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BBC Management & BBC Trust => BBC Management & BBC Trust => Topic started by: mel on May 12, 2016, 03:42:46 PM

Title: Culture Secretary`s New Plans For The BBC
Post by: mel on May 12, 2016, 03:42:46 PM
Taken from the BBC website.

........ quote " Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has unveiled the government's plans for the BBC, saying it must put "distinctive content" at its heart.
He said the licence fee will rise in line with inflation for the next five years - and that this way of funding the BBC will continue for 11 years."

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Does it look good for the BBC ?.


Title: Re: Culture Secretary`s New Plans For The BBC
Post by: darcysarto on May 16, 2016, 12:56:31 PM
Whatever the outcome, they've had another 750m removed from their funding plus another 80m going to local newspapers, some can frame the white paper as a climb down by Whittingdale but the Tories have now taken around 1.25bn from the BBC is successive licence fee settlements.  It could have been worse but certainly doesn't look good.