Children

BBC Charter Review and children's content: beware the Trojan horse!  

The Government's Green Paper proposals for children’s programming should ring loud alarm bells – for children, parents, and for the future of the BBC itself according to Professor Jeanette Steemers who is a VLV Trustee and Professor of Media and Communications and Co-Director of the Communications and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster in London.

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CHILDREN’S CONTENT – CRUCIAL FOR ANY PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTER

Good entertaining children’s content that is accessible on a variety of platforms is a really vital and essential component of public service broadcasting.  And in fact when the BBC was campaigning for its Charter Renewal back in 1998 it produced a promotional video showcasing a huge array of  absolutely amazing programming produced in-house and by independent producers  which reminded the public precisely of that - that the BBC has a long and rich history of making wonderful and memorable content for small people because of  the  ‘unique way it was paid for by big people’.   

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