Ofcom Mobile Sector Assessment Interactive Executive Summary

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We agree that the existing public service institutions retain important roles, and that continued support for institutions with values aligned to delivery of public purposes should be an important element of any future model. However, our analysis is clear that a model in which institutions retain their current roles but with no new funding, and no flexibility to adapt to audiences’ changing needs, will not deliver the vision based on audiences’ priorities that we set out in our first consultation.

Comments

ken grant-coker on 31 October 2008 at 8:56am

The world is changing most TV is via subscription and therefore the main receiver of public funds the BBC should change to financing via subscription. It no longer offers an independent and quality product. The recent ross/brand and other matters clearly demonstrates that it lacks executive control and is afraid to exercise that control. It no longer has any justification for public support. The licence fee should be removed and its purpose is clearly out of date and is not relevant to the modern world.

Trevor Lockwood on 28 November 2008 at 9:12am

The values are very important - but are the institutions now charged with upholding them doing their job?
In some cases they are not. In any event why should a publicly funded provider have a monopoly, particularly when it is patently obvious that there is more talent outside that institution than it retains?
Allowing a foul-mouthed presenter to remain, and to continue to pay an inflated salary (twelve times that paid to 160 community radio stations) shows they are no longer to be trusted with so much of our money.

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