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In the UK, the ITV channel could stop covering the news

2022-12-06T18:04:13.369Z

DECRYPTION - The rise of streaming players threatens the economic model of the public service broadcaster.



The threat could have serious consequences.

In the UK, the ITV group is considering giving up news coverage if the government does not pass legislation to protect UK TV channels from streaming services, according to a report revealed by the daily

The Guardian

.

In any case, this is what a memo written by public service executives and intended for Michelle Donelan, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, suggests.

The television group is not, like the BBC, a full-fledged license-based public service broadcaster.

ITV is well funded by commercial funds.

But inasmuch as it is committed to investing in news programs and commissioning productions across the UK, it is considered a public service broadcaster.

It is this status that ITV could decide to give up if the government does not urgently adopt new legislation

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Source: lefigaro

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