Consultation outcome

The balance of payments between television platforms and public service broadcasters: Consultation Paper

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The balance of payments between television platforms and public service broadcasters consultation report

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Repeal of section 73 of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act (1988) Impact Assessment

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Detail of outcome

This consultation has closed and the government published its response to the consultation on 5 July 2016.

The government has decided that section 73 of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 should be repealed. Read details of the Intellectual Property Office consultation on transitional arrangements following the repeal of section 73.

Original consultation

Summary

A consultation seeking evidence on the balance on payments between television platforms and public service broadcasters.

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Consultation description

The current regulations that govern the relationship between public service broadcasters and distribution platforms like Virgin Media and Sky are complex, and so we want to review to support the creative industries’ growth and to safeguard easy access to content for the consumer. The Connectivity, Consumers & Content strategy paper (July 2013) set out the Government’s ambition for “zero net fees”, and progress has been made since then towards reaching that goal. However we want to examine whether the amount of regulation around these transactions is really necessary to ensure broadcasters can deliver the highest quality content, at the best possible price, to the widest possible audience.

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Documents

The balance of payments between television platforms and public service broadcasters - Consultation Document

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Balance of Payments Consultation Impact Assessment

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Published 26 March 2015
Last updated 5 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. Consultation outcome published.
  2. Please note the deadline for responses has been extended until 30th June 2015.
  3. First published.