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Report calls for spectrum sharing policy priority

The industry-led sounding board to UK Government and comms regulator Ofcom, UK Spectrum Policy Forum (UK SPF), has released research in collaboration with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on how current shared spectrum access is creating the conditions for new players to provide innovative 5G services. The report, SPF Cluster 3 […]

January 27, 2022By Colin Mann

MPs doubt UK Gb rollout

A report from the cross-party Public Accounts Committee of the UK’s House of Commons says it is not convinced the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will meet even its downgraded targets for the increasingly critical rollout of super-fast, gigabit broadband, and is relying too heavily on commercial contractors for the progress that […]

January 19, 2022By Colin Mann

BFI, DCMS invest £2.1m in UK companies

The BFI has made a further 25 awards through its UK Global Screen Fund, supporting UK screen content businesses across film, TV, animation and interactive narrative video games to enhance their international activities. Financed through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the awards see a further £2,105,600 being allocated through the £7m […]

December 16, 2021

Buffini, Banerji appointed to BBC Board

Sir Damon Buffini and Shumeet Banerji will replace Tom Ilube, who stood down from the Board in the summer, and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, whose term is due to conclude on December 31st. Buffini was a founding partner of international investment firm Permira and Managing Partner from 1997-2010. He has been Chair of the Royal National […]

November 26, 2021

Bell joins Sonosphere

On October 31st, Sonosphere started the next chapter in its journey to bring all areas of immersive audio to the live, studio and broadcast markets by completing a management buyout which sees existing director, Jamie Gosney, joined by Duncan Bell, one of the best known names in the audio industry. Sonosphere’s mission has always been […]

November 17, 2021

MPs welcome research on music creators’ streaming earnings

Julian Knight, Chair of the UK House of Commons House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, has welcomed the publication of Government research into how creators earn money through streaming. The Intellectual Property Office published its findings, Music creators’ earnings in the digital era, following the Government Response to the Committee’s Economics of […]

September 24, 2021

UK government backs music group CMA referral

UK government ministers have referred the case for a market study on the economic impact of dominance by the major music groups to the Competition and Markets Authority, a key recommendation of the DCMS Committee’s Report, Economics of Music Streaming, acknowledging it as a “key moment for the music industry”. The Government Response generated by […]

September 22, 2021By Colin Mann

MPs to question BBC senior leaders 

The UK’s House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to question the BBC’s senior leaders in its regular scrutiny of the work of the corporation. Director-General Tim Davie, Chair Richard Sharp and Chief Operating Officer Leigh Tavaziva are expected to consider the Director-General’s progress on his initial priorities a year into the […]

September 20, 2021By Colin Mann

Lopez replaces Whittingdale as DCMS Minister

Julia Lopez has been appointed Minister of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. She was previously Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office. John Whittingdale, former Minister for Media and Data, has been sacked from government, having served as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport between May 2015 and July […]

September 16, 2021By Colin Mann

Dorries new DCMS Secretary; Dowden demoted

Nadine Dorries, MP for Mid Bedfordshire, has been appointed Secretary of State at the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) following a wider than expected reshuffle by Prime Minister Boris Johnson of his Cabinet. She replaces Oliver Dowden, who has been named Minister without Portfolio within the Cabinet Office, effectively a demotion. Dorries […]

September 16, 2021By Colin Mann