Westminster Media Forum

Since lockdown, we have been organising our full programme of conferences online. We will continue online until further notice, to ensure we play our part in helping our employees and delegates to remain safe during this time. We are pleased that so many key stakeholders, policymakers and other interested parties - both old friends and new delegates - are taking up the opportunity to discuss public policy issues and network at our impartial seminars. New events are coming on to our conference programme all the time. So there are plenty of opportunities for you to join us if you haven’t already, from wherever you are. For booking-related queries, or information on speaking, please email us at info@forumsupport.co.uk or contact us using one of the following numbers: +44 (0)7538736244 / +44 (0)7503591880 / +44 (0)7951044809.
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Media ownership, plurality and convergence

November 2013

This seminar brought out the latest thinking on the impact of convergence on media plurality in the UK. It took place in the context of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport open consultation Media Ownership and Plurality, the Media plurality inquiry by the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications and the European Commission Green Paper, Preparing for a Fully Converged Audiovisual World: Growth, Creation and Values.
The conference brought together key policymakers in the UK and Europe with media, internet and telecoms businesses; content owners and creators; those advising the sectors on legal, strategic and technical matters; consumer and citizen groups; academics and commentators; and other interested parties. Delegates discussed options to quantify market power in the age of multiplatform delivery and cross media ownership, the impact of 'digital intermediaries' - such as search engines and social media - on consumer access to content, as well as the emerging regulatory and policy challenges in the UK and Europe to ensure effective competition in the sector.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Media Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates