30 years of TBI: Women in TV (1990)

TBI turns 30 this year, and to celebrate we’re publishing a series of archive articles chronicling the evolving television and entertainment landscape since 1988.

This time we’re looking at women’s roles in TV and how this conversation has developed since 1990. On this year, we saw much fewer females take the lead at international companies, but also the development of positive action schemes to counteract this.

While this varied from country to country, research in Europe found that women tended to be concentrated in a comparatively narrow range of generally poorly paid jobs in TV, mainly administration.

Look out for our Women are in Charge piece in our MIPTV issue, which will explore the topic in 2018.

Click here to download a PDF of the article, which was first published in February 1990.

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