What should the BBC be for?

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What should the BBC be for?

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What should the BBC be for?
The Charter Review of the BBC officially opened with the Culture, Media and Sport Committee's inquiry into the Future of the BBC asking the question “What should the BBC be for and what should be the purpose of public service broadcasting?”
The only obvious answer is that the BBC and public service broadcasting should be for the people of Britain, and the BBC rates highly on different measures of public and audience engagement.
The BBC plays an irreplaceable role in the supply of PSB programming that UK audiences appreciate, most importantly news, where the BBC accounts for 70% of TV news time and for 22% of online news time in 2013.