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Aacademics and industry voices questioned on broadcasting regulation and diversity in the TV industry 

13 November 2020

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee hears from prominent academics and industry voices on the current and future options for regulation of public service broadcasters (PSBs).


Tuesday 17 November 2020, virtual meeting

At 9.30am

  • Dr Caitriona Noonan, Senior Lecturer, Media and Communication in the School of Journalism and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University
  • Professor Philip Schlesinger, Professor in Cultural Theory, Glasgow University
  • Professor Jeannette Steemers, Professor of Culture, Media & Creative Industries, King’s College London

At 10.15am

  • John McVay OBE, Chief Executive, Pact (Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television)
  • Jacqueline Baker, Co-founder, B Inclusive Task Force

This session of the inquiry into the future of public service broadcasting will seek expert perspectives on the impact of streaming services and the obligations PSBs have to provide public benefit and serve diverse communities, with questions around commitment to regional programming and the provision of children’s content.

The session will also focus on inequality and discrimination within the TV industry, including the lack of diversity in the workforce as well as how practices can be improved.

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