Ofcom

Small Screen, Big Debate: The Future of Public Service Media | PMA’s Initial Response

While the review may propose opportunities for public media to become more financially stable, relevant and reach all audiences, Ofcom must ensure that, first and foremost, it protects the key principles of public media.

SABC HQ South Africa

SABC to implement retrenchment process

South Africa’s public broadcaster confirms that it will follow through with restructuring plans that will result in 400 job losses, and asks the public to contribute to the TV licence debate. 

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 UK building

Bold changes as new BBC Director General takes office

The BBC’s new Director General proposes “a radical shift” as the public broadcaster faces critical challenges.

BBC UK building

Over-75’s licence fee: Where the responsibility lies

A great deal of ‘anti-BBC’ flak is flying at the moment as the public broadcaster has announced that it will end the provision of free licences for most over-75’s on 1 August 2020. But we must be very clear about where the real blame lies for this decision.

SRG SSR building

Swiss public broadcaster faces financial pressures in wake of Covid-19

SRG SSR, faces financial pressures during the Covid-19 pandemic, including loss of advertising revenues, the temporary suspension of employees and licence fee reduction.

Ghana

Focus on PSM | Ghana

As the government looks set to reform aspects of Ghana’s media landscape, we take a look at the key issues impacting media freedom and the country’s public broadcaster.

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PSM Weekly | 22 – 28 January 2020

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from around the world.

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Challenges ahead for next BBC DG

As Tony Hall prepares to step down as Director General of the BBC, what challenges will his successor face?

RTÉ

RTÉ: A public broadcaster in crisis?

Financial insecurity is just one of the ongoing challenges for Ireland’s public broadcaster, RTÉ, which faces significant cuts and potential job losses in the coming years.