Daily Press Summary | Thursday 11th October 2018


Hundreds of women at BBC get pay rise after equality scandal
More than 300 BBC staff who queried their salaries after the gender pay scandal have been given an increase.
The Times (£)

Johnston Press, owner of i newspaper, puts itself up for sale
Struggling publisher seeks offers after lengthy refinancing talks with bondholders.

BBH wins Grand Prix at 2018 IPA Effectiveness Awards
Creative agency BBH has been named the Grand Prix winner of the 2018 IPA Effectiveness Awards for “supercharging” Audi’s UK business over the past three years.

Global closes Capital TV and Heart TV stations
Capital TV and Heartv have ceased transmissions on Sky/Freesat after six years of broadcasting.
Radio Today

Bauer and Arqiva team up to offer apprenticeships
Bauer Media’s Academy and Arqiva have joined forces to launch a new apprenticeship partnership to improve skills in the wider community.
Radio Today

Radio 4 treats its radio listeners as second-best in favour of those who listen to podcasts
(Opinion) How very odd of Radio 4 not only to release The Ratline as a podcast before broadcasting it on the schedule in the conventional manner, but also to give its network listeners an edited-down version.
Spectator (£)

BBC News DOWN: News channels suffer huge technical blunder
BBC News saw disaster today as the network’s broadcasting capabilities seemingly ground to a halt after a fault plagued the system used to produce all live TV signals.

The future of audio can be found by listening to consumers’ voices
(US Opinion) Back in 1981, the English new wave band the Buggles famously warned about radio’s demise in their hit song “Video Killed the Radio Star,” and in the decades since, there’s been no shortage of dire predictions about the industry.
Ad Age

How radio has consumed the podcast world
(Opinion) I left the radio business in 2013. I was working at iHeart, at the time bogged down by the regime change as it transitioned from Clear Channel, run by the Mays Family, then rebranded as iHeart under the new stewardship of Bob Pittman and friends.
The Drum

ITV to sell South Bank studios
London landmark could fetch up to £250m as part of broadcaster’s new digital strategy.

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