Brexit


Ofcom publishes draft no-deal Brexit broadcast licences

Ofcom has published draft broadcast licence templates that could be used in the event of a no-deal Brexit as it prepares for “all eventualities” relating to the UK’s departure from the EU. Currently the EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) provides the basis for Ofcom’s broadcast licensing framework. The AVMSD’s ‘country of origin’ principle lets […]

BBC Two goes behind the scenes of Brexit with Vice

BBC Two is readying a Vice Studios-produced behind-the-scenes Brexit programme with political editor Laura Kuenssberg.  The current affairs commission is entitled Inside the Brexit Storm (working title) and will follow Kuenssberg as she reports on the twists and turns of the political saga.  The special gives audiences a chance to share her perspective as the political editor […]

Pact organises European pitch event

UK trade body Pact is launching a European pitch event which will see 100 UK production companies gain a chance to pitch projects, seek co-finance and network with influential European broadcasters. Content Without Borders will take place from 19-20 March. Attendees will include Amazon, ARTE, Bonnier Broadcasting, Discovery, France Televisions, Histoire, ORF – Austria TF1, […]

Discovery applies for Netherlands channel licences ahead of Brexit

Discovery is applying for new broadcast licences in the Netherlands for its European pay TV channel portfolio, ahead of Britain’s scheduled exit from the Europe Union on 29 March. A spokesperson for the broadcaster confirmed that Discovery is applying for around 50 licences in the Netherlands for services that were previously licensed in the UK […]

COBA warns of Brexit fallout for broadcasters

A no-deal Brexit would have a disastrous impact on the UK broadcasting sector, according to commercial broadcasters association COBA. Ahead of the UK parliament’s likely rejection of prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit agreement with the EU, COBA warned that crashing out of the EU would create huge disruption for broadcasters, their workforce and suppliers and […]

Creative Europe gives guidance on ‘no deal’ Brexit

Creative Europe has issued advice to UK organisations on how to coordinate existing or upcoming funding programmes in the case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. The European Union funding programme for the cultural and creative sectors for 2014-2020, has advised that UK organisations continue to apply for funding but also that they follow further guidance […]

How Brexit will impact the TV sector

As a Brexit deal hangs in the balance in the UK, TBI revisits what the TV industry has to consider in a handy breakdown. Andy McDonald reports. As the UK inches ever closer to its European Union departure date, there is still a huge amount of uncertainty over how Brexit will affect the audio-visual sector. While the […]

COBA calls for “ambitious” broadcasting deal ahead of Brexit

COBA, the UK multichannel broadcasters’ association, has once again sounded the alarm on the likely impact of Brexit on the industry and has called on the government to seek an “ambitious” deal on broadcasting before companies are forced to activate their contingency plans. Speaking to the parliamentary committee on exiting the EU, COBA executive director […]

UK pledges ‘best possible arrangements’ for broadcast sector

The UK has promised to seek the “best possible arrangements” for the broadcast sector in its white paper on Brexit, but broadcasters have criticised the lack of clarity set out in the government’s plan. The government’s ‘The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union’ white paper, which was published yesterday, promised a […]

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