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Indies welcome BBC quota move

The industry group representing UK indie producers has welcomed the BBC’s move to scrap programming quotas and allow its in-house production team to work with third-party broadcasters. The UK pubcaster’s director general Tony Hall (pictured) announced the changes yesterday and producers’ association Pact said it was a ‘seminal moment for licence fee payers’ and would […]

BBC quotas to be scrapped after TV mega-mergers

The BBC will scrap the mechanism by which it divides up in-house and independent production quotas following the mass of mega-mergers happening in the indie sector. The shake-up – described as one of the largest in the BBC’s 92-year history – is designed to create a “level playing-field between BBC producers and independent ones”, which […]