Magazine article Screen International

Jeremy Corbyn Throws Weight Behind Public Digital Service to Rival Netflix and Amazon

Magazine article Screen International

Jeremy Corbyn Throws Weight Behind Public Digital Service to Rival Netflix and Amazon

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Corbyn gave the Alternative MacTaggart speech at the Edinbugh Television Festival.

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of UK opposition party Labour, has backed the creation of a British Digital Corporation (BDC) to provide heavyweight competition to Netflix and Amazon.

Talking at the Edinburgh Television Festival where he delivered the Alternative McTaggart lecture on Thursday, Corbyn said: “A BDC could use all of our best minds, the latest technology and our existing public assets not only to deliver information and entertainment to rival Netflix and Amazon but also to harness data for the public good. …

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