Netflix on a TV

Netflix subscription woes: what can they teach public media?

The idea of introducing Netflix-style subscriptions to finance public media is being flirted with in some countries. But would it work?

Channel 4

Channel 4 must not be privatised

Privatising Channel 4 means UK audiences could lose something precious: an independent, self-financed, well-performing and publicly owned broadcaster.

Channel 4

UK: Channel 4 makes history with Winter Paralympics

It's the first time a broadcaster has featured an all-disabled presenting line-up for a major sporting event, showing public media's value.

Press and cameras

Staff picks: PMA’s stories of the year

It has been a challenging year for public media worldwide – these are the staff picks for the stories that will stick with them most. 

Channel 4

Channel 4 must remain in public ownership

Read our response to the House of Lords inquiry into the future of UK public broadcaster Channel 4.

Channel 4

What the public stand to lose if Channel 4 is privatised

The UK’s public media landscape has faced significant turbulence under the current government, but a proposal to privatise Channel 4 could cause irreversible damage.

BBC HQ night

How coronavirus might have changed TV viewing habits for good, and what that means for public service broadcasting

New research reveals how coronavirus is changing viewing habits in the UK and what impact this might have on the country's public broadcasters

BBC UK building

New Advisory Panel appointed to shape the future of PSB in the UK

PMA has significant concerns about a new panel to "help shape" the future of public service broadcasting in the UK.

BBC head office London licence fee

Press Release: Protecting the licence fee

Boris Johnson’s comment about scrapping the TV Licence during an election Q&A demonstrates a complete lack of understanding about what public media is and how it is funded.

Ofcom

UK regulator sets out plans to increase prominence of PSBs

Ofcom announces measures to help public broadcasters face “unprecedented pressure” of competition from streaming services and global media giants.