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Broadcasting bosses urge Parliament to pass Media Bill

May 23, 2024

Nine CEOs from the UK broadcasting industry have released a statement urging the government to pass Media Bill updates ahead of the General Election, which has been scheduled for July 4th – meaning Parliament will be dissolved in just a few days’ time.

A joint statement says: “As leading CEOs from the UK broadcasting industry, we call on politicians across Parliament not to let the opportunity to modernise the rules that govern our sector pass. The Media Bill as currently drafted is widely supported across industry and Parliament itself and has undergone Parliamentary scrutiny in the Select Committee and both Houses of Parliament, having completed second reading and committee stage in both houses.”

“The reforms proposed in the Bill will update key aspects of media legislation for the online TV era, to ensure audiences continue to benefit from the highest quality UK-originated content from the PSBs, and help the UK’s content sector thrive for years to come,” the statement adds.

Dana Strong – Sky
Carolyn McCall – ITV
Tim Davie – BBC
Alex Mahon – Channel 4
Sarah Rose – Channel 5/Paramount
Simon Pitts – STV
Sioned Wiliam – S4C
Domhnall Campbell – MG Alba
Rachel Corp – ITN

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