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Festivals face devastating consequences without insurance scheme, MPs warn

image copyrightPA Media Festivals and freelancers in the cultural sector face “devastating consequences” unless the government offers more support, MPs have warned. The Public Accounts Committee praised a government scheme to bail out cultural institutions,…

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Trust in news has grown in the UK during pandemic, research shows

image copyrightEPA Trust in news coverage has grown in the UK with the public appetite for reliable reporting increasing during the pandemic, research suggests. The Reuters Institute Digital News Report, conducted in January this year,…

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Streaming TV giants face tighter UK regulation

image copyrightNetflix Services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ could face tighter regulation in the UK under government proposals. Traditional broadcasters like the BBC and ITV have to comply with regulator Ofcom’s code covering issues…

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Time: How realistic is the BBC prison drama?

image copyrightBBC/James Stack “A wake-up call to potential offenders.” “An interesting insight.” “Worrying if this is a realistic portrayal.” Those are just some of the ways Time, the recent BBC prison drama, has been described…

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Hungary’s anti-gay law threatens programming of TV favourites

image copyrightFotos International/Getty Images There is growing international condemnation of a Hungarian law that bans the depiction or portrayal of homosexuality to those under 18. The controversy surrounds a single paragraph in an otherwise widely…

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How Brexit could hit British drama exports

With the UK no longer in the EU, its programmes could be excluded from European content quotas.Read More

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How Brexit could hit British drama exports

image copyrightGetty Images The UK may have departed the EU stage, but its sparkling film and TV productions keep winning over audiences across the continent and indeed the globe. Jewels such as The Crown and…

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Channel 4 executives warn of privatisation risks

The government is currently considering whether to take the broadcaster out of public hands.Read More

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Channel 4 executives warn of privatisation risks

image copyrightChannel 4 Channel 4’s bosses have warned there could be “a real risk” to some of its programmes if it is privatised. The government is considering whether to privatise the channel, which is now…

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Download Festival: Wedding celebration for couple at rock event

Jamie and Lauren McAloon first met at the rock and metal event in 2008.Read More

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