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BBC in the news, Wednesday

Host Host | 09:50 UK time, Wednesday, 10 January 2007

The Guardian: "The BBC was yesterday ordered to publish secret documents that will reveal why Greg Dyke was forced out as director general after the publication of the Hutton report." (link)

The Guardian: "A government minister last night insisted that deliberations are still under way to set a "tough but fair" licence fee settlement." (link)


  • 1.
  • At 03:30 PM on 10 Jan 2007,
  • J Westerman wrote:

The BBC has the facilities to let the Government know the wishes of the listeners/viewers and interested organizations.

It is now or never.

  • 2.
  • At 04:29 PM on 10 Jan 2007,
  • Jonathan wrote:

Enough of the BBC having to get out the begging bowl to the state every time the license fee comes round.

Step up the marketing and merchandise division removing its limitations.
Invite subscriptions (like sky does).
Have a fee from general taxation from government for 'essential' BBC services.
Yes even consider taking some advertising.
Then abolish the license fee itself.
Better all round...

  • 3.
  • At 10:59 AM on 12 Jan 2007,
  • ericj wrote:

The license fee is a joke -what % dont they recover already and now with TV phones how are they going to get fees for those .
Come into the 21 st century BBC
With your stature advertisers will flock to you and bring you more money that you ever had. THEN you can start to increase your standards back to where they were and BEYOND....
Just one thing dont get greedy, give a set advertising time - dont keep increasing the slot lengths like SKY
and be very strict on ad quality . Good luck. License fee RIP.

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