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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Multichannel investment in independent UK television programming shows strong growth – up 23% year on year, according to producers body PACT.

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STATEMENT BY THE ACT, COBA, CRTV, EGTA AND VPRT ON THE REVIEW OF THE AVMS DIRECTIVE: Europe’s commercial broadcasters have warned that proposed changes to the AVMS Directive are a backwards step that risks damaging growth, audience choice and investment in European content, instead of delivering the Commission’s stated aim of fostering Europe’s digital economy. […]

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British children’s shows head latest wave of UK television commissions from multichannel broadcasters

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COBA has launched a new independent report on the value of the Country of Origin principle in supporting audience choice, media pluralism and freedom of expression, epsecially in smaller EU Member States.

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