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Netflix subscription woes: what can they teach public media?

The idea of introducing Netflix-style subscriptions to finance public media is being flirted with in some countries. But would it work?

Channel 4

Channel 4 must not be privatised

Privatising Channel 4 means UK audiences could lose something precious: an independent, self-financed, well-performing and publicly owned broadcaster.

Insight: Why Brazil’s public media must remain public

As Brazil's government looks to sell off the EBC, two staffers write about the fight to keep public media in public hands.

EBC

Brazil: Plans to privatise EBC escalate

The National Bank has invited companies to prepare plans for the privatisation of the public media organisation.

Channel 4

Channel 4 must remain in public ownership

Read our response to the House of Lords inquiry into the future of UK public broadcaster Channel 4.

EBC

Brazil: Public media privatisation accelerates as censorship grows

Reports of heightened censorship and persecution persist at EBC, even as the Brazilian broadcaster faces an “accelerated” privatisation.

Channel 4

What the public stand to lose if Channel 4 is privatised

The UK’s public media landscape has faced significant turbulence under the current government, but a proposal to privatise Channel 4 could cause irreversible damage.

EBC Brazil

Brazil: Privatisation of public media looms

Privatisation looms for Brazilian broadcaster EBC, which has been transformed into a state mouthpiece in recent years. How did it come to this?

CBC newsroom Montreal

Call to slash CBC/Radio Canada’s funding & end advertising

Conservative leadership candidate, Maxime Bernier, announced his policy to streamline Canada’s public broadcaster and withdraw funding if elected.