TITLE

The BBC needs to make the licence fee more logical and explicit

AUTHOR(S)
Alps, Tess
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Media Week;6/23/2009, Issue 1214, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author comments on the objection of Michael Lyons, chairman of the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) trustees, to the proposal of the "Digital Britain" report to use the digital dividend awarded to the BBC to facilitate the digital media switchover by 2012. She relates that Lyons wants to give back the money to licence fee-payers. She outlines the argument raised by BBC regarding the use of the digital dividend. The author argues that BBC has tainted the licence fee when it accepted the government task and cash for the digital switchover.
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43375954

 

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