VLV in 2012 and 2013

 Bulletins

2012
Spring 2012 Bulletin 108

Autumn 2012 Bulletin 109

2013
Winter 2013 Bulletin 110

Spring 2013 111

Summer 2013 112

Autumn 2013 113

 

VLV's Autumn Conference 2013

This was one of VLV's most successful conferences - very well attended, with a range of excellent speakers. 

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Tony Hall answered many questions - and there was good coverage in the press the next day, all mentioning VLV.  You can read Tony Hall's speech here. 

Professor Steven Barnett's looked back at broadcasting over the past 30 years since VLV was formed can be read here and here.

You can read what Steve Morrison, Chairman of all3Media,  said here.

 

Press Releases 2013

GOVERNANCE AT THE BBC

17th December 2013

Trust must be champion of the licence payer, says VLV The VLV welcomes the PAC’s emphasis on the need for the BBC Trust to ensure that licence fee payers’... 
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VLV ON THE FUTURE OF THE BBC

10th December 2013

Evidence to the CMS Select Committee Inquiry on The Future of the BBC VLV has submitted its evidence to the House of Commons CMS Select Committee on The Future of the... 
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VLV LAUNCHES 30TH ANNIVERSARY APPEAL

27th November 2013

At the conference VLV Chairman Colin Browne launched our 30th Anniversary Appeal.  He said  " we really do need support at this time if we are to carry... 
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BBC DIRECTOR-GENERAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT VLV 30 ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE - UPDATE 25 NOVEMBER

20th November 2013

Policy and Programmes Ensuring Quality and Diversity in British Broadcasting Leading figures from the broadcasting world, including keynote speaker BBC... 
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BBC DIRECTOR-GENERAL TONY HALL

8th October 2013

After hearing BBC Director-General Lord Hall of Birkenhead's vision for the future of the BBC this morning, VLV Chairman Colin Browne said: "We welcome the emphasis on... 
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FUNDING CONCERN FOR BBC WORLD SERVICE

30th September 2013

A proposed new governance structure for the BBC’s World Service could leave the global news, cultural and current affairs service vulnerable to cuts and a... 
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REVIEWING THE REVIEW - BBC TRUST REVIEW OF CHILDREN

25th September 2013

This event is hosted and organised by the University of Westminster in association with The Children's Media Foundation,  Producers’ Alliance (PACT) and the... 
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VLV SPEAKS OUT ON POSSIBLE CHANGES TO OFCOM

8th May 2013

VLV's concern over impact on programmes of possible Ofcom changes "VLV is concerned that proposals in a DCMS consultation on possible changes in Ofcom's role could have... 
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VLV AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN BROADCASTING 2012

24th April 2013

James Naughtie, Jon Snow, Dan Snow and Sandi Toksvig pick up awards  Now in their 21st year the Voice of the Listener & Viewer (VLV) Awards for... 
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SPRING CONFERENCE - UPDATE ON 21 APRIL

21st April 2013

A reminder:  Public Service Broadcasting – where next?Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age VLV’s 30th Annual Spring Conference VLV's... 
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VLV COMMENTS ON COMMUNICATIONS CONSUMER PANEL'S DRAFT WORK PLAN 2013/14

16th March 2013

VLV has submitted its response to the Communications Consumer Panel's draft Work Plan 2013/14 which you can read here. VLV's response is limited to the fifth key area... 
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RESPONSE TO OFCOM'S DRAFT ANNUAL PLAN 2013/14

21st February 2013

VLV welcomes the opportunity to comment on Ofcom’s work plan for 2013/4.  Whilst the Ofcom remit is wide, VLV’s specific interests are confined to... 
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CONCERN ABOUT LEVEL OF 4G DISRUPTION

20th February 2013

After the announcement from Ofcom of the results of the 4G auction, Voice of the Listener & Viewer Chairman, Colin Browne, said “we remain very concerned about... 
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VLV'S VIEWS ON BBC ONLINE AND BBC RED BUTTON

23rd January 2013

VLV has sent its views on BBC Online and BBC Red Button to the BBC Trust in response to its service reviews. VLV has supported and commented on the adoption of all new... 
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POLLARD AND NEWSNIGHT

13th January 2013

Pollard Review and Newsnight Review Chairman Colin Browne spoke on behalf of VLV on Radio 4’s PM on the day of publication, emphasising the need for the BBC... 
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GWYNETH WILLIAMS, CONTROLLER BBC RADIO 4, IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBIN LUSTIG

13th January 2013

Gwyneth Williams, Controller, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra, will be In Conversation with Robin Lustig on Tuesday 5 February 2013 at 2.00 pm at the Friends House,... 
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MEDIA CONVERGENCE - HOUSE OF LORDS SELECT COMMITTEE SUBMISSION

7th January 2013

MEDIA CONVERGENCE VLV submitted a response to the Lords Select Committee on Communications. The context for this enquiry is the growth of broadband and the number... 
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Press releases 2012

LORD PATTEN AT VLV CONFERENCE ON YOUTUBE

28th November 2012

Watch Lord Patten speaking at VLV Conference on YouTube... 
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WIDESPREAD COVERAGE OF LORD PATTEN'S SPEECH AND ANSWERS TO VLV DELEGATES' QUESTIONS

28th November 2012

After Lord Patten's speech at VLV's conference there was extensive coverage in the media including in the Daily TelegraphThe GuardianDaily MailPress Gazette and Broadcast.

VLV WELCOMES LORD HALL'S APPOINTMENT AS DIRECTOR-GENERAL

22nd November 2012

VLV welcomes Lord Hall's appointment as Director-General of the BBC Voice of the Listener & Viewer believes that Lord Hall of Birkenhead has the right credentials... 
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VLV CALLS ON THE BBC TO LEARN FROM ITS MISTAKES AND MOVE ON

13th November 2012

The Voice of the Listener & Viewer called today on the BBC to learn from it mistakes and move on.  VLV believes that it is vital that the BBC Trust acts... 
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PATTEN KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE

5th November 2012

Lord Patten of Barnes CH, Chairman of the BBC Trust, talked about the way ahead for the BBC with Raymond Snoddy in the chair at VLV's Autumn... 
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SHOCK THREAT TO TV VIEWING FOR MILLIONS FROM GOVERNMENT MOBILE BROADBAND PROPOSALS

8th May 2012

Voice of the Listener & Viewer (VLV) is seriously alarmed at the prospect that viewers in well over two million homes - many of whom currently receive their... 
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VLV 2011 AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN BROADCASTING

30th April 2012

Esther Rantzen presented VLV 2011 Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting at VLV Spring Conference - press release... 
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