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BBC's James Purnell: TV Licence will need modernising

The TV Licence will eventually have to be replaced, according to a group of MPs.

A new report by the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee calls for a smaller, more narrowly-focused BBC that charges a subscription for some of its services. It also says the threat of jail for non-payment should be scrapped.

James Purnell, the BBC's Director of Strategy, told BBC News that he agrees the TV Licence does need to be modernised.

  • 26 Feb 2015
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