Teletubbies creator Wood says £60m funding not enough to save kids’ TV

Teletubbies creator Wood says £60m funding not enough to save kids’ TV

The UK is in danger of losing its children’s television industry, Anne Wood, founder of Ragdoll Productions, has told The Bookseller.

Wood, who created "Teletubbies" a little over 20 years ago, said investment in children’s TV had been declining for years. "The challenge is that the BBC is now the only commissioner of original content for children and production companies are working in a climate of increasing spending cuts. The other public service broadcasters have, since the Communications Act 2003, left any commitment to providing new children’s content as it is seen to be too expensiv...

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