Recently appointed Ofcom chief Sharon White is to tell the Government Culture, Media and Sport Committee of her priorities for the regulator.
The chairman of the BBC Trust has criticised the process under which the BBC will now fund the free TV Licence given to the over 75s through to the end of this Parliament.
The significance to the use of radio spectrum have been assessed as ‘Medium’ in the long-awaited UK Spectrum Strategy policy paper published by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Maria Miller has been appointed as the UK government’s new culture secretary.
Prime Minister David Cameron last night continued to back his beleaguered culture secretary following his appearance before the Leveson inquiry into the conduct of the media.
The UK government has committed £180 million (€216 million) to fund solutions to TV interference caused by new 4G mobile services.
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has written to the media regulator Ofcom over
News Corp’s proposed takeover of BSkyB. The move keeps alive the possibility
the matter could still be referred to the Competition Commission. [Read the Story…]
Ahead of the midday closure of the consultation into the undertakings given by News Corp in its proposed takeover of BSkyB, culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has said he will take as long as is needed to reach a decision.
The Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Jeremy Hunt, has tentatively approved proposals put forward by News Corporation as part of its full acquisition of BSkyB. In undertakings published on March 3, 2011, News Corp offered to spin Sky News as a separate company.
Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has said a series of individual stations, rather than the proposed ‘national spine’ could make local TV more feasible and faster to deliver.