Maria Miller

BBC lobbying for licence fee hike

The BBC will push for an inflation-based increase in its annual licence fee, according to UK press reports. The UK public broadcaster’s licence fee is currently frozen at £145.50 (€175). A weekend report in The Sunday Times suggested that following an internal review the BBC could push for a subscription-based service from 2020. The broadcaster […]

UK culture secretary calls for clearer web video standards

The online and media industries should work with regulators to make the “age appropriateness” of web content clearer, according to culture secretary Maria Millier. Speaking at the Oxford Media Convention, Miller said that she had tasked UK broadcast regulator Ofcom with kick-starting these efforts in a bid to establish “transparent media standards” for the online […]

UK’s TV and creative industries worth £71.4 billion

The UK’s creative industries – including television, film and movies – are now worth more than £71.4 billion (€85.8 billion) per year to the UK economy, according to new government stats.  The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, said that creative industries experienced growth of almost 10% during 2012 and accounted for 1.68 million jobs […]