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The British Academy is a partner to Goldsmiths college’s Future of TV inquiry

The British Academy is one of the partners of a major inquiry into the future of public service television, chaired by Lord Puttnam. The Inquiry’s final report ‘A Future for Public Service Television’ was launched to the press and stakeholders at the British Academy on 29 June 2016. The Inquiry’s website contains a link to the downloadable report and further information about the project.  

As part of this project the Academy hosted a private roundtable in December 2015, on Concepts of Public Service Television in a Changing Policy Context, exploring the impacts of economic and political change on the public service television ecosystem.

A set of papers based on this event was published by the Academy, which can be downloaded from the right-hand column.

Public event
The British Academy held a public event exploring the Future of the BBC in December 2015, with Brian Eno, Greg Dyke, Marianna Mazzucato, Toby Syfret and chaired by Lord Puttnam.

On 31 December 2016 the BBC’s Royal Charter will expire. What should the future for the BBC as a public service broadcaster look like in a fast-changing digital landscape? How should it be financially supported, and by whom? Should it continue to hold its place as the nation’s leading public service broadcaster, and benefit from a universal licence fee?

Watch it here, or at the British Academy YouTube channel: