Conor Brophy

Conor Brophy

Gimlet Media gives podcasting a primetime push

Gimlet Media gives podcasting a primetime push

Podcasting remains an endearing niche in the sector rather than a likely source of riches. However, one media executive has turned it into a TV show

John Malone a notable absentee from Sky battle

John Malone a notable absentee from Sky battle

Comcast is trying to breach the defences at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, but Malone and Lberty Global are making fresh plans elsewhere

The Swiss are holding a vote on paying their TV licences, and the national broadcaster has been forced to convince them it’s worth the money

The Swiss are holding a vote on paying their TV licences, and the national broadcaster has been forced to convince them it’s worth the money

The proposed ‘No Billag’ amendment to Switzerland’s constitution is the subject of a referendum on March 4.

Publishers or platforms?

Publishers or platforms?

It suits tech giants to say they’re operating a platform, rather than a publisher - but for how much longer?

Rapturous Wall Street reception for latest Netflix figures

Rapturous Wall Street reception for latest Netflix figures

HBO claims to prioritise quality over quantity, but Netflix’s latest financial results must surely give it pause

Spotify aims to tidy up song rights issues ahead of IPO

Spotify aims to tidy up song rights issues ahead of IPO

Spotify’s ‘stream first, ask legal questions later’ strategy could well sink its plan to go public, as songwriters line up for their pound of flesh

Gridiron losing its grip?

Gridiron losing its grip?

The NFL dominated US TV last year, with Donald Trump and the Oscars trailing in its wake. But its viewing figures are on the slide

Albums a harder sell despite vinyl resurgence

Albums a harder sell despite vinyl resurgence

Music fans have grown up leaving filler on the digital shelf and killer playlists on shuffle. No wonder they’re slow to buy albums

Will Amazon ever offer free video streaming?

Will Amazon ever offer free video streaming?

Amazon has clear advantages it can bring to bear should it decide to make a concerted push into providing a free version of Amazon Prime

Pressure on the internet giants to clean up their act

Pressure on the internet giants to clean up their act

Google and Facebook are wealthy corporations with immensely powerful tools at their disposal, but they appear not to have full control over these tools

Sony’s PS4 has managed to make it to the next level

Sony’s PS4 has managed to make it to the next level

It looked like game over for consoles not so long ago

Unilever wants to get behind Twitter's 'walled garden'

Unilever wants to get behind Twitter's 'walled garden'

Unilever’s marketing guru Keith Weed wants advertisers to be allowed to peek into the ‘walled garden’ of Facebook, Twitter et al

Media owners find selling options narrowing

Media owners find selling options narrowing

Jann Wenner and Richard Desmond are poles apart in most ways. But the two publishers now find themselves in similarly sticky situations

Businesses are preparing for the voice-control revolution

Businesses are preparing for the voice-control revolution

Many users are already finding Alexa and Echo too chatty by half, writes Conor Brophy

The humiliating fall of Bell Pottinger is a cautionary tale for PR firms the world over

The humiliating fall of Bell Pottinger is a cautionary tale for PR firms the world over

In the end, the PR firm was found to be lacking in both foresight and, more importantly, ethical fortitude