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UK MPs to question media secretary

The UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to question Nadine Dorries, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on online safety and public service broadcasters as part of an evidence session on the work of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). In a wide-ranging session, […]

May 13, 2022By Colin Mann

Cosslett appointed ITV Chair

UK commercial PSB ITV has appointed Andrew Cosslett as its new Chair to succeed Sir Peter Bazalgette, who will step down after just over six years in the role and nine years on the Board. Cosslett will join the Board as an independent Non-executive Director and Chair Designate with effect from June 1st and will […]

March 10, 2022

Report: SVoD race, pandemic boost M&A spree in Europe

A report by the European Audiovisual Observatory aims to shed light on the structure of the AV industry in Europe in terms of revenues as well as other performance indicators specific to key audiovisual market segments. The analysis provides snapshots of the top AV players and explores concentration, statute, and origin of ownership by revenues, […]

January 18, 2022

Analyst: C4 sale threatens UK production sector

The UK government has reaffirmed its intention to review the ownership model and remit of Channel 4 (C4), but the proposed privatisation of the publicly-owned broadcaster would significantly impact the UK’s independent production sector, suggests Ampere Analysis’s Neil Anderson. In an Insight post, the analyst notes that the UK’s television industry’s international success is widely […]

September 30, 2021By Colin Mann

UK Culture Secretary defends C4 sell-off

In a speech meant to be delivered to the Royal Television Society Convention before his unexpected demotion from the role, former UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden set out his support for the ongoing success of commercial public service broadcaster Channel 4 and the benefits a potential change in ownership could bring to the service and […]

September 15, 2021By Colin Mann

Channel 4 ownership consultation under way

The UK government has launched a public consultation on the future ownership of Channel 4, as part of its review of public service broadcasting. The consultation will consider both the ownership and remit of Channel 4. The government says the current strength and variety of the UK’s TV production sector is in part thanks to […]

July 7, 2021By Colin Mann

Cunningham named Dave channel director

UKTV has announced Cherie Cunningham as the new channel director for its comedy entertainment channel Dave. Dave is one of the biggest non-PSB channels in the UK reaching 20 million viewers every month. Cunningham is tasked with growing the channel’s viewership and continuing to establish its reputation as one of the leading comedy entertainment brands. […]

July 5, 2021

MPs to question Channel 4 execs

The UK parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to address the future of commercial PSB Channel 4 following the confirmation that privatisation is an option being considered by the Government. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told the Committee in May 2021 that its privatisation was under examination in a review of public service broadcasting. […]

June 18, 2021By Colin Mann

UK Government responds to PSB report

The UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published the Government’s response to its report on The future of public service broadcasting. In its response, the Government said it welcomed publication of the Committee’s report and “wholeheartedly” agreed with the Committee’s assessment that the need for public service broadcasting remains as […]

June 17, 2021By Colin Mann

UK creatives call for transparent PSB discussions

Some 120 public figures, including many from the UK film and TV industries, have written an open letter to Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, complaining that a government panel on the future of public service broadcasting meets in secret, with no undertaking to publish its final report. In the […]

May 21, 2021By Colin Mann