What would TV look like without the BBC? Funding the future of public service television

Tuesday 15 December 2015, 6-7.30pm

Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

Chaired by Lord (David) Puttnam, former Deputy Chairman of Channel 4 (2006-12)

On 31 December 2016 the BBC’s Royal Charter expires. What should the future for the BBC as a public service broadcaster look like in a fast-changing digital landscape? How should it be financially supported, and by whom? Should it continue to hold its place as the nation’s leading public service broadcaster, and benefit from a universal licence fee?

Speakers:
Greg Dyke, former Director-General of the BBC (2000-4)
Brian Eno, musician and producer; delivered the BBC Music John Peel Lecture 2015
Mariana Mazzucato, RM Phillips Professorship in the Economics of Innovation, University of Sussex
Toby Syfret, Head of TV, Enders Analysis

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Press coverage:

‘Former BBC Chief Greg Dyke says the corporation ‘is envy of the world’, 15th December, 2015

Reported in the Daily Mail; The Oxford Times, Herald Scotland