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There's always talk surrounding the future of tv content in the uk; throw a stone in London and you'll probably hit a group of producers debating what's in store for their sector. A recently released report commissioned by indie producer trade body pact investigates that very topic, and evaluates how to open the market for uk tv programs and their related rights to a larger pool of buyers. Conducted by strategy and policy advisers Oliver & Ohlbaum, the 'UK TV Content in the Digital Age: Opportunities and Challenges' report addresses Ofcom's recent Review of the Television Production Sector consultation paper. O&O's report comes equipped with proposals for Ofcom. For instance, O&O suggests Ofcom require all dtt and leading satellite channels to comply with minimum origination targets, and that any public funding of commercial broadcasters' public service broadcasting commitments is not at the expense of bbc funding. Time to wait and see if Ofcom takes the suggestions to heart. aa
March 1, 2006

There’s always talk surrounding the future of TV content in the UK; throw a stone in London and you’ll probably hit a group of producers debating what’s in store for their sector. A recently released report commissioned by indie producer trade body pact investigates that very topic, and evaluates how to open the market for UK TV programs and their related rights to a larger pool of buyers. Conducted by strategy and policy advisers Oliver & Ohlbaum, the ‘UK TV Content in the Digital Age: Opportunities and Challenges’ report addresses Ofcom’s recent Review of the Television Production Sector consultation paper. O&O’s report comes equipped with proposals for Ofcom. For instance, O&O suggests Ofcom require all DTT and leading satellite channels to comply with minimum origination targets, and that any public funding of commercial broadcasters’ public service broadcasting commitments is not at the expense of BBC funding. Time to wait and see if Ofcom takes the suggestions to heart.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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