Don’t prejudge the Comms Bill

Richard Tait in the FT (subscription required) says we shouldn’t be too quick to predict the long term outcomes of the Comms Bill. After all, ten years ago:

“…you could have got eye-watering odds betting that six years after channel Five?s launch it would be a major broadcaster of arts and history programmes; that its first chairman Greg Dyke would be running the BBC; that its first director of programmes Dawn Airey would be in charge of programming at BSkyB; and that her successor Kevin Lygo would be everyone?s favourite to take over as director of television at Channel 4.”

Tait, who used to be Editor in Chief at ITN and is now an academic, is a pretty good reason to buy the FT on a Tuesday when his column appears in the Creative Business section.