public service broadcasting

public service broadcasting
ˌpublic ˈservice broadcasting 7 [public service broadcasting] noun uncountable
radio and television programmes broadcast by organizations such as the BBC in Britain that are independent of government but are financed by public money
The aim of public service broadcasting is to make programmes of a high standard that educate, inform and entertain, and the BBC received a ↑royal charter to do this in 1927. Anyone who owns a television must pay a licence fee, which pays for the service.

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