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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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Justin Anderson joined Realscreen as senior staff writer in 2021, reporting and writing stories for the newsletter and magazine. During his 20-year career he’s filled a variety of roles as a writer and editor at a number of media organizations, covering news and current affairs as well as business, tech, the film and music industries and plenty in between. He’s also spent time behind the scenes in television production, having written everything from voiceover scripts for documentaries to marketing copy. He has a degree in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

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