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1012, 2014

Are the days of the Licence Fee numbered?

By |December 10th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off

A recent Ofcom report states that there are almost a million households who have a broadband connection, but no TV. The implication is that these households are still viewing TV content, but online, perhaps through catch-up services via their mobile, tablet or laptop, rather than on a TV.

Is this a problem? Well, potentially yes, particularly […]

1003, 2014

Is online the future for public service broadcasting?

By |March 10th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off

Vanessa Jackson – Course Director, Media and Communication at Birmingham City University

What does the decision to axe BBC Three, and move off the channel to online only, mean for the audience? Ok, television viewing amongst young adults may have dropped quite radically over the last five years, but does that mean that the opportunity to […]

3001, 2014

Has Sky changed TV forever?

By |January 30th, 2014|In The News|1 Comment

Vanessa Jackson, Degree Leader in Television at Birmingham City University

On 5 February 1989 Sky Television launched its four-channel package. This year the company celebrates its 25th anniversary – and how far it has come in that time! The satellite market was slow to grow initially, and amid mounting losses Sky Television merged with British Satellite Broadcasting in […]

2211, 2013

Who’s your Doctor Who?

By |November 22nd, 2013|In The News|Comments Off

Vanessa Jackson, Degree Leader in Television at Birmingham City University. Vanessa also runs a television history project.

As Dr Who mania reaches fever pitch in the run up to the 50th Anniversary of the drama series, we ought to question the secret of its success – and I think the answer is very simple, it is the […]