Mark Littlewood, Director General at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, commented on the government's decision to go ahead with plans to privatise Channel 4
This is a welcome step in the modernisation of British broadcasting. There is now such a welcome diversity in television output that it makes no sense to divide TV into public sector and commercial sector.
Channel 4 is likely to go from strength to strength as a consequence of this move. One can only hope that this is the first step towards liberating the BBC and its viewers from the dead hand of the outdated licence fee.
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