Ofcom's proposals for a Public Service Publisher (PSP)

Ofcom consultation (57 pages, 2.4M PDF) on initial thoughts about the concept of a Public Service Publisher. This organisation would receive public funding of the order of £50 million to £100 million a year, as "a sensible starting-point" determined to be broadly equivalent to the BBC's expenditure on bbc.co.uk. It would look a bit like a Web 2.0 version of Channel 4, responsible for commissioning (rather than producing) "participative content" and making it available on existing distribution platforms on a non-commercial basis, with the ability to earn further income from value-added services based on the publicly funded content. Responses by Friday 23 March 2007.

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