Ad embargo on Bauer, talkSPORT extends rights plus new COO at UTV Media ~ Behind the Mic
Aug 2014 Behind the Mic
talkSPORT extends global Premier League broadcast deal
UTV-owned station will provide live match commentary to listeners outside the UK and Republic of Ireland until 2019. talkSPORT has extended its deal to broadcast Premier League matches globally until 2019. talkSPORT’s original deal, which was struck in 2012, was due to expire at the end of the 2015/16 season.
UTV Media has promoted Scott Taunton, Managing Director, UTV Radio (GB) to Chief Operating Officer. He’s been appointed to the new role ahead of the launch of the new UTV television channel in Ireland on January 1st 2015, and has additional responsibility for generating television revenue across sales offices in Dublin, Belfast and London.
Responses to Ofcom’s “review of music in radio formats” reveal a deep split in the radio industry over the future of its regulation. Ofcom is considering changes to the way it regulates the music part of the format that describes an analogue local station’s “character of service”. Changes to the format currently require the permission of the regulator, and “substantial” changes involve a full public consultation.