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(5780) Supermarkets face £billions in compensation for "pay discrimination" - YouTube
pay segregation gender bias // much ethics and moral values. Gesellschaft. nothing which capital knows about. // main question: equal pay for equal work - shopfloor vs warehouse - comparable? // gendered roles eg care health care nursing
gender  pay  gap  equality  gender-based  discrimination  value  Feminism  feminist  sexism  Sexismus  part-time  ethics  morality  Philosophy  Sociology  fairness  Capitalism  Kapital  profit  maximisation  HR  human  resources  policy  transparency  BBC  Gesellschaft  Zivilgesellschaft  UK  Economics  history 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Fear stalks the BBC, and women like me are being gaslighted and lied to | Anonymous | Opinion | The Guardian
The Humphrys-Sopel ‘banter’ over Carrie Gracie reflects a wider contempt for women who demand equal treatment with men
gender-based  discrimination  pay  gap  inequality  gender  equality  BBC  CEO 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
Ken Clarke: Tories had deal with Rupert Murdoch for 2010 election | Politics | The Guardian
David Cameron may have done “some sort of a deal” with Rupert Murdoch to win the Sun’s support for the Conservatives in the 2010 general election, Ken Clarke, the former justice secretary, has claimed.

“Quite how David Cameron got the Sun out of the hands of Gordon Brown I shall never know,” Clarke said. “Rupert would never let Tony [Blair – Brown’s predecessor] down because Tony had backed the Iraq war. Maybe it was some sort of a deal. David would not tell me what it was. Suddenly we got the Murdoch empire on our side.”
Rupert  Murdoch  David  Cameron  Presselandschaft  DailyMail  TheSun  Paul  Dacre  Brexit  Establishment  diversity  Elite  Propaganda  Pressesprecher  Andy  Coulson  phonehacking  Rebekah  Brooks  Monopoly  Oligarchy  Plutocracy  GFC  Austerity  Jeremy  Corbyn  Ed  Miliband  book  UK  Politics  Mogul  neoliberalism  neoliberal  capitalism  regime  inequality  Gesellschaft  Media  Medien  BBC  Society  trust  trustagent  Newspapers  Tabloids  Lügenpresse 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
AfD und die Medien: "Über Taten berichten - nicht über Worte" - SPIEGEL ONLINE & & - Löwisch: Ich finde, das ist nicht eine Frage von entweder-oder. Sondern eine Frage der Proportion. Wenn wir uns darauf einlassen, Politik nur als Rede zu definieren, dann gehen wir genau den Bannons und Gaulands auf den Leim. Dann berichten wir zu wenig über Trumps Scheitern in der Gesundheitspolitik und zu viel über seine provokanten Tweets. &! SPIEGEL ONLINE: Aber warum profitiert die AfD überhaupt von dem Umstand, dass Journalisten auf das Windradprinzip reinfallen, wie ist da der Mechanismus?

Löwisch: Weil sie Journalisten als Teil des Establishments betrachten, des mächtigen, aber täppischen Goliath. Sie selbst stilisieren sich zum David. Wenn sie den Goliath so piesacken können, dass er vor Wut und Entsetzen aufheult und sich empört, dann sind sie in den Augen ihrer Anhänger die Helden, egal wie abscheulich ihre Sprüche objektiv sind. Und je länger sie das auskosten können, von Talkshow zu Schlagzeile zu Talkshow, desto besser. So funktioniert Populismus.
fact  checking  AfD  btw17  Journalism  Berichterstattung  UKIP  Brexit  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  factchecking  Journalismus  Medienlandschaft  BBC  Populismus  Populism  demagogue 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
Keiser Report: Pension Crisis (E 1052) - YouTube
halfway in. // United Health has eyes on NHS. // They are hiding everything behind NHS logo. CCG's are run Optum (not clinical, but management) // USA insurance companies are subsidized through tax. // propaganda against NHS is effective, cloud picture, telling NHS is broken. &! &! Sell-Off &! &! &! anything core business is going!
NHS  Privatisation  Tories  Austerity  STP  rationing  GP  A&E  Conservative  Party  Bupa  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  neoliberalism  BBC  DailyMail  Daily  Mail  Insurance  WallStreet  corporatism  CEO  pay  Brexit  CCG  Trust  ageing  population  sick  demographic  bubble  chronic  CVD  Cancer  Diabetes  Google  Big  Data  medical  advance  health  care  demand 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
BBC's Brexit coverage pessimistic and skewed, say MPs - BBC News
[ there is no backbench in Parliament and Lords, there is no opposition in parliament and lords, and then the parliament attacks the media ] A group of 72 MPs have written to the BBC accusing it of being pessimistic and skewed in its Brexit coverage - in the months since the vote on the EU.
In a letter to director general Tony Hall, they said the BBC is "unfairly representing" Leave voters by focusing on those who regret their decision.
The MPs warned the future of the BBC "will be in doubt" if it is not seen as a impartial broker.
Lord Hall said impartiality was the "cornerstone" of BBC News.
BBC  Brexit  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  far-right  right-wing  alt-right  Nationalism  Populism  Theresa  May  Philip  Hammond  The  Guardian  Labour  Jeremy  Corbyn  WTO 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
BBC Scotland director Donalda MacKinnon causes Twitter row with latest comments (From The National)
New director of BBC Scotland, Donalda MacKinnon, admitted that the broadcaster could have ‘got it wrong’ during the indyref campaign
Brexit  IndyRef  IndyRef2  BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
Jeremy Clarkson: Top Gear problems got 'bigger and bigger' BBC News - YouTube
conservative BBC // egos and personal agendas, some ppl inside bbc didnt like jeremy and top gear success of 22 seasons. >> The Grand Tour - Andy Wilman - Very Interesting Interview -
British  Broadcasting  Company  BBC  controversy  Hollywood  PR  clickbait  linkbait  Top  Gear  Amazon  The  Grand  Tour 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
Netflix and ill: is the golden age of TV coming to an end? | Media | The Guardian
At US television networks, budget struggles mean making shows more as UK networks do, except with lots of ads and product placement: shorter lifespans, fewer sets and special effects, fewer episodes per series – and then little margin for error if shows look like they’re failing early on.
cordcutter  HBO  Netflix  BBC 
october 2016 by asterisk2a
HMRC investigates BBC presenters over tax avoidance allegations | UK news | The Guardian
About 100 current and former BBC presenters, and stars from other broadcasters, are being investigated by HMRC over claims of tax avoidance. [...] The BBC stressed that the case would touch upon the whole broadcasting industry, saying that the practice of paying presenters through personal service companies was standard. [ BBC advised its stars. and saves NI payments thus no payment into pension pot! ]
BBC  tax  avoidance  evasion  HMRC  double  standard  British  Broadcasting  Company  ITV  skynews  Self-Employment  UK  Austerity  Channel4 
october 2016 by asterisk2a
Amazon Ups the Ante on Streaming Video, Challenging Netflix
Amazon has pulled the curtain back on its $9-a-month standalone video streaming service, which will give consumers access to content they otherwise could only get through Amazon Prime, which costs $99 a year. Amazon's new service is $1 a month cheaper than rival Netflix, // For years, the two have worked to one-up each other with exclusive content deals and original series like Netflix’s “House of Cards” and Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle.” [...] Amazon spends about $3 billion on streaming video content annually, compared with $4 billion for Netflix, not including overseas rights or DVDs, said Wedbush’s Mr. Pachter. For its part, Santa Monica, Calif.-based Hulu has become a competitive buyer of library and original programming, increasing its content outlays from $600 million in 2014 to $1.5 billion in 2015, according to estimates from Nomura Securities. [ GET IT NEVER PRODUCED (risk averse Hollywood) OR ASK THEM; Amazon, Netflix, Hulu - Co-Produce! or own it wholly. ]
Amazon  Prime  Netflix  Hulu  HBO  Television  Cable  Providers  Hollywood  iPlayer  ITV  Channel4  BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  British  Broadcasting  Corporation  ZDF  ARD  arte  Entertainment  BBC3  ZDFneo  FullScreen  YouTube  YouTube  Red 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
John Whittingdale, the dominatrix, and the papers - BBC Newsnight
more trouble for the Tories, adding to the pile. //&! Should Culture Secretary John Whittingdale go? - BBC Newsnight - //&! Labour calls to curb John Whittingdale's powers after escort relationship - //&! How have we found ourselves in this strange situation where privacy campaigners who have pushed for tighter rules are up in arms because the private life of a single cabinet minister was not reported? - //&! The press are right to tread more warily when deciding whether to publish stories about the private life of public figures -
nasty  party  journalism  journalismus  celebrity  culture  John  Whittingdale  BBC  culture  society  phone  hacking  British  Broadcasting  Company  British  Broadcasting  Corporation  austerity  libraries  Public  Services  Social  Services  George  Osborne  TV  Licensing  Fee  Generationengerechtigkeit  babyboomers  injunction  Royal  Family  Daily  Mail  Tabloid  gossip  gossip  culture  Glossy  Magazine  Leveson  Inquiry  sex  worker  sexuality  BDSM  Newspaper  Industry  pageviews  self-regulation  Ofcom  regulation  regulators  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  Conservative  Tories  Whitehall  Toff  Privileged  Establishment 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
BBC: Bericht zum Missbrauchsskandal um Jimmy Savile vorgestellt - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Eine frühere Richterin hat ihren Bericht zum Missbrauchsskandal um den BBC-Moderator Jimmy Savile vorgestellt. Demnach waren die Vorwürfe mehreren Mitarbeitern des Senders bekannt.
BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  Jimmy  Savile  abuse  of  power  sexual  assault  rape  sexual  violence  sexual  abuse  Westminster  Whitehall  UK  history  child  grooming  Rotherham  Exploitation  Met  Police  Career  Politicians  Establishment  Privileged  Toff 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Netflix gibt erste deutsche Serie in Auftrag - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Amazon legte vor, Netflix zieht nach: Der Streamingdienst hat eine deutsche Serie in Auftrag gegeben - bei dem Kreativteam des Cyberthrillers "Who Am I".
BBC  Channel4  Netflix  Amazon  Amazon  Prime  cable  provider  HBO  Showtime  Hollywood  The  Content  Wars  ITV  Television 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Savile debacle is the clear consequence of a BBC under siege | Media | The Guardian
The political pressure on the corporation has lasted decades, creating a culture of defensiveness and loyalty that has slowly eroded the confidence to speak out
BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Former BBC chief attacks secret government licence fee deal | Media | The Guardian
[ shifting off another item on the balance sheet (welfare budget) off the balance sheet, every dirty little trick. to achieve his set out agenda. onto another one, the public's, british media landscape. less of it. ] Mark Thompson said it is wrong to force corporation to shoulder cost of ‘social transfer’ to over-75s and that charter renewal talks have been acrimonious [...] Giving his his first interview about the BBC since he left in 2012, after eight years at the helm, Thompson said the broadcaster was having to pay for government policy. “It’s welfare … It’s totally inappropriate to use BBC to support social transfer in this country.” When George Osborne tried to impose the same cost on the BBC during negotiations in 2010, Thompson started writing his resignation letter, along with several BBC Trustees. This July the current director general, Tony Hall, agreed to shoulder the burden in return for relief from other costs.
BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  George  Osborne  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative  David  Cameron  News  Corp.  newscorp  News  Corporation  Rupert  Murdoch  neoliberalism  neoliberal  trickle-down  economics  austerity  Privatisation  phone  hacking  UK  corporate  state  corporate  media  Lügenpresse  propaganda  populism  neoconservatism  neoconservatives  Daily  Mail  Polarisation  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  constituency  babyboomers  general  election  2015  election  campaign  promises  Manifesto 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC to end Formula 1 television contract early - BBC News
But as part of a £150m gap in the corporation's finances from next year, BBC Sport was asked to deliver £35m of savings.
BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Chris Hedges on What it Takes to be a Rebel in Modern Times - YouTube
If you care about the truth you eventually run into problems as the journalist who usually manipulates facts for a living. // neoliberalism sold to us through lies and manipulated facts. // 2/3rds of the country in poverty. // mania for hope is a political pacifier even for the liberals, keeping people hopeful - keeps people complacent. // moral imperative for civil disobedience. // but do not use the word hope! // game is fixed. // rebellion led by day class intellectuals. that band together with the underclass. // if you have whole-sale surveillance, you can't have investigative journalism // it's about ratings and money, they don't do journalism. << corporate media. // dismantling BBC by tories is a power play by tories (power elite) // &! - Most of the information we spread online is quantifiably “bullshit” - The internet encourages the spread of information that is emotionally resonant but factually untrue
journalismus  investigative  journalism  journalism  mainstream  media  Noam  Chomsky  Chris  Hedges  activists  activism  democracy  manufactured  consent  society  propaganda  newscorp  News  Corp.  News  Corporation  social  democracy  trust  trustagent  distrust  neoliberalism  neoliberal  Gini  coefficient  inequality  Super  Rich  1%  poverty  Revolution  Rebellion  Occupy  Central  occupywallstreet  crony  capitalism  corporate  state  corporate  media  Surveillance-Industrial  Complex  surveillance  state  populism  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  revolving  door  interest  groups  vested  interest  rat  race  status  anxiety  zombie  consumer  disenfranchise  disenfranchised  post-racial  America  economic  justice  #BlackLivesMatter  presidency  barackobama  abuse  of  power  political  theory  political  economy  CIA  NSA  FBI  surveillance  Hacktivism  FOI  Freedom  of  Information  Act  transparency  oversight  accountability  media  conglomerate  conglomerate  business  model  pageviews  BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Jon Snow: ‘I would defend the BBC to the death’ | Media | The Guardian
but that some media owners had a negative effect on the industry. “I think there has been a negative pull on the British media and I blame some of the proprietors for that. I still think the BBC is pretty good and I would defend it to the death, even though I have never worked for it.” [...] Asked about press coverage of Jeremy Corbyn, he said some of those writing about the Labour leader were “experiencing some kind of fear”, adding: “I think they may need to see a psychiatrist.” He said the biggest issues facing the UK were housing and inequality between the very rich and very poor, adding: “I don’t think there will be a revolution, but it has all the characteristics of what has led to revolution in the past.” [...] [ on Journalism / Covering human tragedy ] He said that while he tries to remain objective, “sometimes when powerful emotions are in play, this can be very, very hard”.
BBC  phone  hacking  Daily  Mail  News  Corp.  News  Corporation  newscorp  Rupert  Murdoch  Tabloid  British  Broadcasting  Company  Tories  Conservative  Party  David  Cameron  nasty  Toff  Establishment  Privileged  culture  George  Osborne  inequality  Gini  coefficient  austerity  fairness  Generationengerechtigkeit  journalismus  investigative  journalism  journalism  pageviews  business  model  publishing  2.0 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Video "Konservative wollen BBC eindampfen" | Zapp | ARD Mediathek
Die BBC gilt als einer der Fixpunkte des Qualitätsjournalismus - allerdings nicht in den Augen der Tories. Regierungspolitiker wollen den Sender zusammenstutzen. // -- John Whittingdale --
BBC  ideology  dogma  trickle-down  economics  journalismus  investigative  journalism  journalism  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  British  Broadcasting  Company  democracy  social  democracy  Rupert  Murdoch  newscorp  News  Corp.  News  Corporation  corporate  state  corporate  media  neoliberalism  neoliberal  neoconservatism  neoconservatives  iPlayer  mobile  homescreen  Netflix  Amazon  Prime 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
John Cleese launches attack on BBC and vows never to work for it again | Media | The Guardian
Monty Python star says corporation’s commissioning editors have ‘no idea what they are doing’ and speaks out against fly-on-the-wall filming techniques
BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  The  Content  Wars  mobile  homescreen 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC World Service gets funding boost from government - BBC News
- western media vs Russia Today & Co. // 'Build global reach' Announcing the new funding in its document the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review, the government said: "The BBC World Service reaches into some of the most remote places in the world, providing a link to the UK for individuals and societies who would otherwise not have this opportunity. "We will invest £85 million each year by in the BBC's digital, TV and radio services around the world to build the global reach of the World Service and increase access to news and information."
BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  War  on  Terror  Dictatorship  soft  power  manufactured  consent  corporate  media  corporate  state  propaganda  populism  Polarisation 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC independence 'eroded', says director general - BBC News
In a speech to business leaders on Monday, Tony Hall will urge changes to the way the broadcaster is regulated. He wants licence fee payers to have a greater say than politicians. Lord Hall says there has been a "major change" over the past 20 years which has made the foundations of the BBC's independence "weaker". The government has yet to comment. "When I was working in news and current affairs in the '90s, the independence of the BBC was protected by a set of quiet customs and traditions," he will say. "Back then it was Willie Whitelaw who'd provided us with the certainty of a 15-year Charter, underpinning our independence by allowing us stability through the political cycle. [...] He also suggests recent licence fee settlements have been decided behind closed doors without a "full process".
BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative  corporate  state  corporate  media  newscorp  News  Corp.  News  Corporation  neoliberalism  neoliberal  neoconservatism  neoconservatives  Career  Politicians  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  dogma  ideology 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC One - Panorama, The VIP Paedophile Ring: What's the Truth?
wikipedia Jimmy_Savile_sexual_abuse_scandal &! Elm_Guest_House_child_abuse_scandal //&! ExaroNews - - corruption within Police related to VIP Paedophile Ring to be investigated &! - BBC Panorama to plan to smear and discredit survivors of child abuse and media outlets like ExaroNews &! THERE HAVE BEEN LEAKS WITHIN MET to BBC/PANORAMA to make PROGRAM!? &! ExaroNews editor-in-chief declined to be interviewed for Panorama Program, because they were out to debunk the 'VIP Paedophile Ring.' claims also two VIP cases are VIP BBC people. &! - according to them, BBC tries to delay publication of the inquiry into its own failings of Jimmy Savile. Could be (according to sources) so damning that it undermines negotiations of BBC Charter Renewal. //&! Political Correctness of Politicians, Police, Social and Public Services let Rotherham, Rochdale, Derby (& across country) happen. &!
Operation  Midland  pedophilia  Westminster  abuse  of  power  Career  Politicians  British  Empire  Establishment  Privileged  Politics  UK  corruption  bribery  phone  hacking  Met  Police  BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  Jimmy  Savile  society  Justice  System  Law  &  Justice  Gesellschaft  child  abuse  sexual  harassment  sexual  assault  child  pornography  multiculturalism  Political  Correctness  pedophile 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Why did the Daily Mail lose its taste for The Great British Bake Off? | Media | The Guardian - That an Asian Muslim woman in a headscarf can win a thoroughly British competition proves that ‘Britishness’ is broader than some would like to think &! Reality telly loves a ‘journey’, and if it happens to belong to a Muslim woman with a knack for a lemon drizzle cake, then so be it -
Daily  Mail  UK  british  multiculturalism  BBC  Broadcasting  Company  News  Corp.  News  Corporation  corporate  media  Rupert  Murdoch  newscorp  Lügenpresse  Polarisation  propaganda  populism  agenda  dogma  ideology  immigration  migration 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Wolf Hall director blasts culture secretary over 'ideological' BBC cuts | Media | The Guardian
Peter Kosminsky met with John Whittingdale to discuss cuts he says are rooted in Tories’ dislike of pre-election coverage
British  Broadcasting  Company  BBC  Tories  ideology  dogma  Career  Politicians  Conservative  Party  general  election  2015  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  neoliberalism  neoliberal  Privatisation 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Stop meddling with BBC, European media bosses tell government | Media | The Guardian
Heads of seven Nordic public service broadcasters urge UK to protect BBC’s independence, saying diminished broadcaster reduces country’s standing
BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC pledges to become 'open platform' for creativity - BBC News
BBC director general Tony Hall has set out plans for the next decade, saying the corporation will become an "open BBC for the internet age". A children's iPlayer and a pool of local reporters who will share work with local newspapers are also planned. Lord Hall laid out the plans ahead of the BBC's charter renewal in 2016. He said it would not be "an expansionist BBC" and warned that funding cuts would mean it would "inevitably have to either close or reduce some services". However he did not specify which services might be under threat. // &! - The source added: “We have a strong commitment to uphold global democracy through accurate, impartial and independent news. There should no longer be any no-go countries for the World Service.”
BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC TV chief warns of US threat after big-money Amazon deals | Media | The Guardian
>> iPlayer needs to become an international subscription business. and leverage the BBC brand (sought after and trusted, it's the last public crown jewl that actually can compete in a global market! Channel 4 or ITV can't. ) // “Their model is built on having global rights and we have got to respect that. They are a very smart, impressive bunch of people,” Cohen said. “The key thing we look at more and more is the impact of global competition rather than just in the UK where very big companies can distribute their content around the world. That is a very big challenge.”
distribution  model  BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  Netflix  HBO  cable  provider  Amazon  Amazon  Prime  on-demand  convenience  friction  frictionless  user  experience  economies  of  scale  scale  globalization  globalisation  digital  economy  digital  content  Television  TV  The  Wars  content  discovery  content  distribution  user  generated  content  competition  competitiveness  IP  intellectual  property  differentiate  differentiation  Branding  brand  awareness 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
The HotSeat | 24 July 2015 | Charlie Beckett on the future of the BBC by LSE Podcasts | Free Listening on SoundCloud
Following the announcement of a consultation on the BBC’s future, we sat down with Professor Charlie Beckett to discuss what the implications could be both for the BBC itself and the overall media landscape.
BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Government publishing 'anti-BBC propaganda', says Labour's Chris Bryant | Media | The Guardian
Blog on the DCMS website about the green paper on the corporation’s future makes consultation looks like a ‘con’, says shadow culture secretary
BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  Tories  Conservative  Party 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
'There was a danger the BBC could go broke unless urgent action was taken' | Media | The Guardian
[ UK schafft sich selbst ab ] The BBC was forced to get tough in its negotiations with George Osborne – and still faces ideological threats, Ray Snoddy reveals in this extract from a new book // 'BBC warned George Osborne it would have to axe BBC2 and BBC4 due to cuts'. Corporation also said it would have to shut local radio stations if Treasury did not provide funds to offset the cost of free TV licences for over-75s, claims new book - - Hall has insisted that the negotiations resulted in “a strong deal for the BBC”, but both sides have been criticised for agreeing the deal behind closed doors.
British  Broadcasting  Company  BBC  Tories  budget2015  ideology  dogma  austerity  neoliberalism  neoliberal  Privatisation  Conservative  Party  smoke  mirror  populism  propaganda  manufactured  consent  corporate  state  corporate  media  Lügenpresse  News  Corp.  News  Corporation  Rupert  Murdoch  Toff  Establishment  Privileged  democracy  Public  Services  social  contract  political  theory  No  Representation  Career  Politicians  Opportunism  opportunist  Iain  Duncan  Smith  DWP 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May sign for Amazon Prime - BBC News
The Amazon deal is part of a major manoeuvre by the company to compete with traditional broadcasters and streaming rivals like Netflix. It has also signed up Woody Allen to make his first ever television series, while Amazon's comedy Transparent received 11 Emmy nominations earlier this year. Meanwhile, Top Gear will continue on BBC Two, with Chris Evans among the new hosts. Lisa Clark, who worked with Evans on The Big Breakfast, has just been announced as the show's new producer. "Lisa is as good as it gets when it comes to making big, important television shows," Evans said. // - In a joke at the expense of the BBC, Clarkson said: “I feel like I’ve climbed out of a biplane and into a spaceship.” [...] [ Producer not worried not able to take Top Gear name with them, Top Gear was Top Gear because of it's presenters / figure heads / characters / the dynamic between the three. ENTERTAINMENT! ]
Amazon  BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  Netflix  HBO  Amazon  Prime  Top  Gear 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC’s Peter Salmon: ‘Where do you want me to be? Milton Keynes?’ | Media | The Guardian
The increasing unaffordability of the capital is a boon for the BBC’s non-London outposts, Salmon says: “You can develop a career here and be on a starter salary, say £20-25,000, you could probably get a foot on the property ladder or rent in a decent part of town. Live the dream and live out in Derbyshire and travel in, or get a little flat in Manchester. A lot of younger people starting out who can’t afford London any more look to Salford and Media City. We really benefit from the negative side of London’s growth.”
Manchester  UK  London  BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  cost  of  living  London  Start-up  Scene  affordable  housing  social  housing  cost  of  entry  barriers  to  entry  ecosystem 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC iPlayer 'watched by more than 60 million people outside the UK for free' | Media | The Guardian
Research finds more than 38 million people in China are using VPNs or proxy servers to watch BBC shows – and could be a useful source of revenue
iPlayer  BBC  geo  blocking  British  Broadcasting  Company  friction  frictionless  user  behaviour 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
The battle for the BBC | Charlotte Higgins | Media | The Guardian
Under attack from a government intent on reducing its size and besieged by commercial rivals, the broadcaster has been forced to justify its very existence
BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  Conservative  Party  Tories  ideology  austerity  national  identity  populism  propaganda  spin  doctor  PR  public  relations  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  budget2015  News  Corp.  News  Corporation  newscorp  Rupert  Murdoch  UK  journalismus  journalism  investigative  journalism  democracy  gag  order  Westminster  Met  Police  market  plurality 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Ex-BBC director general accuses government of ‘raiding finances’ | Media | The Guardian
Lord Birt defends corporation’s ability to make programmes and says latest cuts will reduce amount of TV produced in the UK
BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Cameron’s monkeys are feasting on the BBC’s nuts | Comment is free | The Guardian
‘The culture secretary, a massive fan of torture porn, had strung the director general over a meat hook and spat into his face while dressed as an old woman’ Culture secretary John Whittingdale. [...] In January 2014, when a critically endangered water lily was stolen from Kew Gardens, the former Conservative MP Louise Mensch tweeted on her Twitter, “Got to say what’s the point? Ordinary plant hardly worth saving.” The Conservatives can’t even see the point of flowers. It’s asking a lot to expect them to see the point of the BBC. It doesn’t even attract bees.
BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  budget2015  austerity  Public  Services  identity  ideology  dogma  populism  propaganda  manufactured  consent  corporate  state  journalismus  investigative  journalism  journalism  newscorp  News  Corporation  News  Corp.  Rupert  Murdoch  Conservative  Party  neoliberal  neoliberalism  liberal  economic  reform 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Government selects panel to review the future of the BBC - BBC News
"Some of the assaults which certain newspapers are leading, with the Conservative party, against the BBC is really very worrying", Labour's Tristram Hunt - 'Unpatriotic assault on our institutions and identity.' // BBC director general Tony Hall said the deal gave the corporation "financial stability and the ability to plan for the future". // &! However writing in the Observer Lord Hall said the negotiation process should not happen again. &! &! &! NewStatesman "The BBC is the best broadcaster in the world - but it needs to get its house in order."
BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  Tories  Conservative  Party  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  Toff  Establishment  neoliberal  neoliberalism  austerity  dogma  opportunist  Opportunism  ideology  liberal  economic  reform  Career  Politicians  Privileged  No  Representation  News  Corporation  News  Corp.  newscorp  Rupert  Murdoch  Fleet  Street  journalismus  investigative  journalism  journalism 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
George Osborne forces BBC to pay for over-75s' TV licences | Media | The Guardian
+ the short-fall from people not paying TV licence because they don't watch live TV, only catch-up on the iPlayer (loophole) // - BBC supporters say funding deal will cause cuts to jobs and services [...] “So sad to see the government’s demonising of the BBC. Best in the world at what it does, the BBC is a British success story.” [...] [estimates of cut up to 12%] [...] “awful” and “quick and dirty deal” [...] “It feels as if the BBC had a gun to their head and chose to get shot in the leg instead. It is bound to lead to cuts in jobs, services and quality. It could well mean the end of free TV licences for the elderly.” [...] a bullying backroom deal over a couple of days. //&! - It’s hard fighting in the digital age, but picking up the tab for free pensioner TV licences is a perilous choice &!
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC to cut more than 1,000 jobs - BBC News - leaner simpler, delayering &! TV Licence shortfall - there will be calls to close iPlayer loophole // &! BBC director general Tony Hall has said he believes the licence fee has "got 10 years of life left in it". However the director general dismissed the suggestion of replacing the charge with a subscription model to pay for the BBC's output. - // &! The Guardian view on the licence fee: a time to rally round the BBC - The way to stop the Conservatives marginalising the corporation is to make them realise that an assault would spell political disaster - [...] What is pernicious about these objections, supposedly arising from principle, is that they frequently veil envy of the BBC from its business competitors, whether Rupert Murdoch or the Daily Mail. [ Tory chum in cahoots with crony capitalism again and out destroying public good, heritage, and service ] &!
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - No long-term future for BBC licence fee, MPs say
[ Germany has similar set-up called GEMA, GenY and Millennials are at crossroads with GEMA in Germany because how it is set-up an how they consume their media on the road and at home, which doesn't reflect GEMA at all and isn't fair. And try watching a music video on YT, GEMA blocks all music on YT. ] // In light of changing technology and audience habits, the committee said "we do not see a long-term future for the licence fee in its current form". Any "profound changes" - such as abolishing the licence fee - should not be rushed, the report said. But it did say the BBC "must prepare for the possibility of a change in the 2020s. "We recommend that as a minimum the licence fee must be amended to cover catch-up television as soon as possible." It should also no longer be a criminal offence to avoid paying the licence fee, the report said.
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Stiglitz: no need to fear economics of independence | Channel 4 News Live Blogs | Channel 4 News Live Blogs
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has said there is “little basis” for “fear-mongering” over the economy of an independent Scotland. Mr Stiglitz, who advises the Scottish government on economic affairs, said that while there would be risks in the event of a Yes vote, the risks of Scotland remaining in the union and UK leaving the EU would be “significantly greater”. In an article published in the Sunday Herald and the Scotsman, he urged Scots to focus on “vision and values” in the last few days before Thursday’s independence referendum. +++
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Butterfly rebellion | openDemocracy
The inky wing of the British Empire does not know what to do. Historians will psychoanalyse the columns of Alan Cochrane in the Telegraph, monitoring their descent from pompous, self-certain swagger to incoherent, panicked meltdown. The Times, the Scotsman, the Mail, the Express, all peer out at Scotland from behind their barbed wire. “We’ve threatened the price of beans, we’ve threatened the cost of mortgages, we’ve told them they won’t have Strictly, we’ve told them they can’t have an NHS. That’s the sum total of their dreams and aspirations. So why won’t these fucking Scots STAY DOWN?” [...] Everything they touch falls apart. And then there is a desperate rescue attempt of some sort or another. Send up Ed. Get David to emote. Ask the supermarkets to issue threats. Beg the banks to relocate. [...] The scope and scale of the collapse of the No campaign is obscured only by the refusal of the print media wing of their campaign to report it.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
LISTEN: Our business correspondent Justin... - The Today Programme
>>> Scotland's exit will have 'huge consequences' on businesses. Actually 'huge consequences', he said, actually in regard to UK's potential EU Exit in 2017 when people will vote on the matter. PERIOD. THIS WORDING OF THE HEADLINE WAS CHOSEN DELIBERATELY ... TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT. +++ Alex Salmond attacks BBC + Nick Robinson on 'Market sensitive information' (11Sept14) - +++ Alastair Darling's only argument is about Finance and Wall Street, that Wall Street doesn't like uncertainty << Career Politicians & Toffs - +++ and here comes the IMF with another "markets don't like uncertainty" quip -
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Mini-Wohnung in London mit hoher Miete alarmiert Behörden - SPIEGEL ONLINE
London is a different country than UK ex-London. PERIOD. As is SF, LA, NY compared to USA as a whole. UK needs support for 2nd London, ie Manchester surroundings. That is why BBC moved parts of its operations to Manchester, creating the MediaCity. It was a politically motivated and macroprudential influenced decision as well as microeconomic decision for BBC Operations (lower wage demands, lower operating cost). ""Für durchschnittliche Mieter dürfte es nur ein schwacher Trost sein, dass in London auch die Superreichen inzwischen Mondpreise für Immobilien zahlen müssen. So hat ein privater Käufer für eine Penthouse-Wohnung im vornehmen Londoner Stadtteil Knightsbridge kürzlich 140 Millionen Pfund (knapp 171 Millionen Euro) bezahlt. Angesichts solcher Zahlen warnte sogar der stellvertretende Direktor der Bank of England vor einer gefährlichen Blase: Das Preisniveau auf dem Grundstücksmarkt stehe in krassem Gegensatz zur derzeitigen Schwäche der britischen Wirtschaft, sagte Jon Cunliffe.
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
Londons Bürgermeister Johnson wird in BBC-Interview demontiert - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Johnson konnte sich warm reden. Es wurde dann aber schnell ungemütlich für Johnson: "Warum haben Sie ein Zitat erfunden?", fragt Mair und spielte damit auf einen Vorfall an, der mehr als 20 Jahre zurückliegt. Johnson hatte damals beim Traditionsblatt "Times" gearbeitet und war wegen des Interview-Problems entlassen worden. >> Peinlichkeiten aus dem Privatleben [...] Für ihn selbst sei es nicht der beste Auftritt gewesen, räumte Johnson ein. Das habe aber auch daran gelegen, dass Mair Fragen zu Themen aus der Vergangenheit und zu privaten Angelegenheiten gestellt habe. > >
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march 2013 by asterisk2a
Kindesmissbrauch: Kommentar zum Newsnight-Skandal der BBC - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Der Savile-Skandal und ein Falschbericht über Kindesmissbrauch haben die BBC in eine Krise gestürzt, Sender-Boss Entwistle trat nach nur 54 Tagen im Amt zurück. Doch das Gerede vom Ableben der alten Tante ist übertrieben. Echter, unaufgeregter BBC-Journalismus wird mehr gebraucht denn je.


Doch die atemlosen Berichte, die BBC befinde sich nun in einer Existenzkrise, sind ebenso übertrieben wie die Behauptung, die Rundfunkanstalt genieße kein Vertrauen mehr in der Bevölkerung. Diese Thesen werden vornehmlich in dem Teil der britischen Presse verbreitet, dem die öffentlich-rechtliche Anstalt immer schon ein Dorn im Auge war.


Sogar Medienzar Rupert Murdoch, der vor nicht allzu langer Zeit selbst keine Verantwortung für den Abhörskandal in seinem Imperium übernehmen wollte, wagte sich plötzlich wieder aus der Deckung und forderte den Rücktritt des BBC-Bosses. Ein größeres Maß an Heuchelei ist kaum vorstellbar.
journalism  BBC 
november 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC tells stars to dodge tax: Workers face the ultimatum, go off the books or face the sack | Mail Online
"A corporation source acknowledged that some workers were effectively being forced to comply with the legal tax dodge.

[...] A top celebrity agent said the BBC used the practice to avoid paying national insurance, pension contributions and other benefits due to regular staff. The agent said many presenters ended up paying more tax than if they were on staff contracts."

Not Cool, ... BBC highest paid (incl Paxman) use legal work-around to reduce tax bill and insurance contributions.
While at the same time coming down hard on, arguably more crummy, tax practises like tax havens.

But if I remember well, Newsnight DID report on UCAS CEO who uses as well a services company to reduce tax bill and insurance contributions. As others do as well ...

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transparency  taxation  taxevasion  moralhazard  ethnics  double-standard  corporate  governance  BBC 
july 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC signals an end to era of expansion - Times Online
Mark Thompson, the Director-General, will admit that the corporation, which is funded by the £3.6 billion annual licence fee, has become too large and must shrink to give its commercial rivals room to operate.
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february 2010 by asterisk2a

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