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Disney buys Marvel – more corporate conservatism?

Published 31 August 2009

Financial Times: Disney to buy Marvel for $4bn. Imagine this: you are webslinging across the New York city skyline, just like Spiderman. You swing round to see the famous Baxter…

Choice, but not too much of it

Published 27 April 2009

Government must be bolder on digital radio, says Global chief Stephen Miron You can clearly hear the sound of desperation in Stephen Miron’s voice as he pleads to central government…

On the sidelines

Published 6 November 2008

UTV criticises Channel 4 for backing out of digital radio project It may be true that if Channel 4 Radio had been up and running two years ago it could…

On form

Published 15 October 2008

Global Radio to reduce local news output and outsource travel reports Why can’t company PR press releases really say what they mean? Instead of “Global said the aim was to…

Who needs the One if you’ve got a big Heart?

Published 16 September 2008

The nationisation of local radio is taking a step up a gear, with Global Radio announcing plans to rebrand 28 of its local stations as Heart

The rules have changed

Published 16 July 2008

The “what’s on” wars: BBC Local vs commercial radio Now is not a good time to be involved in commercial UK radio, it seems. Advertisers are trimming their marketing budgets…

While stocks last

Published 2 June 2008

Is it too late to save the Whale? Whatever James Whale himself might say, flogging double-sided bed linen, toasters and gold bangles is still a demotion from his previous radio…

Tested to destruction

Published 19 May 2008

Fed up with local radio playlists? Blame audience testing In recent years the majority of commercial radio stations have somehow lost all their so-called ‘rough edges’ that once made them…

On the wrong wavelength

Published 28 April 2008

Digital radio needs a makeover, says Ofcom According to Peter Davis who is Ofcom’s director of radio and multimedia, DAB just requires a “Freeview-style relaunch” and also claims that “It’s…

GCap changes tack

Published 11 April 2008

The first signs of new management ideas at GCap Media are slowly being revealed. Whilst the company is not yet part of Global Radio (the move has to be agreed by shareholders first), it would seem highly unlikely that the potential new owners would have not been consulted first on todays announcements.

Clearing the airwaves

Published 8 April 2008

Heart and Galaxy local shows cut How local should ‘local radio’ be? The problem is that there’s no straight answer, despite Global Radio chief executive Ashley Tabor assuring us otherwise….

Is DAB Dead?

Published 8 April 2008

What is really going on?

GCap Media: 2005 – 2008

Published 1 April 2008

So it’s finally happened – GCap has succumbed to Global Media, with the company being sold for £375m.

TV Centre potentially safe and GCap maybe ready to fall

Published 5 March 2008

If you’re one of those people who think that the BBC would be insane to sell off its flagship building, then you might be encouraged by something on Media Guardian this morning.

Bad timing

Published 4 March 2008

Digital radio rift at Channel 4 Channel 4 has a countdown conundrum all of its own to solve, namely whether to press ahead full steam with the launch of three…