The BBC has been through perhaps a unpresendented period of scrutiny and change, and rightly so – it was being managed poorly with public funding. But don’t forget what a brilliant institution it is, you’ll regret it if you bash it too hard.
The critics are at it again, arguing that the corporation should share its £3.6 billion of annual public funding with other broadcasters. Recent news coverage of the BBC has also included the idea of changing licence fee dodging to a civil, rather than a criminal conviction (which looks likely to happen) and this will also bite into the BBC’s coffers. The idea of scrapping the licence fee for an annual subscription worries me but by the end of the decade I would be surprised if this is not in place.