Sunday, 29 March 2009

The Peacock Committee-1986
Report of the Committee on Financing the BBC(Cmnd 9824)July 1986Chairman: Professor Alan Peacock.Expected by the Thatcher government to conclude that the licence fee should be abolished, the Peacock Committee favoured retaining much of the existing system as a 'least worst' option.-

The Broadcasting Act-1990
The Broadcasting Act 1990 was the first step down the road of deregulation in British Broadcasting. It reversed previous restrictions on ownership of ITV franchises, whereby one company could hold only one franchise and overseas ownership was forbidden. - The Broadcasting Act

The Hutton Report- 2004
Hutton report blames BBC- The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) is primarily at fault in the controversy leading up to the suicide of David Kelly, the microbiologist and Iraqi bioweapons expert, according to a long-awaited judge's inquiry report. -Revolt at huttons's white wash - The hutton report- fear and loathing at the BBC -Lord Hutton responds to media reaction to the Hutton Report

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

TV guide

i looked at the sky TV guide where i found that on Saturday on the basic channels there is:
Early in the morning it is mainly children programmes and adult cooking programmes more for a female audience.
Then later in the morning and early afternoon it is mainly sport for a male audience and sometimes a film.
In then evening it tends to be family entertainment programmes such as Ant and Dec and Dancing on ice. This would appeal to a whole family viewing.
Then later in the evening it tends to be a film targeted at normally an older audience such as this week on channel 4 Brokeback mountain is on.

On a Monday there is:
In the morning it tends to be property TV shows, chat shows, and selling items such as bargain hunt and cash in the attic which would target an older audience.
Later in the afternoon it tends to be repeat dramas
Early evening it is children's programmes, quiz shows and the news.
around 7 the soaps are on till about 9.
Later there is a selection of films, documentaries and comedy programmes that would appeal to a mixed audience.

Obviously the people who schedule the programmes know their target audience, and know what times during a day where a certain audience will be watching the programmes. They would use this to their advantage such as showing children programmes before they go to school and after school before and average bedtime. I think the times of scheduling would be influence by what time the targeted audience for the programmes would be on to get more viewers. For example you wouldn't see violent film on about 4'oclock on the average terestrial channels.

Monday, 9 March 2009

What i think of British Broadcasting

I think there is a future for television, however i think there will be less channels as there will not be the funding for them. Even though there are a wide variety of channels which cater for almost every audience i think there will be more variety of them which will appear to a niche audience and then it is up the the viewer to decide what they want to watch or not depeinding on their taste.

I think there will still be a high demand for programmes like Big Brother, Dancing on Ice and X factor. However it think gradually the smaller channels with not alot of viewers will close or combine with another channel due to lack of funding.

I think that advertising on teles will continue as it funds most of the channels and that is the best way to get advertising across to an audience during a programme. However i think there will be more advertising within programmes theirselves such as if a character is on a computer theire will be a certain programme on it such as Itunes.