ITV Opposes BBC Rate Hike

The British commercial TV network ITV is opposing the increase the BBC is asking in the home license fee. “The BBC has asked the government for a rise of 2.3% above inflation for the next seven years, meaning the licence could rise to £180 by 2013. But an independent report commissioned by ITV argues the corporation needs a licence fee – currently £131.50 – rising only at the rate of inflation.”