Daily Press Summary | Tuesday 13 August 2019
BBC to pull all radio services from TuneIn UK
The broadcaster has been pulling its content from third-party platforms.
In-car updates from Radioplayer and BBC Sounds
Platforms offer new features for vehicle manufacturers and drivers.
Bauer Media ditches DAX and relaunches InStream Bauer
Media is relaunching its digital audio ad platform, Bauer InStream, so it can exclusively sell its network of brands to advertisers in a “safe and sound” context.
Kid presenters take over national radio station this summer
Winners of this year’s Young Audio Awards, which are supported by both commercial and BBC radio, will be presenting the weekend breakfast show on Fun Kids throughout July and August, as part of their prizes from the inaugural event.
Manchester’s media boom: ‘Mancs genuinely believe they can change the world’
Manchester is on the up. From ‘new economy’ brands to media stalwarts, the city plays host to a growing number of homegrown and global players. So is it now a viable alternative to London as a centre of creative excellence?
Facebook denies giving contradictory evidence to Parliament
Committee Chairman suggested staff knew Cambridge Analytica had misused data before Guardian revelation.
BBC staff pick up 20% pay rises while over-75s lose free licences
Figures obtained by The Times show that 889 BBC staff received pay increases equivalent to between 10 and 20 per cent of their salaries last year.
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Why minimising cognitive effort is crucial for success
As much as technical innovation, the application of behavioural science has been central to the success of the FANGs (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google).
BBC calls media review
The business is worth £25m a year in agency fees and media budget. The contract will be awarded for up to four years.
UK consumers switch to online streaming en masse
Retailers suffer as DVD, CD and video games sales plunge by up to a fifth.
Love Island to bring in £77m ad revenue
Thirty-second spots during the main show are estimated to have cost around £45,000.
Viking FM moving out of Hull to join Hallam FM
Viking FM will continue to have local news and commercial teams in the area, with any Cash For Kids fundraising continuing to go into the local regions.
West Sound to end local radio shows in Dumfries & Galloway
Gary Stein, Group Programme Director for the Hits Radio Brand Networks, said: “We’re excited to bring these highly acclaimed shows to Dumfries.”
We go again: 2019/20 season music industry football supporters A-Z (part 2)
With the new Premier League season now in full swing, here is the second part of the 2019/20 edition of the industry football supporters A-Z.
Greta Thunberg’s 1975 feature ‘rejected by big artists’
Greta Thunberg is one of 2019’s most sought after voices – but big artists didn’t want to work with her, according to the 1975’s manager.