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CITY VIEWS: SHOULD THE BBC BE FORCED TO SHARE THE LICENCE FEE?

<strong>GRAHAM NYMAN </strong> S&amp;H CONSULTING<br />&ldquo;The BBC is a great institution and a great brand. That may be because they get funding, but the other companies are all commercial and can find their own funds. Idon&rsquo;t think we should have to pay for the iPlayer though.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>MARK LOVEDAY </strong> CAPITAL EPC<br />&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t think they should have to share it. We&rsquo;re in a commercial society and if those channels can&rsquo;t generate revenues then they have got to change what they are doing. We all pay a licence fee and the BBC does a pretty good job with it.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>SELWYN BLAIR-FORD </strong> FRS GLOBAL<br />&ldquo;No. The BBC adds a lot of quality to both domestic and international broadcasting. It is a national treasure, and the powers that be should be very careful not to reduce its standing through ill-conceived ideas.&rdquo;