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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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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