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RTÉ publishes New Direction strategy

RTÉ, the Irish public service broadcaster, has published A New Direction: Statement of Strategy 2025 – 2029 providing further detail on RTÉ’s strategic vision document published in November 2023. The new strategy sets out how, over the next five years, RTÉ will respond to the “urgent need” for transformation and for the “restoration of trust” […]

June 26, 2024

ITV renews PSB licences

ITV  has accepted the UK media regulator Ofcom’s offer to renew all of its public service broadcasting licences for a full ten-year term to 2034. The commercial television broadcaster and content producer said the Channel Three licences cover all of ITV1’s output. This includes its 13 nations and regions news franchises (UTV, Border, Tyne Tees, […]

March 20, 2024

Slovenian public broadcaster in financial difficulties

Slovenian public broadcaster, Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO), is facing a challenging financial situation and is projected to incur a loss of €10.5 million by the end of the year. The Board of Directors has instructed the administration to estimate the financial and personnel implications of potential measures, including the cancellation of various TV programmes, radio […]

November 27, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

MPs warn of digital extinction for Welsh culture, language

While Wales continues to go from strength to strength as a centre for high quality broadcast production and creative talent, the transformational changes in the broadcasting industry risk Welsh content becoming invisible to viewers on digital platforms, warns a report, Broadcasting in Wales, from the Welsh Affairs Committee of the UK House of Commons. The […]

October 27, 2023By Colin Mann

France Télévisions calls for broadcaster resistance of streamers

French PSB France Télévisions, which has recently been criticised by commercial TV groups for challenging them in terms of ad revenues and editorial strategy, has called on TF1, M6, Canal+ and Altice to ‘stand together’. “It’s our responsibility not to let the platforms impose a kind of cultural uniformity and not to let social networks […]

July 12, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Ofcom consults on advertising rules

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom is seeking views on whether to remove some or all of the stricter advertising rules that apply to commercially-funded public service broadcasters. All UK broadcasters are subject to restrictions on the quantity and scheduling of advertising on their channels. But under rules introduced over 30 years ago, the public service broadcasting […]

April 19, 2023By Colin Mann

Ex-ITV chairman warns of PSB existential threat

Sir Peter Bazalgette, the former chairman of UK commercial public service broadcaster ITV, has suggested that the UK public service broadcasting system is “undoubtedly facing an existential threat”. Bazalgette, who recently stood down as chairman of ITV after six years in the role, was delivering a speech discussing the future of Public Service Broadcasting – […]

October 12, 2022By Colin Mann

Ofcom consults on TV advertising rules

UK media regulator Ofcom is seeking evidence to help determine whether there is a need to reform rules that restrict the amount of advertising shown on public service broadcasters’ TV channels. All UK broadcasters are subject to restrictions on the quantity and scheduling of advertising on their channels. But under rules introduced over 30 years […]

July 15, 2022By Colin Mann

French PSBs to boost streaming

French PSB group France Télévisions has revealed its ambition to double its TV series line-up on digital catch-up platform Presenting its 2022-2023 season, France Télévisions is particularly seeking to attract a younger audience to its free-of-charge video platform. According to president Delphine Ernotte-Cuni, is set to become the “leading French video platform” offering […]

July 8, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

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