Department for Culture Media and Sport

UK’s TV and creative industries worth £71.4bn

The UK’s creative industries – including television, film and movies – are now worth more than £71.4 billion (US$117.1 billion) per year to the UK economy, according to new government stats. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, said that creative industries experienced growth of almost 10% during 2012 and accounted for 1,680,000 jobs in […]

Sky told to end PSB retransmission fees

The UK government plans to end controversial retransmission fees that British public broadcasters pay to News Corp-backed satellite TV platform BSkyB for carriage. A new report released the week by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport recommends the fees be stopped to bring the arrangement between Sky and the PSBs in line with “zero […]