BBC Vision director Jana Bennett has proposed the introduction of film production-style tax breaks to help the UK's struggling children's TV sector.Update: Here's the full text of Jana Bennett's speech.
Ms Bennett's tax breaks proposal was one of three ideas she floated today in a speech at the the youth film festival Showcommotion in Sheffield.
She said that children's TV may need a "significant intervention" to avoid what she calls the current "crisis".
In addition to tax breaks for children's TV production, similar to those enjoyed by the UK film industry, Ms Bennett asked whether all public service broadcasters should be forced to commit to children's production.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
From Ben Dowell in Media Guardian: