Ofcom confirms review of TV production sector
October 8, 2015
Media regulator Ofcom has published the terms of reference for its review of how the TV production sector operates.
The review follows a request from the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport for a detailed analysis of the regulatory framework for TV production in the UK. Ofcom will now seek views from broadcasters, producers and other interested parties.
Ofcom’s review will consider:
– the changing market context and scenarios for future market development;
– the effectiveness of current regulation of the independent production sector, designed to achieve a number of aims, including ensuring creativity and diversity in content production
– the impact of independent production sector regulation on the Public Service Broadcasters (PSBs) and on the delivery of PSB purposes and characteristics;
– options for regulatory reform.