Media: Things we like

David Haye's boxing triumph

It's been a while since a heavyweight fight has caught the public's imagination, but Sky's broadcast of David Haye's attempt to topple the giant Russian Nikolai Valuev made for great viewing. And, for once, we didn't have to stay up until 4am to enjoy the action as the contest was held in Germany rather than Las Vegas. The fight itself was a bit too cat and mouse to be a classic, but Haye's eventual triumph combined with some strong coverage from Sky made it real event TV - although the pessimistic points-scoring of the co-commentator Jim Watt was miles off the mark and he was irritating throughout.

Collision on ITV1

We're enjoying ITV's latest drama Collision, which tells the interweaving stories of several characters after a car crash. Created by the excellent Anthony Horowitz, the man who wrote Foyle's War, Collision has provided gripping entertainment and boasts a strong cast including Douglas Henshall and Paul McGann. Following hot on the heels of the also riveting Murderland, Collision shows that ITV can still provide quality programming on a consistent basis.

Guardian's photography offer

The Guardian has assembled the world's greatest press photographs of the past 100 years to give away every day this week. One of the many striking images shows a queue of African-Americans lined up and waiting for aid after the Ohio flood in 1937 in front of a large billboard advertising America's high standard of living with the tagline: "There's no way like the American way." The fascinating series also reveals some of the stories behind the most iconic press pictures.

Sky's iPhone deal

After making its Sky+ programme selection service available on phones, Sky has taken its relationship with iPhone a step further by agreeing a deal to make its Sky Mobile TV platform available to users of the phone. For £5 a month, Sky subscribers can now stream content from Sky Sports, ESPN, and Sky News on their phones. It will be interesting to see how many advertisers get on board.


BBC's 'copycat' tactics

Amazing Radio, the recently launched digital radio station that plays only unsigned bands, says it is under threat from a very similar BBC offering based around the "BBC Introducing" website. Paul Campbell, the chief executive of Amazing, has complained to the BBC Trust, and believes that the BBC service, which aims to nurture new talent, threatens to put him out of business. If Campbell's concerns are borne out, it signifies yet another attempt by the corporation to push commercial companies out of the picture. Annoying at a time when commercial radio companies are trying so hard to differentiate themselves.


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