Outside the Box

Everyone TV’s Jonathan Thompson warns against algorithm-led TV future

Jonathan Thompson, the CEO of the newly rebranded Everyone TV (fka Digital UK), has warned that British public broadcasters must rise to meet the existential threat posed by global streaming services and their “anonymous algorithm”. Speaking at the Outside The Box 2023 conference in London yesterday, Thompson used his keynote to discuss the “universality” of […]

Former Ofcom CEO: BBC licence fee sustainable ‘for present purposes’

Former Ofcom boss Ed Richards has said that the BBC licence fee is a sustainable model in the near term and that he has not been persuaded by any alternative funding models. Speaking at the Outside the Box conference at BAFTA yesterday, Richards, who was CEO of the UK broadcast regulator for eight years before […]

ITV chairman: public service channel prominence must be maintained

The prominence of public service channels must be maintained as TV platforms continue to evolve, ITV executive chairman Peter Bazalgette has warned. Speaking at the Outside the Box conference at BAFTA this morning, Bazalgette said that while there is a bright future for free-to-air, terrestrial television, it must adapt to changes in the industry. Bazalgette said that […]