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BBC Trust accepts cost for over-75s TV licences but 'cannot endorse the process'

BBC Trust accepts cost for over-75s TV licences but 'cannot endorse the process'

BBC Trust chairman, Rona Fairhead, has said she "accepts" the surprise announcement by culture secretary, John Whittingdale, today that the government will stop subsidising the over-75s TV licence fee, but has questioned the process that led to the major overhaul.

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Discovery's partnership with the IOC spells gold for brands

Discovery's partnership with the IOC spells gold for brands

A commercial broadcaster has the potential to improve on the BBC's coverage of the Olympics, says MediaCom's head of sport for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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NME to become a free magazine after 63 years

NME to become a free magazine after 63 years

Time Inc's 63 year old music brand, NME, is to become a free weekly magazine from September and its digital output will be broadened to also include film, fashion, television, politics, gaming and technology.

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MediaCom's Lisa Humphreys flies flag for media in '35 women under 35' list

MediaCom's Lisa Humphreys flies flag for media in '35 women under 35' list

Six of the brightest up-and-coming stars from the world of media and marketing have made Management Today's list of 35 high-flying women under 35.

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Facebook confirms 'monetisation test' for media contributors

Facebook confirms 'monetisation test' for media contributors

Facebook has confirmed plans to offer video contributors a share of advertising revenues generated around posts, in a move that will increase competition with Google's YouTube.

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My Media Week: Nick Emery

My Media Week: Nick Emery

Nick Emery, global CEO, Mindshare and president of Media Lions Jury Cannes 2015, reveals the judging criteria and why NGO entries outshone their corporate competitors.

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Cosmopolitan names Farrah Storr as new editor

Cosmopolitan names Farrah Storr as new editor

Farrah Storr, the editor of Women's Health, has been named as the new editor at Cosmopolitan.

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Virgin Trains is not reviewing its media business

Virgin Trains is not reviewing its media business

A spokesman for Virgin Trains has said "Virgin Trains is not reviewing its media business", putting halt to Campaign's story it was reviewing the account, handled by Manning Gottlieb OMD.

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Haymarket appoints Martin Gee as group's first CTO

Haymarket appoints Martin Gee as group's first CTO

Haymarket Media Group has appointed Channel 4's Martin Gee to its management team as chief technology officer.

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Beacons installed on 500 London buses by Exterion Media

Beacons installed on 500 London buses by Exterion Media

The technology will allow brands to deliver contextual messages through their own apps to commuters.

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Blackett and Viner named among Radio 4 Woman's Hour Power List

Blackett and Viner named among Radio 4 Woman's Hour Power List

BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour has named Karen Blackett, the UK chief executive of MediaCom, to its Power List of top 10 influencers.

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UKTV's Alibi launches rebrand with giant skull on London South Bank

UKTV's Alibi launches rebrand with giant skull on London South Bank

Alibi, the UKTV pay TV crime channel, is promoting its rebrand with a two-metre high replica of a human skull, which appeared this morning on London's South Bank.

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Telegraph redesigns print edition for 160th birthday

Telegraph redesigns print edition for 160th birthday

The Daily Telegraph has marked its 160th anniversary with a refresh in design of its print edition today, which sees the former gothic masthead restored on the front page.

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My Media Week: Naren Patel

My Media Week: Naren Patel

Naren Patel, chief executive officer, Primesight, attends a business chiefs' drinks reception at Number 10 (obligatory selfie included) and delivers his son to Claudine Collins for career advice.

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Gorman and MacCallum to lead judges of Media Week Awards 2015

Gorman and MacCallum to lead judges of Media Week Awards 2015

Rosemary Gorman, group ad director at Mail Newspapers, and Ali MacCallum, chief executive of Omnicom's M2M, will take the lead role as co-chairs of the judges at the Media Week Awards 2015.

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My Media Week: Ben Wood

My Media Week: Ben Wood

This week, Ben Wood, global president, iProspect, talks performance and content following the John Brown Media acquisition and preps for Cannes.

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Wall Street Journal announces new-look broadsheet for Europe and Asia

Wall Street Journal announces new-look broadsheet for Europe and Asia

The Wall Street Journal, the business newspaper owned by News Corp, is launching a broadsheet edition for Europe and Asia.

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Spotify announces 75m users and multi-million pound payouts to artists

Spotify announces 75m users and multi-million pound payouts to artists

Spotify has announced it now has 75 million active users, including 20 million paying premium subscribers, up by a third since January 2015.

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Out to lunch with Boisdale Life and David Emin: Jenny Biggam

Out to lunch with Boisdale Life and David Emin: Jenny Biggam

Media Week's David Emin invites an industry heavyweight out to lunch at one of the Boisdales restaurants. His lunch guest this week is Jenny Biggam, the co-founder of the7stars, now the UK's largest independent media agency, which has averaged 30% growth in each of the past three years.

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My Media Week: Jem Lloyd-Williams

My Media Week: Jem Lloyd-Williams

This week, Jem Lloyd-Williams, executive director, product & innovation at Vizeum UK, joins the cream of media in the Brighton sunshine for Media 360.

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