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The BBC, the White Paper and the Future of UK Children’s Content

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Date(s) - 31/05/2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Westminster University


This is an open and free of charge event, chaired by journalist and broadcaster Phil Harding and hosted at the University of Westminster, in association with the Children’s Media Foundation and the Voice of the Listener and Viewer.

It will look at the implications of the government White Paper on the future of the BBC on the provision of children’s content in the UK for the next 11 years.

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Come and have your say on the impact of  plans for restructuring  BBC production and quotas, changes in governance and a new emphasis on “distinctiveness”, pressure on Licence Fee revenue and the new pilot contestable fund for public service content.


  • Colin Browne, VLV
  • Anna Home, Children’s Media Foundation
  • Oli Hyatt, Animation UK
  • John McVay, Pact
  • Alice Webb, BBC Children’s

Jeanette SteemersProfessor Jeanette Steemers (Westminster University) will present the results of her comparative research into content funds in other territories, and representatives of the CMF, VLV, Pact and Animation UK will outline their position on the White Paper plans.

As the Charter Review process draws to its conclusion, the affects on the children’s media industry and the content the audience is offered could be significant. Is children’s media facing a seismic shift – for better or for worse?

Consider, discuss and make you voice heard on 31st May.

Registration opens at 5.30pm for a 6.30pm start.  

There will be a drinks reception from 8 – 9pm.


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