On 31 December 2016 the BBC’s Royal Charter will expire. What should the future for the BBC as a public service broadcaster look like in a fast-changing digital landscape? How should it be financially supported, and by whom? Should it continue to hold its place as the nation’s leading public service broadcaster, and benefit from a universal licence fee?
Our panel of policymakers and practitioners as they take on this hotly debated topic to consider how this British institution should be funded.
Greg Dyke, Former Director-General of the BBC (2000-4)
Brian Eno, Musician and producer; delivered the BBC Music John Peel Lecture 2015
Professor Mariana Mazzucato, RM Phillips Professorship in the Economics of Innovation, University of Sussex
Toby Syfret, Head of TV, Enders Analysis
Chaired by Lord (David) Puttnam, former Deputy Chairman of Channel 4 (2006-12)
This event was one of the British Academy’s contributions as a partner to the independent inquiry 'A Future for Public Service Television: Content and Platforms in a Digital World', led by Goldsmiths (University of London). Find out more about this inquiry.