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Julia Lopez

Whittingdale to cover science, media briefs

Former Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Sir John Whittingdale is to act as  a Minister of State jointly in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made the appointments in advance of  Michelle Donelan, Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, and […]

April 24, 2023By Colin Mann

MPs to quiz Minister on connected tech

The UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee is to question Media, Data and Digital Infrastructure Minister Julia Lopez on connected and smart technology as part of its inquiry, Connect tech: smart or sinister?, examining the impacts of the increasing prevalence of smart and connected technology. The inquiry is looking into what […]

January 30, 2023By Colin Mann

Broadband boost for UK homes

New homes in England will be built with gigabit broadband connections and telecoms firms will be able to get faster broadband to nine million people living in blocks of flats across the UK, thanks to new laws the government has brought into force. Ministers have amended the Building Regulations 2010 to ensure that new homes […]

January 6, 2023By Colin Mann

Minister: Government ‘open-minded’ on BBC funding

Julia Lopez, Minister of State for Media, Data, and Digital Infrastructure, has suggested that the UK government is ‘genuinely open-minded’ about the future of the BBC funding model. Appearing before the Communications and Digital Committee of the House of Lords – the UK’s upper legislative chamber – as part of its inquiry into funding the […]

June 8, 2022By Colin Mann

5G VISTA trial success

A project using 5G broadcast technology to supercharge the way fans interact with live sport has been piloted at an English football league match. The group behind 5G VISTA – a government-backed consortium using 5G technologies to deepen audience engagement, broaden content for fans and create valuable new commercial opportunities – completed a successful trial […]

February 14, 2022By 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