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OurBeeb forum session 1: funding and the licence fee

On 31 October 2012, OurBeeb held a day-forum at King’s College London to discuss the future of the BBC. Full audio and video highlights start with a discussion between David Elstein and Lis Howell on how to fund public service broadcasting. 

Click above to watch a 5-minute highlight video of the session. The full audio is also available to stream and download as a yourlisten podcast:

About the authors

Anthony Barnett (@AnthonyBarnett) is the founder of openDemocracy 

David Elstein is Chairman of openDemocracy's Board. He is also Chairman of the Broadcasting Policy Group and a director of Kingsbridge Capital Advisors. 

Professor Lis Howell is Director of Broadcasting in the Journalism Department at City University London. She was Head of News at Border Television and won a Royal Television Society award for leading the coverage of the Lockerbie disaster.


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