Presentation on theme: "The UK Television and Broadcast Market. The UK Broadcast Media Industry Radio Commercial Radio Public Radio Internet Public Internet Commercial Internet."— Presentation transcript:
The UK Television and Broadcast Market
The UK Broadcast Media Industry Radio Commercial Radio Public Radio Internet Public Internet Commercial Internet Broadcast Amateur Internet Satellite BskyB Freesat International Satellite Cable Terrestrial Digital Terrestrial Analogue Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial television Soon all terrestrial TV will be digital. Key terms and issues: The switchover process Digital rollout Muxs 1,2, A,B,C,D (BBC own 1 and B)
Analogue terrestrial television Traditional way of getting TV for over half a century (in various forms) Soon to go the way of the dinosaur but is analogue really that bad? Only five channels (six in Wales)
Freesat Satellite alternative to BSkyB: Free Offers Hi-Def Bigger bandwidth Run by BBC and ITV Launched 6 th May 2008 Still not really a problem for Sky
British Sky Broadcasting New generation of Astra satellites launched in 1998 Subscription based Big share of the market through pay-per-view and sporting events – 8 million UK customers Currently the widest choice But… …how much control?
Sky HD from 2006 …but does anyone care? 3-D from now …but does anyone care? Do people really want 3D football and other sports?
Virgin Media Formed by a takeover of NTL:Telewest, the old cable rivals Owns a lucrative part of the market but limited to where cables are laid Big bust up with BSkyB about rights to show programmes Won major legal case in April 2010 to show Sky Sports on its channels.
However July 2010 – Sky buys out Virgin Office of Fair Trading looking into this Murdoch tries to buy the rest of Sky, even though he has virtual control New ConDem government anti-BBC (as all incumbent governments are) so likely to let this through Sky will now be able to show biased news
28 th September 2010 (BBC) Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt is set to call for a new "landscape of local TV services" around the UK. In a speech later, he will set out his vision of stations "broadcasting for as little as one hour a day". He will say an expansion of superfast broadband and the easing of rules on owning local newspapers, radio and TV will help encourage the enterprises.
And the near future… Journalists from the NUJ are launching a strike on October 5 th Further strikes are planned for October This means… …no news on the BBC (or at least reduced) …no Conservative conference reporting …no budget reporting Maybe