BBC boss Tim Davie rejects idea of commercial model

by 24britishtvMarch 27, 2024, 12:50 a.m. 24

The BBC director-general has said that a commercial model for the licence fee would be a mistake that could leave the UK's media market "looking exactly like America". Speaking to The UK Tonight with Sarah-Jane Mee, Tim Davie said: "In my view, it would be actually the wrong choice for society, for who we are. There are bigger things at play here if you just have a commercial market. "I don't want to see our media market look exactly like America. This is a choice for all of us. It's not imposed by the BBC. It's a choice for what kind of media market we have." Read more: #bbc #directorgeneral #skynews SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Instagram: Follow us on TikTok: For more content go to and download our apps: Apple Android Sky News Daily podcast is available for free here: Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí: To enquire about licensing Sky News content, you can find more information here:


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