British Academy to partner on public service television inquiry chaired by Lord Puttnam
26 Oct 2015
The British Academy will be one of the partners of a major inquiry into the future of public service television, chaired by Lord Puttnam.
The Inquiry, www.futureoftv.org.uk, which is based at the Media and Communications department, Goldsmiths, University of London, is set up to consider the nature, purpose and role of public service television today and into the future. It aims to address ways in which public service content can be most effectively nurtured taking into consideration a growing range of services, platforms and funding models.
The Inquiry aims to examine how best to secure quality content that informs and inspires, entertains and educates, connects and challenges audiences in the 21st century.
Alongside the British Academy, inquiry partners include the Guardian, the Hansard Society, Vice and BAFTA. The Inquiry will host a series of events examining critical issues in the culture, economics, institutions and creative practices of the contemporary television environment. These events will run from November 2015 until June 2016, when the Inquiry findings, drawn from industry and academic research and submissions, will be published.
The British Academy will be hosting one of these events on 15 December, titled: ‘What would TV look like without the BBC? Funding the future of public service television’. The event is free to attend, but registration is required. Find out more here.