Daily Press Summary | Friday 8 November 2019


Media plans drawn: the battle to influence the UK electorate
Both Labour and the Conservatives have made clear they are less concerned about the Radio 4’s Today programme and more interested in reaching wider audiences, such as brief news updates on music radio stations such as Radio 2, Heart or Classic FM.
The Guardian

All the winners from the Student Radio Awards 2019
As announced at indigo at the O2 in London on Thursday.

BritBox launch: industry (and public) reaction
The BBC and ITV’s joint streaming service BritBox has launched in the UK this week, after signing deals with Channel 4, BT and Samsung.

Ireland broadcaster to close its DAB radio services
Irish state broadcaster RTÉ is to close all of its DAB digital radio services, including RTÉ Gold, RTÉjr Radio & RTÉ Radio 1 Extra.

IPA ‘broadly’ welcomes ISBA media measurement initiative Origin
Agency trade body says own TouchPoints and ISBA’s Origin will complement one another.
Campaign (£)

Disney+ launch date for UK and Ireland confirmed
Disney+ will be available to viewers in Britain and Ireland views from March 31, 2020.

BBC ‘deliberately failed to call key witnesses’ in Samira Ahmed dispute
Equal pay tribunal hears that witnesses involved in initial contracts were ‘tellingly’ not called.
The Guardian

Jeremy Vine’s ‘naughty glint not worth £700,000’
Jeremy Vine should not be classed as a light entertainment presenter because he is only known to have worn “one wig and one hat” on Points of View, a tribunal has been told.
The Times (£)

Google and Facebook ‘considering ban on micro-targeted political ads’
Reports say firms may act over concerns that practice risks damaging democratic norms.
The Guardian

Facebook: we would let Tories run ‘doctored’ Starmer video as ad
Social network says scrutiny that followed edited clip serves accountability.
The Guardian

BBC 6 Music’s Something for the Weekend celebrates the Chemical Brothers
It’s just over 20 years since the Chemical Brothers captured the spirit of 90s rave culture with the release of their album Surrender.

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