All Pact articles – Page 14

  • MSN webplayer

    Pact agrees VoD terms of trade for MSN Video Player


    Microsoft’s MSN Video Player has become the first video-on-demand platform to agree to terms of trade for producers.

  • BBC

    Pact: freezing online services a 'car crash' for suppliers


    Pact has launched a blistering attack on the BBC Trust’s “shocking” decision to freeze the budgets for three of the corporation’s online learning services – claiming it will be a “car crash” for indie suppliers.

  • The X Factor

    Pact predicts ITV red tape tangle


    Steps to introduce double compliance on ITV shows risk tying up indies in red tape, Pact and franchisee Channel TV have warned.

  • John McVay

    Pact slams ITV for ‘bullying’ suppliers to waive terms of trade


    Pact has hit out at ITV’s tough new negotiating tactics, condemning the letters of intent it is sending to would-be suppliers that demand they waive the terms of trade.

  • John McVay

    Indies slam BBC and Pact’s low support


    The BBC and Pact have come under fire over the level of support they are offering indies, it emerged in Broadcast’s Surviving the Downturn survey.

  • News

    Pact positive over Digital Britain


    DIGITAL BRITAIN: Indie trade body Pact has welcomed Digital Britain’s recommendation that the production sector’s rights framework should be “updated for a digital age to support original, high quality independent content across the UK online and on air”.

  • News

    Pact kicks off indie roadshows


    Pact is extending a helping hand to struggling indies with a series of roadshows over the next month.

  • the unloved

    C4-Five merger rejected by most Pact members


    Two-thirds of indies believe RTL’s proposed merger of C4 and Five would be bad news for the industry, according to a Pact survey.

  • News

    Pact: Product ban will deprive industry of£72m


    Pact chief executive John McVay has criticised media secretary Andy Burnham's decision to continue the ban on product placement in the UK , saying it will deprive the television industry of a£72m cash injection.

  • News

    Pact opens doors to digital and distributors


    Pact is extending its membership to digital content producers and distributors for the first time.

  • News

    Pact insists indies retain IP


    Digital Britain: Pact has delivered a veiled warning that indies must be able to hang onto their own IP, under the planned “evolution” of the terms of trade.

  • News

    Shed md chairs Pact


    Shed Productions managing director Eileen Gallagher has been elected as the new chair of Pact, succeeding Hartswood Films chairman Beryl Vertue who continues to sit on the governing council. Tiger Aspect

  • News

    Pact hires nations and regions chief


    Scott to focus on needs of regional independents

  • News

    Pact to champion indie sector rights


    Shed Productions managing director Eileen Gallagher is to be Pact's new vice-chair (television) and has vowed to work for independent producers' rights to compete in a fair environment in the run-up

  • News

    Williams to leave Pact


    Hunt is on for new trade body chief executive

  • News

    Pact: devil is in ICG detail


    Producers' alliance urges BBC for more detail on genre commissioning procedure

  • News

    Pact: spend more outside the capital


    Producers' alliance wants public service broadcasters to expand budgets on shows from nations and regions

  • News

    Pact tackles BBC over ICG


    In another slapdown to broadcasters, producers' alliance Pact is threatening legal action against the BBC if the corporation's new commissioning structure is perceived as anti-competitive for indies when it is finalised within a month, writes Tara Conlan.

  • News

    Pact threatens BBC with court action


    Indies lose patience over replacement for ICG

  • News



    Producers' alliance Pact is one of 20 industry bodies joining a new government initiative to boost digital content. Small business and e-commerce minister Patricia Hewitt announced the creation of the Digital