Lords report on the future of TV

7 Nov 2019 02:25 PM

A new Parliamentary inquiry has made some major recommendations around the future of TV.

With Parliament dissolving there has been a rush of reports and publications and one such report is the House of Lords Communications Committee report into Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) at a time of immense technological change.

techUK had the honour to give evidence to the inquiry and the report has some interesting takeaways and conclusions about the state of TV and streaming industries. There are conclusions on how PSBs can retain their role in British national life, as well as conclusions on prominence, future regulation, financial viability and how to ensure the UK creative sector remains competitive without overheating.

techUK recognises how important PSBs are and want them to succeed. They bring us together like no other form of media and make cutting edge content. However, calls to extend their protected prominence into online environments is wrong as it will simply restrict consumer choice. Consumers want different things from TV and SVODs, so if PSBs want to regain audience share they should innovate, show content in the best quality (currently 4K, but 8K is coming online) and make more appealing content.

So this report is timely as Ofcom gears up to review the state of PSBs, and some particuarly interesting conclusions/recommendations are:

This is another report that adds to the evidence base around the future of broadcast and worth reading in full as there are some interesting stats and figures about the industry.

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