Entries in 'byron' (19)

Praise continues for DEB

Praise continues for DEB

The Digital Economy Bill has today become law having received Royal Assent, much to the delight of key figures both inside and outside the games industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 9th 2010 at 3:07PM in News
Byron wants new online report

Byron wants new online report

As part of her progress report on her 2008 Byron Review, Dr Tanya Byron has called for a new and independent report to examine the implementation of a possible code ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2010 at 6:32PM in News
Byron returns to review Report

Byron returns to review Report

Two years on from the now infamous Byron Report on video games age ratings, TV presenter Dr Tanya Byron is to return to her work and review the progress that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2010 at 1:30PM in News
VSC restructures for gaming future

VSC restructures for gaming future

Ahead of the implementation of the government’s new video games ratings regime outlined in The Digital Economy Bill later this year The Video Standards Council has outlined a number of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2010 at 3:05PM in News

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Wood joins Premier PR

Wood joins Premier PR

Premier PR has named Ali Wood as its new accounts manager – as the London-based agency expands its newly-opened games division.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2010 at 11:51AM in News
DIGITAL BRITAIN: The industry responds to PEGI ruling

DIGITAL BRITAIN: The industry responds to PEGI ruling

A number of the most senior figures in the UK video games industry have responded to the government’s move to grant PEGI the sole power of video games classification.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2009 at 5:54PM in News
Vaz cites game violence at PMQs

Vaz cites game violence at PMQs

MP Keith Vaz, an outspoken critic of mature video games, has once again raised the issue in parliament, pressing deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman in yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Questions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2009 at 11:38AM in News
Government snubs games with post-Byron funding

Government snubs games with post-Byron funding

Gordon Brown's Government is pumping £9 million into internet safety advertising for parents, following recommendations made in the Byron Review in March – but has yet again failed to promise ...
by Tim Ingham
on Jun 25th 2008 at 3:45PM in News

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PEGI ‘not pleased’ by Byron proposals

PEGI ‘not pleased’ by Byron proposals

The Byron Review’s proposal to increase the BBFC’s responsibilities has caused disappointment at PEGI HQ – but the classification body has stressed that its strength online will show the industry ...
by Neil Long
on Apr 4th 2008 at 4:17PM in News
BYRON REVIEW: Microsoft welcomes report

BYRON REVIEW: Microsoft welcomes report

Platform holder Microsoft has congratulated Dr. Tanya Byron in the aftermath of the Safer Children in a Digital World report, praising the way the report has been put together. ...
by Neil Long
on Mar 27th 2008 at 4:46PM in News
BYRON REVIEW: Rating system as it stands

BYRON REVIEW: Rating system as it stands

Currently video games are subject to two classification bodies, PEGI and BBFC, with the latter only used for more adult software.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 27th 2008 at 2:12PM in News

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BYRON REVIEW: BBFC hits back at ELSPA

BYRON REVIEW: BBFC hits back at ELSPA

Director of the BBFC David Cooke has welcomed the Byron review’s recommendations – and has emphasised that its own ratings system is the industry standard.

by Neil Long
on Mar 27th 2008 at 12:15PM in News
BYRON REVIEW: ELSPA questions shift to BBFC

BYRON REVIEW: ELSPA questions shift to BBFC

While it welcomed Byron’s desire to introduce one clear age ratings system, ELSPA also highlighted concerns over the BBFC’s ability to deliver its new remit, and added that the proposals ...
by Neil Long
on Mar 27th 2008 at 11:53AM in News
BYRON REVIEW: Byron & Brown on the GMTV Sofa

BYRON REVIEW: Byron & Brown on the GMTV Sofa

Dr Tanya Byron and Prime Minister Gordon Brown were live on the GMTV sofa this morning to outline the new proposals for video games age ratings – with the interview ...
by Lisa Foster
on Mar 27th 2008 at 11:21AM in News
BYRON REVIEW: Government to ‘act immediately’

BYRON REVIEW: Government to ‘act immediately’

Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls and Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Andy Burnham have backed the suggestions in the Byron review – ...
by Neil Long
on Mar 27th 2008 at 10:59AM in News

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HAVE YOUR SAY: The Byron Review

HAVE YOUR SAY: The Byron Review

With just a few days to go until Tanya Byron unveils her in-depth report on violence in the modern media, we want our readers in the trade to outline what ...
by Neil Long
on Mar 25th 2008 at 3:00PM in News
Ramsdale: UK age ratings may have to change

Ramsdale: UK age ratings may have to change

Managing director of EA UK Keith Ramsdale has accepted that the current domestic age ratings system – shared between the British Board of Film Classification and PEGI – may change ...
by Tim Ingham
on Nov 14th 2007 at 12:56PM in News
Full details of Government games review unveiled

Full details of Government games review unveiled

The UK Government has launched its official ‘call for evidence’ over the risks to young people from violent video games – and is asking you to help the inquiry.

As ...

by Tim Ingham
on Oct 9th 2007 at 5:07PM in News