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Next BBC DG Will Face Most Demanding Period

The next charter period will see the almost universal adoption of internet-connected TV sets, abundant content available via portable devices and a radically changed UK media landscape influenced as much by the likes of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple as BSkyB. Against this background the next DG with have to spell out a renewed purpose for the BBC within a fully connected UK, which is feeling the twin forces of economic globalisation and political devolution. Not to do so could inevitably see it pass into terminal decline, and become a great 20th century institution that didn't quite make it into the 21st century.

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