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Policy Exchange recommends privatisation of Channel 4 and a higher quality BBC

Screen shot 2010-01-15 at 15.51.24 A new report from Policy Exchange recommends that the BBC focuses new and existing services on "quality and differentiation rather than reach". The author Mark Oliver urges the BBC to reduce spending on sports rights and programmes for the 16 to 35 year old market, in particular.

The report also calls for the privatisation of Channel 4 but that the proceeds largely stay with Channel 4 in order for it to sustain public service broadcasting (PSB).

There is also a suggestion that ITV be relieved of its PSB responsibilities from 2012 as it struggles to survive against more competition from the internet, satellite and cable.

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