With the news today that Oliver Dowden has been replaced as UK Culture Secretary by Nadine Dorries, a version of his RTS speech published early this morning was instead delivered by John Whittingdale, Minister Of State For Media And Data.
He told the RTS audience that the Conservatives will look to introduce requirements for public service broadcasters (PSBs) to produce “distinctively British” content and for all platforms to prominently carry PSB content.
Whittingdale, a strong supporter of Brexit and Channel 4 privatization, noted that shows such as Dr Who, Downton Abbey, Great British Bake Off, Top Gear, The Bodyguard and Planet Earth have been huge international hits but also “reflect Britain and British values”.
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UK Government Lining Up Requirement For Public Service Broadcasters To Produce “Distinctively British” Content — RTS Convention https://t.co/m7n3hEcRN9
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