Podcast: TalkTV going off linear, Reach earnings and a new Global CEO

Podcast: TalkTV going off linear, Reach earnings and a new Global CEO
The Media Leader Podcast

Host Ella Sagar welcomes editor-in-chief Omar Oakes and reporter Jack Benjamin to examine the past week in media, including TalkTV’s decision to come off linear TV, Reach’s “better-than-expected” earnings and Global appointing Simon Pitts as its next CEO after Stephen Miron.

The trio also discuss Isba’s plans for spinning off Origin into a separate company, ITV selling its 50% stake in BritBox International to BBC Studios, February’s box office and Apple’s €1.8bn fine from the European Commission.

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0:21: STV’s Simon Pitts to become Global CEO beginning Q1 2025

3:02: Will 2024 be a Mediapalooza?

7:47: Takeaways from The Media Leader‘s interview with The Sun MD Ben Walmsley

10:50: The implications of TalkTV coming off linear TV

21:52: Reach’s better-than-expected earnings report — is the publisher turning a corner?

29:36: Quick hits: Isba spinning off Origin; February’s box office and the success of Dune: Part Two; ITV’s sale of BritBox; Apple’s European Commission fine

The Media Leader Podcast is a twice weekly show in which our journalists interview some of the most influential people in advertising and media, as well as the next generation of future leaders and rising stars. We also review the biggest stories in media and discuss our featured columnists’ latest opinion pieces.

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