New OFCOM PSB review

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edited 24 November 2016, 11:00AM in Archived Posts
Ofcom has launched a major review of public service broadcasting, but will not seek to "ask or answer questions" relating to the BBC that will be covered in the royal charter review, such as top-slicing the licence fee.

Launching its third major review of the sector, Ofcom said it will look at "new intermediaries which control platforms" – presumably firms such as Netflix, Amazon and Apple – "including their control of potentially valuable direct relationships with audiences."

Ofcom said that "new intermediaries" means any new platform, service or device that might "sit between" a PSB and the audience.

"Examples might include smart-TVs, new on-demand streaming services, smartphones and games consoles," said a spokeswoman....

No mention of YouView. Maybe it's not classed as new anymore.


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