Search This Blog

Search Tool

Asian Markets at Close Report

European Markets at Close Report

Sep 5, 2016

The Guardian | UK | Media | Media Briefing - September 5, 2016: BBC Studios, Fox News and The Archers
BBC Studios boss Mark Linsey arguably has one of the most difficult jobs at the BBC. The creation of a separate production arm for the corporation, which sometime next year will become a commercial subsidiary, is a leap into the unknown.

As Linsey tells the Guardian in this week’s Media interview, even as a commercial entity, Studios will still be driven by the overarching goals of the BBC. That will make competing with the likes of ITV Studios and Endemol Shine – neither constrained by the same obligations – significantly more challenging.
Balancing the need to stay in the black and keep making great shows against the concerns of an industry that will be on the lookout for any negative impact on their interests or an unfair advantage is a tall order.

What do you think of the briefing?

We are still developing this new style of email briefing and we’d love to know whether you like it and hear your suggestions. Share your thoughts, any time, here.

MediaGuardian’s top stories

A renowned court room artist has drawn Rob and Helen Titchener, prosecutor for the Archers trial week
A renowned court room artist has drawn Rob and Helen Titchener, prosecutor for the Archers trial week Photograph: Julia Quenzler
Strictly Come Dancing launch show draws more than 10m viewers
Ministers alarmed over No 10 ‘clampdown’ on media links
Renowned courtroom artist draws Helen Titchener’s trial for the Archers
Emily Maitlis felt unsafe after harassment by university friend
Watchdog threatens legal action against Fox News after hacking allegations
Sky invests £3.4m in French TV streaming platform Molotov
Greece cuts TV channels from eight to four in controversial licence auction cuts a third of its global workforce

Best of the rest

New York Times chief executive Mark Thompson
New York Times chief executive Mark Thompson Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian
Strictly ratings may have done well, but the BBC is looking into technical issues after viewers complained of sound problems, says the Mirror
New York Times chief executive Mark Thompson is in a digital race against the clock, according to the FT (£)
Reader comments are not very popular, but Margaret Sullivan of the Washington Post is sticking by them
Jeremy Clarkson has been spotted filming a stunt with a drone on Beachy Head, reports the Mirror

And finally...

In “ill thought out layout decision of the week” the Sunday Times has been widely criticised for populating a panel of childless politicians only with women. The newspaper says that “on reflection” it could have “presented the sidebar more sensitively”.