Broadcasting http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26675/all en UK gas market glut triggers wider price slump http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/uk-gas-market-glut-triggers-wider-price-slump <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Milder weather forecast adds downward pressure</p> <p>* Mid-range storage faces risk of running dry</p> <p>* UK oversupplied by 43 mcm, or 11 pct of demand</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - British prompt gas prices on Friday morning slumped as the network struggled to deal with a glut of supply from Norway and Europe while demand fell due to revised weather forecasts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/uk-gas-market-glut-triggers-wider-price-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadcasting Business Disaster Entertainment Peak oil Social Issues Weather forecasting Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:15:24 +0000 5736054 at http://www.globalpost.com BBC journalists to strike over job cuts -union http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/bbc-journalists-strike-over-job-cuts-union <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Journalists at the British Broadcasting Corporation are planning to go on a one-day nationwide strike next week over job cuts, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) said on Monday.</p> <p>NUJ members at the BBC will walk out on Feb. 18 and stage a work-to-rule from Friday, unless the broadcaster stops compulsory redundancies and redeploys those at risk elsewhere in the corporation, the union said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/bbc-journalists-strike-over-job-cuts-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Broadcasting Corporation Broadcasting International Federation of Journalists National Union of Journalists Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:15:45 +0000 5752809 at http://www.globalpost.com Flagship shows cancelled as BBC journalists strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/flagship-shows-cancelled-bbc-journalists-strike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BBC journalists staged a 24-hour strike on Monday in protest at job cuts, preventing the transmission of the flagship Today morning news programme and several other television and radio shows.</p> <p>Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) walked out at midnight (local time and GMT) on Sunday over compulsory redundancies expected to affect BBC Scotland, Radio 5 Live, the Asian Network and the World Service.</p> <p>The strike was called at the world's biggest broadcaster after union leaders and managers failed to agree the redeployment of 30 staff facing the axe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/flagship-shows-cancelled-bbc-journalists-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BBC BBC Scotland Broadcasting Entertainment Labor Television in the United Kingdom AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:15:53 +0000 5759161 at http://www.globalpost.com BBC says radio broadcasts being jammed in China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/bbc-says-radio-broadcasts-being-jammed-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Radio broadcasts in English from the BBC World Service are being jammed in China, the British broadcaster said on Monday, suggesting the Chinese authorities were behind the disruption.</p> <p>"The BBC strongly condemns this action which is designed to disrupt audiences' free access to news and information," the BBC said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/bbc-says-radio-broadcasts-being-jammed-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BBC Broadcasting Electronic countermeasures Entertainment Politics Radio Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:30:46 +0000 5766086 at http://www.globalpost.com BBC World Service radio 'jammed in China' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/bbc-world-service-radio-jammed-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The BBC said Monday that its World Service shortwave radio broadcasts in English are being jammed in China in a deliberate move by the authorities there to cause "maximum disruption".</p> <p>"The BBC strongly condemns this action which is designed to disrupt audiences' free access to news and information," the world's largest broadcaster said in a statement.</p> <p>The corporation added that while it was not possible to determine the source of the blocking, "extensive and coordinated efforts are indicative of a well-resourced country such as China".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/bbc-world-service-radio-jammed-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BBC Broadcasting Electronic countermeasures Entertainment International broadcasting AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:17:46 +0000 5766185 at http://www.globalpost.com Sweden extends TV license fee to computers and phones http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/sweden-extends-tv-license-fee-computers-and-phones <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sweden's TV licensing body said Monday all owners of computers and smartphones had to pay the country's mandatory fee for owning a television, as more people use digital devices to watch TV programmes.</p> <p>The agency last week began asking people able to access public broadcasting online to pay the license that funds public service broadcasting, Radiotjaenst chief executive Carl-Gustav Johansson said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/sweden-extends-tv-license-fee-computers-and-phones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadcasting Business Social Issues Sveriges Television Technology Television AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:01:09 +0000 5772845 at http://www.globalpost.com Fog of war clouds identity of slain Islamist fighters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/fog-war-clouds-identity-slain-islamist-fighters-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The fate of two leading Islamist militants reported to have been killed in northern Mali remained unclear Tuesday -- to the extent that two French media published the same image of a corpse but disagreed over its identity.</p> <p>Paris Match magazine said an image posted on the weekly's website was of the body of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) leader Abdelhamid Abou Zeid.</p> <p>Twenty-four hours earlier, Radio France Internationale (RFI) put up an identical image on its site, saying it depicted the slain body of Mokhtar Belmokhtar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/fog-war-clouds-identity-slain-islamist-fighters-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadcasting Politics Technology War War on Terror AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:46:08 +0000 5774234 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia's ABC monitoring interference to China signal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/australias-abc-monitoring-interference-china-signal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Australian Broadcasting Corporation Friday said it was monitoring interference to its signal into China as Canberra was urged to ensure Beijing does not block international radio news.</p> <p>ABC International said it supported a statement by the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) which said English-language programmes from the ABC, BBC World Service and the Voice of America were being jammed in Asia.</p> <p>In the statement, the AIB said international broadcasts beamed towards China were being "deliberately interfered with by the jamming of a number of frequencies".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/australias-abc-monitoring-interference-china-signal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadcasting International broadcasting Radio AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 04:16:03 +0000 5784123 at http://www.globalpost.com BBC to sell Lonely Planet at £80 mn loss http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/bbc-sell-lonely-planet-at-80-mn-loss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The BBC's commercial arm is selling the Lonely Planet travel guide business to a US media firm at a loss of almost £80 million ($121 million, 93 million euros), the British broadcaster said on Tuesday.</p> <p>NC2 Media will buy Lonely Planet, which publishes hugely popular travel guides in nine languages, for £51.5 million. </p> <p>But the price is a massive 60 percent loss on the £130.2 million that BBC Worldwide spent acquiring the publisher in two chunks in 2007 and 2011.</p> <p>The BBC Trust, the broadcaster's governing body, has ordered a review into the huge loss.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/bbc-sell-lonely-planet-at-80-mn-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BBC BBC Worldwide Broadcasting Television in the United Kingdom AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:16:32 +0000 5787672 at http://www.globalpost.com celebrities-plagiarism allegations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130320/celebrities-plagiarism-allegations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 20 (Yonhap) -- A well-known local lecturer who hosts a famous cable TV show has been accused of plagiarizing her dissertation, prompting the university to consider launching an investigation, school officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>Kim Mi-kyung, who runs a human resources development company W Insights, and hosts the Kim Mi-kyung Show on cable TV channel tvN, came under suspicions that she copied several sentences from four different dissertations in her 2007 master's thesis on the effectiveness of education in preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130320/celebrities-plagiarism-allegations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadcasting Ewha Womans University Human Interest Technology TVN Yonhap News Agency Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:45:42 +0000 5788473 at http://www.globalpost.com AFPTV Advisory 0400 GMT http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/afptv-advisory-0400-gmt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>We will file the following videos:</p> <p>-- TOP WORLD NEWS --</p> <p>+ AUSTRALIA LEADERSHIP</p> <p>Coming up:</p> <p>CANBERRA: The Australian government plunges into crisis with Prime Minister Julia Gillard calling a leadership ballot. RAW. TBA / FILE. VID486639_EN (Gillard), VID500633_EN (Kevin Rudd)</p> <p>+ SOUTH KOREA CYBER ATTACK</p> <p>Coming up:</p> <p>SEOUL: South Korea says it has sourced a damaging cyber attack on its broadcasters and banks to an IP address in China. RAW. TBC</p> <p>Filed over past 12 hours:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/afptv-advisory-0400-gmt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadcasting Business Hospitality Law Politics Raw Religion Social Issues Technology Television in Ireland War AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 05:15:37 +0000 5789492 at http://www.globalpost.com BBC suspends Sri Lanka broadcasts after 'interference' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/bbc-suspends-sri-lanka-broadcasts-after-interference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The BBC said on Tuesday it was suspending its World Service FM radio broadcasts in Sri Lanka due to "continued interruption and interference" in its Tamil programming.</p> <p>Both English language and Tamil services broadcast via the Sri Lankan Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) will be stopped with immediate effect, the British broadcaster said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/bbc-suspends-sri-lanka-broadcasts-after-interference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BBC BBC World Service Broadcasting Business Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation Technology AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:16:50 +0000 5794393 at http://www.globalpost.com BBC journalists stage second strike in two months http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/bbc-journalists-stage-second-strike-two-months <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BBC services including World Service radio were disrupted on Thursday as journalists held a 12-hour strike over job cuts, their second in as many months.</p> <p>Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the technicians' union Bectu across Britain walked out at midday (1200 GMT), holding placards and badges reading "Fight for the BBC".</p> <p>The BBC News 24 TV channel and World Service radio switched to pre-recorded programming, interspersed with live news bulletins on the hour, while BBC feeds to US public radio were also disrupted.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/bbc-journalists-stage-second-strike-two-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BBC British Broadcasting Corporation Broadcasting Labor Trade unions in the United Kingdom United Kingdom AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:15:40 +0000 5796287 at http://www.globalpost.com Al-Jazeera hires CNN's Velshi for US launch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/al-jazeera-hires-cnns-velshi-us-launch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Al-Jazeera America said Friday it has hired CNN business correspondent Ali Velshi, as the broadcaster gears up for its launch in the US market later this year.</p> <p>"We are thrilled to secure Ali's extraordinary talents and services," said Ehab Al Shihabi, executive director of Al-Jazeera international operations.</p> <p>"Al-Jazeera America will be bringing respected, independent reporting to its viewers, and that's exactly the type of coverage Ali Velshi is known for."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/al-jazeera-hires-cnns-velshi-us-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadcasting News media Television AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:00:42 +0000 5802823 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel to launch i24news TV in English, French, Arabic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/israel-launch-i24news-tv-english-french-arabic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A new Israeli television channel called "i24news" that will go out in English, French and Arabic is to begin broadcasting by summer this year, it said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The channel, which is based in Jaffa Port just south of Tel Aviv, aims to rival global news outlets like Al-Jazeera and France 24, its executives say.</p> <p>i24news "will broadcast news from the heart of Middle East," the channel said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/israel-launch-i24news-tv-english-french-arabic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadcasting News media Technology Television AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:31:55 +0000 5806825 at http://www.globalpost.com