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Top in Tech: On the ground at CES and the UK Media Bill

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Bart Myners
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This week on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Michelle Ryang to hear about what she saw at last week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. What does the biggest show in tech tell us about the new trends emerging in 2023 and how are US companies reacting to newfound regulatory scrutiny?

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Life after the licence fee - a streamer's levy to fund the BBC?

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Bart Myners
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Amidst the uncertainty of the Conservative leadership race, one of the most hotly-contested debates Boris Johnson’s successor will have to address is that surrounding the future of the BBC’s licence fee. While the BBC has historically opposed moves to abolish the licence fee, Director General Tim Davie recently signalled a change in tack at the broadcaster, suggesting in…

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Top in Tech: The future of work and streaming service regulation

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Bart Myners
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On this episode of Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Max von Thun to discuss Max's recent report on the future of workplace regulation. Is hybrid work here to stay, and what regulation do business leaders expect around topics like automation and AI? Then, Bart Myners takes us through current proposals to regulate streaming services in the UK and EU, as London moves…

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Can anyone win the ‘streaming wars’?

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Bart Myners
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UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries’ announcement that the government will proceed with plans to privatise Channel 4 has reignited the smouldering debate around the role of Public Service Broadcasters (PSBs) in the UK. Her assertion that privatisation is necessary to ensure Channel 4’s long-term viability against Video-on-Demand (VoD) streaming platforms, like Netflix,…

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The end of an era for self-regulation? EDAP, political advertising and the role of social media in Europe

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Bart Myners
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The events at the US Capitol in January of this year may well signal a sea change in the regulatory scrutiny of social media platforms worldwide. While several prominent platforms had already moved to restrict political content, many criticised the role of social media platforms in stoking dissention. This, in turn, has renewed regulatory concern in the EU about…

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