Radio Authority calls for regulator to monitor BBC

- The Radio Authority has recommended that a new super-regulator should monitor the actions of the BBC.

- The Radio Authority has recommended that a new super-regulator should monitor the actions of the BBC.

Until now the BBC has been regulated by its own board of governors, a situation the Radio Authority believes will become untenable as the BBC increasingly seeks to generate revenue from commercial activities.

The radio watchdog has also suggested that income from the licence fee should, in part, fund the new regulator. The new proposals were part of the Radio Authority's submission for the government's planned white paper on the media and telecoms industries.



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