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The Results of the Inquiry

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780192129260
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670008 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0014
The Results of the Inquiry

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This chapter discusses the result of the Sykes Committee's inquiry into the operation of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) completed in October 1923. The committee's report recommended that the principle of protection should be abandoned and that the royalty system of financing should be eliminated. It discusses J.C.W. Reith's negotiation with British Postmaster-General Sir Laming Worthington-Evans to argue the case of the BBC.

Keywords: Sykes Committee; principle of protection; royalty system; financing; Reith

Chapter.  5472 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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