Essential reading for all those interested in quality broadcasting in a competitive market environment
It is widely recognised that the technology is now available to make Peacock’s vision a reality. In the context of the Government’s review of the BBC’s charter and the broadcasting regulator’s review of public service broadcasting, this timely contribution once again puts the existing model of broadcasting to the test. Peacock shows how his radical ideas can now be implemented in practice. He also proposes a new corporate model for the BBC that will make it independent of the state but not fully commercial.
Peacock’s ideas are discussed by several commentators, including experts from the BBC and Ofcom. Public Service Broadcasting Without the BBC? is essential reading for all those who are interested in quality broadcasting in a competitive market environment.
Introduction by Philip Booth
Public service broadcasting without the BBC? by Professor Sir Alan Peacock
The importance of competition by David Graham, David Graham Associates
Why broadcasting is still special
by Carolyn Fairburn, Director of Strategy and Distribution, BBC
The future of public service broadcasting and the BBC
by Ed Richards, Ofcom and Chris Giles, Ofcom
The scope of public service broadcasting
by Stephen Pratten, King’s College London and Simon Deakin, University of Cambridge
2004, Occasional Papers 133, ISBN 0 255 36565 9, 99pp, PB