Public Service Broadcasting/Media

Poland: The Public, The Government And The Media

Beata Klimkiewicz, Associate Professor at the Institute of Journalism, Media and Social Communication, examines recent changes to public service media law in Poland and argues that whilst reform of Polish public service media is needed, this should be achieved not through direct political means, but rather through greater public involvement.

The political battle about public service media (PSM) is not new in Poland, what is new […]

The Future of the BBC: the BBC as Market Shaper and Creator

Mariana Mazzucato is a Professor in the Economics of Innovation at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) of the University of Sussex, and recently became a member of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s new economic advisory committee. Here she tackles accusations that the BBC is ‘crowding out’ the broadcasting market in the UK, and offers suggestions as to how to […]

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    Is it the long-term destiny of the BBC to remain an inclusive public service?

Is it the long-term destiny of the BBC to remain an inclusive public service?

Michael Starks is an Associate of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University and author of ‘The Digital Television Revolution’ whose main professional career was with the BBC. Here he argues that the separate policy issue debates in the BBC Charter Review process mask the core question of whether the BBC remains an inclusive public […]

Why a smaller BBC will be bad for almost everyone

Patrick Barwise, Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department for Media and Communications at the LSE, Chairman of Which? and Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing at London Business School, explains why funding cuts to the BBC will negatively affect not only viewers at home, but also the wider creative industries and the economy. Two public consultations on the future […]

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    What if there were no BBC television? Enders Analysis on BBC TV’s impact on investment in UK content

What if there were no BBC television? Enders Analysis on BBC TV’s impact on investment in UK content

This summer, UK Culture Minister John Whittingdale launched a public consultation on the Government’s Green Paper on BBC Charter Renewal. Responding to the question on the BBC’s market impact, Claire Enders and Patrick Barwise, writing for Enders Analysis, examine the corporation’s contribution to UK content. In this second post, findings suggest that commercial media would be unlikely to invest in […]

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    BBC TV and its impact on investment in UK content: Enders Analysis

BBC TV and its impact on investment in UK content: Enders Analysis

This summer, UK Culture Minister John Whittingdale launched a public consultation on the Government’s Green Paper on BBC Charter Renewal. Responding to the question on the BBC’s market impact, Claire Enders and Patrick Barwise, writing for Enders Analysis, examine the corporation’s contribution to UK content. Their report finds that the UK creative sector would suffer a significant decline in investment […]

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    Future of the BBC: why the ‘market failure’ model is a flop in broadcasting

Future of the BBC: why the ‘market failure’ model is a flop in broadcasting

Justin Lewis, Professor of Communication at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, and Dean of Research for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, analyses the ‘market failure’ model proposed by the government for BBC’s next Charter Review. Drawing upon the US public broadcasting example, he argues that such a model puts at risk the very […]

Our top 10 blog posts so far this year

As you prepare to embark on (or return from) summer holidays, why not take a look at our most read blog posts so far this year? Here are some of the Media Policy Project Blog’s highlights from January to June 2015, covering children’s rights and digital safety, the European Audiovisual Media Services Directive and Digital Single Market Strategy, privacy […]

Reimagining, not diluting the BBC in the next decade

Continuing our series of posts responding to the BBC Charter Review Green Paper, Michael Klontzas of the University of Huddersfield looks at the latest developments from a longer term perspective, arguing that the BBC is increasingly being used by governments as an instrument of public policy and that this has a significant impact on its core purposes.

Following last Thursday’s […]

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    BBC Charter Green Paper: Inside the bizarre logic of the BBC review

BBC Charter Green Paper: Inside the bizarre logic of the BBC review

Des Freedman of Goldsmiths, University of London responds to the BBC Charter Review Green Paper, wondering it came to be that ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ should be a major symbol of the debate, and analysing the different measures of ‘value’ that various parties have used to judge the institution.

Who would have expected that one of the central debates about the future of the […]