Media

Facebook and Twitter will be big players in the brave new TV world, says report

Two new developments this week demonstrate the remorseless onward march of social media network Facebook and its potential for having even more impact on business and social lives than Google. First of all, as mentioned in another story there’s David ...

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George Osborne to Sun readers: I’ve run out of ideas already, please help!

Yes, Coalition chancellor George Osborne has come clean and admitted he’s run out of ideas for spending cuts and wants Sun readers to help him out. “Sun readers please get thinking, your government needs you,” pleads George in today’s edition ...

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Spurs in brand sponsor dilemma

Premiership club Tottenham Hotspur are reported to be looking for a different shirt sponsor for every competition they are in next season. Apparently chairman Daniel Levy has come up with the idea because no one brand is willing to pay ...

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IDS closure means big battalions win UK airtime sales battle

UKTV, one of the biggest digital-only broadcasters in the UK, has awarded its airtime sales contract to Channel 4, consigning to extinction its long-time airtime sales house IDS, owned by Virgin TV. IDS’ demise has been on the cards since ...

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Is Sir Terry right about BBC stars?

It’s all happening at the BBC these days. 6 Music is to be saved, DG Mark Thompson is finally taking his scalpel to salaries and pensions and even Sir Terry Wogan, safely out of the firing line himself, admits that ...

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Colin Murray tramples over 606 caller, another triumph for Five Live and Ulster

Radio Five’s music presenter turned sports journo Colin Murray was presenting the station’s 606 phone-in this Sunday and, despite protestations that he was just a fan and knew nothing more about football than did his callers, proceeded to prevent most ...

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Wrong supermarket ad knocks Brazil out of the World Cup

This isn’t the first time the wrong ad has been run, nor the last no doubt, but Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo has placed itself high up the list of major cock-ups. The day after Brazil’s comfortable World Cup ...

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