#23 - Premier League rights, ITV ratings, radio listening figures - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

Feb 13, 2015, 12:53 PM

Media industry analysis with Olly Mann and guests. This week Olly is joined by City University’s Professor Lis Howell and the man behind Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice and QI - Leon Wilson, Managing Director of Talkback.

As the ink dries on the biggest broadcasting deal in Premier League history we discuss how BT and Sky will attempt to recoup their £5bn spending spree to secure English football rights. Will subscribers end up paying more?

ITV is suffering a slump: After the disappearance of Rising Star, the critically-unacclaimed return of Broadchurch and the lukewarm reception for Harry Hill’s Stars in their Eyes, what can the commercial broadcaster do to find bigger audiences?

Radio consultant Paul Robinson is on hand with a rundown of the latest RAJAR figures. There’s bad news for Radio 5 Live and BBC Local Radio but better results for commercial stations in London.

There’s also an update on the Press Gazette’s 'Save Our Sources' campaign and another format idea hits the cutting-room floor in The Media Podcast Quiz.