More Bodyguards and Love Islands needed as UK viewers desert TV

Ofcom report highlights scale of challenge broadcasters face from streaming servicesThe scale of the challenge UK broadcasters face in the streaming era has been thrown into stark relief by a new report, which estimates that 34 extra series of the BBC …

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Ofcom wants laws to protect UK companies’ public service content

Attempt to stop content being buried in on-demand services of Sky and Virgin MediaThe broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has called for new laws to ensure that shows made by UK broadcasters including the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 continue to get top billing on o…

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Netflix and Amazon score billion pound revenue in battle with UK broadcasters

Without a major British rival, TV and film fans are turning to the Silicon Valley giants Netflix and Amazon made £1.1bn in revenues from UK streaming customers in 2018, double the amounts the UK’s biggest broadcasters were able to make from their own s…

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‘British Netflix’ may fail competition checks, says Sky chief

BBC, ITV and Channel 4 could fall foul of regulator in bid for rival streaming serviceSky has warned that plans by the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 to build a British Netflix could fall foul of the competition regulator.Stephen van Rooyen, chief executive of…

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Channel 4’s Leeds move will boost already thriving local screen industry

Shifting 300 broadcasting jobs to the Yorkshire city is likely to create many more in the regionIn the race to host Channel 4’s new regional headquarters, Birmingham and Manchester were always seen as the frontrunners. On Wednesday morning Ladbrokes ha…

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