Digital Platforms Inquiry

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It would have been difficult to envisage 15 years ago the changes that the arrival of the digital
platforms made to our society. These changes have been rapid for both consumers and businesses.
Many of these changes have been positive and enhanced the welfare of consumers. They have
provided individuals with ready access to information and the ability to connect with family, friends
and groups to support each other in ways they may not have been able to before. They have also
allowed more efficient and effective advertising, connecting businesses with consumers who want to
purchase their products and services

Unlocking digital competition

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The United Kingdom has an opportunity to seize the full potential of the digital
sector, increasing the benefits for consumers and fostering an even more vibrant
ecosystem for businesses. Competition should be at the heart of this strategy,
leading companies to produce better outcomes for consumers, helping new
companies enter and grow, and continuing to encourage existing companies to
innovate.

The Cairncross Review – a sustainable future for journalism

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It is now 35 years since the dawn of the internet,
and more than ten years since Steve Jobs
brandished the first iPhone and predicted that it
“changes everything”. But only in the past decade
have these epoch-making ideas begun to have
a serious impact on the main sources of highquality news: television, radio and above all, the
newspaper. The ways in which news is provided
and the ways people find and read it are changing
more rapidly and radically than ever before. This
digital revolution is bringing enormous potential
benefits to consumers, but is also challenging the
future of news provision

News Report 2018 – 50 Ways to make it better

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The EBU News Report 2018, ‘50 ways to make it better’,
published at EBU News Assembly in Edinburgh, Scotland, in
November 2018, highlights practical and concrete solutions and
50 real examples on

Broadcasting Services Strategy

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The broadcasting sector in Ireland may sometimes appear like a small boat adrift in an unsettled
ocean, such have been the global challenges in recent years. However, the wise sailor knows
that in a tempest one must first find a fixed point to navigate by. That is the ultimate purpose of
a Broadcasting Services Strategy.
The BAI Strategy Statement for 2017-19 committed the Authority to ‘develop and implement a
revised Broadcasting Services Strategy that continues to facilitate dynamic licensing policies
and plans, and promotes quality programming in the Irish language’. This BSS document
delivers on that commitment.

Public service broadcasting in the digital age, Supporting PSB for the next decade and beyond

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Three years on from Ofcom’s third review of public service broadcasting (PSB), this document sets
out the challenges facing the PSB system in the context of greater online media consumption and
competition from new global players.
It considers the importance of public service broadcasting, the challenges it will face in future, and
what Ofcom as a regulator can do to support the system in the coming years. It also points to where
broadcasters can contribute to ensure that the PSB system continues to deliver high quality,
distinctive programmes for UK audiences. This document focuses on television, but we also
recognise the important contribution of radio to public service broadcasting.

Economic Analysis of the Audiovisual Sector in the Republic of Ireland

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In 2008, the Irish Audiovisual Content Production Sector Review showed that 5,440 full time
equivalents were employed in the sector. In 2011, the Creative Capital Report was published
with twin objectives of doubling the value of the Irish audiovisual industry to €1 billion and
increasing employment in the industry to over 10,000 within 5 years.
In 2016, the Irish Government commissioned us to measure the current economic value of the
Irish audiovisual industry, and to propose policy changes to support its future growth.

A report on market structure, dynamics and developments in Irish media

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Executive summary
Introduction
 The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (‘BAI’) is the regulator of the Irish broadcasting market.
 Among other statutory duties under the Broadcasting Act (2009), the BAI is required to prepare a Broadcasting
Services Strategy (‘BSS’) covering the provision of broadcasting services in Ireland. The BAI’s current BSS was
agreed in 2011. The new BSS will reflect the current Strategy Statement in force (2017-19) covering the BAI’s
key objectives around plurality, diversity, support for indigenous content and promotion of content in the Irish
language.
 Mediatique was commissioned to provide a detailed overview of current and future developments in the Irish
broadcasting landscape, and to consider the likely trajectory over the next five years. This work is aimed at
informing the new BSS and, in particular, helping the BAI define its approach to regulation in the light of market
dynamics over time