BBC: To increase network TV and radio production by the BBC in the Midlands
  • Petitioned Tony Hall

This petition was delivered to:

BBC, Director General
Tony Hall
BBC Trust, Chair
Lord Patten

BBC: To increase network TV and radio production by the BBC in the Midlands

    1. Petition by

      Campaign for Regional Broadcasting Midlands

As a publicly funded organisation the BBC is obligated to reflect the importance of our region. The Midlands needs the support of the BBC but it should also be recognised that the BBC needs the support of the 10 million people who live in this region.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Midlands MPs deliver BBC fair share petition

      Midlands MPs call on BBC to increase TV and radio production in the region

      A cross party group of MPs are calling for a 'fair share' of BBC investment in the Midlands at a breakfast meeting with executives from the corporation today. Delivering a petition from the Campaign for Regional Broadcasting which has gathered over 4000 signatures of support, the MP's will press the BBC to increase network TV and radio production in the region.

    2. Reached 4,000 signatures
    3. News of our campaign is covered by students at BCU.

      We have already added a response to the article and I'm sure the students at BCU would welcome some more thoughts from the general public who are aware of the Campaign for Regional Broadcasting Midlands.

      http://birminghameastside.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/bbc-spending-leaves-birmingham-out-of-pocket/

      BBC spending leaves Birmingham out of pocket

      The BBC currently spends less money in the Midlands than any other part of the UK. The Midlands contributes 25% of the licence fee revenue but only 2.5 % is spent on programme making in the area. Tracey Briggs, Vice Chair for the Campaign For Regional Broadcasting Midlands said: "The BBC says that it doesn't...

    4. David Harewood adds his signature to our BBC petition

      Recently David Harewood met our Vice-Chair Tracey Briggs and let her know he had added his signature to the BBC petition via Twitter. Thank you David.

      Click on the link to view David tweet

      http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad209/northerncatch/harewood_zpsb7679e23.gif

    5. Reached 3,000 signatures
    6. Campaign for Regional Broadcasting Midlands mentioned in Birmingham Post

      MediaCity guru switches focus to BBC’s most neglected region.
      http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/local-news/mediacity-guru-switches-focus-salford-5134693

      MediaCity guru switches focus to BBC's most neglected region

      In a move signalling the importance being placed on expansion in the region, BBC director general Tony Hall has asked board member Peter Salmon to look into possibilities for investment in Birmingham BBC board member Peter Salmon - the man who led the creation of the new Salford studios The man behind the BBC's £1 billion MediaCity move to Salford is to map out the future of the broadcaster in Birmingham after years of cuts in the city.

    7. Reached 2,500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Keith Slaney BECKENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      Because i have worked in TV for 30 yrs and have expirienced, from the sharp end, the constant cost cutting and what it has done to the industry.

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    • Alex Coman BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      I am going to graduate this year and i m hungry

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    • Horia Ionescu BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      Graduate of University of Birmingham's Film & TV: Research and Production MA - possibilities to get work in town almost inexistent.

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    • Peter Preece UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      From the region

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    • david williams TIVIDALE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      I would like to see Birmingham on view to the nation I,m a proud brummie

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