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A Future for Public Service Television$
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Des Freedman and Vana Goblot

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781906897710

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.001.0001

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Recommendations of the Puttnam Report1

Recommendations of the Puttnam Report1

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(p.328) 46 Recommendations of the Puttnam Report1
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A Future for Public Service Television
Author(s):
Des Freedman, Vana Goblot
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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0048

This chapter presents the recommendations of the Puttnam Report. It covers recommendations for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, and Channel 5. It proposes the establishment of a new fund for public service content. It also discusses the dissatisfaction with the performance of public service television from ethnic, regional, national and faith-based minorities; the failure of the public service television system to reflect the changing constitutional shape of the UK such that audiences in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the English regions; the decline in investment in some of the genres traditionally associated with public service television: arts, current affairs and children's programming; and the need for a more consolidated approach to maximising entry-level opportunities and increasing investment in training and professional development at all levels of the industry.

Keywords:   Puttnam Report, public service television, public service broadcasting, BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Channel 5, public service content

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