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Summary: Echoing comments made two days earlier by BBC Director General Tony Hall that the BBC must reinvent itself for the Internet era, UK Minister for the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey has suggested that a future government conducting the BBC Charter review should strive for a BBC that is fit for the digital age. quotThere are many reasons why we need the BBC. Their recent commitment to work with UK-wide arts institutions and to support coding in schools are just two recent examples of this. Radio 1's commitment to new music is another. We want to see a BBC that is fit for the digital age, able to fulfil the many roles that the BBC has done so successfully for many years - not just great content, but education and training, technical innovation, and a huge and irreplaceable contribution to civic society. But as I say, that debate won't begin until May 8, and we won't be expressing any views before then,quot he confirmed. - link

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Monday, 9 March 2015
Chris Shaw
7:27 AM

The BBC has been pioneering and innovative since its inception. It's website and iPlayer lead the field. I would gladly pay 3 times the license fee to ensure that it stays free from commercial and political pressure. I want to watch TV and listen to radio free from adverts.

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