Date: 13th October 2000

British Broadcasts Vow To Improve Diversity

Britain's major broadcasters, including its commercial TV networks, the BBC and satellite service BSkyB, announced plans to improve the representation of minorities Thursday.

Uniting as the Cultural Diversity Network (CDN), the group issued a manifesto Thursday calling for specific employment targets and the development of an online talent database. "This country is facing a demographic revolution, which means that this industry has to get its act together and its business in order," CDN's first chairman, Carlton TV's CEO Clive Jones, said Thursday.

Source: Studio Briefing