The Future of Public Service Content in the United Kingdom
Abstract:The structure of public service broadcasting appears to be at a turning point in the United Kingdom. A number of regulatory options are being considered, by Ofcom and by the government, in response to the reluctance of commercially funded media to undertake public service obligations. If existing levels of service are to be maintained, alternative sources of production and finance will have to be identified. This note explore the critical question, whether public finance should be devoted to particular institutions, such as the BBC, or whether it should be used to subsidise a marketplace for independently produced public service content.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 2009
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