Positions and Reports
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
COBA, the industry body for commercial broadcasters and on-demand services, has strongly welcomed Ofcom’s decision not to change rules governing the amount of advertising public service channels can show. COBA and others raised concerned that the proposed changes to allow more advertising on ITV and Channel 4 would result in 27.5 minutes of public service […]
Broadcasters have slammed Ofcom’s proposed changes to advertising rules which they say will result in the loss of nearly half an hour of news coverage a day. A new report published today from leading broadcasting association COBA suggests that plans to allow more advertising on ITV and Channel 4 would result in 27.5 minutes of […]