Shadow UK Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has launched a paper setting out the opposition Conservative Party’s vision of the the future of public service broadcasting. The paper argues that offering a more diverse range of public service broadcasting is the key to ensuring Britain’s broadcasting sector remains successful - and Hunt stressed:
“We need structures that will maintain the creative diversity that has made British public service broadcasting famous throughout the world.”
The paper highlights current Conservative thinking on a number of proposals that would allow plurality of provision - with the options including top-slicing of the licence fee, the governance of the BBC, and deregulation of some aspects of commercial broadcasting.
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