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The Risk Business

Published 21 October 2013

BLOG: Channel Four has seemingly come out fighting against its critics with their latest promotion for their channel with the tagline “We Were Born Risky…” and to highlight the statement they use various clips from the channel’s past illustrate this

The Fast Track to the Top Job?

Published 24 April 2013

BLOG: This week has seen Danny Cohen appointed as new BBC Director General Tony Hall’s Director of Television, following on from the appointment of James Harding as Head of BBC News. With Cohen’s rise to a place in the senior management team of the BBC almost as meteoric as his rise to prominence among senior television executives already.

Managing management

Published 4 May 2011

As the new chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten has wasted no time in signalling his future intentions, thereby abruptly drawing to a close an allegedly soft-touch Sir Michael…

Risky business

Published 28 September 2009

ITV uncertainty could open doors to takeover bid, says analyst If you now have a distinct feeling along the lines that “We’ve been here before”, then you are almost certainly…

There’s no “I” in STV

Published 7 August 2009

Broadcast Now: Grade slams STV opt outs Michael Grade in “cannot understand STV’s attitude” shocker; who would have thought it? From a purely commercial viewpoint, STV’s decision to drop the…

It’s not just tennis

Published 1 July 2009

ITV1 slumps to all-time ratings low This is rather hard to believe even allowing for ITV1’s lax summer schedule combined with Wimbledon tennis and the slow but continuing growth of…

Change of heart?

Published 23 April 2009

Michael Grade to step down as ITV chief executive This move comes as a modest surprise given the fact that Michael Grade was scheduled to stay on as chief executive…

The price of failure

Published 9 March 2009

ITV executives write protest letter to Michael Grade Well done Michael Grade for having the temerity to sack the chief architect of ITV’s recent failure to achieve a content-led turnaround…

Reputation isn’t enough

Published 4 March 2009

ITV admits defeat on content-led turnaround I’ll say this now; Michael Grade had exactly the right idea for a turnaround strategy for ITV plc as it stood, but the ‘r-word’…

Closing the stable door

Published 16 January 2009

ITV fined £220,000 by Ofcom over regional quotas It has taken Ofcom a year to punish ITV for a regional programming expenditure shortfall in 2007 (likewise a two year delay…


Published 15 September 2008

Michael Grade: YouTube is a ‘parasite’ It’s fairly easy to tell from Michael Grade’s comments that he is still firmly rooted in the media ‘old school’, since he (and ITV…

It’s a long way down

Published 7 August 2008

Viewpoint: Ofcom is key player in ITV drama So Michael Grade is threatening to hand back ITV plc’s Channel 3 regional licences since it’s now claimed that under the current…

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