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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UK could ‘lead the world when it comes to film and television’ Report finds that by 2025 UK’s AV sector is on course to become leading international hub – but a disappointing Brexit deal could threaten this. 11 October 2018 – The UK has the potential to become a major global hub for the audio-visual (AV) […]

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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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Speaking to the Committee for Exiting the EU today, the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) called on the Government to commit to seeking an ambitious deal on broadcasting before companies are forced to activate contingency plans. COBA’s Executive Director Adam Minns told MPs on the Committee that international broadcasting was a £1 billion sector that was […]

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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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