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IIC Event on The Communications Review

The International Institute of Communications will host an event focused on the upcoming Communications Review on Tuesday, 13 March 2012. It will be hosted by Channel 4 at their offices in Horseferry Road.

Moderated by Chris Dawes, formerly Head of Content and International Regulatory Policy at the DCMS, confirmed speakers include: Adam Kinsley, Head of Policy at BSkyB; Robin Foster of Communications Chambers, and former Partner at Ofcom Jonathan Simon, Director at Inflection Point

Here is the IIC´s write-up about the event.

THE DEBATE

In his ‘letter’ announcing the Communications Review, Jeremy Hunt mentioned broadcasting only once, and television in passing, both in Question 12. Yet the Communications Review and current political debate both have a strong broadcasting component, and the sector is bound to feature in some form in the forthcoming Green Paper, in particular because of its continued relevance to the Government’s wider concerns for stimulating economic growth, including UK content production, and fostering culture and communities.

This second IIC UK event in a series focused on the Communications Review will offer a platform to debate both what should feature in a Green Paper, but also allows a longer term look at broadcasting policy in Britain. Marrying the discussion about plurality and media ownership, as well as technological bottlenecks such as the EPG, the panellists will consider the impact of digital delivery and continued convergence, and their policy / regulatory implications. This is against the background of the Leveson enquiry and the possible review of the Audiovisual Media Services’ Directive.

For more information, click here to contact the IIC.