The Party Conferences and the APPG

None of us are professional lobbyists and it’s been ‘interesting’ learning how to navigate around Westminster and the various broadcasting Powers That Be: “Children’s TV, ah you want Culture Media and Sport” … …“Oh, Children’s TV: that would be Children, Schools and Families”… “Oh that would be Education.” … Is children’s media just a Media … Read moreThe Party Conferences and the APPG

Save Kids’ TV & Children’s Media Foundation Survey

Following last week’s newsletter in which we outlined the plan to merge Save Kids’ TV with the new Children’s Media Foundation, we’d now very much appreciate supporters taking ten minutes to complete a questionnaire on what the new organisation will offer and how it should be funded. You can access the survey by following this … Read moreSave Kids’ TV & Children’s Media Foundation Survey

Campaigns and Consultations

The campaigning continues in various forms. Animation Save Kids’ TV is supporting The UK Animation Campaign which has seen significant progress in the last few weeks, with the launch of a specially-commissioned report on the state of the animation industry and the pressure from foreign competitors – many of whom have various forms of state assistance.  Campaigning for … Read moreCampaigns and Consultations

The Voice of the Listener and Viewer Conference

The annual VLV children’s conference was held on 7th November and was very well attended. Peter Duncan in his role as Chief Scout opened the conference with a plea to take the future of kid’s media and culture seriously. The conference was dominated by issues raised in Richard Deverell’s statement concerning the future of BBC … Read moreThe Voice of the Listener and Viewer Conference

Parliamentary Debate

An Adjournment Debate initiated by the Performers’ Alliance Parliamentary Group supported by PACT was held in Westminster Hall on 4th December. It was opened by Labour MP Neil Gerrard and all parties were represented. The debate ranged over all the Ofcom options and though there were differences in interpretation between the parties there was consensus … Read moreParliamentary Debate