Close ☰
Menu ☰

UK government £60m fund for youth & audio content

Posted on: Friday 19th of October 2018

Broadcasters will be able to apply for funds to produce programming for young audiences and public service audio content. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has confirmed how £60 million, unspent from the previous licence fee settlement (levied on every TV owner in the UK) is to be allocated.

In a change to the original proposals, it has confirmed that up to £57m will be assigned to a Young Audiences Content Fund to support public service content for audiences up to 18. The Young Audiences Content Fund will be administered by the BFI. The BFI work across film, television and animation and has significant experience in the administration of public funds.

Up to £3m will be assigned to an Audio Content Fund to support all public service audio content on radio. The Audio Content Fund will be administered by an independent not-for-profit organisation created by Radiocentre (the industry body for commercial radio) and AudioUK.

Noting how the majority of public service content is delivered by the BBC, the DCMS said that the Audio Content Fund “will encourage greater innovation and experimentation, with the pressure taken off commercial stations and producers to seek sponsorship and advertising revenue. The fund will provide significant support to radio producers seeking to try something different, particularly new voices who do not have an established relationship with broadcasters, and therefore lack access to funding.”

Full details in DCMS paper



Latest News & Blog articles

  • As the teenaged Lauren Deakin Davies began to develop her interests in music and recording she soon came to realise the benefits of her parents having previously constructed a “party shed” at the bottom of their garden in Hertfordshire.   “I quickly commandeered it as I was in a folk band at the time,” she […]
  • TVB, the largest broadcaster in Hong Kong, has purchased its 10thCalrec console, a Brio12. The new Brio joins a fleet of Artemis consoles, including two Artemis Beams and one Artemis Light console that were purchased last year, as part of TVB’s ongoing audio technology upgrade. The Brio12 is being used as a portable console and was […]
  • Click the links below to download our full Audio Precision test report for each headphone AKG K712 Audeze LCD-X   Audio-Technica ATH-R70X Avantone MP1 Mix Phones Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Pro Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro Focal Clear Pro Sennheiser HD800  
  • The latest version of Waveform 10 comes complete with sixty-two new built in plug-ins designed with an “analogue circuit inspired” interface, with plenty of opportunities for building complex rack environments within the DAW. MIDI improvements provide users increased ability to preview chords and compare different synths. Editing in the new DAW has also been improved: […]
  • Sennheiser and Solid State Logic (SSL) have announced their cooperation within the framework of the AMBEO for VR partnership program. Solid State Logic’s S500, S300 and TCR System T broadcast mixing consoles will now feature onboard AMBEO A-B conversion for the Sennheiser AMBEO VR Mic. “We are extremely happy to welcome Solid State Logic to […]
  • Austrian Audio debuted the new OC18 and OC818 large diaphragm condenser microphones, made in Vienna, both featuring the same handmade capsule at their heart. The OC18 is a precision microphone featuring a classic cardioid pick-up pattern, whilst the OC818 features multiple patterns, dual outputs for recording its forward-facing and rear-facing capsules independently, and optional Bluetooth wireless control. […]
  • Wireless GO will be showcased at NAB 2019 in Las Vegas, USA, April 8th -11th (at the B&H booth (Central Hall C10916). Wireless GO is an ultra-compact digital wireless microphone system: measuring a compact 44mm x 45.3mm x 18.5mm and weighing just 31g, the Wireless GO transmitter (TX) acts as either a quick and easy clip-on wireless […]
  • API’s new 2448 console makes its official European debut this week at the Musikmesse show in Frankfurt, Germany. After a highly successful debut at the AES Show in autumn 2018, the 2448 has quickly become sought after as a mid-sized console that packs API’s large format punch. The console has already been commissioned into multiple studios […]
Translate »