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COBA welcomes Prime Minister’s Brexit speech

COBA welcomes Prime Minister’s recognition of international broadcasters in her Mansion House speech on Friday 2 March. “The Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) welcomes the importance that the Prime Minister gave in her Mansion House speech on Friday to... read more

Multichannel UK commissions up 23%

Multichannel investment in independent UK television programming shows strong growth – up 23% year on year, according to producers body PACT. The Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) has welcomed PACT’s annual census of commissioning from independent UK... read more

Broadcasters warn of AVMS impact

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... read more

Multichannel sector renews commitment to UK TV content

British children’s shows head latest wave of UK television commissions from multichannel broadcasters Children’s live action programming, drama and factual shows headline a new wave of investment in UK programming from commercial broadcasters in the digital, cable and... read more

COBA launches Country of Origin report

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. A copy of the report and a summary can be found below. The... read more