but is it Mail Online now calling the shots? Host Matt Deegan is joined by Press Gazette’s Charlotte Tobitt and Great Scott Media’s Leon Wilson to review the week’s media news.Also on the programme: Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries steps into the media spotlight - we try and glean something from that, plus the BBC’s ambitions to turn hit podcasts into talked-about TV, the rise in fortunes at Buzzfeed and the latest rumours surrounding Talk TV.A Rethink Audio and PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill. Support the show by taking out a voluntary donation: themediapodcast.com/donate
Dacre's OFCOM, ITV's bounceback & BBC vs Stonewall
Is Paul Dacre *really* going to be running OFCOM? That’s the question the sector is asking this week, after more leaks suggest Government meddling in the interview panel and process. Matt Deegan is joined by Faraz Osman (of TV indie Gold Wala) and Jack Davison (EVP, 3Vision) to discuss this and the rest of the week’s media news.Also on the programme: ITV bounces back with revenues up on those from 'the beforetimes'; the BBC is under scrutiny as it ends its partnership with Stonewall; and in the Media Quiz... we learn a novel way to get your outstanding invoices paid.A Rethink Audio & PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill. Support the show and keep us independent: themediapodcast.com/donate
Sophie K: breaking the mould
Recorded live at the Radio Academy Festival this week, Kerrang! Radio breakfast show presenter Sophie K talks about smashing through barriers and breaking the mould as a female in the male-dominated world of rock radio.There are catchup tickets still available for this annual audio event, including:BBC content chief Charlotte Moore on her plans for audio and a new scheme for indiesClaudia Winkleman and Clara Amfo in conversationAnd some radio geek called Matt Deegan talking about a youthquake in radioAll the details on how to watch all the sessions are at radioacademy.org/festivalA Rethink Audio & PPM Production. We'd like thank the Radio Academy for allowing us to share this session with you. Support The Media Podcast by setting up a regular voluntary subscription: themediapodcast.com/donate
Times Radio, Greatest Hits & more in ratings shock - the RAJARs are in!
For those in the radio industry, Wednesday was the biggest day for 18 months, with £500m worth of sales resting on data from the audience research survey (suspended during the pandemic). But elsewhere in the media, this set of listening figures looks set to have an impact on their businesses too.Matt Deegan welcomes two new stations execs to talk about their first results: Stig Abell (Times Radio) & Phil Riley (Boom Radio) as well as Tech Con's own Ann Charles to discuss the importance of this unique set of figures.Also in this RAJAR special: how Graham Norton's got on, where are the young people, has Coronavirus been BBC Local Radio’s saviour.... and in The Media Quiz, we play a classic radio game.A Rethink Audio & PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill. To support the show for less than a Gin & Tonic at the Groucho, visit themediapodcast.com/donate
New BBC Studios Boss At Last & Where Are Channel 4's Subtitles?
Thirteen months after the search began, BBC Studios finds their new boss is the same as the old one. Why has the appointment taken so long? Matt Deegan is joined by media writer Maggie Brown, Newsweek International editor Alex Hudson and Endelman's Karin Robinson to discuss this and the week's other media news.Also on the show: over in Europe the radio industry has been getting together for Radio Days Europe, looking at the fortunes of broadcasters during the pandemic - is confidence running low in the audio sector?All that plus: the rise and rise of substack, has Channel 4 neglected its hard of hearing audiences and, in the Media Quiz, we see who’s dropped onto our casting couch.A PPM & Rethink Audio production, produced by Matt Hill and Peter Price. Support the making of this series at themediapodcast.com/donate
#160 - Netflix snaps up Dahl, Neil v GB News, Doctor Who leaves BBC Studios
Media news and analysis, with new host Matt Deegan and guests this week consultant Paul Robinson (Creative Media Partners) and Elizabeth Carr-Ellis (Hello Magazine).Netflix buys up the rights to the Roald Dahl back catalogue. With Amazon, Disney and Apple all spending big this year, how does this deal match up in the streaming wars?Also on the programme: with Andrew Neil spilling all in the tabloids, what now for GB News - and what does this mean for the return of News UK’s TV plans?All this, plus thesonic screwdriverchanges hands as Dr Who leaves BBC Studios and... in the media quiz, we’ll find out who’s axed, back or vaxxed.A Rethink Audio & PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill and Peter Price.Support the Media Podcast as we enter out 16th year on the air: themediapodcast.com/donate.
#159B - SPECIAL: The “One Voice” Conference 2021
“One Voice” is the UK’s biggest conference for voiceovers, and Leah Marks and Nic Redman from the British Podcast Award-nominated Voiceover Social podcast, have put together this collection of the best bits of One Voice 2021 especially for you, Media Podcast listeners.Featuring top impersonators Rory Bremner and Jess Robinson, as well as the best continuity announcers working in the business today - and one of the best outtakes in the world of voiceover this year (hint: stick around until the end).A PPM/Rethink Audio production, presented by Olly Mann. We'll be back with regular episodes in the autumn - until then, please support the show by heading to themediapodcast.com/donate