BBC3 online only; Vice news launches; net neutrality

Reports say that the BBC is considering making BBC3 a wholly online channel, following a speech given by BBC director general Tony Hall last week in which he said "tough choices" would have to be made if the corporation is to make savings. We get the latest from Broadcast magazine editor Chris Curtis, on whether the move would go any way at all towards delivering Lord Hall's £100m savings target by 2016.

Born twenty years a go as an indie magazine in Canada, Vice has grown into a multimedia offering which now claims a billion video views a year. This week, it launched another website dedicated to news content, which features reports from countries including Ukraine, Lebanon and Venezuela. Vice Media CEO and founder Shane Smith talks about growing the organisation and his influential backers.

Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast, the largest home Internet carrier in the US, to ensure its online videos are streamed smoothly to households. The deal has raised questions among advocates of 'net neutrality' - the concept that all traffic on the internet should be treated equally. Emily Bell, Director of Tow Centre for Digital Journalism at Columbia J School, former Ofcom director Kip Meek, and Neelie Kroes Vice President of the European Commission, discuss some of the arguments for and against net neutrality.

Producer: Katy Takatsuki
Editor: Andrew Smith.

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A celebration of Steve Hewlett, presenter of The Media Show

A celebration of Steve Hewlett, presenter of The Media Show

Andrea Catherwood presents a celebration of the journalism of Steve Hewlett.