The BBC is “not proactively putting a date on a digital switchover or anything stupid like that,” Director General Tim Davie has said, but rather sparking a “broader conversation across the UK for when we do move across.” Davie said today that linear TV channels will not be snatched away from older viewers, stating that he was “being provocative” in the recent landmark speech when he discussed an internet-only TV future. “We should have an aggressive plan but that is not a plan to remove things used by lots of people too soon,” he added, speaking to the UK government’s Public Accounts Committee. “We’ve got a fantastic record of not leaving people behind and that is not part of the proposal.” But while older viewers are more likely to watch linear, Davie said research shows when people over the age 65 move across to digital, “they don’t come back.” In December’s RTS-organized speech, which generated multiple headlines about the future of the BBC’s linear … [Read more...] about BBC Director General Tim Davie On Digital Switchover: “We’re Not Putting A Date On It Or Anything Stupid Like That”
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Bectu Launches Campaign To Standardize Working Conditions In Unscripted TV Following Open Letter
EXCLUSIVE: What started as a short open letter about working conditions in the UK unscripted sector has turned into a full-on campaign with backing from more than 1,000 people and the nation’s largest broadcasting union. Off the back of the open letter signed by more than 1,000 TV industry workers in less than a week, Bectu has today launched a campaign to establish an agreed set of terms and better regulation of working practices for UK freelancers working across entertainment, docs and factual. The union’s desire is to bring UK unscripted TV working conditions more in line with scripted, which recently saw a new deal brokered between Bectu and indie trade body Pact – although this took almost a year of negotiations. Inspired by the open letter , which was penned by Inside The Worlds Toughest Forces producer-director Anna Collins, Bectu is calling for the standardization of employment conditions across the unscripted sector, including a maximum 10-hour working … [Read more...] about Bectu Launches Campaign To Standardize Working Conditions In Unscripted TV Following Open Letter
Bigamist And Fake CIA Agent William Allen Jordan Explored In ITVX Doc Series
UK streamer ITVX is to look into the life of fake CIA agent and bigamist William Allen Jordan in a three-part doc series. The Other Mrs Jordan will unpick the life of Jordan, who convinced his British wife Mary Turner Thompson that he was a CIA operative working in counter-terrorism in the early 2000s until she received a phonemail from another woman claiming to be his “other” spouse. In emerged he had multiple marriages, relationships and children elsewhere. At the center of the doc is the literal and metaphorical search for Jordan, who was in reality a serial bigamist, sexual predator and pathological liar. While the pursuit begins with Thompson, ITV says its “becomes a baton race of women each seeking the truth.” The series is from Bafta-winning filmmaker Matt Smith for Circle Circle Films, co-produced with October Films for ITV’s streaming service ITVX, and based on Thompson’s books The Bigamist and ThePsychopath. Olivia Isaacs is the director and Nicola Lloyd … [Read more...] about Bigamist And Fake CIA Agent William Allen Jordan Explored In ITVX Doc Series
Viduthalai Part 1 Full Movie Leaked Online For Free Download Within Few Hours Of Release!
Within hours of the film's theatrical release, several illegal websites started circulating pirated links to Vetrimaaran's Viduthalai Part 1 movie. These pirated links are all over the internet, being shared by social media sites and personal accounts. The links allow one to watch the content in them or to download the entire film for free. The cinematic experience is entirely different from watching the content through these links. However, no amount of measures taken by the cops and Producers Council could contain piracy. If this is the case for a Vetrimaaran film starring top actors like Vijay Sethupathi and Soori, think about the situation of other films. Will government able to take strict action against these illegal websites? Produced by RS Infotainment Elred Kumar, 'Viduthalai Part 1' is directed by Vetrimaaran. Actor Soori is the hero of the story and Vijay Sethupathi plays an important role in the film. Red Giant Movies released the film across Tamil Nadu today March … [Read more...] about Viduthalai Part 1 Full Movie Leaked Online For Free Download Within Few Hours Of Release!