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Ad Ban for Junk Food

Food for Thought, or Reheated Argument? By Colin Ward Deputy Director, CMF     Is an extension of the ‘junk food’ ad ban a positive step for children’s media? Over the last few weeks, a group of us have been working on the CMF’s response to a government consultation on a proposed extension of the […]

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Channel 5 Shakes it Up

Ofcom has made it clear to ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 that they must increase their commitment to providing quality children’s content, or risk being regulated to do that, under the new powers granted to the regulator in the Digital Economy Act. After successful campaigning by CMF and the launch of the Young Audiences Content Fund, there are […]

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CMC Sheffield

Diana Hinshelwood,  Editor CMF Newsletter and CMF Executive Group Member The year since the last Children’s Media Conference has been an eventful one. Topics discussed, such as policing the internet, are now becoming government White Papers, and funding initiatives like the Young Audiences Content Fund have launched. These are just two of the topics which […]

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CMF Event: The Fund, Ofcom and the PSBs

  Diana Hinshelwood, Editor CMF Newsletter and CMF Executive Board Member reports on a CMF public meeting held on 9th May 2019. The Children’s Media Foundation has campaigned for years for a fund to provide new, additional public service content for children and young people. With the launch of the Young Audiences Content Fund, the reality comes […]

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SANDFORD ST MARTIN TRUST AWARDS 2019

Sandford St Martin Trust Children’s Broadasting Award 2019 Shortlist Announced The Sandford St Martin Trust is an independent, non-profit organisation. It has been making annual awards for the best programmes about religion, ethics and spirituality since 1978. The Trust engages with a wide range of media organisations and individual journalists, filmmakers, broadcasters and other media figures, […]

House of Lords Select Committee Hearing on PSBs and SVod

  Jeanette Steemers, Professor of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College, London     The House of Lords Select Committee on Communications is currently looking at the future of public service broadcasting in the context of the rising popularity of video on demand services.  As part of this inquiry it is calling on organisations […]

Children’s Data and Privacy Online Project

What is the Children’s Data and Privacy Online project all about? Professor Sonia Livingstone, Department of Media and Communications, LSE Dr Mariya Stoilova, Department of Media and Communications, LSE Rishita Nandagiri, Department of Social Policy, LSE “Well we don’t actually know where the information is going. You can sign up for an app and tell […]

Ofcom and the PSBs

Greg Childs Director, the Children’s Media Foundation Last Autumn, Ofcom were granted powers by the new Digital Economy Act to once again regulate ITV, Chanel 4 and Channel 5 to carry more children’s and youth content.  This was contingent on their analysis of the kids’ content market in the UK – and basically a sense […]

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Wish Films – Attending CMC and Supporting CMF

Will Brenton MD, Wish Films When most people initially hear of the CMF they picture the CMC – the event every Summer that brings everyone together. They’re different – though with similar aims – and both have  become hugely important. Here’s why… The Children’s Media Conference isn’t a fair, a market or a sales conference. […]

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Young Audiences Content Fund Soon To Launch

Three CMF views on the new content fund and its operational plans. Greg Childs Director, CMF     The much awaited – and CMF campaigned for – Young Audiences Content Fund should be operational within a few weeks.  Operated by the BFI – under its newly appointed Fund Head, former BBC Executive Jackie Edwards – […]

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