Archive for June, 2014

WHY DIGITAL IS DIFFERENT

WHY DIGITAL IS DIFFERENT:What the traditional broadcasters need to learn from the new players like Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Netflix if they want to remain relevant….. and what’s stopping them? Here’s my recent presentation to the TPC (Switzerland) Media Futures…

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IMPROVING DIVERSITY AT THE BBC

Today top British comedian, Lenny Henry, tv producer Marcus Ryder and myself were invited to give evidence to a committee of MP’s at the House of Commons, investigating how the BBC could better reflect the racial and cultural diversity of…

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HOW TO KILL INNOVATION

Caveman Focus Group film Imagine what would have happened if the wheel had been subjected to a Caveman focus group? Sadly this sort of behaviour is all too common and kills many ideas which have the potential, with lots of work,…

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TIME FOR CHANGE – why the BBC needs to abolish the BBC Television quotas and guarantees and set BBC Production free.

A few weeks ago I was invited onto the Radio 4 Media show to discuss the BBC Trust’s review of Content Supply arrangements. I was in discussion with long time friend and professional foe, John McVay, head of the Independent…

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