Ofcom Mobile Sector Assessment Interactive Executive Summary

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Some respondents to our consultation supported direct public funding; many expressed concern about its impact on the independence of content providers, although there are already successful examples of direct funding with arm’s length oversight to ensure independence is retained.


Martin Curry on 1 December 2008 at 9:19pm

S4C receives direct funding as far as I'm aware. I don't have an objection to this mechanisim. So does the BBC for its very wonderful, internationally aclaimed, non PSB service BBC World Service.

Arms length funding for a future channel 4, mainly relying on advertising, should pose no major problems.
(Unless they hire Jonathon Ross!!!)

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