The Media Podcast with Matt Deegan
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.
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Friday, June 2, 2023
C4 payouts, paycuts and potential acquisitions
Channel 4 execs are in line for a big payout for warding off privitisation - but BECTU is not happy. Media news and analysis with Matt Deegan and guests Ann Charles (Radio Techcon) and media writer Maggie Brown.Also on the programme - GB News sticks the knife into This Morning, there’s another UK podcast company acquisition, and what we can expect from the acting chair of the BBC.All that, plus in the media quiz... we play a game of Backed, left or Sacked. A Rethink Audio production, produced by Matt Hill.Love our look and sound? Hire thelondonpodcaststudios.com for your next recording.
Friday, May 26, 2023
The End of Phil & Holly, Cadwalladr's Hefty Bill & Podcast Show
Phillip Scofield leaves This Morning - what did for him? And how does the show steady the ship?Recorded this week at The Podcast Show in Islington’s Business Design Centre, Matt Deegan is joined by audio consultant Brett Spencer and Audio UK MD Chloe Straw to review the week’s media news.Also on the programme: Carole Cadwalladr faces a £1.2m legal bill in her battle with a Brexit funder... should the publishers be stumping up?All that, plus in the Media Quiz... we get into everything that’s going on outside the conference. A Rethink Audio production, produced by Matt Hill.DID YOU KNOW: it costs money to make this independent show. So support us or send a thank you: patreon.com/mediapod
Friday, May 19, 2023
BBC Verify, RAJARs... and where are all the unscripted shows?
The BBC announces a big investment in fact checking. But can BBC Verify stand up to the internet? Media news and analysis with Matt Deegan and guests Adam Bowie (BBC) and Ian Rumsey (ITN Productions).It’s RAJAR week - and it’s boom time for commercial radio... we disclose whose numbers are up and down at the UK’s biggest networks.Also on the programme: where did all the unscripted television go? Who lost out at the BAFTAs? And Vice hits rock bottom.All that, plus a game of radio charades on media quiz. What could go wrong? A Rethink Audio Production, produced by Matt HillSupport the show: patreon.com/mediapodBook our fabulous studio: thelondonpodcaststudios.comHear Intersections: Detroit: https://link.chtbl.com/intersections?sid=RTMP
Friday, May 12, 2023
Economic Slowdown, CNN & BBC Showdowns
Sony reduces its podcast spend, and ITV revenues are down - but are they the outliers in the advertising downturn? Media news and analysis, from Matt Deegan, Deadline’s Jake Kanter and Endelman’s Karin Robinson.Also on the programme: It’s Trump vs CNN... again. What lessons did the broadcaster learn from the last election cycle?Is the BBC handling the Local Radio restructure right? Or is it, as Private Eye reported, ‘a clusterf***?’Plus, on the deep dive this week we look at the perils of reporting on the Depp trials of the UK and US.All that, plus a media quiz on the best media quotes of the week.You can order Nick Wallis' new book at https://www.waterstones.com/book/depp-v-heard/nick-wallis/9781838439088A Rethink Audio Production, produced by Matt Hill.Like our sound/vision? You too can hire thelondonpodcaststudios.com
Friday, May 5, 2023
Writers' Strikes, Vice On The Brink, Farewell Richard Sharp
The US writer’s strike - what does it mean for the UK industry and its viewers? Media news and analysis with Matt Deegan and guests Jim Waterson (the Guardian) and media writer Scott Bryan.Vice news is on the brink - has its own predictions for the industry come to pass?Also on the programme: we take a look at BAFTA members data, the winners of the Radio Academy awards... and squeeze in a farewell to BBC chair Richard Sharp.All that, plus in the Media Quiz ponders the worst AI executions so far.A Rethink Audio production, produced by Matt Hill.Thanks to thelondonpodcaststudios.com for the use of their swish studio - you can discover how good it looks over on our new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@TheMediaPodcastwithMattDeegan
Friday, April 28, 2023
Tucker v Fox, MIPTV & yet more journos axed
A wave of big names leave US TV - is the MeToo movement finally cutting through in television? Media analysis, this week with Charlotte Tobitt (Press Gazette), John Elmes (Broadcast) and media writer Kate Bulkey.Also on the show: all the latest from Cannes as MIPTV draws to a close. All that, plus the Media Quiz covers everything else from LadBaby to indie quotas.A Rethink Audio production, produced by Matt Hill and recorded at thelondonpodcaststudios.comJake Kanter's TalkTV read is available at https://deadline.com/2023/04/inside-talktv-first-year-rupert-murdoch-piers-morgan-1235335084/
Friday, April 21, 2023
Bye-bye Buzzfeed News, Fox & Dominion Settle, plus Shalini Govil-Pai on Google TV
This week coming to you this week from The London Podcast Studios, host Matt is joined by Jane Ostler (VP Global Thought Leadership, Kantar) & Alex Hudson (Exec Editor Newsweek).Our pundits share their reactions to the Buzzfeed News shut down.We unpack the Fox & Dominion settlement and why it matters.Plus, the first quarter numbers are out for UK streaming subscriptions, we take on Netflix’s ‘cancel backlash’ and why live streaming a show isn’t as simple as it sounds.AND in this week's deep dive, Shalini Govil-Pai (GM & VP of TV, Google) shares her view on the future of streaming and why Google TV's offering a guide to 800 free channels.And finally, we cover telly news in the media quiz!A Rethink Audio Production, produced by Matt Hill with support from Phoebe Adler-Ryan.Hear more from Shalini about the the future of streaming on our Patreon.
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Succession spoilers, Elon vs BBC & Global invests in Glasgow
This week coming to you this week from The London Podcast Studios, host Matt is joined by Ann Charles (Radio TechCon) and Faraz Osman (Gold Wala Productions) to tackle the latest industry headlines.We find out why Global is investing in their Glasgow studios, how the BBC are tackling the coronation across all platforms and why movies are making a comeback - we discuss the new cinema-to-streaming symbiosis.Also up for discussion, Succession's big episode makes the Daily Mail's front page, Musk's BBC interview & NPR's decision to leave the platform over Twitter's media policies.AND in this week's deep dive, the Media Bill made simple. Samuel Oustayiannis, Associate at CMS Legal Services, shares his run-down of the 250+ page document and what parts matter most for the industry.And finally, we cover audio news in the media quiz!A Rethink Audio Production, produced by Matt Hill with support from Phoebe Adler-Ryan.Hear more from Sam about the The Media Bill on our Patreon.And follow CMSs' Media Bill Tracker for live updates as the legislation evolves - here.
Friday, March 31, 2023
ARIAs, Radio Days Europe & RadioGPT
Host Matt brings you the gossip and backstage chatter LIVE from the 2023 Audio & Radio Industry Awards Nominations!Fresh from Radio Days Prague, Rebecca Grisedale-Sherry (Freelance Audio and Digital Producer) and Paul Des (Greatest Hits Radio Presenter & Exec Producer Content Works), share their highlights and insights from this year's conference.Straight from the nomination reveal, the main in charge Sam Bailey (Radio Academy Director) and Liam Fisher (Head of TalkSport) reflect on the nominees and what to expect from the upcoming Awards night.PLUS: Paul Smith (Media Consultant, previously Head of Editorial Standards BBC Radio) reflects on the newly drafted Media Bill and ponders whether there's untapped opportunity in the future of BBC Local Radio.And Jon Holmes (The Skewer) and Charlotte Mason (Head of Audio, Insanity Group) are wranglied into joining a podcast-y Media Quiz!A Rethink Audio Production, produced by Matt Hill with support from Phoebe Adler-Ryan.Hear more from 'bite-sized' Media Podcast interviews with experts on our Patreon.And from the 31 March, you'll be able to book your tickets for the ARIAs Ceremony 2023 on May 2nd here.