Earlier this year I must have e-mailed the Department for Culture, Media and Sport – or at least filled out a form, petition or wrote something somewhere.
Below is the response I just received – although it doesn’t really give me any clue to what I may, or may not have asked them in the original e-mail/form/petition…
See if you can make any sense of it – but from now on – please reply in English! Or if you can’t manage full on plain English – how about something that’s at least understandable to non-political normal human beings.
Thank you for your e-mail of May 2009 regarding the level of output for Children’s television programmes.
In our interim report, published on 29 January, we identified children’s content for all ages, but especially for the over 10s, as one of the priorities to be addressed by the new framework for public service content that is being designed. This would include content both transmitted on television and on new media platforms.
This approach was supported by the evidence set out in Ofcom’s statement on public service broadcasting, “Putting Viewers First”, published on 21 January, which reaffirmed their view, first set out in 2007 in their report into the children’s TV sector, that there was a market failure, especially for older teenagers and young adults, which would need to be addressed.
We recognise that this is a key area of concern for both parliamentarians and stakeholder and we will be outlining our proposed approach to this problem in the final Digital Britain report, which is due to be published shortly.
I hope this information helps
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