Television – Vostoktelecom http://vostoktelecom.ru/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 20:32:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://vostoktelecom.ru/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-24.png Television – Vostoktelecom http://vostoktelecom.ru/ 32 32 PBS cameras will highlight five downline hotspots for TV show – The News Herald https://vostoktelecom.ru/pbs-cameras-will-highlight-five-downline-hotspots-for-tv-show-the-news-herald/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 20:32:34 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/pbs-cameras-will-highlight-five-downline-hotspots-for-tv-show-the-news-herald/ All eyes will be on popular Downriver locations next month, and that’s exactly the attention a band has been waiting for in this area. The Destination Downriver Coalition formed a few years ago as a group of volunteers seeking to showcase communities in the region as travel destinations. Their plan seems to be working, and […]]]>

All eyes will be on popular Downriver locations next month, and that’s exactly the attention a band has been waiting for in this area.

The Destination Downriver Coalition formed a few years ago as a group of volunteers seeking to showcase communities in the region as travel destinations.

Their plan seems to be working, and it’s just kicked into high gear, thanks to a partnership forged with the PBS TV show Under the Radar.

Filming took place last week at the Taylor Conservatory and it will be shown as part of the Destination Downriver promotion on PBS. (Photo courtesy of Brownstown Township Downtown Development Authority)

Part of the deal was that the show would highlight the Downriver area when it aired.

After a process of reviewing several viable suggestions, several attractive locations were selected. The coalition asked mayors, supervisors and members of various downtown development authorities to contribute a list of interesting destinations in their respective communities.

According to the coalition, this compiled list was given to the Under the Radar team and they chose the following five locations to feature on their show:

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“People watch TV to relax – that won’t change” https://vostoktelecom.ru/people-watch-tv-to-relax-that-wont-change/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/people-watch-tv-to-relax-that-wont-change/ It’s a tactic that could be repeated, with 20 original shows ordered in the UK, including Sexy Beast, A Gentleman in Moscow and Flatshare. “You can see how an American global company can behave in a way that supports the ecology of public service broadcasting because we are the living, breathing example of that,” Kyriacou […]]]>

It’s a tactic that could be repeated, with 20 original shows ordered in the UK, including Sexy Beast, A Gentleman in Moscow and Flatshare.

“You can see how an American global company can behave in a way that supports the ecology of public service broadcasting because we are the living, breathing example of that,” Kyriacou says.

“At the same time, we will launch a streaming service that is enjoying great momentum with 6.8 million new subscribers added in the first quarter.”

Paramount’s mark on British broadcasting in recent years is evident, with Channel 5 being held up by ministers as an example of how a British station can thrive under American ownership, in their drive to privatize Channel 4.

The company has been strongly linked to the sale process managed by JP Morgan bankers and led by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries – despite 96% of respondents to a government consultation opposing the plans.

Will Paramount pursue a deal? Kyriacou says there is nothing to comment on until the legislative process is complete and there are more details on what will be sold.

However, she says her support will remain for maintaining plurality for public service broadcasters, including in terms of advertising.

Advertisers have previously told the Telegraph they are worried about the “undue dominance” ITV and Sky could gain if they buy Channel 4 and merge their advertising business. Paramount’s advertising sales are handled in the UK by Sky.

“It’s about choice for audiences, choice for producers supporting the creative community we have here in the UK, and choice for advertisers,” she adds.

“Anything that diminishes this plurality, for example reducing the number of advertising agencies, would have a negative impact.”

Much like Kyriacou’s countdown, the clock is ticking towards the privatization of Channel 4 – which will fundamentally reshape the fabric of British broadcasting.

If Paramount emerges with Channel 4 and Channel 5 in its locker, perhaps the BBC will worry less about Netflix and more about the newest entrant in the subscription streaming boom.

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Elder Hey Dad! TV star Robert Hughes involved in identity concealment complaint in prison https://vostoktelecom.ru/elder-hey-dad-tv-star-robert-hughes-involved-in-identity-concealment-complaint-in-prison/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 05:33:00 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/elder-hey-dad-tv-star-robert-hughes-involved-in-identity-concealment-complaint-in-prison/ A prison source has revealed how disgraced former Australian TV star and convicted sex offender Robert Hughes spent his final weeks behind bars. The 73-year-old, who played Martin Kelly in Hey Dad! from 1987 to 1993, was released this week after more than six years in prison for sexually abusing young girls, including Sarah Monahan […]]]>

A prison source has revealed how disgraced former Australian TV star and convicted sex offender Robert Hughes spent his final weeks behind bars.

The 73-year-old, who played Martin Kelly in Hey Dad! from 1987 to 1993, was released this week after more than six years in prison for sexually abusing young girls, including Sarah Monahan who played her on-screen daughter Jenny.

Camera iconRobert Hughes and Sarah Monahan played father and daughter in Hey Dad! Credit: Provided
Actor Robert Hughes in a scene from Channel Seven's 1980s TV show (7)
Camera iconHughes remains adamant about his innocence. Credit: Provided

According to a prison source, Hughes kept to himself and rarely associated with other people during his time in prison.

“He would wrap his head in a scarf, put on a pair of sunglasses and then put on a hat,” the source told The Daily Telegraph.

“He seemed to conceal his identity. He didn’t want anyone to know who he was.

Hughes left his cell at 7 a.m. each day and divided his time between walking alone in the prison yard or working in a recycling job.

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Camera iconHughes in court during his trial. Credit: News Corp Australia

With a weekly salary from prison work, Hughes was able to buy lollipops, noodles, tinned food or newspapers through a “buy-out” program operating at Long Bay Prison in Sydney.

His relatively peaceful existence at the facility contrasted sharply with his initial stay at Goulburn Prison where he had been pelted with milk cartons filled with excrement.

After renouncing his Australian citizenship in 2019, Hughes was deported to the UK following his release from prison.

He would spend his final years in London with his wife and star support agent Robyn Gardiner.

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Camera iconRobyn Gardiner said she intends to make sure Robert Hughes does not come near unsupervised children. Bradley Hunter Credit: News Corp Australia

Hughes continues to deny any wrongdoing.

In a report issued by the State Parole Authority before his release, it was revealed that Hughes still blamed his victims for the situation he found himself in.

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Bob Lockyer, television producer whose films established modern dance as a cultural force in contemporary Britain – obituary https://vostoktelecom.ru/bob-lockyer-television-producer-whose-films-established-modern-dance-as-a-cultural-force-in-contemporary-britain-obituary/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 11:53:00 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/bob-lockyer-television-producer-whose-films-established-modern-dance-as-a-cultural-force-in-contemporary-britain-obituary/ A leftist of opinion, he ironically credited Margaret Thatcher’s attacks on the BBC for this unexpected development and her insistence on a large quota of independent productions. “It immediately allowed us to work with the Canada Council. This was the birth of Dance for the Camera. However, the sector relied heavily on Lockyer’s expertise and […]]]>

A leftist of opinion, he ironically credited Margaret Thatcher’s attacks on the BBC for this unexpected development and her insistence on a large quota of independent productions. “It immediately allowed us to work with the Canada Council. This was the birth of Dance for the Camera.

However, the sector relied heavily on Lockyer’s expertise and editorial eye, and did not fit into the mainstream of film or dance. When he retired, no successor was evident and the BBC-Arts Council collaboration came to an end. He was further angered that few films were accessible even to students due to unresolved rights issues.

He continued to champion dance on screen and for performers, however, founding the multidisciplinary Performance Arts Lab, which he established in 2014, and the national dance lobby, Dance UK (now OneDance UK). . He also chaired South East Dance and Lost Dog Productions, promoting new choreographers and dancer health campaigns.

Following John Drummond’s death, Lockyer established the Drummond Fund with the Royal Philharmonic Society in 2008, supporting composer-choreographer collaborations, the fruits of which include dance productions by Mark Baldwin, Aletta Collins, Didy Veldman and Shobana Jeyasingh for the Royal Ballet and the Birmingham Royal Ballet, among others.

Bob Lockyer was appointed OBE for Services to Dance and Broadcasting in 2021.

Bob Lockyer, born April 9, 1942, died June 3, 2022

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Captivating New Bedford Mentalist inspired by the CBS TV series https://vostoktelecom.ru/captivating-new-bedford-mentalist-inspired-by-the-cbs-tv-series/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 13:45:21 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/captivating-new-bedford-mentalist-inspired-by-the-cbs-tv-series/ I now understand why New Bedford’s Jon Stetson, “America’s Master Mentalist,” has been invited back to the White House six times and tickled the ribs of royal families while stunning audiences around the world. He is a mind reader in a million on which the CBS television series The mentalist was based. Stetson and I […]]]>

I now understand why New Bedford’s Jon Stetson, “America’s Master Mentalist,” has been invited back to the White House six times and tickled the ribs of royal families while stunning audiences around the world. He is a mind reader in a million on which the CBS television series The mentalist was based.

Stetson and I presided over the 10th Annual Fishing for a Cause Tournament and Seaside Dinner at Kilburn Mill in New Bedford to a packed house of amazed spectators. Over and over you’ve heard “How could he KNOW that?” of an enthralled crowd gathered to support the operations of the Schwartz School in Dartmouth and Meeting Street, and its life-changing programs for children with special needs.

The evening also gave us the opportunity to get a glimpse into the spirit of an oracle who left a legacy by telling people exactly what they were thinking.

In fact, it was like everyone was on the same page about how the kids at the Schwartz Center were gifted with some sort of transcendental enlightenment, imparted not by a gifted mentalist, but rather by a team of loving therapeutic and educational experts who are modern. miracle workers of the day.

For over 70 years, Schwartz School and Meeting Street have been pioneers and leaders, helping every child with special needs reach their full potential. Each year, thousands of SouthCoast families are also served, at home, by early intervention programs available to them, providing children and their families with the services needed during the early years of development and growth, as each parent wants the best for their child.

It was a pleasant and positive evening, and it was unquestionably fascinating to see Stetson knocking it out of the park, but it was equally impressive to see everyone there with one mind.

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Fremantle joins the cast of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY TV series https://vostoktelecom.ru/fremantle-joins-the-cast-of-the-lehman-trilogy-tv-series/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 12:08:18 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/fremantle-joins-the-cast-of-the-lehman-trilogy-tv-series/ As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Stefano Massini’s new play, The Lehman Trilogy, will be adapted into a television series for the international market by Italy’s Fandango. Now, Variety reports that the project has now been boarded by shingle producer Lorenzo Mieli The Apartment, a Fremantle-owned company. No further production information has been released at this time. […]]]>

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Stefano Massini’s new play, The Lehman Trilogy, will be adapted into a television series for the international market by Italy’s Fandango.

Now, Variety reports that the project has now been boarded by shingle producer Lorenzo Mieli The Apartment, a Fremantle-owned company. No further production information has been released at this time.

Read the full story on Variety.

The Lehman Trilogy won five Tony Awards last night, including Best Play.

Starring Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Adrian Lester (in its Broadway debut), The Lehman Trilogy performed on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre. Directed by Oscar and Tony Award winner Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy is written by Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power.

Weaving together nearly two centuries of family history, this epic theatrical event traces the humble beginnings, outrageous successes and devastating failure of the financial institution that would ultimately bring the global economy to its knees. The Lehman Trilogy is the quintessential story of Western capitalism, rendered through the prism of a single immigrant family. Simon Russell Beale and Adam Godley reprise their critically acclaimed performances of the Lehman brothers, their sons and grandsons, told in three parts presented as an evening in this “extraordinary theatrical experience” (The Daily Telegraph). And the company hosted famed Adrian Lester for that special Broadway engagement in his Broadway debut.

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Global Television Market Report 2022-2027: Competition, Forecast and Opportunities https://vostoktelecom.ru/global-television-market-report-2022-2027-competition-forecast-and-opportunities/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 08:28:00 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/global-television-market-report-2022-2027-competition-forecast-and-opportunities/ company logo Global television market Global television market Dublin, June 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “global TV market by screen size (under 39”, 40″-47″, 50″-57″, and larger), by type of Display ((LED, OLED, Others (LCD, QLED, etc.)), by Distribution Channel, by Region, by Company, Competition, Forecast and Opportunity 2027 Report” has been added to […]]]>

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Global television market

Global television market

Global television market

Dublin, June 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “global TV market by screen size (under 39”, 40″-47″, 50″-57″, and larger), by type of Display ((LED, OLED, Others (LCD, QLED, etc.)), by Distribution Channel, by Region, by Company, Competition, Forecast and Opportunity 2027 Report” has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

Global TV Market was valued at USD 125.63 Billion in 2021 and is projected to grow at a steady CAGR of 6.65% in terms of value to reach a value of USD 182.79 Billion by 2027.

Rapid urbanization has improved the standard of living and the high per capita income allows them to invest in electronic products. Consumers prefer to buy high quality large screen TVs as they have become a status symbol at present.

Furthermore, the introduction of slim and higher quality television sets by market players and the emergence of online sales channels are expected to create lucrative growth opportunities for the global television market over the next five years.

There is a high demand for video on demand services among consumers due to the increase in the number of OTT services providing platforms offering quality content. Consumers are choosing to watch quality programming on large televisions, which is driving television sales. Also, there is an increase in the number of nuclear families, increasing the number of households.

The number of households corresponds to the number of televisions sold, which positively influences market demand. High-end investments by market players in research and development activities to upgrade existing infrastructure and come up with innovative solutions to increase the quality of television screens are expected to fuel the demand for the global television market throughout of the forecast period.

The sub-39” segment dominated the market in 2021 with 44.88% of the overall market share. The segment is expected to maintain its dominance over the next five years as the majority of market players are offering affordable TVs belonging to this segment.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., LG Electronics, Sony Corporation, TCL Electronic Holding Ltd., Hisense International Co. Ltd., Sharp Corporation, Skyworth Group Co. Ltd., Panasonic Corporation, Xiaomi Group, Toshiba Corporation are the major players operating in the global television market.

Goal of the study:

  • To analyze the historical growth and market size of the global TV market from 2017 to 2021.

  • Estimate and forecast the market size of Global Television Market from 2022 to 2027 and the growth rate till 2027.

  • To categorize and forecast, the global TV market is divided into screen size, display type, distribution channel, regional distribution, and competitive landscape.

  • Identify drivers and challenges in the global television market.

  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers and acquisitions, etc., in the global television market.

  • Perform price analysis for the global television market.

  • To identify and analyze the profile of key players operating in the global Television market.

Competitive landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in the global television market.

  • Samsung Electronics Co.Ltd.

  • LG Company

  • Sony Company

  • TCL Electronic Holding SA

  • Hisense International Co.Ltd.

  • Sharp Corporation

  • Skyworth Group Co.Ltd.

  • Panasonic Company

  • Xiaomi Group

  • Toshiba Company

Main topics covered:

1. Product introduction

2. Research methodology

3. Executive Summary

4. Voice of the customer
4.1. Brand awareness
4.2. Factors affecting purchase decision
4.3. Brand satisfaction
4.4. Challenges encountered after purchase

5. Global TV Market Outlook
5.1. Market size and forecast
5.1.1. By value and volume
5.2. Market share and forecasts
5.2.1. By screen size (less than 39″, 40″-47″, 50″-57″, and more)
5.2.2. By display type (LED, OLED, Others (LCD, QLED, etc.))
5.2.3. By distribution channel (multi-brand stores, supermarkets/hypermarkets, online, others (institutional sales, exclusive stores, etc.)
5.2.4. By region
5.2.5. By company (2021)
5.2.6. Market map (by screen size, by display type, by distribution channel and by region)

6. Asia-Pacific TV Market Outlook
6.1. Market size and forecast
6.1.1. By value and volume
6.2. Market share and forecasts
6.2.1. By screen size
6.2.2. By display type
6.2.3. By distribution channel
6.2.4. By country

7. North America Television Market Outlook
7.1. Market size and forecast
7.1.1. By value and volume
7.2. Market share and forecasts
7.2.1. By value and volume
7.2.2. By screen size
7.2.3. By display type
7.2.4. By distribution channel
7.2.5. By country

8. Europe TV Market Outlook
8.1. Market size and forecast
8.1.1. By value and volume
8.2. Market share and forecasts
8.2.1. By screen size
8.2.2. By display type
8.2.3. By distribution channel
8.2.4. By country

9. Middle East & Africa TV Market Outlook
9.1. Market size and forecast
9.1.1. By value and volume
9.2. Market share and forecasts
9.2.1. By screen size
9.2.2. By display type
9.2.3. By distribution channel
9.2.4. By country

10. South America Television Market Outlook
10.1. Market size and forecast
10.1.1. By value and volume
10.2. Market share and forecasts
10.2.1. By screen size
10.2.2. By display type
10.2.3. By distribution channel
10.2.4. By country

11. Market dynamics
11.1. Drivers
11.2. Challenges

12. Impact of COVID-19 on the global TV market

13. SWOT Analysis

14. Market trends and developments

15. Competitive landscape
15.1. Competition Outlook
15.2. Company Profiles

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/lgh737

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Middle-aged white men are an ‘outcast’ on TV and film, says Christopher Eccleston https://vostoktelecom.ru/middle-aged-white-men-are-an-outcast-on-tv-and-film-says-christopher-eccleston/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 21:14:00 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/middle-aged-white-men-are-an-outcast-on-tv-and-film-says-christopher-eccleston/ I’m an ‘outcast’ as a middle-aged white man, Christopher Eccleston has claimed, as he reveals his acting work is drying up. The actor, best known for reviving the Doctor Who role, starred in hit films and series earlier in his career, including Dark Jude and Our Friends in the North. But the British star now […]]]>

I’m an ‘outcast’ as a middle-aged white man, Christopher Eccleston has claimed, as he reveals his acting work is drying up.

The actor, best known for reviving the Doctor Who role, starred in hit films and series earlier in his career, including Dark Jude and Our Friends in the North.

But the British star now feels like a ‘failure’ for not being able to get a similar job.

Eccleston said his age, gender and skin color have made him an “outcast” in the entertainment industry, leaving his career in limbo.

“I’m white, 50, male, and straight,” the 58-year-old actor said. “We are the new pariah of the industry.

“We are all seen through the lens of Harvey Weinstein et al. And I can feel the opportunities shrinking, as they should.

“I lived off the fat of the earth for 30 years of my career, but I still have to pay my mortgage, I still have to support my children, so I don’t appreciate the uncertainty at all.”

Eccleston has long advocated for innovation in entertainment, including pushing for female influence on Doctor Who. Although he didn’t praise his professional struggles, he said he was “rightly” seen as a “dinosaur”.

Speaking on BBC 5 Live, the actor revealed that despite being a better actor than he was when he was younger, he now takes on roles for the benefit of his family, rather than for the artistic advancement of his career.

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Golf on TV Today: Golf Tournament TV Schedule https://vostoktelecom.ru/golf-on-tv-today-golf-tournament-tv-schedule/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 21:18:20 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/golf-on-tv-today-golf-tournament-tv-schedule/ PGA Tour: RBC Canadian Open To place: Toronto. Course: Golf and CC of Saint-Georges. Footage: 7,014. By: 70. Prize money: $8.7 million. Winner’s share: $1.566 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS). Watch on FuboTV Defending Champion: Rory McIlroy (2019). FedEx Cup leader: Scottie Scheffler. Last week: […]]]>

PGA Tour: RBC Canadian Open

To place: Toronto.

Course: Golf and CC of Saint-Georges. Footage: 7,014. By: 70.

Prize money: $8.7 million. Winner’s share: $1.566 million.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS). Watch on FuboTV

Defending Champion: Rory McIlroy (2019).

FedEx Cup leader: Scottie Scheffler.

Last week: Billy Horschel won the Memorial.

Remarks: The world’s fourth oldest National Open resumes after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rory McIlroy is defending the title he won in 2019. … Title sponsor RBC has terminated its sponsorship deals with Dustin Johnson and Graeme McDowell after they both signed up for the LIV Golf Invitational funded by Saudi Arabia outside London this week. … This is the sixth time St. George’s has hosted the Canadian Open and the first since Carl Pettersen won in 2010. … The field includes Justin Thomas, who wants to play a week before the majors this year . It worked the first time. He won the PGA Championship a week after AT&T Byron Nelson. … Former Masters champion Mike Weir is among the Canadians competing in his national open. … Masters champion Scottie Scheffler leads a field that has four of the top 10 in the world. … Lee Trevino (1971) and Tiger Woods (2000) are the only players to have won the US Open, Canadian Open and British Open in the same year.

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Sir David Nicholas, TV news-inspired editor who drove the success of ITN’s News at Ten in its golden years – obituary https://vostoktelecom.ru/sir-david-nicholas-tv-news-inspired-editor-who-drove-the-success-of-itns-news-at-ten-in-its-golden-years-obituary/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/sir-david-nicholas-tv-news-inspired-editor-who-drove-the-success-of-itns-news-at-ten-in-its-golden-years-obituary/ Sir David Nicholas, who has died aged 92, played a key role in establishing Independent Television News (ITN) as a serious rival to the BBC, combining dramatic coverage of big events with human stories which made them understandable to the widest possible audience. He produced the very first News at Ten, became its editor, then […]]]>

Sir David Nicholas, who has died aged 92, played a key role in establishing Independent Television News (ITN) as a serious rival to the BBC, combining dramatic coverage of big events with human stories which made them understandable to the widest possible audience.

He produced the very first News at Ten, became its editor, then ITN’s editor, managing director and chairman. He enshrined the doctrine of the four ‘e’s – Exclusivity, Enthusiasm, Enthusiasm and Entrepreneurship – which have defined ITN as one of the world’s leading journalistic brands. “At the sight of a report, remembers one of his journalists, David’s eyes lit up. He loved the world of information.

David Nicholas became known for achieving the impossible, notably as editor of News at Ten between 1977 and 1989, when he was both energetic and tenacious. In 1982 he fought a battle with the Ministry of Defense to tell the truth about what was happening during the Falklands War. After hiring a news crew to join the task force bound for the South Atlantic, Nicholas was frustrated that official reluctance to allow access to a satellite feed was delaying ITN footage of ongoing events.

A brilliant and instinctive editor, he knew how to spot talent in front of and behind the camera and was responsible for much of ITN’s success in handling major news events. In 1967 he landed exclusive live coverage of Francis Chichester’s completion of his solo trip around the world, hiring a Dutch coaster to ferry the ITN film crew and loading it with 300 tons of gravel as ballast, the strangest item to appear at his expense. sheet.

In 1978, he led an elaborate operation to rescue correspondent Michael Nicholson and his film crew after 110 days of marching 1,500 miles through the Angolan bush with the rebel forces of Dr Jonas Savimbi.

The following year he sacked longtime ITN newsreader Reginald Bosanquet and later oversaw the company’s move to new, more spacious headquarters and the launch of the global news ‘superchannel’ of ITN, the first television news broadcast from London across Europe.

Nicholas became known for his enthusiasm for new technologies and ITN was the first news organization in the world to have a mobile satellite dish, allowing journalists to transmit their live reports directly to the studio.

He quickly developed the potential of computer graphics, which could help viewers understand complex scenarios – like the distribution of forces on a battlefield – much better than words. “We can describe things with absolute clarity and in a short time,” he said. “The newspapers cannot follow us. Our graphics move and are in color.

One of the keys to Nicholas’s success and longevity is that he never forgot his early days as a small-time journalist at a local Wakefield newspaper, where he satisfied his readers with no less than eight columns a week. tracing the fortunes of Wakefield Trinity. rugby league team.

Whenever the brilliant Welshman felt depressed by the budget worries of the ITV companies that owned ITN, he was thankful for delivering him from this early drudgery. Yet he also recognized the value of “human interest” stories – the News at Ten reporting “…and at last” – that would resonate in Wakefield’s backyards as loudly as it did in the greenbelt of stockbrokers.

The son of a bank teller, David Nicholas was born in Tregaron, Cardiganshire (now Ceredigion) on January 25, 1930, and grew up in the small town of Glynneath, South Wales.

“My dad was a radio freak,” he recalled, “and my job was to come down every Wednesday and bring back the wet radio battery when it had been recharged.”

David attended Neath Grammar School and the University College of Wales in Aberwystwyth (now part of the University of Wales), earning a degree in English before doing his military service in the army.

His period with the local Wakefield newspaper was followed by stints as deputy editor of the Yorkshire Post and the Daily Telegraph. He was persuaded to go on television after replacing Telegraph reports on union corruption which had little impact until the BBC’s Panorama picked up the story.

He joined ITN in 1960 as a screenwriter and before long his energy and flair for a good story won him a promotion – assistant editor (1963-77), then editor and general manager (1977 -89).

When News at Ten began as a 12-week trial on July 3, 1967, Nicholas felt he couldn’t do much wrong in the summer. He had an impact early on, helping to make Vietnam the first televised war and broadcasting the first images of the Biafra famine. It remained on screen for over 30 years, reaching a viewing count of 14 million during the 1980s, eclipsing the BBC’s ratings.

Looking for something new to boost ITN’s election coverage, he spotted a computer program designed to display knitting patterns and saw its potential. Shortly after, Peter Snow was to be seen on television screens across the country reporting the election as the infographic behind him tracked the incoming results in colored ribbons.

Nicholas encouraged his reporters to view their stories not just as scripts, but as packages. These can include video footage, graphics, maps, music and other sound effects, camera bits and commentary tracks – all molded together in the field or by live-action editors. ‘ITN in London.

The choice of stories on News at Ten, he once said, could also be made by anyone who had walked down the street: “The choices would reflect the opinions of most ordinary people given the constraints of time . Where professionalism comes in is in the packaging.

When the circumstances warranted it, he was quick to step out of the half-hour time slot. For an ITN Special on the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, he hired Trafalgar Square for a party and recruited the likes of David Frost from the roster of studio presenters.

Where BBC coverage focused on scientific achievement, ITN coverage was not just news, but a celebration of a milestone in human history. In the BBC’s weekly magazine, The Listener, journalist William Hardcastle discerned a significant moment. “In the past,” he observed, “the BBC has tended to excel in the management of this material, partly because of experience and partly because of the national cohesion of its network. So it was quite striking how ITV rather than the BBC rose to the occasion.

Nicholas became Chairman of ITN in 1989, at a time when ITV companies were looking for cost savings. Even his most ardent admirers noted that he was not one to preside over a period of rigor. He lacked the appetite, as a colleague put it, “to tickle costumes.” A hole in ITN’s accounts brought matters to a head, necessitating major redundancies, and in 1991 he retired as chairman, after two years.

Nicholas was a strong proponent of round-the-clock news, arguing it would allow politicians to be watched more closely. Subsequently, he was a consulting editor of Associated Newspaper’s 24-hour television news station, Channel One, director of Worldwide TV News and non-executive director of Channel Four.

Nicholas, who enjoyed walking and sailing in his spare time, was made a CBE in 1982 and knighted in 1989. In 1991 he received the Royal Television Society Judges Award and in 2001 he received an award for of his accomplishments at the global news forum News World. in Barcelona.

He married, in 1952, Juliet Davies, whom he had first met at a birthday party when they were both eight years old; later they would sit together on the school bus to Neath.

She passed away in 2013 and David Nicholas is survived by their son and daughter.

Sir David Nicholas, born January 25, 1930, died June 6, 2022

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