Consulting on the Contestable Fund
Date(s) - 02/02/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lewis Silkin Offices
The third in our series of events to discuss the future of public service children’s content in the UK.
Tickets £10 – free to CMF Supporters and patrons
This event will be streamed live on Google Hangouts. Use this link to watch:
In response to the DCMS consultation on the Public Service Contestable Fund, the CMF has organised an evening to discuss the various issues in the proposals.
Should the £60m fund be split over three years and several under-served audiences, or should it focus on children’s content? How should it be administered? What should the criteria be? Which organisations will take the content? Should it be limited to free-to-air or should other forms of delivery come into play? Is the fund sufficient for purpose? And is the fund sustainable after the first three year pilot?
Journalists and Broadcaster Phil Harding returns to chair this important event. With panel contributions from Abracadabra Radio, Animation UK, the BBC, the CMF, Pact, and the VLV, it’s a chance to find out what they plan to say about the consultation – and to have your say in advance of the 14th February consultation deadline.
Chair: Phil Harding
- Anna Home O.B.E. (Chair, the Children’s Media Foundation)
- Oli Hyatt (Animation UK)
- Tony Collingwood (Chair, Children’s and Animation Working Group and Council representative, Pact)
- Prof. Jeanette Steemers (Trustee, Voice of the Listener and Viewer)
- Susan Stranks (Director, Abracadabra Broadcasting)
- Daniel Wilson (Head of UK Policy, BBC)
Doors open at 6pm.
The event will end with a short drinks reception from 8 – 8.30 pm.