For some time there have been complaints about the quality and quantity of children’s programming.
It seemed that this market was shrinking and that eventually children’s programming would disappear altogether.
However, in what would seem to be a reversal of fortune, the BBC will be increasing the budget for children’s TV shows by a massive £25 million per year for the next three years.
This announcement shows that the BBC is committed to children’s programming whereas, when it comes to commercial TV, ITV has recently cut the children’s TV budget from £50 million per year to just £10 million per year.
It has to be said that this money has not yet been agreed by the BBC Trust, but following the criticism in the past over children’s TV spending it should be a straightforward decision.