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The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Sport
(DCMS) is a department of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
government, with responsibility for culture and sport in England, and some aspects of the media throughout the whole UK, such as broadcasting and internet. It also has responsibility for the tourism, leisure and creative industries (some joint with Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy). The department was also responsible for the delivery of the 2012 Olympic Games
2012 Olympic Games
and Paralympic Games and the building of a Digital Economy.

Contents

1 History and responsibilities

1.1 2012 Olympics 1.2 2010–present

1.2.1 Policy areas

1.2.1.1 Other responsibilities

2 Headquarters 3 Ministers 4 Bodies sponsored by DCMS

4.1 Non-ministerial departments 4.2 Statutory corporations 4.3 Public broadcasting authorities 4.4 Non-departmental public bodies

5 Devolution

5.1 Scotland 5.2 Northern Ireland 5.3 Wales

6 See also 7 References 8 External links

8.1 Video clips

History and responsibilities[edit]

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DCMS originates from the Department of National Heritage (DNH), which itself was created on 11 April 1992 out of various other departments, soon after the Conservative election victory. The former Ministers for the Arts
Arts
and for Sport
Sport
had previously been located in other departments. DNH was renamed as the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Sport
(DCMS) on 14 July 1997, under the Premiership of Tony Blair. It was renamed to Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Sport
on 3 July 2017, staying DCMS under the Premiership of Theresa May
Theresa May
to reflect the department's increased activity in the Digital sector.[2] 2012 Olympics[edit] DCMS was the co-ordinating department for the successful bid by London to host the 2012 Olympics and appointed and oversees the agencies delivering the Games' infrastructure and programme, principally the Olympic Delivery Authority
Olympic Delivery Authority
(ODA) and LOCOG. The June 2007 Cabinet reshuffle led to Tessa Jowell
Tessa Jowell
MP taking on the role of Paymaster General
Paymaster General
and then Minister for the Cabinet Office while remaining Minister for the Olympics. Ministerial responsibility for the Olympics was shared with Ms Jowell in the Cabinet Office, but the staff of the Government Olympic Executive (GOE) remained based in DCMS. 2010–present[edit] Following the 2010 general election, ministerial responsibility for the Olympics returned to the Secretary of State. Although Jeremy Hunt's full title was Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, the Department's name remained unchanged. On 4 September 2012, Hunt was appointed Health Secretary in a cabinet reshuffle and replaced by Maria Miller. Maria Miller
Maria Miller
later resigned due to controversy over her expenses. Her replacement was announced later that day as Sajid Javid. After the 2015 general election, John Whittingdale
John Whittingdale
was appointed as Secretary of State, tasked with initiating the BBC Charter
BBC Charter
review process. DCMS received full responsibility for the digital economy policy, formerly jointly held with BIS, and sponsorship of the Information Commissioner's Office from the Ministry of Justice. Whittingdale was replaced by Karen Bradley
Karen Bradley
after the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU in July 2016. The Office for Civil Society moved from the Cabinet Office
Cabinet Office
to DCMS as part of the same reshuffle. In January 2018, Matthew Hancock, previous Minister of State for Digital, was appointed Secretary of State as part of the Cabinet Reshuffle. Policy areas[edit] It is responsible for government policy in the following areas:

the Arts Broadcasting, including the BBC Internet
Internet
and international ICT policy Telecommunications
Telecommunications
and broadband Civil society Charities Creative industries

Advertising Arts
Arts
market Design Fashion Film Music industry Publishing

Historic environment Architecture
Architecture
and design Cultural property and heritage Digital economy Entertainment
Entertainment
licensing Gambling
Gambling
and racing Press freedom
Press freedom
and regulation Libraries Museums
Museums
and galleries National Lottery Tourism Sport Olympics legacy

Other responsibilities[edit] Other responsibilities of DCMS include listing of historic buildings, scheduling of ancient monuments, export licensing of cultural goods, and management of the Government Art Collection
Government Art Collection
(GAC). The Secretary of State has responsibility for the maintenance of the land and buildings making up the historic Royal Estate under the Crown Lands Act 1851. These inherited functions, which were once centralised in the Office of Works, are now delivered as follows:

The Royal Parks
Royal Parks
are maintained by an executive agency within DCMS, the Royal Parks
Royal Parks
Agency; The Unoccupied Royal Palaces in England
England
are managed by a contract with Historic Royal Palaces; Maintenance of the Occupied Royal Palaces in England
England
was funded by an annual Grant-in-Aid to the Royal Household until 31 March 2012. The Secretary of State for Culture retains legal responsibility for these palaces, but from 1 April 2012 this funding was amalgamated with the Civil List into a single Sovereign Grant administered by HM Treasury. DCMS continues to make a separate small grant to the Royal Household for the maintenance of Marlborough House

The Department also has responsibility for state ceremonial occasions and royal funerals. However, responsibility for the Civil List element of Head of State expenditure and income from the separate Crown Estate remains with the Chancellor of the Exchequer. DCMS works jointly with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) on design issues, including sponsorship of the Design Council, and on relations with the computer games and publishing industries. DCMS organises the annual Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day
Ceremony at the Cenotaph
Cenotaph
and has responsibility for providing humanitarian assistance in the event of a disaster. In the Government's response to the 7 July 2005 London bombings the department coordinated humanitarian support to the relatives of victims and arranged the memorial events. Headquarters[edit] The main offices are at 100 Parliament Street, occupying part of the building known as Government Offices Great George Street. Ministers[edit] The DCMS Ministers are as follows:[3]

Minister Rank Portfolio

The Rt Hon. Matt Hancock
Matt Hancock
MP Secretary of State Overall responsibility for the work of DCMS and the digital economy

Margot James
Margot James
MP Minister of State ( Minister of State for Digital ) Broadband, Spectrum and Telecoms; Culture; Heritage and Built Environment; Internet
Internet
and Creative Industries; Libraries; Media; Museums
Museums
and Galleries

Tracey Crouch
Tracey Crouch
MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, & Civil Society gambling, horse racing, Office for Civil Society, sport, The National Lottery and society lotteries

Michael Ellis MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism Arts, Culture, Heritage, public libraries, museums, national archives, tourism

Henry Ashton, Lord Ashton of Hyde Parliamentary Under Secretary of State ceremonials, all DCMS business in the Lords and First World War commemorations

The Permanent Secretary is Sue Owen
Sue Owen
CB. Bodies sponsored by DCMS[edit] The DCMS has policy responsibility for three statutory corporations and two public broadcasting authorities. These bodies and their operation are largely independent of Government policy influence. Non-ministerial departments[edit] In September 2015, DCMS gained sponsorship of one non-ministerial department:

The National Archives

Statutory corporations[edit] The statutory corporations are:

Channel Four Television Corporation Historic Royal Palaces Office of Communications (Ofcom) – shared with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

The Department was responsible for the Horserace Totalisator Board (The Tote) until the sale of the Tote's business to Betfred
Betfred
in July 2011. Public broadcasting authorities[edit] The public broadcasting authorities are:

British Broadcasting
Broadcasting
Corporation Sianel Pedwar Cymru – and the S4C
S4C
Authority which regulates and manages S4C

Non-departmental public bodies[edit] The DCMS sponsors the following executive non-departmental public bodies:

Arts
Arts
Council England British Film
Film
Institute British Library British Museum Equality and Human Rights Commission Gambling
Gambling
Commission Geffrye Museum Historic England
England
(separated from English Heritage
English Heritage
in 2015, formally the Historic Buildings & Monuments Commission for England) Horniman Museum Horserace Betting Levy Board Imperial War Museum Information Commissioner's Office National Gallery National Heritage Memorial Fund
National Heritage Memorial Fund
(the Trustees of the NHMF also administer the Heritage Lottery Fund) National Maritime Museum National Museums
Museums
Liverpool National Portrait Gallery Natural History Museum Royal Armouries Science Museum Group Sir John Soane's Museum Sport
Sport
England
England
(formally the English Sports Council) Sports Grounds Safety Authority Tate UK Anti-Doping UK Sport
Sport
(formally the UK Sports Council) Victoria and Albert Museum VisitBritain (formally the British Tourist Authority) VisitEngland Wallace Collection

The DCMS sponsors the following advisory non departmental public bodies:

Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art
Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art
and Objects of Cultural Interest Theatres Trust Treasure Valuation Committee

DCMS also has responsibility for two other bodies classified by the Office for National Statistics[4] as being within the central government sector:

The London
London
Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) is a company limited by guarantee, established by a joint venture agreement between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, the Mayor of London
London
and the British Olympic Association. Churches Conservation Trust

DCMS is also the major financial sponsor of the following bodies, which are not classed as part of the UK central government

Chatham Historic Dockyard
Chatham Historic Dockyard
Trust Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College for the Old Royal Naval College Tyne and Wear Museums

Sponsorship of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
Arts
(NESTA) transferred to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills in June 2007. The Museum of London
London
transferred to the Greater London
London
Authority from 1 April 2008. DCMS formerly sponsored eight Regional Cultural Consortiums with NDPB status. In July 2008, DCMS announced that the consortiums would be phased out over a twelve-month period and replaced by a new alliance of the regional teams of Arts
Arts
Council England, Sport
Sport
England, English Heritage and the MLA. Devolution[edit] Culture, sport and tourism are devolved matters, with responsibility resting with corresponding departments in the Scottish Government
Scottish Government
in Scotland, the Welsh Government
Welsh Government
in Wales
Wales
and the Northern Ireland Executive in Northern Ireland. Media-related policy is generally reserved to Westminster i.e. not devolved. These areas include: Scotland[edit] Reserved matters:[5]

Film
Film
classification Broadcasting Public lending right

Northern Ireland[edit] Reserved matters:[6]

Broadcasting The National Lottery

The British Board of Film
Film
Classification also classifies films for viewing in Northern Ireland. The department's main counterparts in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
are as follows:[7]

Department of Culture, Arts
Arts
and Leisure (architecture, arts, culture, galleries, libraries, museums, sport) Department of the Environment (historic built environment) Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment
(tourism) Department for Social Development
Department for Social Development
(gambling, liquor licensing)

Wales[edit]

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Under the Welsh devolution settlement, specific policy areas are transferred to the Welsh Government
Welsh Government
rather than reserved to Westminster. See also[edit]

United Kingdom
United Kingdom
budget Digital Economy Act 2010 Culture, Media and Sport
Sport
Committee

References[edit]

^ Budget 2011 (PDF). London: HM Treasury. 2011. p. 48. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2011.  ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/change-of-name-for-dcms ^ "Department for Culture, Media & Sport". GOV.UK. Retrieved 11 May 2015.  ^ ONS Sector Classification Guide accessesd 13 August 2008 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 July 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2008.  ^ Scotland
Scotland
Act 1998, Schedule 5, Part II ^ Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Act 1998, Schedule 3 ^ Departments (Transfer and Assignment of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Official website

Video clips[edit]

DCMS YouTube channel

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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Sport
of the United Kingdom

Headquarters: 100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ

Executive agencies

The Royal Parks The National Archives

Non-departmental public bodies

Advisory

Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art
Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art
and Objects of Cultural Interest Theatres Trust Treasure Valuation Committee

Executive

Arts
Arts
Council England British Film
Film
Institute British Library British Museum Equality and Human Rights Commission Gambling
Gambling
Commission Geffrye Museum Historic England Horniman Museum Horserace Betting Levy Board Imperial War Museum Information Commissioner's Office National Gallery National Heritage Memorial Fund National Maritime Museum National Museums
Museums
Liverpool National Portrait Gallery Natural History Museum Royal Armouries Science Museum Group Sir John Soane's Museum Sport
Sport
England Sports Grounds Safety Authority Tate UK Anti-Doping UK Sport Victoria and Albert Museum VisitBritain VisitEngland Wallace Collection

Tribunal

Horserace Betting Levy Appeal Tribunal

Public corporations

BBC

BBC
BBC
Trust

Channel Four Television Corporation Historic Royal Palaces Ofcom S4C

S4C
S4C
Authority

Ministers

Secretary of State

Matt Hancock

Minister of State

Minister of State for Digital and Culture: Margot James

Under-Secretaries of State

Sport
Sport
and Civil Society: Tracey Crouch Arts, Heritage and Tourism: John Glen Ceremonials, First World War commemorations and DCMS Business in the Lords: Lord Ashton of Hyde

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Departments of Her Majesty's Government

Ministerial

Attorney General's Office Cabinet Office Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Department for Education Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Department for Exiting the European Union Department for International Development Department for International Trade Department for Transport Department for Work and Pensions Department of Health and Social Care Foreign and Commonwealth Office Her Majesty's Treasury Home Office Ministry of Defence Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Ministry of Justice Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Office Office of the Advocate General for Scotland Office of the Leader of the House of Commons Office of the Leader of the House of Lords Scotland
Scotland
Office UK Export Finance Wales
Wales
Office

Non-ministerial

Charity Commission for England
England
and Wales Competition and Markets Authority Crown Prosecution Service Food Standards Agency Forestry Commission Government Actuary's Department Government Legal Department Her Majesty's Land Registry Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs National Crime Agency National Savings and Investments Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills Office of Gas and Electricity Markets Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation Office of Rail and Road Ordnance Survey Serious Fraud Office Supreme Court of the United Kingdom The National Archives UK Statistics Authority UK Trade & Investment Water Services Regulation Authority

Category Commons

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Media in the United Kingdom

UK national newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals

Newspapers (History)

Berliner

The Guardian The Observer

Broadsheet

Financial Times The Daily Telegraph The Sunday Telegraph The Sunday Times

Compact

i The Times

Middle-market

Daily Express Daily Mail The Mail on Sunday

Tabloid

Daily Mirror Sunday Mirror Morning Star The Sunday People Daily Star Daily Star Sunday The Sun Sunday Sport

Magazines & other periodicals

List of magazines by circulation

Radio in the UK

National stations

BBC

Analogue / digital Radio 1 Radio 2 Radio 3 Radio 4 5 Live Digital only Radio 1Xtra Radio 4 Extra 5 Live Sports Extra 6 Music Asian Network World Service BBC
BBC
National DAB (multiplex)

Independent / commercial

Analogue / digital Absolute Radio Classic FM Heart Kiss Talksport Digital only Absolute 80s Absolute 90s BFBS Radio Capital Xtra Digital One (multiplex) Heart 80s Heart Extra heat The Hits Jazz FM Kerrang! Kiss Fresh Kisstory LBC Magic Planet Rock Premier Christian Radio Radio X RNIB Connect Radio Sound Digital (multiplex) Smooth Extra Talkradio UCB UK Virgin Radio UK

Regional & local stations

BBC

List of BBC
BBC
Local Radio stations List of BBC
BBC
Regional Radio stations

Independent / commercial

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Other stations

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Broadcasting
Broadcasting
House FM broadcasting The Studios, MediaCityUK Radio Academy

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Principal channels (List)

BBC

BBC
BBC
One BBC
BBC
Two BBC
BBC
Four BBC
BBC
News BBC
BBC
Parliament CBBC CBeebies

ITV

ITV ITV2 ITV3 ITV4 CITV ITV Encore ITVBe ITV Box Office

Ch 4

Channel 4 E4 Film4 More4 4seven

Ch 5

Channel 5 5Prime 5Spike 5Star 5USA

Sky

Challenge Pick Real Lives Sky One Sky Two Sky Arts Sky Atlantic Sky Cinema Sky Living Sky News Sky Sports Sky Sports
Sky Sports
F1 Sky Sports
Sky Sports
News

UKTV

Alibi Dave Drama Eden Gold Good Food Home Really W Yesterday

Sony Pictures Television

Chart Show TV Chart Show Hits Movies4Men Pop Pop Max Starz TV Sony Channel Sony Movie Channel Scuzz Tiny Pop True Crime True Entertainment True Movies truTV The Vault

Services & platforms

All 4

Film4oD

analogue

analogue terrestrial (defunct)

BBC
BBC
iPlayer

BBC
BBC
Three

BBC
BBC
Store TalkTalk TV
TalkTalk TV
Store BT TV cable digital

digital terrestrial List of channels

Freesat

Freesat+

Freeview high-definition

List of channels

ITV

ITV Hub, STV Player

local television My5 Now TV (Sky plc) Real Digital Restricted Service Licence satellite

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Sky

Freesat
Freesat
from Sky On Demand Sky+ Sky+
Sky+
HD

Talk Talk
Talk
TV Top Up TV TVPlayer Virgin Media

FilmFlex TiVo V+

YouView Zattoo

Studios

Current

BBC
BBC
Elstree Centre BBC
BBC
Pacific Quay The Bottle Yard Studios Broadcasting
Broadcasting
House Broadcasting
Broadcasting
House, Belfast Broadcasting
Broadcasting
House, Bristol Broadcasting
Broadcasting
House, Cardiff Elstree Studios (Shenley Road) Gas Street Studios The Leeds Studios The London
London
Studios The Maidstone Studios Mailbox Birmingham MediaCityUK Osterley Television Centre Roath Lock Television Centre, London

Defunct

British and Dominions Imperial Studios Fountain Studios Gate Studios Granada Studios MGM-British Studios Pebble Mill Studios Teddington Studios Television Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne Television Centre, Southampton Upper Boat Studios

Other

Defunct channels Edinburgh International Television Festival History

List of years

List of channels Student television Viewing statistics

Most-watched broadcasts

Companies and organisations

Companies

Major companies

Archant Ascential Bauer Radio BBC Bloomsbury Publishing BT Group Channel Four Television Corporation Daily Mail
Daily Mail
and General Trust Dentsu Aegis Network Economist Group EMI Music Publishing Endemol Shine UK Global Group Guardian Media Group Haymarket Media Group Informa ITN ITV plc Johnston Press Mecom Group News UK Newsquest Northern & Shell Now TV (Sky plc) Pearson plc Press Holdings RELX Group Reuters Sky UK
Sky UK
Limited Sky plc STV Group Syco Talk Talk
Talk
Group Time Inc. UK Trinity Mirror UBM plc Virgin Media Wireless Group

Other resources

Arqiva List of largest UK book publishers

Government & regulatory bodies

Advertising
Advertising
Standards Authority BBC
BBC
Trust British Board of Film
Film
Classification British Film
Film
Institute Culture, Media, and Sport
Sport
Select Committee Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Independent Press Standards Organisation Ofcom Press Recognition Panel S4C
S4C
Authority

Industry & trades bodies

British Academy of Film
Film
and Television Arts British Phonographic Industry Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union Clearcast Digital TV Group Digital UK Equity Federation Against Copyright Theft National Union of Journalists The Publishers Association Royal Television Society United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Independent Broadcasting

Other

BBC
BBC
Academy National Film
Film
and Television School National Science and Media Museum

Regional and student media

Regional media

Media in England

Birmingham London Manchester

Media in Scotland

Aberdeen Dundee Glasgow

Media in Wales

Cardiff

Student media

Student televisi

.