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9 March 2012updated 07 Sep 2021 10:43am

Channel 4 and Sky pledge to get more female experts on TV

... but the BBC says the licence fee model prevents them signing Broadcast's pledge.

By Helen Lewis

“I’m not one for quotas,” wrote Channel 4’s Jon Snow recently on his blog, “but it is hard to escape the conclusion that our industry is anachronistically male-dominated, and if our job is to reflect the world we live in, then those making the decisions about what ends up on our screens do not reflect the make up of that world.”

He was writing after the RTS Awards in February, where “no fewer than five of the winning teams managed to sport a winning tableau entirely made up of white men”.

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