Daily Press Summary | Monday 6th August 2018

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James Whale suspended from Talk Radio over rape victim interview
Broadcaster James Whale has been suspended from Talk Radio after an interview with a rape victim which it says “completely lacked sensitivity”.
BBC News

Radio 1, Podcast Movement 2018 and radio growth
Siobhan Kenny, CEO at Radiocentre, reacts to figures showing radio advertising spend has increased by 12.5% – that’s more than any other medium.
Radio Today

Mars pulls adverts from YouTube over drill rap video placement
Mars has pulled all of its advertising from YouTube until site’s executives are able to guarantee that its products will not be shown alongside drill music.
The Guardian

YouTube’s latest brand safety debacle an opportunity for ITV
In the wake of Mars pulling its advertising from YouTube after another brand safety blunder, analysts have said a new opportunity has arisen for ITV and other broadcasters to take a larger market share of VOD advertising.
Mediatel

Amazon Prime Music No.2 in Great Britain for active users – report
Everyone knows that the number one music streaming service in Great Britain is Spotify, but who’s number two?
Music Week

Mark Ritson: Targeting or mass marketing? The answer is both
The only way to achieve sustainable short- and long-term growth is to balance targeted activation with brand building aimed at the whole market – it’s not either-or.
Marketing Week

Rupert Murdoch must make £26bn-plus Sky bid to thwart Comcast
Rupert Murdoch must table a new £26bn-plus offer for Sky this week or see rival Comcast become the new owner of Europe’s biggest pay-TV broadcaster.
Guardian

BBC’s gender pay scandal generates 1,100 staff queries
More than 1,100 BBC staff have lodged queries about their salaries since the gender pay scandal erupted, The Times can disclose.
The Times (£)

iHeartRadio partners with AI to offer digital listeners gapless playback and improved song transitions
(US) iHeartRadio has collaborated with artificial intelligence platform Super Hi-Fi to improve the digital listening experience by imitating some of the nuances of a live radio broadcast.
RAIN News

Barry Chuckle Dead: Children’s Comedian Dies Aged 73
Veteran entertainer Barry Chuckle, one half of famous comedy duo the Chuckle Brothers, has died at the age of 73, his manager said.
Huffington Post

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