The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising is calling upon the
Government to establish a single regulatory body to cover both
commercial television and the BBC.
Concern has been mounting that commercial broadcasters are more heavily
regulated than the BBC at a time when the corporation itself is taking
advantage of commercial opportunities through its BBC Worldwide division
and is straying from its own programming remit.
The IPA is keen to protect advertisers’ interests with its submission to
the Parliamentary all-party media select committee, in which it also
moots the creation of a single regulator for all media.
The committee is canvassing industry views on how digital TV and
convergence will affect the regulation of broadcasting.