• Future of BBC Funding

    For several weeks now the Government lobby has been mooting the possibility that NOT purchasing a TV Licence will no longer result in the ultimate sanction of a prison sentence. Newspapers like the Daily Mail have screaming headlines suggesting that this could be the end of the BBC if people stop purchasing a TV Licence because the punishment for not doing so is reduced. The issue, of course, is much wider and more serious than this, however. The whole future of public service broadcasting, not only in Britain but around the world, is under threat as the ramifications of a digitalised media industry continues to be felt. The BBC is…