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The Communications Review

An opportunity to build on our telecommunications, media and technology capabilities, and turn the UK into Europe’s technology hub.

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Half-day seminars to help inform policy options for a White Paper, covering a variety of topics with input from a wide range of people.

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4. Driving investment and growth in the UK’s TV content industries

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The UK is currently the world’s second largest independent television production sector and second biggest exporter of music. It has the largest video games industry in Europe and the fourth largest film market.

PWC’s Entertainment and Media Outlook: 2011-2015 forecasts that global media and entertainment spending is emerging strongly from recession and will rise from $1.4 trillion in 2010 to $1.9 trillion in 2015, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7 per cent. Government wants to enable the UK to build on its current position and take advantage of the substantial growth opportunity globally for UK-based content producers.

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The Government recognises the importance of engaging with industry. Discussion will be used to inform White Paper policy options around any proposed changes to current legislation.

Investment in TV content discussion paper

Please read and comment by 14 September 2012. Your comments will be considered as part of our Communications Review.

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2 Responses to 4. Driving investment and growth in the UK’s TV content industries

  1. Valerie Privett says:

    I am hard of hearing and rely on Subtitles most of the time. Newsreaders are mostly fairly articulate except for those with regional accents,but because these are usually live broadcasts, the subtitles are always behind.Many of the news items are repeated during the day. Is it not possible to get the subtitles lined up properly for the repeats? This of course applies to all live broadcasting. I also look forward to the day when all programmes offer this facility whichever channel it is on. Please don’t forget us. Thank you

  2. Robin Emms says:

    Sub-titles are a crucial element of TV for a huge number of people. For the hard of hearing they are the only way to follow a programme, for the family of the hard of hearing they are crucial for the sanity of the family, as they are for close neighbours. For example, I am hard of hearing & so rely on sub-titles for any tv programmes I watch. Many a time the sub-titles are intermittent or gobbledy-gook & so I have to ask my wife to update me or use the pause & re-wind buttons to catch up – either of these actions can cause uproar in our household. The alternative to relying on sub-titles is to raise the volume, this pleases neither family or neighbours, the former complaining that the volume is too high to hear, the latter having to compete to hear their programme on the other side of the wall.
    Every programme available either live or on catch-up should include the option for sub-titles which are up to date with the scenes and accurate with the content. It’s not rocket science!

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