Ofcom confirms review of TV production sector

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.

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