“I don’t like monopolies and we are facing a situation where the BBC has an increasing monopoly on creative matters.”
Ex-Channel 4 chief says no one could be successful in role of director general and corporation must outsource business
Michael Grade has said the BBC has become “unmanageable” and called on licence fee money to be used to fund Channel 4.
The former BBC chairman and chief executive of Channel 4 told MPs on Tuesday there should be a radical shake-up of both broadcasters, with a smaller BBC – including the merger of BBC2 and BBC4 – and a publicly-funded Channel 4, which he said was commercially “unsustainable”.
If you believe as I do that the BBC should have some public-service competition to fill the gap, then I think Channel 4 could come into play as a competitor to the BBC for the licence fee.”
So two left wing publicly funded news organisations? Perhaps Grade could point out where the ‘competition’ will be exactly.