26 May 2006

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    Blogcast: Dan Wootton at the American Idol final

    2006-05-26T12:15:00Z

    Entertainment events that bring the US to a standstill have previously been limited to the annual Oscars ceremony and the Superbowl. Not any more. A British format has joined that list and is being touted by broadcasting pundits as the biggest US TV show in history.

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    Müller boss takes commercial radio job

    2006-05-26T12:00:00Z

    M ller managing directer Andrew Harrison has been named as chief executive of the newly formed commercial radio industry body RadioCentre.

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    Big Brother watched by 4.9m

    2006-05-26T11:50:00Z

    The build-up to Dawn Blake's exit from the Big Brother house ensured an easy victory for Channel 4 at 9pm with 4.9 million (22.3%).

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    Sky and AETN confirm UK crime channel launch

    2006-05-26T11:30:00Z

    A&E Television Networks (AETN) and BSkyB have confirmed they are to launch a crime channel in the UK and Ireland, as first revealed by Broadcast (11.03.05).

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    Most OAPs have problems with digital TV equipment, study finds

    2006-05-26T10:45:00Z

    Almost three quarters of pensioners and people with significant disabilities will need substantial help switching to digital television, according to the results of a nine-month trial.

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    Ofcom repeats new media rights warning

    2006-05-26T08:00:00Z

    Ofcom chief operating officer Ed Richards has once again urged Pact and the UK's public broadcasters to reach an agreement over the ownership of new media rights, ahead of the regulator's deadline next Wednesday.

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    Eurosport nets Wenger and Houllier

    2006-05-26T08:00:00Z

    Eurosport has lined-up Arsene Wenger and Gerard Houllier to provide expert analysis during the World Cup.

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    ITV's Henry to map out future at Broadcast Live

    2006-05-26T08:00:00Z

    ITV Consumer chief executive Jeff Henry is to give the keynote speech at Broadcast LIVE's Delivery Day conference next month, mapping out where he believes audiences will be in five years' time.

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    PEER POLL: Soccer Aid v Big Brother

    2006-05-26T07:45:00Z

    The latest question in Broadcast's peer poll asks: Can ITV1's Soccer Aid compete with C4's Big Brotherin the ratings?

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    ITV hands Rider Top World Cup job

    2006-05-26T00:00:00Z

    Former BBC sport presenter Steve Rider has bagged the plum role of anchoring ITV's England games in next month's World Cup ahead of ITV regulars Gabby Logan and Jim Rosenthal.