COBA represents multichannel broadcasters in the digital, cable and satellite TV sector.

COBA members are worth £4 billion a year to the UK economy.

COBA members invest more than £700m a year in UK television production.

Commercial broadcasters provide UK audiences with hundreds of channels across all major free-to-air and pay platforms.

COBA supports regulation which encourages growth and competition.

COBA members employ 12,000 people in the UK, and have doubled direct employment over the last decade.

COBA supports an IP regime that enables its members to invest in content and jobs.

The multichannel sector has increased commissions from UK independent producers by 10% a year over the last decade.

COBA believes that the UK audiovisual sector benefits from a mixed ecology of public and private broadcasters.

COBA (the Commercial Broadcasters Association) is the industry body for commercial broadcasters and on-demand services.

COBA exists to promote the interests of its members and the value they bring both economically and culturally to the UK.

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The Government’s White Paper on Brexit offers little clarity for the UK’s £1 billion international broadcasting sector, the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) said today. International TV channels based in the UK are a £1 billion a year business, investing in UK jobs, technology and content. They are one of the fastest growing parts of the […]

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  The Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) stresses the need for urgent clarity on whether a transition period will happen following the Government’s Chequers meeting this weekend. COBA reserves judgement on the Government’s longterm plan for broadcasting until the expected white paper is published this week, although we welcome comments on Friday by the Culture Minister, […]

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June 11 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Changing “linear” TV prominence risks harming investment in UK children’s programmes In response to calls today by the BBC and Channel 4 for greater prominence for their digital services, the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) has warned that any future intervention should not include changes to traditional “linear” TV as doing so could damage much-needed […]

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Watch our new film to see award-winning independent producers explain how multichannel broadcasters are changing TV production.  

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