Public policy and independent television production in the UK

Doyle, G. and Paterson, R. (2008) Public policy and independent television production in the UK. Journal of Media Business Studies, 5(3), pp. 15-31.

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The structure and performance of the independent television production sector in the UK has been strongly affected by public policy interventions. Such interventions have introduced more competition and have generally sought to strengthen the position of "indies" by, for example, raising levels of demand for their output amongst domestic vertically integrated broadcasters. However, the efficacy of such policies in terms of developing a thriving and economically successful independent television production sector is open to question. This article provides an analysis of the effects of recent policy initiatives on the creative work environment and on the business circumstances and behaviors of UK independent program-makers.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Television, programming, policy, competition, United Kingdom
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Doyle, Professor Gillian and Paterson, Mr Richard
Authors: Doyle, G., and Paterson, R.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Journal of Media Business Studies
Publisher:Jönköping International Business School

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
447241Creativity - policy and practice. A study of government, the BBC and UK Film CouncilPhilip SchlesingerArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)112152/1CCA - THEATRE FILM AND TV STUDIES