Cento Veljanovski’s chapter Public Service Broadcasting – Ownership, funding and provision is now available in Privatising the BBC  published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. There he critically assesses the case for public service broadcasting (PSB).  It concludes that the claim that the British PSB system cannot be explained or justified as a response to market failure especially in today’s digital age.  The chapter also takes a brief look at the continued justification for BBC’s licence fee.

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