Read this: Mediatel: Newsline: Revealed: the botched affair between government and the BBC
Summary: The BBC had to warn that major imminent service closures would be inevitable unless the government backed down on its initial insistence that the BBC would have to accept the more than 650 million funding of free licence fees for the over 75s without any guarantee in advance of compensation. BBC Two would have to close- BBC Four would also go- All of the BBC's local radio stations, which provide an important media outlet for local MPs, would be taken off the air- And, in a further blow to the nations and regions, the national radio news services for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland would be shut down. - mediatel.co.ukmediatel.co.ukMediatel: Newsline: Revealed: the botche…
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