Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Our presentation on the regulation, funding and the legislation of the BBC

This is our powerpoint presentation on the regulation, funding and legisaltion of the BBC.

In this presentation we included information about how the BBC makes money as a commercial business and from the licence payers. We also included facts about how its commercial activities have three main objectives, that are:
To contribute to the United Kingdom’s broadcasting export.
Bringing a United Kingdom outlook at culture and the world market.
To generate sufficient income to better develop the standard of programmes.

The types of funding information that we we created includes how the BBC is paid for directly through each household TV licence. This allows it to run a wide range of popular public services for everyone, free of adverts and independent of advertisers, shareholders or political interests.

We also included a table of the BBC’s main source of funding for its
television and radio services.

Our final slide gave information on the Public Service Remit. The watchdog says that public service broadcasting will not survive in the digital age if the current range of PSB offerings on state-backed (BBC) and commercial (ITV, Channel 4, Five) stations is not overhauled and if the way they are paid is not radically changed.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

The Future of British Broadcasting


Advertising is a big factor in television.

The key issues affecting British television today are:

- Piracy.
- New technology - The internet and iplayer.
- Funding.
- Audience - Fragmented Audience.

What will be the key features in ensuring its success or downfall in the future?

- Outside funding - Different models of funding.
- Format setting - Advert production.
- Trans media model - Sharing production.
- Use of new technology across differnt countries.

What other issues can you think of that may/will affect the British broadcasting?

- Declining popularity of television as a medium.
- Piracy.
- American television being high quality. Same qualities as some of the Hollywood films because of the money.

- Channel 4 and BBC are public service and are funded by the licence payer.

- Quality of American programming.
- More cost efficient to buy the programmes than it is to make them.

- Product placement.

PSB - Public Service Broadcasting means that there are laws regarding product placement and other elements of output.