The DCMS Committee has published ‘The future of public service broadcasting: Government Response to Committee’s 6th Report of Session 2019–21’.
In it, the Government has “committed to acting on Ofcom’s prominence recommendations including through legislation and will do so as soon as the legislative timetable allows. We expect to set out next steps later this year”.
Other highlights include:
Commenting on the report’s findings, DTG chief Executive Richard Lindsay-Davies said: “We welcome Government’s acknowledgment that universality is the core tenet of public service broadcasting, delivered via technologies that are commonly available.
“We look forward to working with our members to sustain the universal deployment of common technical standards developed through industry consensus, like the universally- implemented DTG D-Book.
“We are also keen to work with Government, and would stress that any move to a wholly online public service will require input from all stakeholders and actors in the sector, including the regulator and legislators, as well as our industry members.”