Our BBC, Our Channel 4: A Future For Public Service Television?
Tuesday 14th June 2016 at 4 pm
Venue: Sheffield Doc Fest, Crucible Theatre
As the BBC Charter Renewal moves into its final stages, with a White Paper due in the early summer and the possible privatisation of Channel 4 currently on the government’s agenda, the future of these public institutions is in doubt. Lord Puttnam, the inquiry chair, called for ITV to strengthen its public service remit, in order to “recapture the scale and ambition of the best of ITV’s historic reputation for flagship current affairs programming.” The event was chaired by the Guardian Media Editor,“recapture the scale and ambition of the best of ITV’s historic reputation for flagship current affairs programming”.The event was chaired by the Guardian’s media editor Jane Martinson and speakers included Ralph Lee, Head of Factual and Deputy Chief Creative Officer, Channel 4, Hugh Harris, Director of Media, International, Gambling & Creative Economy, and Patrick Holland, Head of Documentary, BBC.
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