Read this: Top-slicing is not the only solution | Jeremy Dear |Comment is free |guardian.co.uk
Summary: Ofcom estimates we face a funding gap of between 145m and 235m a year, just to maintain the current levels of service on channels like ITV, Channel 4 and Five. Meanwhile, the free marketeers follow in James Murdoch's wake in the hope that this particular market failure will offer a new opportunity to bash the BBC. The kind of public interest programming produced by these channels matters in its own right, but so many other things also depend on a strong public service sector. - guardian.co.ukwww.guardian.co.ukTop-slicing is not the only solution | J…
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