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Communications Committee - Second Report
Public service broadcasting: short-term crisis, long-term future?

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 18 March 2009.


Terms of Reference

Chapter 1: What is public service broadcasting?



Chapter 2: What is the crisis in commercial sector public service broadcasting?

Does it matter?

Chapter 3: Current position of the commercial public service broadcasters



Channel 4

The Position of the BBC

Chapter 4: What are the options?

Institutional reorganisation

Partnership between Channel Four and BBC Worldwide

Other partnerships

Merger proposals by commercial companies

Contestable funding

Chapter 5: How should a public service fund be financed?

Chapter 6: The longer term

Chapter 7: Summary of main conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: Select Committee on Communications

Appendix 2: List of Witnesses

Appendix 3: Extract from the Communications Act 2003

Appendix 4: Ofcom's public service purposes and characteristics

Oral and Written Evidence

14 January 2009

21 January 2009

29 January 2009

4 February 2009

11 February 2009

Written Evidence

NOTE: References in the text of the report are as follows:

(Q) refers to a question in oral evidence

(p) refers to a page of written evidence

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