UK Government thinktank to tackle media convergence issues

John Willis, the chief executive of TV production company Mentorn, and the former Ofcom partner Robin Foster are to join a government-appointed thinktank that will investigate the rapid pace of change in the media.Willis and Foster will be joined on the “convergence thinktank” by BT veteran Chris Earnshaw and digital media specialist Tess Read.The thinktank has been set up by the culture secretary, James Purnell, and business secretary, John Hutton, to “examine the implications of technological development for the media and communications industries, and the consequences for both markets and consumers”.

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