Falling audiences ‘pose risk to BBC’s licence fee income’

Broadcaster must develop ‘clear financial plan’ for future strategic priorities, says National Audit Office. By Kate Ng

Wednesday 20 January 2021 07:51
<p>Corporation 'still has no central strategy’ to address problem</p>

Corporation 'still has no central strategy’ to address problem

A dramatic change in viewing habits among UK television viewers has led to falling audience share which could pose a risk to the BBC’s licence fee income, according to a report.

The report by the National Audit Office (NAO) highlighted “some uncertainty over the BBC’s financial future”.

It said the broadcaster had been “slow to change” on issues such as the fall in viewership among younger audiences, and there was “still no central strategy for tackling” the problem.

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