Reposted from GRM Daily
GRMDaily, number one spot for urban entertainment and music can now be found on Sky TV channel Loaded. (Wednesday from 7pm channel 200 Sky TV)
After four years of bringing the finest in urban entertainment and music into the homes of teenagers and young adults through YouTube and the world wideweb GRM Daily now enter a new phase bringing the best of their best to your TV screens.
The new hour slot on Loaded TV see’s GRM showcasing some of it’s finest material from festivals, live events and concerts to interviews with chart topping artist such as Wiley, Skepta and Chipmunk to US names from the likes of rapper Wiz Khalifa to Love and Hip Hop reality star Erica Mena as well as exclusive content such as unseen footage, behind the scenes music videos and some of their best loved shows from over the year such as Dine Daily, Car Check and Daily Duppy.
You can now find exclusive music, news and never before seen footage from GRM each and every Wednesday from 7pm channel 200 (Sky TV).
This month, Bajan TV series Keeping Up With The Joneses will begin its broadcast on UK television. This will be the first time ever a TV series from Barbados will be shown on British screens. The Bajan hit takes on a mockumentary style a la The Office and Modern Family.
Sailbourne Entertainment (a European film production company) selects the Jones family to be the subject of their documentary: Life and Times in the Caribbean. It requires that a camera crew follow the family around for six days after which the family will receive $10,000 US. Irving (the patriarch of the family) signs the contract to do the show against Angela’s (his wife) wishes. Now, Irving, Angela, Tracy (their 17-year-old daughter) and Nathan (their 10-year-old son) have to coexist while the camera crew films their every move.
Keeping Up With The Joneses will be broadcast on Sky-209 and Virgin-828 from Monday 13 May at 2:30pm with a new episode each weekday (2:30pm and 11pm) until 31 May. See a clip below.
via Radio Times
Name: Oona King (or, more properly, Baroness King of Bow)
Famous for: Politics
Bio: Famous for being the second ever black female MP elected to the House of Commons, Oona King served as the Labour Member for Bethnal Green and Bow from 1997 to 2005, when she was ousted by milk-lapping Respect MP George Galloway.
While in office, King called for an end to poverty and championed both international aid and human rights.
After losing her seat, King began a career in the media, appearing on everything from Loose Women to the BBC’s comedic moan-athon The Grumpy Guide.
She released her autobiography in 2007, was appointed head of diversity at Channel 4 in 2009 and entered the House of Lords in 2011.
Talking about her plan for Dancing on Ice, King said: “I have no strategy! I just want to try and stay upright, I plan to learn as much as I can. As a politician we have plans and strategies, but I can’t plan for this."
Dancing on Ice kicks off on Sunday 6th January - we're wishing Oona and all the contestants good luck!
'Yes, he's back. The Beeb have released a short video confirming that 'Luther' will be back for a third series. Filming starts this month so we should be seeing more of the brooding detective on our screens very soon!
Reposted from the Channel 4 Press site
After this summer's smash, Channel 4 is bringing back House Party for the ultimate 2012 send off on New Year's Eve. Following the success of the unprecedented television, online and music event on the August Bank Holiday weekend, viewers can once again throw parties with live DJ sets by six top international acts, including Annie Mac, on the biggest party night of the year.
House Party, a broadcasting first, no studio audience, and no interruptions, went out live on Channel 4 from midnight 24th August 2012. The all-night DJ takeover received widespread acclaim, offering a totally new clubbing and party experience to party-goers, music fans and unsuspecting sofa viewers. This time, bringing house parties together from around the UK,House Party: NYE (w/t) will also be looking to blast out the tunes and visuals to bars, galleries, and anywhere with a screen, to bring in the New Year.
Turning the television or laptop into the ultimate DJ booth, House Party: NYE (w/t) means everyone has the opportunity to celebrate the New Year with their personal line-up of world-class DJs and VJs – who are playing completely live to their audiences, not to a studio audience, and transforming living rooms, bedrooms and bars across the nation into dance floors.
Channel 4 Arts Commissioner, Tabitha Jackson said: ‘There couldn't be a better night than New Year's Eve for us once again to turn the nation's living room into the ultimate interactive House Party. Celebrating with the best artistic talent, Channel 4's House Party: NYE (w/t) will not only offer an innovative alternative to the usual New Year TV diet but will be the biggest and best party of the year. Pressure's off, New Year's Eve is already sorted.'
Comedienne, actor, presenter and writer Angie Le Mar is set to host a new talk show led by an all-female panel. Ladies Talk will air on Vox Africa (Sky Chanel 218) and the women to feature on the panel includes Jasmine Dotiwala, American-British playwright, novelist and critic-Bonnie Greer, TV presenter / producer Jacqui Joseph and Jackie Michael. According to Jasmine Dotiwala, who likens the show to Loose Women and The View, "the ladies will be discussing everything under the sun, topical events, saucy anecdotes, tell stories and more with weekly celeb guests"
The first episode of 'Ladies Talk' will air on Wednesday, 31 October. If you would like to be a part of the audience, contact the show at email@example.com
Reposted from BBC website
Are you a female expert who would like to be presenter? Do you have industry recognised expertise in science, history, politics, business or engineering? If you do, and you can be in London on Friday 18 January 2013, then the BBC Academy would like to hear from you.
We're holding a free training day for women who are very interested in appearing on television, radio and online as presenters. It's taking place in association with findaTVexpert to help boost the representation of women as presenters in certain areas of the media, and will offer participants the opportunity to meet some of the UK’s leading media professionals.
To apply to attend, email your cv and a couple of paragraphs stating your unique selling point as a presenter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also state if you have any media experience.
Deadline for all submissions is Friday 16 November 2012. We hope to run more of these events in the future for different areas of expertise.
Reposted from Media Week
Channel 4 has claimed its coverage of the Paralympics, which reached 37 million people and nearly doubled its average viewing share, has helped change public perception of disability. The broadcaster cited audience research that revealed 65% of viewers (from a sample of 1,833) felt the coverage of the Paralympics has had a favourable impact on their perceptions towards people with disabilities, while 80% enjoyed seeing disabled presenters on screen. Half of viewers said it was the first Paralympics they had ever watched and 67% said they watched more than they expected to.
Jay Hunt, Channel 4's chief creative officer, said: "I’m delighted that we’ve been able to bring a new audience to the Paralympics and, more importantly, that our coverage has played a part in delivering a lasting legacy in changing people’s perceptions of both disability and disabled sport."
The broadcaster claims its coverage of the Games up to Thursday 6 September reached 37 million people, which compared to the 51.9 million people who watched at least 15 minutes of the BBC's Olympic Games coverage. C4 is claiming an average all-day share of 11.6% across the nine days of the Games, which is 82% higher than its 12-month average share.
The Paralympics opening ceremony was watched by a peak audience of 11.2 million viewers, including Channel 4 +1 figures, and Jonnie Peacock’s gold medal win in the T44 100 metres attracted the biggest ever Paralympic sports audience in the UK with a peak of 6.3 million viewers.
Channel 4 was so keen to secure the Paralympics that it bid £9m for the television rights, which is believed to be three times the amount offered by the BBC. It expected to broadcast 150 hours of live coverage and 500 hours of total coverage over the event.
Check out this video below where Paralympic Blogger James Ballardie discuss the issue of disability on the Channel 4 News with activist and wannabe MP Adam Lotun.
What do you think; have your perceptions on disability changed? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter: @Scene_TV
Reposted from The Guardian
Channel 4 has invested £600,000 in training a fresh band of TV presenters and reporters with disabilities and Paralympic sporting experience to work alongside experienced anchors such as Clare Balding and Jonathan Edwards, when live coverage of the Games begins next week. It is also unveiling a system of screen graphics, invented by Giles Long, one of the UK's most successful Paralympic swimmers, based on human figures to depict conditions such as dwarfism, amputations and brain damage. These will help viewers to understand, at a glance, why athletes who often appear so different compete against one other.
Called the Lexi Decoder system, it works on a traffic light principle. Diagrammatic figures showing missing limbs are coloured green, yellow, orange or red, depending on the level of disability – green for no impairment, red for severe. Channel 4, which paid around £5m for the television rights to the London Paralympics, said research showed that many people were confused by the system of classification. It hopes that improved understanding will boost audiences for the lavish nine-day coverage, running from a breakfast show to late at night.
Giles Long, 36, from Wood Green, north London, who won 20 major medals as a butterfly swimmer, including a gold in Atlanta in 1996, invented the Lexi system and took it to Channel 4 – using a ballpoint pen and notepad to explain his idea – after it won the rights in January 2010 over the BBC.
Long said: "There is a gap in understanding. I realised in Beijing people thought the result of one swimming race was unfair because the Chinese athlete had no legs. The way to think about classifications is the weight bands in, say, boxing. You never see a flyweight and heavyweight boxing each other. Grouped together, Paralympic athletes face a common challenge."
The graphics work, he said, because "it's about boiling down what people sitting on the sofa need to know in an instant, at the point of the race…You see diagrammatic figures everywhere – tube, bus, road signs, we are using everyday language but applying it an accessible way. I know the people competing in the Games won't find them shocking at all. If you want to compete, you have to go through an assessment. It's integral to sport."
Reposted from The Guardian
A new TV channel is launching in the wake of the London 2012 Olympics, providing coverage of sports featured at the Games including judo, gymnastics and fencing. London Legacy will launch as a 24-hour-a-day channel in November, showing 24 Olympic sports, including athletics, cycling and wrestling.
The channel will initially only be available to BSkyB's satellite TV customers, but is seeking wider distribution. London Legacy is being launched by Highflyer, the independent TV production company that recently lost its contract to produce Channel 4's racing coverage after nearly 28 years.
John Fairley, chairman of Highflyer, said there was an "enormous opportunity" to make money from televising minority sports after the success of the London Games. Fairley is attempting to give Highflyer a boost after it was replaced by IMG as the producer of Channel 4's racing coverage earlier this month.
The London Legacy launch is expected to cost Highflyer around £5.5m.
"The amount of athletics on the main channels has been very small, especially when you think of all the disciplines within the athletics, but the games has changed all that," said Fairley.
He added that Highflyer had received "very serious undertakings" to back London Legacy from two or three companies, including one Olympic sponsor. "There is this enormous opportunity … and no sign that any of the main broadcasters is going to pick it up and run with it," he said.
A total of 51.9 million people – about 90% of the UK population – watched at least 15 minutes of the London games on the BBC, with many low-profile events spotlighted by the corporation's blanket coverage.