Global Nets Including Discovery, Disney & Turner Slam UK Government’s Brexit Plan For Broadcasting

Deadline | 7/12/2018 | Peter White
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Broadcasters including A+E Networks, Discovery, Disney, Fox and Turner have slammed the UK government’s plans for how Brexit will impact the television business – claiming its white paper offers “little clarity” for the sector.

The Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA), the trade body that includes these networks and is chaired by Animal Planet Global President Susanna Dinnage, said that the government’s white paper, which was published today offers “little detail” for the broadcasting sector. It warned that international broadcasters will have to start restructuring ahead of the UK’s potential exit from the European Union.

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International broadcasters invest more than £1B (US$1.3B) a year in the UK in the form of content, jobs, overheads and infrastructure and the UK is Europe’s leading international broadcasting centre, home to 650 international channels.

TV channels broadcast to the EU from London requires a licence in an EU country to continue after Brexit but the government has not laid out how this would work in future.

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