Media and Sport


Oli Hyatt: EU plan could harm animation funding

Blue Zoo Animation’s Oli Hyatt warns potential changes to the European TV rights market could seriously harm toon funding in the future. What do I love about Europe? There are so many elements: the varied climate and scenery, the melting pot of ideas that both compliment and contrast and the cultures that can thrive and do […]

Airey, Highfield, Mahon join BBC review panel

UK culture secretary John Whittingdale has appointed an eight-strong panel to advise the government ahead of UK pubcaster the BBC having its Charter renewed. The Charter outlines the scope of the BBC’s activities and the licence fee it can command the new panel will meet about six times a year to advise Whittingdale ahead of […]

BBC and Sky settle retransmission fee dispute

The BBC and Sky have ended a long-running dispute about retransmission fees, agreeing that the public service broadcaster will no longer have to pay to have its services carried on Sky. The agreement will see the BBC’s existing charges to the satellite operator for platform services drop from £4.5 million per-year “to zero,” following government […]