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BBC Faces Legal Challenge From Commercial Programme Makers

The BBC faces a major backlash from independent television producers over plans by director-general Tony Hall to compete for programme commissions from other broadcasters and internet services such as Amazon and Netflix. A group of Britain’s biggest independent producers is preparing a complaint that the expansion will distort competition and amount to illegal state aid. The legal groundwork is being laid by PACT, the production industry trade association, whose members said the plans were a threat to commercial producers.

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