“Broadcasting” white paper on the horizon as the DCMS considers tighter regulation of VOD services to boost UK’s media landscape

On 23 June 2021, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (“DCMS“) announced plans to consult on extending its existing regulatory remit and tighten regulations on video-on-demand services, including in respect of those based outside of the UK. The announcement comes against the backdrop of a more general strategic review of the UK public … Read more

UK may be a nation of streamers but public service broadcasting remains essential!

Earlier this week, the UK’s House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee published its report titled “Public Service Broadcasting: As Vital As Ever“, following its consultation on the impact of Subscription Video-On-Demand (SVOD) services on the UK’s public service broadcasters (PSBs) such as the BBC, Channel 3, Channel 4 and Channel 5.   Amongst other aspects, … Read more