Thursday, 19 March 2009

Is the future bright for British broadcasting?

I believe yes because...
Export more than half the world's TV formats
British television shows now feature prodominatly in US television schedules

The business model presented by piracy actually represents the future
All the UK's major broadcasters have set up websites
Digital Britain

The UK's digital economy accounts for around 8% of GDP. It has been one of the fastest growing successes of the past decades

I believe no because...
The UK's advertising money has plummeted by £100m in the past eight years
The proliferation of video-sharing websites means that viewers around the world are increasingly using their computers to download and view entire programmes
The makers of them programmes do not recieve money and so it potentially threatens the basis on which programmes are funded

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Media issues and debates.

Contempary British broadcasting.What is the future of british TV?After watching a documentry in class we found the followig things:What are the key issues affecting British telivision today?

  • New technology
  • Funding
  • Fragmental audience

What will be the key skill factors in ensuring the sucess or downfall in the future?

  • Different models of funding and production.
  • Format selling.
  • Trans media model.
  • Use of new technology.

What other issues can you think of that may/will affect British broadcasting?

  • Declining popularity of TV as a medium.
  • Quality of American programming more cost effective to buy programmes in than make them.
  • P S B (Public servise broadcasting) means that there are laws regarding product placement and othere elements of output.