Voice of the Listener & Viewer


The Voice of the Listener & Viewer (VLV) is an independent, non-profit-making membership association, free from political, commercial and sectarian affiliations, working for quality and diversity in British broadcasting content. VLV represents the interests of listeners and viewers as citizens and consumers across the full range of broadcasting issues. VLV is concerned with the structures, regulation, funding and institutions that underpin the British broadcasting system and makes the case for public service broadcasting ensuring that the interests of viewers and listeners are kept in mind.  




Public Service Broadcasting - Future Uncertain?

VLV's Autumn Conference - Tuesday 1 December 2015

Speakers and chairs include Rona Fairhead, Chairman BBC Trust, 

Rona-Fairhead.pngLord Burns, Chairman, Channel 4; Alan Davey, Controller, BBC Radio 3; Tim Suter, Managing Director, Perspective Associates; Claire Enders, Founder, Enders Analysis; Will Wyatt, VLV Patron, Ilse Howling, MD for Connected TV, Digital UK; Raymond Snoddy; Maggie Brown; Robin Lustig and Steve Hewlett.


Read further details and book here


BBC Charter Review

VLV will keep you informed as the debate unfolds and will respond in detail to the Government's public consultation on BBC Charter Review. Click the tab above to read more.

Latest VLV submissions - updated 23 November 2015

BBC Trust: Tomorrow's BBC - creating an open, more distinctive BBC - read here

DCMS BBC Charter Review Green Paper response - read here


What does VLV do?

 educational broadcastingThe Voice of the Listener & Viewer (VLV) enables the consumer voice to be heard by broadcasters and those concerned with broadcasting policy. It strives to promote and maintain diversity and plurality in public service broadcasting in order to maintain local and national democracy, our cultural and democratic traditions. It supports the independence, integrity and secure funding of the BBC and the work of broadcasters and programme suppliers who demonstrate commitment to public service broadcasting. It promotes the broadcasting of first-rate programmes that meet the demands of listeners and viewers for more high quality content than the market can provide. It believes every citizen should benefit from the enormous potential to deliver digital resources to people across the UK and seeks to ensure that citizens are not disadvantaged by technological developments. Mindful of the need to protect programme quality it encourages public service broadcasters to build relationships and a feeling of shared ownership with listeners and viewers.

Find out how you contribute to this crucial work by becoming a member and or supporting our aims.

What they say about VLV

"British Broadcasting is the best in the world, but now its future is threatened. If you want to help ensure its quality, please join me in supporting VLV which is doing so much to protect the principle of public service in broadcasting."  -          Sir David Attenborough

it (VLV) has emerged as the most important champion of television and radio consumers by consistently pressing for the retention and extension of high-quality public service broadcasting”. – Roy Greenslade

“the BBC's senior managers regard it (VLV) as the only organisation that speaks from the licence-payer's perspective while offering passionate support for public service broadcasting” – Tim Luckhurst




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