Today the CMS Committee held its third session on scrutinising the Draft Media Bill. We heard from two panels today. In the first panel we heard from Anna Hatfield (Public Policy Manager, Amazon), Benjamin King (Director of Public Policy UK and Ireland, Netflix), and Alistair Law (Director of Policy, Sky). In the second panel we heard from Rosie Johnston-Luff (Public Policy Manager, Google), Richard Stern (Chief Executive, TuneIn), and Lewis Walmesley-Browne (Head of Programme: Market Access and Consumer Tech, techUK).
The purpose of this session allowed us to examine the new Video-on-Demand Code and cover some obligations on TV and radio selection services. In the second panel we were able to explore in more detail the protections of radio, which have proved the most contentious part of the draft legislation.
You can watch the full session here.