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Streaming piracy up by over 50 per cent during lockdown

New figures show the amount of UK viewers watching content illegally has risen by over half during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. According to MUSO, which monitors piracy trends, in the last week of March, there was a 57 per cent increase in visits to film piracy sites compared to the […]

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British public no longer give a fig about on-air swearing, Ofcom says

Complaints about cursing halve in five years, with viewers more concerned about racism and sexism Swearing on air is no longer offensive to the British public, the television and radio regulator has concluded, after finding that complaints regarding on-air cursing have halved in five years. Ofcom research found widespread agreement […]

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UK remained “most prominent TV channel supplier” in 2019

The UK remained the most prominent TV channel supplier in 2019 (home to 1,026 TV channels), despite migrations of international TV channels over Brexit, the European Audiovisual Observatory has found. The Netherlands, Spain and the Czech Republic were the main destination territories for the broadcasting licence relocation, according to the […]

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Over 100 MPs and peers in call to back creative industries in lockdown

More than 130 MPs and peers including Michael Grade, Joan Bakewell, Floella Benjamin and David Puttnam have backed a call for a specific package of support for the UK’s creative industries. They have signed a letter to the government warning that support announced as part of the coronavirus crisis has so far […]

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Ofcom study finds BBC most trusted source of news on Coronavirus

Almost half of UK online adults came across false or misleading information about coronavirus (Covid-19) in the last week, Ofcom has found. Ofcom is conducting weekly research to help understand how people are receiving and acting on information during the current pandemic. Our first results from week one of the ‘lockdown’ show […]

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HDR: Go with the flow

It is just under a year since the first series commissioned to go though an HDR workflow in the UK, The Innocents, first aired on Netflix.  Since then an impressive amount of expertise in the format has been banked across the industry, with estimates that around 100 projects have passed […]

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Ofcom update on 5G vandalism

There have been reports of 5G masts in some areas of the UK being vandalised and of telecoms engineers being harassed by members of the public. This is because some people incorrectly blame 5G for being linked to the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). We would like to emphasise that […]

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BBC unveils ‘five-point plan’ to support indie production

The BBC has revealed a five-point plan designed to support the UK’s independent production sector through the Covid-19 pandemic, including doubling the investment in its ‘small indie’ fund. The UK pubcaster said it was “committed to maintaining the creative health and viability of its supply base across the UK during […]

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