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The future of public service broadcasting

Inquiry

The inquiry will look at the future of public service broadcasting (PSB) within the wider media and digital ecology, including funding, content and regulation of PSBs and how this compares with alternative subscription, streaming services and Freeview services.

In addition to the BBC, there are a number of other broadcasters across the UK with PSB responsibilities: ITV (Channel 3), Channel 4, Channel 5 operate nationally, and STV (Scotland), S4C (Wales) and UTV (Northern Ireland) operate in the devolved nations.

Read the key points in an interactive summary of our report.

Work news

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Government Response: The future of public service broadcasting
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee today publishes the Government response to its report on The future of public service broadcasting.
17 June 2021
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Committee publish report on the future of public service broadcasting
Government has left itself with no options on BBC licence fee, warn MPs
25 March 2021
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MPs press BBC to reveal legal costs in countering claims of equal pay and race discrimination
Committee Chair Julian Knight said he is disappointed by a response from the BBC
18 December 2020
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John Whittingdale faces questions on public service broadcasting’s future
MPs will question the Minister for Media and Data and former Secretary of State for DCMS in the final session of the inquiry into the future of public service broadcasting (PSB).
11 December 2020
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Aacademics and industry voices questioned on broadcasting regulation and diversity in the TV industry 
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee examines the impact of streaming services and the obligations PSBs have to provide public benefit and serve diverse communities
13 November 2020
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Amazon and YouTube to face Committee on future of broadcasting
Questions will focus on how public service broadcasting fits into the future media market, amidst on-demand streaming services
29 October 2020
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BBC Director-General Tim Davie faces questioning by MPs
BBC Director-General Tim Davie to face questioning by Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
25 September 2020
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Chair comment's on today’s publication of BBC Group Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20
Value for money a key issue in light of alternative streaming services, increases to pay of on-air talent and number of executives paid over £150,000 a year
15 September 2020
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Streaming giant Netflix to be questioned by MPs, alongside Sky and Channel 5
MPs to hear from senior executives on Netflix’s role as the leading subscription video on demand service in the UK in its inquiry into the future of public service broadcasting
11 September 2020
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ITV chief executive questioned on the future of public service broadcasting
MPs hear from ITV's Chief Executive Dame Carolyn McCall
10 July 2020
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Committee Chair response to the BBC's announcement to end delay to over 75s licence fee implementation
Chair says 'body blow' to pensioners in receipt of free TV licence
9 July 2020
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MPs to question BBC and Channel 4 senior executives
BBC and Channel 4 senior executives face questions on the future of public service broadcasting
12 June 2020
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DCMS Committee launches inquiry into the future of public service broadcasting
Inquiry will explore funding, content and regulation
27 March 2020
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  • Email: dcmscom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: (General Enquiries) 020 7219 6188 / (Media Enquiries) 020 7219 6832
  • Address: DCMS Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA