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Streaming giants give evidence on commitment to Scottish production

11 March 2022

The Scottish Affairs Committee holds a further evidence session exploring the media landscape in Scotland.

Witnesses

Monday 14 March 2022

At 3pm

  • Ali Law, Director of Policy, Sky
  • Jonathan Levy, Director of News-Gathering and Operations, Sky News

At 4pm

  • Anne Mensah, Vice President of Original Series, Netflix
  • Benjamin King, Director of Public Policy, Netflix
  • Chris Bird, Managing Director, Prime Video UK, Amazon
  • Georgia Brown, Director of European Prime Original Series for Amazon Studios

The Committee hears from streaming giants Netflix and Amazon, while also receiving evidence from Sky and Sky News. They will explore the companies’ commitment to Scotland, both in terms of locating productions there and developing Scotland’s creative industries.

Following an earlier evidence session on public sector broadcasting where sports rights were raised, MPs are also likely to explore the issue of Sky sharing sports rights with free-to-air broadcasters.

During the evidence session, likely topics to be discussed are:

  • The contribution of Sky, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to the public service broadcasting landscape in Scotland
  • Extent of creative work in Scotland
  • Contribution to the development of the wider creative industry in Scotland
  • Sharing of sports rights with free-to-air broadcasters
  • The operation of Sky News
  • Views on potential legislative and regulatory changes

Further information

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