Multiplatforming public service broadcasting: the economic and cultural role of UK digital and TV independents

Bennett, James, Strange, Niki, Kerr, Paul and Medrado, Andrea (2012) Multiplatforming public service broadcasting: the economic and cultural role of UK digital and TV independents. Project Report. AHRC; Royal Holloway, University of London, London.

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to SRO admin only

Download (1MB)

Abstract

In this report, produced as part of a two-year Arts & Humanities Research Council project (AH-H0185622-2) on ‘multiplatform public service broadcasting’, focusing on factual/specialist factual as a case study, we detail the role Indies play in PSB. We set out how PSB informs the production cultures of independent companies, the tensions that are experienced between profit and public service and the impact multiplatform commissioning and production practices have had on the sector.

Our conclusion is that a fragile ‘compact’ between the PSBs and the independent sector underpins much of the cultural and economic success of the UK’s television and multiplatform industries. This compact is built on the balancing of economic reward with the cultural commitment to the purposes, characteristics and production modes of PSB found across the independent sector, which provides benefits to UK audiences, the working lives of producers in the sector, and UK plc as a whole.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and communications > HE7601 Telecommunication industry. Telegraph > HE8689 Radio and television broadcasting
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Catrina Hey
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2012 12:24
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2013 13:13
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38572

View download statistics for this item

📧 Request an update