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Media Bill: Industry response

Following publication by the UK government of its draft Media Bill, which it says will enable public service broadcasters better to compete with streaming giants, a number of political and industry figures have shared their thoughts on the proposals. Shadow culture secretary Lucy Powell said that the bill was “long overdue”, adding: “British TV and […]

March 30, 2023By Colin Mann

MPs: BBC Chair’s ‘significant errors of judgement’

BBC Chair Richard Sharp made ‘significant errors of judgement’ when failing to declare his role in the facilitation of a loan to the then Prime Minister Boris Johnson and should reflect on the potential damage caused to trust in the Corporation, according to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee. The conclusion from the Committee […]

February 13, 2023By Colin Mann

Labour reveals broadband help plan

As UK family bills rocket as a result of the economic crisis, the opposition Labour Party is calling on the government and Ofcom to stop a broadband bombshell hitting families and firms with a three-point plan to rein in expected broadband price increases and ease the cost-of-living crisis. Ofcom reports that nearly a third of […]

October 14, 2022By Colin Mann