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BBC3 rebrand: the corporation's defence is pure W1A

BBC3 rebrand: the corporation's defence is pure W1A | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Channel’s head of marketing claims that she ‘doesn’t want to come across all Siobhan Sharpe’ – but then boasts new branding ‘doesn’t actually say three’
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Ow, my sides hurt.

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Sky 1 snaps up long-running Don't Tell The Bride from BBC3

Sky 1 snaps up long-running Don't Tell The Bride from BBC3 | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
The hit series, one of the channel's most notable successes, was snatched from the national broadcaster and will air on Sky 1 instead from next summer.
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Be proud Sky 1.

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Ola 'fired' for saying Strictly is fixed and angering BBC bosses

Ola 'fired' for saying Strictly is fixed and angering BBC bosses | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Strictly Come Dancing star Ola Jordan seems to have finally crossed a line after claiming the show's rigged. She's banned from this weekend's shows and is unlikely to return this series.
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Furious Jamelia accuses BBC bosses of fixing Strictly Come Dancing

Furious Jamelia accuses BBC bosses of fixing Strictly Come Dancing | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Jamelia has criticised BBC bosses in a furious rant as she claims they fixed it for Peter Andre to remain on the show, adding that his standing ovation was 'faked.'
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Nuns who inspired Call The Midwife - but don't get a penny from BBC

Nuns who inspired Call The Midwife - but don't get a penny from BBC | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
At exactly 8pm, on goodness knows how many Sunday evenings since 2012, the five sisters of the community of St John the Divine have gathered together in thoughtful contemplation.
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BBC to cut entertainment and comedy but plans new Saturday night shows

BBC to cut entertainment and comedy but plans new Saturday night shows | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
TV budget to be slashed by £12m but BBC says it will use savings from dropping The Voice to fund homegrown alternatives
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BBC expects to lose further sports rights after budget cuts

BBC expects to lose further sports rights after budget cuts | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
The BBC has admitted finding £35million savings from its TV sports rights budget will be "tough" and warned viewers to expect the further loss of coverage fo...
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Tony Hall: 'inevitable' that BBC services will have to be closed or cut

Tony Hall: 'inevitable' that BBC services will have to be closed or cut | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
BBC4, rolling news and children’s TV channels such as CBBC identified as possible targets as director general responds to government green paper
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How much does it REALLY cost to book your favorite band for a show?

How much does it REALLY cost to book your favorite band for a show? | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Several weeks ago you might recall seeing a widely circulated list showing booking fees for a host of notable musicians. Unfortunately, those who published the list were quick to point out that the accuracy of its information was hig...
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The Netflix Tech Blog: Netflix's Viewing Data: How We Know Where You Are in House of Cards

The Netflix Tech Blog: Netflix's Viewing Data: How We Know Where You Are in House of Cards | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
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Amazon going head to head with Netflix as it invests $1.3 billion in its online streaming service Prime Instant Video

Amazon going head to head with Netflix as it invests $1.3 billion in its online streaming service Prime Instant Video | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Amazon is going up against Netflix and betting big on streaming.
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Buying Songs Is Over

Buying Songs Is Over | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Every statistic in the recorded music business is pointing down except for streaming and, amazingly, vinyl.
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In The Flesh's cancellation: what BBC Three is missing

In The Flesh's cancellation: what BBC Three is missing | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
In The Flesh was a rare creature that will be sorely missed. Now that it’s been cancelled, will Amazon or Netflix come to its rescue?
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The Sun & Daily Mail are outraged at a BBC animation featuring 'Isis toast'

The Sun & Daily Mail are outraged at a BBC animation featuring 'Isis toast' | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
#Warning: This post contains extreme violence against eggs

A BBC children's animation has sparked 'outrage' in the pages of the *Daily Mail* and the *Sun* for depicting what the papers call an "Isis-style" execution...
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Scarcely believable story.

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Skint Beeb blow £25k to throw their own awards bash

Skint Beeb blow £25k to throw their own awards bash | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: BBC bosses splurge on party despite blaming funding shortage for plans to axe 1,000 jobs
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BBC Three will be switched off in February 2016

BBC Three will be switched off in February 2016 | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
The BBC Three channel will close at the end of February next year, the BBC has confirmed…
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Former Strictly winner Ola Jordan claims judges routinely rig marking

Former Strictly winner Ola Jordan claims judges routinely rig marking | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Ola Jordan, 33, has claimed the Strictly Come Dancing professionals believe the show's judges rig the show in order to keep contestants they prefer in the competition.
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Media text in being constructed shock!

 

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BBC accused of 'misappropriating' idea for new coroner drama

BBC accused of 'misappropriating' idea for new coroner drama | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Bestselling author says there are "enormous similarities" between his novel, The Coroner, and the BBC series of the same name
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Sky boss hints TV package prices will rise to fund original content

Sky boss hints TV package prices will rise to fund original content | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Sky TV customers could be facing yet another round of price hikes after its chief executive Jeremy Darroch hinted he wants to create more 'original content'.
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How online streaming is changing TV storytelling | Den of Geek

How online streaming is changing TV storytelling | Den of Geek | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Binge-watching and no ad-breaks aren't just making TV more convenient, they're changing the ways television's stories are told...
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Why Netflix's Advertising Is Worth Your Attention

Why Netflix's Advertising Is Worth Your Attention | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
For the first decade and a half of its existence, Netflix’s reputation as an advertiser was that of a brand focused much more on substance than on style. Using the same data science expertise that fueled its much-lauded movie recommendation engine, Netflix was mostly concerned with finding users likely
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Very useful article.

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'Save BBC3' campaigners deliver petition to BBC Trust

'Save BBC3' campaigners deliver petition to BBC Trust | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Change.org petition gathers more than 270,000 signatures calling on corporation’s governing body to reconsider plans to ditch TV channel and take programming online-only
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Old album sales a 'worrying trend' for music industry

Old album sales a 'worrying trend' for music industry | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
'Old' albums outsold current releases on iTunes in America last year, new figures reveal.
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Streaming now makes more money than iTunes in Italy - Music Business Worldwide

Streaming now makes more money than iTunes in Italy - Music Business Worldwide | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Streaming now at 22% of the market, according to MBW analysis
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Taylor Swift trademarks 'sick beat'

Taylor Swift trademarks 'sick beat' | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Pop star Taylor Swift trademarks a number of phrases, including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", it is revealed.
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Is the beat poorly?

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