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VLV's Aims

Voice of the Listener & Viewer's aims are to:

  • Safeguard the quality, diversity and editorial integrity of broadcast programmes
  • Promote wider choice of high quality programmes
  • Fight undue influence over broadcasting by commercial, political, sectarian or other interests
  • Raise awareness of the crucial role broadcasting plays in democracy and in our national and community life and culture
  • Work to ensure that the opportunities innovation and new digital technologies provide are developed for the benefit of all
  • Promote the potential of broadcasting and digital media to contribute to education in formal institutions and informal settings throughout the lifespan

VLV's Objectives

Current objectives are to:

  •  channel 4Safeguard the independence of BBC governance and the quality and range of BBC programmes and services by supporting the licence fee until such time as another method is developed that provides the same benefits
  • Monitor the work of relevant regulatory bodies, and try to ensure that they function in the interests of listeners and viewers
  • Safeguard the future of Channel 4 as a public corporation with a public service remit and monitor how it fulfils that special remit
  • Monitor the growth of cable, satellite and subscription services, and their impact on terrestrial and free- to-view services
  • Support research into all aspects of broadcasting, including innovation in the sector and digital media
  • Publish regular reports and briefings on broadcasting issues and, through VLV's quarterly news Bulletin, public events and website help to develop an informed and appreciative audience for British broadcasting
  • Support innovative developments in broadcasting and digital media that bridge the digitial divide and so ensure that high quality, affordable content can be accessed by all
  • Provide an open forum for the discussion of broadcasting issues and digitial media by holding seminars and public conferences on topical themes at affordable prices throughout the UK
  • Monitor the provision of children's and educational broadcast programmes and promote their continuing importance through the activities of the VLV Forums for Children's and Educational Broadcasting
  • Support the principles of public service broadcasting around the world.