Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ofcom’s Second Public Service Broadcasting Review

Ofcom has published its recommendations for the future of public service broadcasting in the UK. The Government is expected to respond to the recommendations tomorrow.

Ofcom's report, called Putting Viewers First, recognises the central role of the BBC, but also says that there is a "significant reason to be concerned" about the provision of programming for older children and young teens.

Channel 4, Ofcom says, is appreciated for its innovative content and representation of diversity and alternative viewpoints; and its younger viewers are more likely to rate it higher on a number of elements, as are ethnic minority audiences.

The full PSB2 report can be downloaded here.

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