Public service media

Ofcom seeks new powers and new rules for PSBs and digital platforms

UK media and telecom regulator Ofcom has called for an overhaul of public service media (PSM) rules that includes measures that would oblige PSM providers to make their content available to on-demand platforms alongside guarantees about the prominence of public service media on digital platforms. The report, based on Ofcom’s long-running Small Screen: Big Debate […]

EBU calls for protection of PSB in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The collapse of public service broadcasting in Bosnia and Herzegovina would be “completely unacceptable,” attendees at an EBU event in Sarajevo heard this week. The conference was organised to address fears that public service media could collapse in the country due to insufficient and unsustainable funding and the need for reforms to media law. “Strong public […]

EBU: Strong public service broadcasting helps democracy

Strong public service media goes hand-in-hand with signs of a healthy democracy, according to new research by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The alliance of public service broadcasters’ report claims that countries with strong public service media have a high degree of press freedom, higher voter turnout, better control of corruption and “lower demand” for […]