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A Future for Public Service Television$
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Des Freedman and Vana Goblot

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781906897710

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.001.0001

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How to Strengthen Public Service Television

How to Strengthen Public Service Television

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A Future for Public Service Television

Chris Tryhorn

The MIT Press

This chapter discusses five recommendations on how to strengthen public service television. The first is the need to maintain the UK's broadcasting ecology. The second is the need for the BBC to have its funding future-proofed to take account of changes in technology and consumption. It needs to be funded honestly and not continually raided by opportunistic governments using it to pay for media infrastructure projects or politically motivated schemes. The third is the need to set in stone Channel 4's status as a publicly owned publisher broadcaster. The fourth is the need to decide whether we really want ITV and Channel 5 to do public service television. The fifth is the need for public service television to be defined better, sold better, and to be better.

Keywords:   public service television, public service broadcasting, UK broadcasting, BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV

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