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Media Business Correspondent — Guardian
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Media Business Correspondent at the Guardian. From New Zealand, in London since 1999.

NME to go free with larger circulation

theguardian.com — NME is to be taken free and given a circulation boost to 300,000, as publisher Time Inc UK looks to breathe new life into the struggling music magazine. The title, which was launched in 1952, has seen weekly sales plummet in the last decade with a paid circulation currently just over 15,000.
Jul 06, 2015

RT @jimcarrollOTR: A story the magazine were denying not too long ago RT @mediaguardian: NME to go free with larger circulation gu.com/p/4ad93/stw

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Lebedevs have ploughed £111m into Independent, Standard and TV station

theguardian.com — Evgeny and Alexander Lebedev have pumped more than £111m into the Independent, the London Evening Standard and TV station London Live. The latest figures from their company Lebedev Holdings Ltd show that the total amount they have now poured into their media titles rose by £18m in a year.
Jul 06, 2015

Lebedevs have ploughed £111m into Independent, Standard and TV station gu.com/p/4acae

BBC3: producers call on culture secretary to launch review into closure

theguardian.com — The independent producers who offered a £100m to save BBC3 have called on culture secretary John Whittingdale to step in and scrutinise the decision to scrap the TV channel.
Jul 03, 2015

Jimmy Mulville + Jon Thoday call @JWhittingdale into BBC3 TV fray: "He needs to get involved, it's too important" theguardian.com/media/2015/jul…

Jul 03, 2015

BBC3: producers call on culture secretary to launch review into closure gu.com/p/4aby3

Jul 03, 2015

RT @marksweney: BBC3: producers call on culture secretary to launch review into closure gu.com/p/4aby3

New Commons culture committee is all male and all white

theguardian.com — The members of the new Commons culture, media and sport select committee have emerged - and there isn't a single female or non-white MP among the 11 successful candidates.
Jul 02, 2015

Quelle surprise. New Commons culture committee is all male and all white gu.com/p/4ab2q/stw

Jul 02, 2015

New Commons culture committee is all male and all white gu.com/p/4ab2q/stw

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Ofcom: Sky and Virgin retransmission fees plan too difficult to regulate

theguardian.com — Ofcom has said that allowing the BBC and other public service broadcasters to charge BSkyB and Virgin Media potentially tens of millions of pounds to air their channels would be a regulatory nightmare.
Jul 02, 2015

Ofcom: Sky & Virgin retrans fees plan difficult to regulate - but govt cd look at levy on revenues theguardian.com/media/2015/jul…

Jul 02, 2015

Ofcom: Sky and Virgin retransmission fees plan difficult to regulate gu.com/p/4abvv

Channel 4 should get prime slots for its other channels, says Ofcom

theguardian.com — Channel 4's regulations should be reviewed to consider giving channels including E4 and More4 special status that would allow them to leapfrog rivals and win prime slots on the electronic programme guide, according to Ofcom.
Jul 02, 2015

Channel 4 should get prime slots for its other channels, says Ofcom gu.com/p/4aazz

Trinity Mirror zeroes in on deal to buy Express as Local World talks stall

theguardian.com — The parent company of the Daily Mirror is understood to be zeroing in on a deal to buy Richard Desmond's Daily Express, after being blocked from making a move on its other potential target, regional paper group Local World.
Jul 02, 2015

Trinity Mirror zeroes in on deal to buy Express as Local World talks stall gu.com/p/4aak6

Jul 02, 2015

Trinity Mirror zeroes in on deal to buy Express as Local World talks stall gu.com/p/4aak6/stw

Jul 02, 2015

RT @mediaguardian: Trinity Mirror zeroing in on deal to buy Express as Local World talks stall gu.com/p/4aak6/stw pic.twitter.com/Xxi1BFiPnd

Jul 02, 2015

Trinity Mirror zeroes in on deal to buy Express as Local World talks stall by @marksweney gu.com/p/4aak6/stw

Jul 02, 2015

RT @Rawsty: Doubtless someone somewhere can explain how this makes sense... Trinity Mirror zeroes in on deal to buy Express gu.com/p/4aak6/stw

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Question Time producer Tinopolis doubles pre-tax profits

theguardian.com — Tinopolis, the production group behind Question Time and Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, doubled pre-tax profits to £14m in the year to the end of September. Tinopolis, which also owns Sunset + Vine, the sports producer with the £100m contract for BT Sport's coverage including Premier League and Champions League football, reported a 43% surge in revenues to £145m.

MTV rapped for airing alcohol ads during Geordie Shore

theguardian.com — MTV is the latest broadcaster to be caught running alcohol ads during shows likely to appeal to children, after the UK watchdog uncovered more than 20 instances in episodes of Geordie Shore. The Advertising Standards Authority found that eight episodes of the reality TV show broadcast on MTV last December broke strict rules on alcohol advertising.

Evening Standard remains in the black for third consecutive year

theguardian.com — The London Evening Standard remained in the black for the third consecutive year, reporting a profit of £1.4m in 2014. The title, which last year boosted circulation from 700,000 to 900,000 to match the broadcast range of stablemate London Live, reported an 8.7% boost in revenues to £62.9m for the year to the end of September.
Jul 01, 2015

Evening Standard remains in the black for third consecutive year gu.com/p/4a9pt

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Jul 16, 2015

So rumour mill is BBC might punt "nuclear" options (PR test?) incl. drastic cuts to BBC4, Five Live, S4C funds. Rumour (I'm away...)

Jul 07, 2015

@NeilMidgley that's what I meant. I'm off so cdnt totally verify, so couched tweet, although believed my source! Let's share honours!

Jul 07, 2015

@NeilMidgley I'm only joking. Not being precious! I'm off work so only in position to tweet it, couldn't write it!

Jul 07, 2015

So @naughtiej unverified but rumour has it you're leaving @BBCr4today programme. Verify or refute?

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