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COBA members are important investors in UK content and jobs in the broadcasting sector and are growing that investment steadily and strongly. To help sustain this growth, and maintain the UK’s position as a leading European hub, it is vital to consider the impact of any changes to legislation or regulation to this part of the broadcasting sector, as well as to incentivise further investment where appropriate .

COBA believes that the UK should strive for an environment where:

 

  • Public policy incentivises all broadcasters to invest in the widest range of content and services;
  • Fair and open competition exists;
  • Where appropriate, there is a light-touch regulatory regime that benefits the whole of the broadcasting market;
  • The Country of Origin principle is upheld and supported so that broadcasters can continue to base their pan-EU operations in the UK;
  • A robust but flexible IP regime exists to facilitate investment and growth.

Most Recent Papers

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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