Premier League TV could be on its way

By Robin Tozer The Indian Premier League (IPL), the world’s biggest cricket competition, recently announced a TV rights deal worth a record US$6.02bn (£5.13bn), doubling the previous deal. The IPL is now one of the most valuable global sports leagues alongside the NFL in the US and the English Premier League. The biggest sporting properties…

A Gen-Z show – with something for us all

By Perry Miller Pause the chat about falling subscriptions for a moment: Netflix has another global hit on its hands. And a proudly British one at that. Heartstopper, a teenage rom com that launched a little over two weeks ago, is currently sitting comfortably in the Top 10 in 54 countries around the world. Based…

Privatising Channel 4

By Laura Griffiths The battle for public ownership of Channel 4 has been contentious ever since it was first touted, and the Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries’ announcement that the government would push ahead with plans to sell the channel is no less controversial. The Government intends to raise around £1bn from the sell-off, which would…

Murdoch’s TV return

By Tim Le Couilliard Another year, another new TV channel – Q1 2022 marks the launch of “talkTV”, Rupert Murdoch’s latest offering that is to be the new broadcast arm of News UK. It is a return to British television for Murdoch following the forced sale of Sky News to Comcast back in 2018 that…

I’ve got a text! Why more brands are calling on influencers

By Emily Davies With the highly anticipated Love Island final set to take place in less than a week, 3.3 million of us (myself included) have been tuning into ITV2 every night at 9pm. We’ve been watching the contestants navigate relationships and friendships, whilst residing in a luxurious villa in rural Mallorca – whether in…

As GB News flames out, will we become our own TV news producers?

By Simon Gentry Andrew Neil promised it would be the alternative, but it turned out to be the same, albeit in a different hue – a view of the world from only one perspective. He’s now retreated, and GB News seems to be turning into a televised version of LBC rather than the serious news…

Bartlet for America: Life lessons from the West Wing

By Tiffany Burrows For politicos, watching The West Wing remains a rite of passage, despite the final episode Tomorrow (Season 7, Episode 22) airing over 15 years ago.  I have watched The West Wing from start to finish twice (that is nothing, I hear the die-hard fans say at the back) and am half-way through re-watching it…

TV news set for foxy refresh

By Jamie Williams, Senior Executive One in four Brits would like to see a Fox News-style opinionated current affairs TV station in the UK. That is according to a YouGov poll released earlier this month. Demand has been driven in recent years by the growing distrust of the BBC amongst sections of the British public,…