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House of Lords to meet Netflix and ITV representatives

Communications Committee will scrutinise Netflix's commitment to British programming

The House of Lords Communications Committee will meet Netflix and ITV executives on 2nd July to discuss the future of public service broadcasting.

The Committee’s inquiry has given rise to questions over Netflix’s commitment to British programming “except to serve American audiences.” Netflix content VP Anne Mensah and UK public policy director Benjamin King will discuss this and a range of other topics (including diversity and tax relief) in the first session at 3.30pm.

The 4.30pm session will see the Committee ask ITV CEO Dame Carolyn McCall, director of television Kevin Lygo and director of policy and regulatory affairs Magnus Brooke whether the broadcaster can remain viable as advertising increasingly moves online, as well as how ITV can better appeal to young people.

This session will also cover ITV’s public service remit, diversity on screen and off, and ITV’s approach to co-producing programmes, along with discussion over Britbox.