Local TV - BBC and licence fee support

Date: (20/10/2010)

Local TV - BBC and licence fee support

Despite the crunching affect of this bottom line cut, described by some executives as ‘brutal’, the BBC has also been obliged to make huge capital expenditures from the licence fee on broadband development, local TV and online content, the BBC World Service—hitherto the fiscal responsibility of the UK Foreign Office to the tune of around £272 million annually— but, most controversially, Welsh language broadcaster S4C.

This from Rapid TV

And this from Mark Thompson, DG of the BBC

We will provide £25m in 2013/14 and up to £5m p.a. from 2014/15 through a partnership fund to support local media initiatives, similar in scope to the partnership proposals explored with ITV last year

Read more at the Guardian online