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Streamers ‘could be pulled into reality TV inquiry’

MPs considering calling Netflix and Amazon to give evidence

Netflix and Amazon could find themselves drawn into the on-going inquiry into reality TV.

According to the Daily Telegraph, MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee are considering calling streaming companies to give evidence as part of the inquiry into reality TV, which is examining whether more regulatory oversight is needed to protect contestants.

The inquiry was established following the death of a guest on ITV’s The Jeremy Kyle Show.

One proposal under consideration is whether video streaming providers could be forced to make sure that shows on their sites provide adequate care for reality TV participants.

So far, only ITV and Channel 4 executives, as well as producers from the Jeremy Kyle show, have been asked to appear before the Committee.