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Public Service Broadcasting

UK announces C4 production protections

The UK’s TV production industry will benefit from a package of new safeguards as the government proceeds with reforms – including via the Media Bill introduced in Parliament on November 8th – to support Channel 4’s long-term sustainability. Earlier in 2023, the government committed to giving Channel 4 the ability via the Media Bill to […]

November 8, 2023

BBC Board appoints Soldi as Non-executive Director

The BBC Board has appointed Marinella Soldi as a Non-executive Director. She will serve for three years on the Board. Marinella will bring extensive editorial, global and commercial experience to the role. As a Non-executive director she will help to ensure the Board makes decisions in the public interest, informed by the best interests of […]

September 11, 2023

Channel 4 responds to government reversal

Channel 4 has released a statement in response to the UK government’s decision to drop its plans to privatise the commercial public service broadcaster. The statement reads: We welcome the Government’s decision that Channel 4 will remain in public ownership. This decision provides a firm basis on which to establish the sustainable direction of Channel […]

January 5, 2023

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

BBC DG highlights licence fee role

As the BBC prepares to mark its centenary with a year of special programming across all its channels and platforms, director general Tim Davie has delivered a strong defence of the role of the corporation at the heart of British national life, vowing that the BBC will work tirelessly to offer every single household outstanding […]

January 4, 2022By Colin Mann

MPs to quiz Amazon, YouTube

Executives from Amazon and YouTube will face the Digital, Media, Culture and Sports Committee of the UK parliament on November 3rd to give evidence on the UK’s broadcasting environment, its trends and their views on its future. The rise of on-demand programming online has given rise to questions over how public service broadcasting fits into […]

October 30, 2020By Colin Mann

Ofcom researches attitudes to PSB

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has published new research to explore the relationship that people have with public service broadcasting. This research is designed to help inform Ofcom’s work on the future of PSB – Small Screen: Big Debate. Its purpose is to stimulate a national conversation involving viewers, the broadcasting industry, Parliament, and regulators about […]

July 29, 2020By Colin Mann