OFCOM and Channel 4

March 13, 2008

On the basis that there’s no problem that can’t be fixed by blogging, I was pleased to see that OFCOM’s idea for a public service publisher finally seems to have been abandoned.

And on the following day Channel 4 has unveiled a new vision for itself. I haven’t looked at it all yet but this seems a little underwhelming. But it does contain the curious phrase;

“Remaining an independent not-for-profit organisation, funded primarily in the marketplace, with public support that does not exceed the historic value of gifted analogue spectrum”

I wonder what it means?

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3 Responses to “OFCOM and Channel 4”

  1. Russ Says:

    Nick, it means ‘hold on to your wallet’!

    I suppose it also means Andy Duncan is a better lobbyist than a CEO. Just what the UK broadcasting marketplace needs…


  2. It means they want some more government funding as it’s going to cost them more to complete in a digital world when their analogue advantage over non-traditional-terrestrial competitors dies away.

    They they said very little about digital radio (no big surprise there!) and are willing to be more pushing in their public advocacy and lobbying in contrast to the BBC’s policy of information and debate …


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