BBC’s new Director General Tim Davie against subscription model

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The BBC’s new Director General Time Davie has voiced his objection to any subscription funding plan for the BBC. It is currently run by an annual licence fee.

In his first speech since officially taking charge of the corporation, Davie was cited in BBC News saying that the change “would make us just another media company” that serves only “the few”.

Talking about the current significant risks the BBC faces, Davie said, “If current trends continue, we will not feel indispensable enough to all our audience. We must evolve to protect what we cherish.”

The current BBC Charter runs up until 2027, after which a decision will be made about the BBC’s existence.

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