Think Tent 2020: BBC and Channel 4 – What next for the state broadcasters?

Already before the coronavirus, the public were losing faith in our state broadcasters. Now, with streaming services booming and multiple BBC bungles, public broadcasters are fighting for their lives. Can and should the BBC and Channel 4 survive in 21st century Britain, and what changes do they need to make?

Martin Durkin, CEO of Wag Entertainment (Chair)
Professor Philip Booth, Senior Academic Fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs
Andrea Jenkyns MP, Member of Parliament for Morley and Outwood
Duncan Simpson, Research Director of the TaxPayers’ Alliance
Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP, Minister of State for Media and Data in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport