Ofcom Report—Public service broadcasting in the digital age

Ofcom has today published 'Public service broadcasting in the digital age—Supporting PSB for the next decade and beyond' which sets out the challenges facing the UK’s public service broadcasters in the face of greater online media consumption and competition from new global players.

Launching the report at the 'Media and Telecoms 2018 & Beyond' conference at the London Hilton Bankside, Ofcom’s Chief Execute Sharon White said: “Young British teenagers recognise the name ‘YouTube’ more than they do ‘BBC’. These are some recent Ofcom findings. Like the clips I just showed, each tells a story about our changing relationship with traditional TV. We know television is changing fast. Globalisation and digital media – the same forces that heightened our need for trusted news – have led the PSBs to examine how they continue to thrive.”

Focusing on television, while recognising the important contribution of radio to public service broadcasting, the report considers the importance of public service broadcasting, and what Ofcom can do to support the system in the next decade and beyond.

It also explores how broadcasters can contribute to ensure that the PSB system continues to delivery high quality, distinctive programmes for UK audiences.

DTG Staff  |  08.03.2018

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