Sajid Javid

UK’s creative industry ‘can lead post-Brexit growth’

The UK’s creative businesses can lead economic growth in a post-Brexit UK, according to the government and industry group the Creative Industries Council. It said the prospects for the country’s creative industries remain strong after the recent Brexit vote to leave the European Union. It has outlined an ambitious plan to grow the country’s exports […]

Four out of five UK properties can now get superfast broadband

Four out of five UK properties can now access superfast broadband speeds with the help of a national schemed to connect hard-to-reach properties, according to the latest government figures.  The UK government’s nationwide rollout of superfast broadband to properties not covered by existing commercial networks has now reached more than two million homes and businesses, according to […]

Ofcom deputy admits Twitter activity “not appropriate”, agrees to sell Verizon stock

Ofcom deputy chair and Conservative peer Baroness Sheila Noakes has acknowledge that her activity on microblogging site Twitter was “not appropriate” to her role and has agreed to dispose of a controversial shareholding in US telecom operator Verizon after Harriet Harman, the UK Labour Party’s deputy chairman and culture, media and sports spokesperson, wrote to […]

Ofcom keeps door open for UK retransmission fees

Ofcom has left the door open for broadcasters like ITV to potentially charge pay TV operators to carry their channels in the future, in its latest consultation on the future of public service broadcasting (PSB). The UK broadcast regulator’s paper, published yesterday, said that should challenges to the PSB system emerge in the future, retransmission […]

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 […]

UK retransmission debate widens, as government looks to cut regulation

UK culture secretary Sajid Javid has pledged to take a “long hard look” at retransmission fees between broadcasters and pay TV operators in an effort to cut government red tape. In his first major appearance as secretary of state for the department of culture, media and sport, Javid told attendees of the RTS conference in […]