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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?

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

External links

The British Academy, What Would TV Look Without BBC Funding

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