Background and Briefing Papers

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Media Statement April 19 2023 Ofcom’s proposal today to increase the amount of advertising on PSBs by up to 850 hours per year is clearly something viewers do not want and the regulator lacks the evidence base to support such a move. Ofcom’s own audience research, published today, states: “When the idea of more advertising […]

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Audiences are overwhelmingly against an increase in the number of adverts on commercial Public Service Broadcasters (ITV, Channel 4 and Five), according to new research published today. The major survey of more than 1,000 people across the UK showed that more than two thirds (69%) of viewers would watch fewer programmes on commercial Public Service […]

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