What advice do you have that should be directed to DCMS, Ofcom and DCAL on Local TV for Northern Ireland?
A national workshop for local television stakeholders, 6th September in Sheffield.
The Government is undertaking a wide-scale review of the regulatory framework supporting the UK communications sector. The deadline is 30th June 2011 for responses.
Ofcom has published its Annual Plan which sets out its priorities for 2011/12.
Ofcom’s new Broadcasting Code has come into effect. It sets rules for TV and radio broadcasts, and replaces the previous version.
The BBC College of Production website offers practical advice on all aspects of TV, radio and online production and is available to the production community and general public for free.
The Local Media Action Plan Consultation from DCMS is now open for expressions of interest from organisations or companies interested in providing a new network channel to support local TV services and closes on 1st March 2011.
Nicholas Shott’s report into the conditions necessary for financially
viable local TV stations has been published.
Ofcom has published a report which sets out a range of ways in which the current system of Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) might be changed to help deliver local TV services.
Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, has detailed the Government’s commitment to decentralise broadcasting to increase localisation.
Government now intends to implement Ofcom’s recommendation to significantly liberalise the local cross media ownership rules.
A practical, do-it-yourself guide for leaders and facilitators wishing to strengthen their work through introducing a rights-based approach to participatory video.
Please contact your local MP and get them get them to sign the Early Day Motion 88 on local television that was tabled by Austin Mitchell MP.
With the General Election taking place on Thursday 6th May, now is the time for CMA members and our supporters to call on the major political parties to commit to increasing the size of the Community Radio Fund and to include funding for local and community television.
The House of Lords Select Committee on Communications has announced a short inquiry into the progress of, and prospects for, digital switchover of both television and radio in the United Kingdom.
Ofcom has published its revised 2009 Broadcasting Code (“the 2009 Code”) which sets rules for TV and radio broadcasts.
This updated Memorandum of Understanding will help to support current and future working arrangements between community media groups and the BBC in England.
Ofcom has published its draft annual plan 2010/11 and is holding a series of public meetings across the UK to hear your views.
Ofcom has issued a Consultation Document on proposed changes to the Broadcasting Code – deadline 4th September 2009.
Here is a template for a letter in support of local television to be sent urgently to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport from community media organisations.
Ofcom has published its statement on public service broadcasting, “Putting Viewers First”.
Ofcom has published its draft Annual Plan 2009/10 for consultation.