I am interested in Mr Miliband’s radical idea that we might need tighter rules on media ownership and market shares. It will be interesting to see how he defines unacceptable levels of control, as it appears that the BBC has the largest share of the TV and radio market, and also has a very powerful position in web provision and related publishing. Rules that he thinks of in connection with News International could not be hyrbid or company specific, and would have to be fair about any concentration of media power. Thoughts on what constitutes too much media power and if it should be regulated better would be welcome.
What fair and impartial rules about media concentration could you have that did not limit the BBC?
If, just to pluck a figure from the air, 30% of the newspaper market is too much, why wouldn\’t 30% of the TV market be so?
Or 30% of the radio market?
If cross media ownership is to be limited, newspapers and broadcast licences cannot be combined, then why can radio and TV licences be combined?