Independent broadcasting history website for the UK - Transdiffusion covers a wide range of TV, radio and media topics.
Wandering round the BBC's former Manchester studios
It's very strange to be living in Sun Hill
There are technical reasons why DAB is not as good as it could be. But are implementation shortcomings enough reason to condemn the whole idea?
Remembering Radio 1 in the 1990s. Written in celebration of the station's 40th birthday
North East television legend
How the analogue status quo came to Freeview.
Is Freesat a Freeview killer?
Lets dust off the crystal ball and envisage a post-analogue future for ITV.
An additional perspective on why analogue should end sooner, rather than later.
Can they get this old ONdigital victim back into pay-tv?
Until the Evoke came along, DAB radio sets had been mostly hi-fi separates ? expensive tuners to sit in serious hi-fi systems. And then the Evoke I came along.
The demise of the London News Network.
Watching Sadam Hussain fall to earth.
The new form of radio, DAB, has well and truly arrived, but is it worth switching?
The prolonged death of Tyne Tees following a pretty major, but short-lived rebrand.
A scandal erupts as ITV Digital's receivers demand ITV Digital's receivers back. And someone was spoiling for a fight that never came.
Forty pounds or send the old ITV Digital box back. Forty pounds or bankrupt the receiver? Choices, choices...
From digital acorns do a mighty free to air digital TV system grow...
EMC's whistlestop tour of the year 2002. (Contributer).
When there is but one ITV franchisee, it will be effectively unregulated. Let's preserve the best part of ITV1 now, and save tears later.
With insufficient sleep and a pen at the ready, it was time to chart the last day of LWT and its downfall.
Channel Five - or five as we must now call it - has succeeded in all it originally planned, and far more.
20 minutes into the future with digital television.
Once it lead the way, now it seems just to follow. Channel 4 has lost its way.
And then there was one... or so the Network Centre would like. But the bosses of ITV1 may not get things all their own way.
The ITN News Channel? What a waste of time.
The fad of flagging "new" programmes onscreen.
After the demise of ITV Digital, did anyone notice the absence of pay TV? Written with Jon Bufton, James Pittman and Catherine Redfern.
C5 news bulletin presentation is setting the standard.
ITV's regional news is falling away, unloved and uncared for. It's time to bring it back out of the ghetto. Originally published under the name 'Regionality News'.
ITV Digital - so many channels and nothing to distinguish itself.
The branding of ITN's news programmes for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
Which to choose? ITV Digital or Sky Digital? Well I couldn't see the difference...
A look at the disasterous, brief life of Channel 3 North East.
Getting the viewers to stay: invision continuity is the secret to perfect TV branding.
Why the regional system is no longer appropiate for ITV.
EMC's roundup of the year 2001. (Contributer). Not currently online.
An authorative indepth look at the launch of the new regional news programme, BBC London News, and how its set and design fits into the overall scheme of the BBC News corporate look.
A look at the highly coordinated attempt by Channel Four to brand its station. Since this article was written, it appears that BBC Two has been taking some tips from the station.