What are the environmental implications of increased on-demand consumption in comparison to linear broadcasting?

Background

The Media and Creative Industries directorate wants to probe and develop evidence for considering new funding approaches and business models across its sectors which can better ensure growth, social responsibility and environmental sustainability. As new challenges arise, it needs to develop a strong research evidence base to lead on policy and to support these sectors and their wider impacts.In terms of media, MCI needs to consider how best to support television, radio and the press sectors to adapt to the ever-changing media environment while maintaining a media which acts in the public interest and with social and environmental responsibility. The place of regulation and government intervention should be considered within this context. The UK has a reputation for the provision of a dynamic, strong, independent and safe sector where freedoms of speech and expression are supported. There will be a natural focus on the BBC over the coming years as MCI looks at the sustainability of BBC funding and prepares for the start of the next charter period in 2028.

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Related UKRI funded projects


  • Multiplatforming Public Service Broadcasting: The Specialist Factual Independent Production Ecology in the UK's Digital Television Landscape

    This project investigates the changing production ecology of the UK's independent specialist factual production sector in relationship to the role and future of public service broadcasting (PSB) in the emerging digital t...

    Funded by: AHRC

    Lead research organisation: Royal Holloway, University of London

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project investigates the changing production ecology of the UK's independent specialist factual production sector in relation to public service broadcasting, but does not address the environmental implications of increased on-demand consumption.

  • The Global Green Media Production Network

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) estimates that the annual emissions from UK film production total in excess of 149.000 tonnes of CO2 (the equivalent of the total CO2 output of a small village), wh...

    Funded by: AHRC

    Lead research organisation: University of Warwick

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project explores the environmental footprint of media production and the impacts of digital media technologies, which partially addresses the environmental implications of increased on-demand consumption.