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MPs extend production inquiry

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons has extended the deadline for submissions to its inquiry examining the current challenges faced by the British film and high-end television. Contributions can now be submitted until Wednesday October 18th. “We’ve had such an incredible response to our inquiry and we want to […]

September 18, 2023By Colin Mann

ITV applies for renewal of licence

Following the publication of the draft Media Bill, ITV has confirmed that it has applied to Ofcom to begin the process of renewing the Channel 3 nations and regions licences in England, Border Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as applying to renew the national Channel 3 breakfast licence. Earlier this year, ITV welcomed […]

May 4, 2023

Ofcom: 30% internet users don’t question misinformation

More than a third of UK internet users are unaware that online content might be false or biased, according to research from media regulator Ofcom. Every minute sees 500 hours of content uploaded to YouTube, 5,000 videos viewed on TikTok and 695,000 stories shared on Instagram. Given the sheer volume of information at the touch […]

March 30, 2022

UK Lords criticise Gov’t Channel 4 stance

A report, The future of Channel 4, from the Communications and Digital Committee of the House of Lords (the UK’s upper legislative chamber), has criticised the Government’s handling of the debate about the publicly-owned broadcaster. Ministers should have waited to consult on the future of TV broadcaster Channel 4 – and declaring privatisation their preferred […]

November 26, 2021By Colin Mann

Digital Markets ‘gatekeeper law’ steps forward

The EU’s proposed Digital Markets Act has moved nearer the statute books with the nod from the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee. The full parliament should approve the text in December, then there will be negotiations to start with the EU Council on a final version. The DMA targets so-called ‘gatekeepers’ – […]

November 23, 2021

MPs warn against ‘unappointable’ Ofcom candidates

Julian Knight, Chair of the UK parliament’s DCMS Committee has called for the government to rule out candidates previously deemed to be unappointable from applying again for the post of Chair of Ofcom, a clear reference to the potential renewed candidacy of former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre. The re-running of the recruitment process to […]

September 15, 2021By Colin Mann