Daily Press Summary | Wednesday 12th September 2018

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BBC to reconsider free TV licences for over-75s
Free television licences for the over-75s could be ditched within two years amid fears that the £725 million annual cost to the BBC is unsustainable.
The Times (£)

Netflix leads charge against traditional viewing habits according to IPA TouchPoints
Netflix has enjoyed a massive 45% boost to viewer numbers in the past year, driving up the overall video-on-demand category, according to the IPA’s TouchPoints 2018 survey.
Campaign (£)

ARIAS 18 nominations to be revealed at Next Radio
Matt and Polly from Capital South Wales will announce the nominations for this year’s Audio and Radio Industry Awards from the Next Radio conference in London on September 17th.
Radio Today

The Economist on ‘ambitious commercial radio’
Siobhan Kenny, Chief Executive of Radiocentre, examines The Economist’s recent article on the rise of commercial radio in the wake of Chris Evans’ leaving the BBC.
Radiocentre.org

BBC focuses on core content and younger audiences in latest website strategy review
The BBC is to adopt a quality over quantity strategy for the ever-increasing sprawl of its online presence, after calculating that 90% of its audience can be accounted for on just six of a multitude of web platforms.
The Drum

BBC coverage of Cliff Richard raid was over the top, says Tony Hall
MPs hear singer’s high court victory has cost BBC £1.5m so far in costs and damages.
Guardian

Tony Hall: pay disclosure scares stars
Director-general tells DCMS Committee the BBC has ‘lost some people’ after publishing salaries of top talent.
Broadcast (£)

Campaign50: the 50 best jingles and sonic devices (part 1)
As part of Campaign’s 50th celebrations, Paul Burke picks the first ten of the best 50 advertising jingles and sonic devices.
Campaign (£)

Primordial Radio makes data deal with Vodafone
Primordial Radio is now available via a package from Vodafone giving customers unlimited data to stream the station.
Radio Today

Spotify strengthens Nielsen relationship to improve measurement of effectiveness and reach
Music streaming platform Spotify has strengthened its relationship with data specialists Nielsen in an effort to improve measurement of the effectiveness and reach of its global advertising platform.
The Drum

Virgin Trains’ voice strategy is shaping up five months after launching first Amazon Skill
Five months after becoming the first travel company in the world to sell tickets on an Amazon Echo, Virgin Trains says sales are “exceeding expectations” and it’s now mulling its voice strategy moving forward, including the benefits of a dedicated in-house team.
The Drum

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