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Television: Children

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 138030, tabled on 10 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of to Question 131312, on Television: Children, for what reason the Young Audience’s Content Fund closed before its final evaluation had been undertaken.

Answered on

17 March 2022

The pilot Young Audiences Content Fund was allocated Licence Fee underspend to test a new way of financing public service TV content for a three-year period. This three-year period will conclude on 31 March 2022 and then a full evaluation will take place to determine its impact on the children’s television industry and the provision and plurality of public service content for young audiences across the UK.

The potential for any further investment of public funding will be assessed against the Fund evaluation and alongside future public service broadcasting needs.

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