Culture


UK seeks post-Brexit ‘country of origin’ deal update by May

A cross-party report on the impact of Brexit has called for the UK government to provide an update on its progress in securing a new ‘country of origin’ deal by the end of May 2018. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee report warned that if country of origin rules – which allow TV companies to broadcast throughout […]

Matt Hancock upped to culture secretary

The UK’s minister of state for digital, Matt Hancock, has been promoted to secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport as part of prime minister Teresa May’s cabinet reshuffle. Hancock replaces Karen Bradley who has now been appointed secretary of state for Northern Ireland. She in turn replaces James Brokenshire who has stepped […]

BBC Trust ‘should be abolished’, says government committee

The BBC’s governing body, the BBC Trust, has “lost confidence and credibility and should be abolished,” according to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s report on the BBC Charter review. Published today, the report claims that while the BBC is an “extraordinary national and global institution” it needs a “radical overhaul of its governance arrangements.” […]