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MPs to debate Media Bill

TV and radio audiences could see more high quality British programmes hitting screens and speakers as new laws to maximise the potential of UK broadcasters are debated in Parliament today [November 21st]. The Media Bill, which has its Second Reading in the House of Commons, will update decades-old legislation to unleash the power of British […]

November 21, 2023By Colin Mann

MPs to probe kids’ screen time

The Education Committee of the UK House of Commons is launching a new inquiry into the effects of screen time on education and wellbeing. MPs will look into how apps, the Internet and access to smart phones and tablets can impact children’s education and wellbeing, from the early years to the start of adulthood. As […]

September 11, 2023By Colin Mann

MPs continue Media Bill scrutiny

Representatives from the broadcasting industry will appear before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons in the second session of its scrutiny of the draft Media Bill. In the first panel, MPs will question representatives from broadcasters BBC and S4C, as well as the Gaelic Media Service MG Alba. The cross-party […]

June 19, 2023

DCMS Secretary reviewing Channel 4 options

Michelle Donelan, the UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has said she is considering “other options for providing long-term sustainability” to PSB Channel 4 as the government reviews previously-announced plans to sell the broadcaster. Donelan’s predecessor Nadine Dorries set out plans to take it out of public ownership Responding to questioning at […]

December 7, 2022By Colin Mann

Survey: Video game piracy set to rise

Video game piracy is predicted to rise, after a nationwide survey has revealed that nearly 10 per cent of gamers have illegally accessed content in the last three months. The findings show that more people are looking to cut their leisure costs now than ever before in order to save money – meaning video gamers […]

October 11, 2022

MPs approve Grade Ofcom appointment

Lord Grade would bring considerable experience and knowledge of the media sector to the role of Ofcom Chair but may need to be supported with advice on social media and online safety to properly carry out the job, MPs have suggested. In a Report published following a pre-appointment hearing with the Government’s preferred candidate on […]

April 1, 2022By Colin Mann

MPs to quiz SVoDs on Scottish production commitment

The Scottish Affairs Committee of the UK’s House of Commons is holding a further evidence session exploring the media landscape in Scotland. MPs will hear from streaming giants Netflix and Amazon on March 14th, while also receiving evidence from Sky and Sky News. They will explore the companies’ commitment to Scotland, both in terms of […]

March 11, 2022By Colin Mann