Is the BBC outdated?

Hussain, Amanda (2010) Is the BBC outdated? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This study project will explore the issue surrounding the BBC's validity in today's culture, attempting to answer whether or not the BBC is outdated. A look into the history of the BBC will find that the corporation has continuously evolved to provide for audience needs and to provide a wide range of choice. The BBC licence fee enables the corporation to compete with other broadcasters, and to produce its high quality programmes. The BBC has broadcast some innovative and highly popular programmes and their success with the British public has proved the BBC's relevance to date.

    After examining evidence, this study shall conclude that the BBC itself is not outdated. It's mission to inform, educate and entertain remains valid and relevant, as does the goal to produce high quality content and make it available to all members of the British public. The funding of the BBC contributes to making this possible. The licence fee is still needed to maintain the corporation, but improvements can be made. By cutting top star and executive salaries, the BBC could offer discounts to licence fee payers, or use surplus funds to propel its development of broadcasting technologies. It is the development of technologies, made possible by the BBC's funding, that will keep the corporation as a public service broadcaster in the future.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2011 10:18
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:28
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/2594

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