Read this: Annual report highlights BBC challenge
Summary: The BBC annual report and accounts for 2014/15 - published on Tuesday - reveal that while nearly every UK adult watches BBC television, listens to its radio stations or uses BBC online, they aren't hanging around for as long and they appreciate the services less. Every BBC television channel lost both reach and audience appreciation - a trend across broadcasters as people spend more time online - while only BBC One and CBeebies kept audiences watching for longer than last year. - www.bbc.co.ukRead full article: Annual report highlights BBC challenge…
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The BBC, almost certainly the best broadcaster on the planet, is constrained by its commitment to impartiality and by the fact that is funded entirely by public subscription and the sale of its outstanding products worldwide. It will be easy for a government committed to the commercialisation of every aspect of our lives to destroy the BBC. The broadcaster will not be able to fight back because the government will see that as taking a partisan political stand. As someone who grew up with the BBC, watched the coronation on a 12" black and green CRT tube, listened to the first stereo broadcasts using the TV and radio side by side, watched the first digital channel, struggled with the early iPlayer, I now look and listen through all the latest streaming, recording and downloading devices. I would be prepared to pay double the subscription to save it. I am not prepared to give any money to Rupert Murdoch and the like!
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