Thursday, 21 February 2008

Appeal shocker

So BSkyB has decided to appeal against the ruling made over their ownership of a chunk of ITV. Will anyone be remotely suprised by this? I think not. The Competition Appeal Tribunal or CAT will have the pleasure of hearing this one. The question is does the cat have claws or will get into a flap...(sorry...)

Friday, 15 February 2008

Spring has not yet sprung

Campaign tactics have been under discussion this week.. Talk has centred on postcards, stunts, and lobbying.. Its all part of planning ahead for when Ofcom announces the first phase of consultation in its PSB review. This is scheduled for the 'Spring' and we wait with bated breath for the publication date which will mark the official transition to this next season. In some parts of town daffodils and crocuses are already appearing in defiance of Ofcom's timetable...

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Something's up

Spring seems to have come early and so rumours gather pace of an imminent accouncement from the bridge of the ING Titanic about a change of deck chairs.
The crew of SS Meridian have already been invited to take part in 'workshops' about the future shape of the new one service structure, with the rider that :

"These groups will not form part of any formal process of consultation about the published 5-year-plan news proposals. Nor will they replace the discussions that will no doubt follow in due course with union representatives and communication groups - but they will provide an opportunity for you to influence ITV news thinking at an early stage on some of the big issues which need to be considered."

There's also a strong rumour about a meeting this week which might see some senior skippers waved off into the distance clutching cheques.

Interesting times