VLV Membership



or download an application form here and POST it to VLV.

You can join Voice of the Listener & Viewer (VLV) from just £30 a year. As a member you will become part of an active and influential community which for over 30 years has been making the case for high quality radio and television programmes, independence in broadcasting and for the principles of public service broadcasting.

VLV's work includes producing briefings and responses to current issues and consultations by Government, broadcasters and regulators. These play an important part in shaping future broadcasting policy. 

VLV holds public lectures, seminars and conferences all over the UK at affordable prices where anyone can question policy makers, broadcasters and leading decision makers at first hand. VLV is in frequent touch with government departments and ministers, broadcasting regulators and other civil society and consumer groups, and provides an accessible forum for the exchange of views.

Government, politicians and regulators all listen to VLV. We have helped ensure that ITV, Channel 4 and Five continue to be required to broadcast public service programmes, including news, arts, children's and religious programmes in peak time.

Membership benefits

Some of our events are members-only events and we also publish print bulletins which are sent to our members free of charge.

Types of membership


£30 annually - apply here


£45 for two at the same address - apply here


Students can take advantage of e-membership at only £10. E-membership entitles students to receive e-mail news about VLV, but does not include copies of VLV's Bulletin - apply here

LIFE MEMBERSHIP - apply here


VLV has many university departments and colleges as academic members. By becoming an academic member you will join a growing and influential network which includes further education and higher education lecturers and professors from a range of faculties across the UK. Members include specialists in media, communication studies, journalism and a range of other subjects including citizenship, English and social sciences. 

Academic membership allows three named members of staff to receive a copy of VLV's Bulletin, and an additional copy is sent to your college librarian. 

Academic members have one vote at VLV's annual general and other meetings.

£75 annually for Colleges and University Departments - apply here


VLV can help your organisation to keep pace with fast-changing media developments, legislative and policy changes in broadcasting, and how they may affect your organisation and its work. At VLV conferences and seminars, you and members of your organisation will get a chance to network and hear and question government ministers, policy makers and leading broadcasters at first hand.

£75 annually - apply here


Corporate membership includes three copies of VLV's Bulletin to named individuals and a copy for the editor of your own publications or newsletter. 

Corporate members have one vote at VLV's annual general and other meetings.

£250 annually – apply here 


Broadcasters, regulators, trade associations and commercial organisations are not eligible to join VLV as members but they may attend VLV events and like to keep informed of VLV conferences and activities. Non-members can do so by subscribing to VLV's mailing list, which includes VLV's Bulletin, its email newsletters, annoucements of coming events and other information. This subscription brings no membership rights, responsibilities or benefits.

£35 annually - Subscribe now