Future of UK Public Service Media: EPG prominence to the fore

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Future of UK Public Service Media: EPG prominence to the fore

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Future of UK Public Service Media: EPG prominence to the fore
Ofcom’s recommendations to Government suggest updating EPG prominence legislation to cover connected TVs, and were warmly welcomed by the PSBs
Balancing various commercial, PSB and consumer interests will be key; determining what content qualifies for prominence will be a particularly thorny issue to resolve
Extending prominence to smart TVs and streaming sticks is critical, but implementation will be challenging

Contents

Commercial PSBs’ provision of children’s content

A new regime for PSB prominence

  • Is there a need to extend the PSB prominence framework?
  • What platforms should be covered?
  • What content should be covered?
  • How would extended prominence be implemented?

Final considerations

List of charts/tables

Figure 1. Average video viewing, UK individuals 4+ (mins/day)

Figure 2. Share of viewing to PSBs by platform, H1 2019

Figure 3. PSBs share of platform viewing, individuals 4+, H1 2019