TV licence should be abolished, major inquiry into future of BBC to hear

Posted: January 3, 2014 in News, UK
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BBC has lost touch with ‘value for money’ and the license fee should be abolished, former head of Channel 5 David Elstein to tell MPs

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The TV licence fee should be abolished because the BBC has “lost touch” with the value of money, a top broadcaster will tell an inquiry into the future of the corporation.

David Elstein, a former chief executive of Channel 5, thinks subscriptions should replace the fee so people can choose which services to take.

He will make the comments when he appears before the Commons’ culture, media and sport committee, which begins a “fundamental examination” of the future of the BBC next month.

Lord Hall, the BBC director-general, and Lord Patten, the chairman of…

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