Call for Evidence: Review of Regional TV Production and Programming Guidance

Published: 26 March 2018
Consultation closes: 10 May 2018
Status: Closed (pending statement)

As part of the March 2017 consultation on the BBC’s Operating Licence, we announced our intention to review the regional production and regional programming guidance for public service broadcasters.

This guidance explains how public service broadcasters should meet their obligations to ensure that set proportions of the programmes they show are made outside of London, in the UK’s nations and regions. It also explains how the BBC and Channel 3 licensees should meet obligations to show programmes in different regions that are relevant to those areas.

This Call for Evidence is the first stage of our review. It aims to gather data and stakeholder views on the state of the production sector in the nations and regions and the impact of the current guidance on the delivery of regional productions and regional programming. The information collected will be used to help develop a consultation which may include specific proposals on changes to the guidance.

We plan to publish the consultation later in 2018. This Call for Evidence is therefore the first of two opportunities to formally contribute to the review.

Contact information

Made Outside London Review Team
Riverside House
2A Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 9HA
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