To learn more about the background to these issues, read the Digital Britain report, which was published by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on 16th June 2009. The DCMS website also has links to all of the latest Digital Britain news, including the names of the successful bidders for the regional IFNC pilots and information on the Digital Economy Bill. . Following extensive amendments, including removal of the provision for providers of regional and local news, the Bill received Royal Assent on 8 April, 2010, becoming the Digital Economy Act.
To find out more about the potential of industry levies and regulatory assets for sustained funding of public service broadcasting, you may also like to see the Mind the Funding Gap report (PDF file) from ippr.
CCPSB responded to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s consultation on sustainable independent and impartial news; in the Nations, locally and in the regions on 18 September 2009. Feel free to download a copy of the consultation response (PDF file, 111 kb).
CCPSB Press Statements
02.03.10: Only half-way to pardise: will the BBC’s new plans still serve citizens? (word file, 117kb)
20.11.09: Digital economy shortcomings threaten democracy and participation (word file, 121kb)
18.09.09: Leading coalition says “top-slicing” will lead to a decline in high-quality public service content (pdf file, 70.8kb).