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Amazon and YouTube to face Committee on future of broadcasting

29 October 2020

Executives from Amazon and YouTube will face the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Tuesday to give evidence on the UK’s broadcasting environment, its trends and their views on its future.

The rise of on-demand programming online has given rise to questions over how public service broadcasting fits into the media market in the future. How public service broadcasters (PSBs) can best deliver on their responsibilities in this new environment and how they can carve out a distinctive place within that market remain unanswered.

As part of its Future of Public Service Broadcasting Inquiry the Committee will be taking the views of video streaming giants Amazon Prime and YouTube on viewing habits and the value of joint productions with PSBs. The Committee is also likely to invite opinion on where the regulation of streaming services and PSBs should be consistent.

Witnesses

Tuesday 3 November 2020, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 10.00am:

  • Georgia Brown, Director of European Originals, Amazon Studios;

  • Chris Bird, Head of Content Europe, Prime Video.

At 11.00am:

  • Iain Bundred, Head of Public Policy, YouTube UK & Ireland;

  • Richard Lewis, Head of UK & Ireland Content Partnerships, YouTube.

Further information

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