Report: Media Convergence

Regulation of the media has been at the top of the news agenda in recent times, and for good reason, but this report on media convergence by the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications highlights some of the vital issues and bigger picture which have largely been left out of the debate.

What is convergence?

What is convergence?

The easiest way to understand media convergence is to think of how separate kinds of media - such as broadcast, print and online - have merged together. We all benefit from it but we might not have thought about why it’s happening or what it really is.

Content standards

Content standards

Most people are aware of the watershed. It is an example of the type of standards which conventional TV content has to meet before it hits our screens. Convergence means that we might have to rethink them – or at least which content they apply to.

Content creation and competition

Content creation and competition

In the UK we watch on average over 4 hours of television per day. However, there are now a huge number of television channels and different media competing for our attention.

What happens next?

Our report is not the end of the story, more like the beginning in fact. Find out more here.