BLOG: Why kids TV must survive

Former head of BBC children's TV on the need for more UK-produced and a larger variety of children's programming.
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Why we must continue to fight for more UK-produced and a larger variety of children's programming...

The recent announcement of the de commissioning of the live elements of GMTV’s children’s output is yet another cut back in the provision of UK-made live action content for kids.

The steady erosion of UK-produced content for kids across all genres is shocking. As far back as 2007 Ofcom raised concerns, pointing out that of all children’s programmes transmitted annually only one per cent were new programmes made in the UK.

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