Replace the licence fee with a "National Broadcasting Levy" (NBL)
Under the NBL everyone would pay a fixed fee of £120 per year for all the free radio and tv stations and create a quality threshold system. Have the likes of Drama and ITV 3 reformat into a "UK Gold Mark II". ITV 4 would be renamed ITV Sport. Merge CBBC, Cbeebies and Children's ITV output into a "TCC Mark II". The BBC 4 documentary output and the factual output of Yesterday be merged into a "UK Documentary Mark II"
Enshrine in law a "PSB Protocol" where BBC1, 2 ITV, C4 and C5 would be legally obliged to have a minimum of 15 hours a week PSB programming including a minimum of 1 and a half hours a day of local programming. If they fail in that then fine them £100,000
In effect create a "Best Of British" where viewers would have a streamlined service and feel they are getting better value for money and the channels would be made to earn their money.
That's my suggestion and I offer it for what it's worth.
Last edited by Ne1L C on 24 February 2020 5:59pm - 5 times in total