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BBC still to confirm podcast ad plans following UK media competition concerns

By Simon Zekaria
  • 14 May 2024 12:49
  • 14 May 2024 12:49
The British Broadcasting Corporation has said today that “nothing has been confirmed” as regards its plans to introduce advertising in some podcasts, following criticism from media companies that the changes threaten competition in the sector.
In a letter yesterday (see here) to Lucy Frazer — the secretary of state for

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Simon Zekaria

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Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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