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Mason named BBC News Political Editor

The BBC is has announced the appointment of Chris Mason as its new Political Editor. Mason has been Political Correspondent for BBC News for over 10 years, reporting from Westminster across TV, radio and online. During that time he’s reported on everything from Brexit to the Coronavirus pandemic, taking in three General Elections along the […]

April 13, 2022

Report: EU & UK cinema attendance up 28% in 2021

Based on preliminary data, the European Audiovisual Observatory estimates that the cinema attendance in the European Union and the UK increased to 383.2 million tickets sold in 2021. This is 83.8 million admissions more than in 2020, representing a year-on-year growth of 28 per cent. The rebound was less pronounced in the European Union only […]

February 15, 2022

Pebble releases trading update

Pebble Beach Systems Group has released a trading update announcing that it expects to report 2021 results significantly ahead of market expectations. Revenue was approximately £10.6m up 26% on the 2020 result, whilst orders were up 75% at £13.7m (which includes £1.5m of orders delayed from 2020 due to Covid). The broadcast automation and integrated […]

January 27, 2022

Analysis: How Brits connected in a year of change

Analysis released by UK multiplay operator Virgin Media O2 reveals the impact of a tumultuous year of highs and lows on the nation’s connectivity habits across mobile, broadband and TV networks. In a year that saw a third national lockdown, a summer of freedom and then the emergence of omicron and new restrictions, as well […]

December 22, 2021

IBC 2021 is on, hours cut

This year’s IBC show is going ahead as scheduled. The event organisers have issued a statement saying: “Following close examination of new Covid protocols from the Dutch government and consultation with key IBC stakeholders, IBC is firmly set on delivering a safe and valuable event at the RAI, Amsterdam on 3-6 December that will re-engage […]

November 16, 2021

That’s TV consolidates studio bases

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has agreed to local TV channel operator That’s TV’s request to consolidate the studios/main production bases for some of its channels. The licensee had requested Ofcom’s written consent for That’s TV to reduce the number of studios/main production bases from seven to five, which would serve all 20 of the local […]

November 1, 2021By Colin Mann

Loveworld hit with harmful content fine

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has imposed a financial penalty of £25,000 (€29,400) on religious satellite channel Loveworld after its investigation found it broke broadcasting rules. During two episodes of current affairs programme, Full Disclosure, the presenters made a number of unevidenced, materially-misleading and potentially-harmful statements about the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines, which were broadcast without […]

October 6, 2021By Colin Mann

YouTube bans RT German channel

YouTube has removed RT’s German-language channels for “breaching its Covid misinformation policy”. “YouTube has always had clear community guidelines that outline what is allowed on the platform,” said the streaming platform. RT’s German channel was initially issued a strike for uploading content that violated YouTube’s Covid misinformation policy, resulting in a suspension of posting rights […]

September 29, 2021

SMPTE: “Covid has forced real industry change”

Barbara Lange, SMPTE’s executive director, suggests in a piece in the latest edition of SMPTE News that while many will consider the past year or so as a “lost year” because of the Covid pandemic, in fact, it has lead to exceptional creativity and innovation across the industry. “Covid-19 was the biggest disruptor of the […]

August 20, 2021

YouTube suspends Sky News Australia

YouTube has suspended Sky News Australia’s account for breaching rules on spreading Covid-19 misinformation. YouTube has issued a ‘strike’ under its three-strike policy, preventing Sky News Australia from uploading any new content for a week. A third strike results in permanent removal. YouTube did not highlight specific items but said it opposed material that “could […]

August 2, 2021