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  • Media Debates British Broadcasting Since 1990
  • The Legislation
    • Peacock Committee 1986
    • Broadcasting Act 1990
    • Broadcasting Act 1996
    • Communications Act 2003
    • The Hutton Enquiry 2004
  • Peacock Committee
    • Retain the licence fee as a least worse option and indexed to inflation
    • ITV franchises put out to tender
    • Allow not less than 40% of production done by independents
  • Broadcasting Act 1990
    • Set up the ITC and streamlined regulation with a ‘lighter touch’ than before
    • Allowed for a fifth terrestrial channel
    • Restructure of ITV franchises (confusingly this is often called de-regulation)
    • Restructure of radio especially in commercial radio
    • Some see this as the beginning of the ‘dumbing down’ of TV
  • Broadcasting Act 1996
    • Further restructuring of regulation
    • Allowed for the introduction of digital terrestrial TV
    • Regulation of digital radio broadcasting
  • Communications Act 2003
    • Set up Ofcom
    • Allowed for greater community radio
  • Hutton Enquiry 2004
    • Led to the resignation of Greg Dyke the DG of the BBC
    • Accused BBC journalists of underhand tactics