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Compact releases ‘Missing Opportunities in Digital Britain’ report

Independent rights administrator and distributor of royalties, Compact Media Group, has released a report entitled Missing Opportunities in Digital Britain, which calls for changes to the UK's policy on secondary rights collection. Using Lord Carter's Digital Britain Report as a basis, Compact's report argues UK producers are missing out on revenue streams because UK cable and satellite operators are exempt from paying rights clearance for programs carried by qualifying PSB channels that they re-transmit to subscribers. Click here to read the full report.
January 12, 2010

Independent rights administrator and distributor of royalties, Compact Media Group, has released a report entitled Missing Opportunities in Digital Britain, which calls for changes to the UK’s policy on secondary rights collection. Using Lord Carter’s Digital Britain Report as a basis, Compact’s report argues UK producers are missing out on revenue streams because UK cable and satellite operators are exempt from paying rights clearance for programs carried by qualifying PSB channels that they re-transmit to subscribers. Click here to read the full report.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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