How should the BBC be funded?
The growing use of the internet for viewing has made licensing TV sets outdated, according to right-wing think tank the Adam Smith Institute. The report singles out the success of Sky with its subscription model, adding that the BBC could have "the global presence of a Hollywood studio but with a wider range of output".
A BBC Trust spokeswoman said BBC funding was a matter for government. Negotiations between the BBC and the government on the next licence fee settlement are due to begin next year.
Do you think the licence fee should be abolished to make way for a voluntary subscription? Do you think public service broadcasting has a future in Britain? Is the licence fee value for money?
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