Ofcom Mobile Sector Assessment Interactive Executive Summary

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We asked stakeholders for views on these findings and on four illustrative models for public service broadcasting delivery, alongside possible ways of funding those options. We also asked what action stakeholders considered appropriate in the short term. This phase 2 document addresses the many and varied responses we received, and elaborates on the choices lying ahead.


Trevor Lockwood on 28 November 2008 at 8:26am

Asking stakeholders is convenient. Well fellow club members what would you like to happen? How much of the cake will suit you?
There are alternative bidders, too easily dismissed, but to do so is to lose their potential.
Within community broadcasting, still in its infancy, there is an incredible pool of talent. We must recognise the potential that exists.

Martin Curry on 1 December 2008 at 8:43pm

Perhaps some of the money paid by commercial broadcasters to secure carriage of exclusively live sporting events could be subject to a levy to support the broadcasting of sport on PSBs?

Martin Curry on 1 December 2008 at 8:57pm

Reduce the amount of advertising time that can be taken up on PSBs, in order to raise the cost of advertising on channels with less advertising and high audience share. Limiting supply can raise the income received rather than reduce it, by making the channel more attractive to viewers.

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On this experimental site we encourage you to leave informal comments alongside the Executive Summary of Ofcom's Second Public Service Broadcasting Review - Phase Two: preparing for the digital future, published on 25 September 2008.

Alternatively, you can download the full consultation document, and/or respond formally to the consultation (closing date 4 December 2008). You can also follow the debate on the PSB Review blog.