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Culture Club gig streams globally on Caton Live Stage

Celebrated pop group Culture Club, fronted by Boy George, celebrated the 40th anniversary of the triple-platinum Colour by Numbers album with a unique one-off show, streamed live to their worldwide fan base. Thanks to Caton Live Stage, the February 25th concert in California was experienced live in cinemas and venues from Brazil to Hong Kong, […]

February 28, 2023

Arte reports 45m monthly views

Arte, the European culture broadcaster, has reported that its four European language offerings (Spanish, English, Italian and Polish) registered a 50 per cent increase over 2022 to 45 million views each month, according to the service’s annual round-up. This is in line with the global digital rise of platform and of the various social […]

January 3, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Donelan retains DCMS brief

Michelle Donelan, appointed as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in outgoing UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s first Cabinet, is to carry on in the role under new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Unlike some of her predecessors in the role, Donelan has relevant professional experience. Before going into politics, she worked […]

October 26, 2022By Colin Mann

MPs criticise Dorries’ ‘fake’ claims stance

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK’s House of Commons has published a Special Report on the failure of the former Secretary of State Nadine Dorries MP to reconsider evidence she provided on her participation in the Channel 4 documentary Tower Block of Commons. Giving evidence to the Committee in May 2022 […]

October 20, 2022By Colin Mann

MPs to probe connected tech cybersecurity threat

Members of the UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee are to investigate the dangers posed by hostile and criminal actors to connected technology, a branch which ranges from virtual assistants, smart appliances and wearable devices to smart homes and cities. Despite being used in homes, cities, businesses, and hospitals, research has […]

October 7, 2022By Colin Mann

Donelan sets out DCMS priorities

Michelle Donelan, the newly-appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has declared herself to be “absolutely over the moon” about her new role. In a Facebook post, she said that she had sat with [Prime Minister] Liz Truss in Cabinet for the last 10 months and that she shared Donelan’s priorities […]

September 12, 2022By Colin Mann

Committee Chair slams further Ofcom appointment delay

Julian Knight, Chair of the UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, has criticised the extension to the deadline for applications for the post of Chair of broadcast and comms regulator Ofcom. “The search for the next Chair of Ofcom goes on in a recruitment process that would put a reality TV […]

January 28, 2022By Colin Mann

MPs warn of UK connectivity target failure

The UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is warning the Government that it risks failing to meet its revised-down target for gigabit-capable broadband in the face of considerable challenges to infrastructure roll-out. Evidence to the ‘Broadband and the road to 5G inquiry’ found little confidence that nationwide gigabit-capable broadband by 2025 […]

December 22, 2020By Colin Mann