Read this: BBC3 and BBC4 need to be sorted out if the BBC is to save itself - Media - The Guardian
Summary: All perfectly understandable concerns genuinely held very strongly by a certain Radio 4 type of BBC loyalist not to mention plenty in the Westminster village and the chattering classes beyond. Both channels were born as a result of a licence fee deal negotiated by John Birt in which essentially the BBC got a major financial leg-up in return for helping the government achieve digital switchover. The government was keen because of the expected cash windfall it expected from the future sale of the old analogue spectrum, and the BBC because it would get the licence fee cash to fund a major digital expansion. - guardian.co.ukwww.guardian.co.ukBBC3 and BBC4 need to be sorted out if t…
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