BBC needs to ‘remain relevant’ or face being left behind, Culture Secretary says | ITV News

Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan said broadcasters who “do not remain relevant will find themselves left behind by viewers”, but has denied launching an “attack on the BBC.”

Speaking in central London, Ms Morgan said “public service broadcasting is too important to allow it to become a historic relic, like Blockbuster”, referring to the decline of the video rental franchise.

She said the “pace” of change in the broadcasting industry “is fast and it’s only going to get faster.”

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ITV (LSE: ITV) is a broadcasting company which was formed from a merger of Granada plc and Carlton Communications in 2004. It holds Channel 3 broadcasting licences in England, Wales, Southern Scotland and the Isle of Man.

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