A public broadcasting system is usually wholly funded by the public – that is to say that it either gets funded through a proportion set aside by the state collected from public taxes; or voluntary organizations or individuals who support public broadcasting; or special taxation, for instance a television licence fee. Public broadcasting is seen as being mostly non-commercial in nature. Public broadcasters are mainly charged with the task of making news, radio, internet and television available for public service.
On the other hand, a private broadcasting system operates for commercial basis. It is individually funded and its biggest concern is with attracting large audiences which would in turn attract new sponsors leading to an increase in revenue for the broadcasters. A private broadcasting system can be seen as equivalent to the forces of market economy. It won’t be wrong to conclude that commercial or private broadcasters function on money – this is why most of the program, content is more concerned with the tastes of the audience rather than whether the program serves to be of any public service.
BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation is undoubtedly the biggest broadcasting establishment on a global level. Functioning under the Royal Charter, BBC gets most of its funding by a yearly licence fee, charged to the residents of United Kingdom. Since the BBC is a public broadcasting system its funds have to be generated by the public. A specific amount is set by the British government in synchronization with the Parliament regarding the annual licence fee. Every household and organisation that subscribes to live television is charged that set amount of money.
Recently there has been much hue and cry over the system of funding for BBC. The television licence fee is the main resource of funding for the BBC and if there are changes made into this system then the BBC funds will have to be allocated accordingly. Critics believe it to be unjust to charge