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UK gov’t sets out to gauge preparedness for ‘no deal’ Brexit

The UK government has set out to gauge the preparedness of creative organisations, including the TV industry, in case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a survey to understand a range of sectors’ awareness and readiness for such a scenario on 31 October. The impetus […]

UK seeks broadcast deal but will exit EU’s Digital Single Market

The UK should look for options that will allow for continued ‘transfrontier broadcasting’ following Brexit, but will not remain part of the EU’s Digital Single Market, according to Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May. In her speech on Friday on the UK’s future economic partnership with the European Union, May addressed the ‘country of origin’ principle […]

Sky-Fox inquiry extended until after UK election

UK culture secretary Karen Bradley has extended the investigation deadline for 21st Century Fox’s planned £11.7 billion (US$15 billion) takeover of Sky until after the UK general election. In a statement published Friday, Bradley said she had written to UK broadcast regulator Ofcom and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), extending the period within which […]

Bazalgette leads gov’t’s UK creative industries review

TV industry veteran Peter Bazalgette will lead an independent review into the UK’s creative industries, as part of the government’s new Industrial Strategy proposals. Bazalgette will investigate how creative industries – including the music and video games industries – can help underpin the UK’s “future prosperity” by using and developing new technology, capitalising on intellectual […]

New BBC chairman set to be named

The UK’s culture department is set to name a new chairman of public broadcaster the BBC. Former Bank of England and Virgin Money deputy governor David Clementi has been recommended for the post by an Department of Culture, Media and Sport panel, according to various reports. The hire will need approval from UK prime minister […]

UK political row over mooted censorship plan

Prominent members of the UK government have been revealed to be at odds over mooted plans to vet TV programmes before their transmission Home Secretary Theresa May has sought approval for a new range of measures to tackle religious extremism, which included giving communications regulator Ofcom the ability to censure programmes ahead of broadcast. However, […]