White paper

UK pledges ‘best possible arrangements’ for broadcast sector after Brexit

The UK has promised to seek the “best possible arrangements” for the broadcast sector in its white paper on Brexit, but broadcasters have criticised the lack of clarity set out in the government’s plan. The government’s ‘The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union’ white paper, which was published yesterday, promised a […]

BBC White Paper: iPlayer loophole to close, scope to trial pay services

The UK government has committed to retaining the current Licence Fee model of financing the BBC for the coming 11-year Charter period, while pointing to a number of areas where a subscription model could be trialled, according to the White Paper on the future of the public broadcaster, published today. The government has said it […]

BBC Worldwide to look at expanding BBC Extra SVoD service

BBC Worldwide will look at expanding new American SVOD service BBC Extra into new territories, and will not be forced to sell its £500 million (US$723 million) stake in UKTV, a government White Paper published has revealed this morning. The BBC’s commercial arm has been considering “the best way to monetise its content abroad”, and […]

Russian online video market set for dramatic growth, AVoD dominates

The Russian online video market is set to grow dramatically over the next five years, but take up of Netflix-type subscription VoD services will be slower, according to a new white paper compiled by leading players in the market. Speaking at a panel session in London to highlight the White Paper’s findings, Egor Iakovlev, CEO […]