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CMF Yearbook 2018 on Sale Now

Now in its 6th year, the Yearbook is an invaluable and enjoyable record of the highs and lows of the children’s media world in 2018. With perspectives from regulators, the industry, audience specialists, academics and with policy insights from the CMF and others, it captures the “state of the nation” – and beyond – for this busy […]

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Discount CMC

Children’s Media Foundation supporters, patrons, and members from supporting companies can buy Children’s Media Conference tickets at a discount for £380 + VAT. That’s a saving of £115 on the full rate. If you are not currently a CMF supporter or patron – sign up here for as little as £25. Then register for CMC by using this link which automatically […]

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Distinctiveness and the BBC

Last month, CMF Board member Jeannette Steemers and Exec Group member Ashley Woodfall attended an Ofcom seminar on the BBC and Distinctiveness. The background to this is the Government’s desire to hard-wire ‘distinctiveness’ into the Charter, with the new Royal Charter and Framework agreement having it written into the BBC’s mission, purposes and regulatory framework. […]

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Free to Air Channels – a Westminster Media Forum Event

At the June Westminster Forum on The Future of Free to Air in the UK, CMF Chair, Anna Home, spoke in the session: “What is Free to Air For?” She made the case for the vital role of free to air, in particular the PSB channels in continuing to provide varied, age appropriate, entertaining, stimulating […]

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Progress on Policy

Three major policy areas (with a fourth lurking in the shadows) dominate the policy landscape this summer.  progress is being made in all cases and on roughly the same timetables. Ofcom continues the work of its Children’s Content Review, ten years on from the last review which discovered the collapse in UK commissioning and the […]

Events Industry Policy

CMC – Special Offer

Children’s Media Foundation supporters, patrons, and members from supporting companies and organisations can buy Children’s Media Conference tickets at a special discounted rate of £380 + VAT – that’s a saving of £115 + VAT on the full rate. If you are not currently a CMF supporter or patron – sign up here for as little as […]

CMF Updates Events Industry Policy Research

Crunch Time in Oz

It’s a crucial time for Australian screen content Following Jenny Buckland’s February CMF News article about the trials of the Australian Kids Content industry, the campaign for local content is stepping up. More than 200 of Australia’s most renowned actors, directors, screenwriters, producers and production crew – including 15 Oscar winners – have penned an open […]

Industry Policy

Research News

CMF Academic Advisory Board member LSE’s Sonia Livingstone and Kjartan Ólafsson of the University of Akureyri have recently posted interesting findings from a new UK survey of parents with children aged 0-17, which feed into discussions about Internet Safety. The survey reveals parents want more protection for their teens. Further recent reports from the Parenting for a Digital Futuregroup include: In the digital home, how […]

Research

Research Roadshow: VR+Kids

  CMF is conducting a long term research project into the viability of VR for children. Looking at the health issues, and into that is out there that works for the children;s audience. CMF Executive Group member Alison Norrington is organising 4 outreach events giving practitioners and researchers the opportunity to discuss what is known […]

Events Research

Public Service Content Funding and Advertising Bans

Just when things started looking up…   CMF lobbyist, Jayne Kirkham reports from Westminster on a new initiative with potentially damaging consequences. There has been some guarded optimism with the DDCMS’ proposed contestable fund for kids’ content due to roll out in 2019.  But just as we start to maybe think about relaxing a little, something appears in our […]

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