Daily Press Summary 22 January 2016


UK’s first LGBT televised radio show to launch
Pride Radio, the Newcastle-based online radio station, will produce two live shows a week for Made Television, the local television channel in parts of the UK.

Live365 announces shut-down at the end of January
We are seeing reports that Live365 has informed its current broadcasters that it will be shutting down at the end of the month.

Listeners advised to switch to digital as 5 Live radio mast work takes place
Listeners experiencing poor or no reception on BBC Radio 5 Live in southwestern England are being advised to switch to digital platforms, as essential work takes place at Devon’s Start Point transmitter site due to a major structural problem.

Channel 4’s public service remit will be protected, vows culture secretary
John Whittingdale says broadcaster’s success, not cash from potential sell-off, remains government’s priority.
The Guardian

Lancashire police criticise BBC over ‘terrorist house’ story
Force says BBC story was inaccurate and has damaged community relations with the police.
The Guardian

ITV’s National Television Awards show draws lowest audience for eight years
Ceremony pulls in more than a million fewer viewers than last year amid competition from BBC coverage of Leicester and Tottenham’s FA Cup clash.
The Guardian

Local publishers sign-up to rival press regulator
A would-be press regulator has confirmed it has the backing of a small number of local publishers in its bid to become the recognised watchdog for the industry.

Former NoW editor Andy Coulson sets up PR firm
David Cameron’s ex-communications director, who was jailed over phone hacking, launches firm offering corporate strategy and communications advice.
The Guardian

Terms and conditions, we’re coming to get you
Siobhan Kenny, CEO of Radiocentre, is taking her fight against those notorious garbled warnings in radio ads to Europe, but needs your help.
Media Week

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