Media

ITV on the back foot in attempt to defend Downton Abbey ad onslaught

ITV has taken a right hammering for its loading of prestige new period drama offering Downton Abbey with ads, online viewers apparently suffered more than mainstream viewers with seven extended ad breaks in a 90 minute programme. No important executive ...

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Does a 21 per cent share mean a win for Apple in the US mobile ads war?

It might well do as Apple has only been selling mobile ads since July and its iAd platform, currently on the latest iPhones and iPods, doesn’t debut on the best-selling iPad until November. Market researcher ICD reckons Apple will take ...

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A golden oldie commercial from the News of the World – as it features Nye Bevan it’s certainly old

A commercial made in the 1940s or the early 1950s by the looks of it as it’s plugging a ‘controversial article’ by Anuerin Bevan, the Labour minister in Clement Attlee’s post-war government who oversaw the introduction of the National Health ...

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Is ITV being too greedy by cramming ads into top series Downton Abbey?

Downton Abbey is one of those ‘prestige’ costume drama series beloved of the BBC and ITV programme boss Peter Fincham (formerly controller of BBC1) must have been very pleased to line up Gosford Park writer Julian Fellowes to write and ...

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It’s our Sunday Times price increase money Rupert Murdoch tells Asda

News Corporation boss Rupert Murdoch seems to be taking on all-comers when it comes to pricing his products, online readers in the case of The Times, Sunday Times and, most recently, News of the World paywalls, and now the newspaper ...

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Richard Wheatly plans flotation for Jazz FM

Former Leo Burnett head honcho Richard Wheatly has always had a thing about tiny radio station Jazz FM. Now he clearly believes he can make some serious money from it. oem software download His links with the station go back ...

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New internet TV service YouView ups stakes in free-to-air battle

One of the unsung heroes of the UK broadcasting market is Freeview, the free-to-air digital channel developed by the BBC under former director-general Greg Dyke. Now Freeview is being taken a step further with a consortium of broadcasters including the ...

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UBM leads UK magazine deal frenzy, Centaur to follow?

United Business Media, the trade publisher and owner of PR Newswire has agreed to buy US-based Canon Communications, a similar company, for $287m. Canon has a big trade show business alongside its magazines and UBM says it is particularly attracted ...

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