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Do we still need public service television?

Wednesday 25 November 2015, 7pm–8.30pm

Venue: The Guardian Media Group, The Scott Room, London, N1 9GU

The launch of our inquiry took place on Wednesday 25th November. The Guardian’s head of media Jane Martinson chaired a lively debate on whether we still need a public service TV system in the multichannel abundance, with speakers including the Inquiry chair Lord Puttnam, broadcaster and author Melvyn Bragg, Channel 4’s Jay Hunt and Maker Studio’s Luke Hyams.

Press coverage:

BBC Cannot Thrive if Constantly Threatened, Mediatel Newsline, 26th November 2015

Melvyn Bragg accuses BBC Trust chair of ‘cosying up’ on new financial deal, The Guardian, 26th November 2015

Do Young People Care About Public Service Broadcasting?, Luke Hyams, Huffington Post, 4th December 2015

Richard Hoggart shows us to improve TV’s future we must look to the past