Media and Sport


UK rights bodies team up with search engines in copyright fight

Various UK rights associations have partnered with search engines Google and Bing in a government-backed attempt to crack down on internet piracy. The UK initiative will see sites dedicated to copyright-infringing content demoted in internet search results, while sites offering legal content will be easily accessible. The new voluntary code of practise was agreed between […]

UK rollout of superfast broadband ‘among fastest in the world’

The UK’s rollout of superfast broadband is “among the fastest in the world” and has been “steadily accelerating” since it began in 2012, according to the UK government.  The Department for Culture, Media and Sport claimed yesterday that 1.5 million premises are now passed and that an additional 40,000 homes and businesses are being added […]

BBC appoints culture department veteran as BBC Trust director

The BBC’s governing body, the BBC Trust, has appointed culture department veteran Jon Zeff as director of the Trust, replacing Nicholas Kroll who is due to retire from the BBC in June. Zeff is currently on the board of the UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), where his responsibilities include leading the department’s […]

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 […]