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U.K. Unveils New Draft Media Bill

March 30, 2023

The U.K.’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport has issued the draft of a new Media Bill, which will see streamers being brought under Ofcom regulation and additional freedoms for broadcasters to help them compete with the global giants.

Channel 4 Privatization Nixed

January 5, 2023

The U.K. government has confirmed that Channel 4 will not be sold, instead opting for a series of reforms to help the broadcaster compete in the streaming age.

U.K. Committee Cites Government Failure in License Fee Reform

March 25, 2021

A new report by the U.K.'s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) has concluded that the BBC will have to continue to rely on the TV license fee, in part because the government has "failed to put in place the necessary broadband infrastructure that would facilitate other funding mechanisms."