Read this: BBC Trust plans to fund regional news by selling broadcasting spectrum |Media |guardian.co.uk
Summary: He added that the BBC's plan to share facilities with other outlets, as well as potential changes to media ownership laws, could also provide indirect financial support for commercial news providers. The BBC's proposals were set out in the trust's response to the government's Digital Britain report, which proposed setting up a new contestable fund using the slice of the licence fee currently reserved for the digital switchover help scheme to provide top-up funding for news consortiums. The trust said it believed that there needed to be other local news sources besides the BBC. - guardian.co.ukRead full article: BBC Trust plans to fund regional news by…
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