Your noon briefing: Commonwealth Broadcasting Assoc in Glasgow, Rob Woodward, etc

WHAT is being described as an “unparalleled opportunity for public broadcasters large and small to network and discuss key issues in public service broadcasting” is taking place today in Glasgow.

The biennial Commonwealth Broadcasting Association conference is on until Wednesday.

And says the CBA, speakers include BBC Scotland’s Bryan Burnett, along with others from the likes of India, Canada and Namibia.

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THE chief executive of STV, Rob Woodward, is the subject of a full-page interview in The Scotsman, today – here.

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BEGINS the website, “Local TV’s position on the Freeview channel list has been given a boost in Scotland and Wales where services will now launch on channel 23.

“The new channels, serving locations including Cardiff, Edinburgh and Glasgow are taking the channel number previously used by shopping channel bid tv until it went off-air last month. The channel number promotion was confirmed by local TV multiplex operator Comux today [Friday].

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A COMPLAINT against a handful of newspapers – including the Daily Record and The Scottish Sun – has been resolved, according to adjudicating body, the Press Complaints Commission.

Says the PCC, it concerns a scientist who was gored by a stag in the north of Scotland on Hogmanay.

But her story included references to her (trans)gender, prompting – for instance, here, in a now amended version of the story – comment that it was an irrelevant piece of information.

Read more, on the PCC website, here.

And here, in a blog on the TED website.

The story is reported in The Drum media and marketing magazine, here.

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ALSO reports The Drum: “BSkyB is set to invest £5 million in Johnston Press [publisher of The Scotsman and several other Scots newspapers], giving it a 1.6 per cent stake in the company, as the publisher tries to cut its debt in a £360 million refinancing package.”

The story is also reported in, here.

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SO, who can save the BBC?, asks The Scotsman’s Stephen McGinty, here.

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THE Sunday Herald last week declaring its support for Scots independence had the paper yesterday reproducing a souvenir poster, comprising the front page from last week and the editorial as to why.

And also yesterday, there was a full page given over to photos of readers with copies of last week’s edition.

More than 4,600 people have  become members of a Thank You Sunday Herald Facebook page.

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STV is seeking a senior VOD engineer, as advertised here on and repeated on our media jobs twitter feed, allmediajobs.

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THE Scotsman newspaper is today reporting that Jane Maher has been promoted to the post of managing director at Denvir Marketing, in Aberdeen.

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CATCH, live online, the results of this year’s Radio Academy Awards, from 1700, here. Some Scots nominations (read here).

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BEGINS a BBC Scotland media release: “Comedian Fred MacAulay and journalist Martel Maxwell are going On The Road with BBC One Scotland for a brand-new weekly magazine programme.

“The six-part series, to begin in June, is a showcase of Scotland and will take a look at events and activities across the length and breadth of the country, reflecting what the nation is talking about.”

Read more, here.

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