Broadcast (magazine)

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Editor Chris Curtis
Categories Media and television
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 6,383 (Jan–Dec 2012)[1]
Year founded 1973
Company Media Business Insight
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Broadcast is a weekly magazine for the United Kingdom television and radio industry. It covers a wide range of news and issues affecting the professional broadcast market in the UK. Broadcast has regular weekly sections covering news, commissioning, facilities, analysis, opinion, interview, platforms, production and ratings. Broadcast also often has a special feature covering an issue relevant to the industry. It is owned by Media Business Insight, a publishing, events and information business that also includes Screen International and Shots.

Broadcast was started in 1973 by Rod Allen, who went on to work at LWT, HTV and HarperCollinsInteractive. He was most recently head of the Department of Journalism at City University, London, until he retired in 2006. He still contributes occasionally to the magazine.

Broadcast is edited by Chris Curtis and the website is

Other members of the editorial team include:

  • Editor Chris Curtis
  • News editor Jake Kanter
  • Features editor Robin Parker
  • Web editor Alex Farber
  • Senior reporter, international Peter White
  • Senior reporter Alexandra Chapman

Notable former staffers (current positions):

  • Matt Baker (UK, Australia, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe vice-president of corporate communications for Viacom International)
  • John Plunkett (Media Guardian)
  • Paul Revoir (Daily Mail TV reporter)
  • Katherine Rushton (Daily Telegraph US business editor)
  • Tara Conlan (former Daily Mail and Guardian TV journalist)
  • Colin Robertson (Sun TV Biz editor)
  • Leigh Holmwood (Sun TV Biz deputy editor)
  • Dan Wotton (former News of the World TV editor)
  • Liz Thomas (former Daily Mail TV reporter)
  • Jason Deans (Media Guardian editor)
  • Conor Dignam (Media Business Insight chief executive)
  • Lisa Campbell (Guardian Edinburgh International TV Festival director)

The magazine organises the annual Broadcast Awards held to recognise and reward excellence in and around the UK television programming industry. The awards are held each January in Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Additionally since 2005 the magazine has held the annual Broadcast Digital Channel Awards specifically for the digital TV industry, recognising and rewarding innovation, creativity and commercial success. These awards are held each June.

In July 2013, Broadcast released an app for iOS, Android and Kindle that features both online news stories (similar to the website) and overnight ratings for 12 key channels. [2]


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