Mark Menzies MP asks for clarity on overseas BBC charges

A Fylde coast MP has questioned the Government over plans for the BBC to charge for content abroad.

Mark Menzies, MP for Fylde, who is a member of the Digital Economy Bill committee, wrote to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: “What plans her Department has to enable the BBC to introduce subscription charges for viewing content on its iPlayer outside the UK.”

Matthew Hancock, Minister of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, told him: “Under the new BBC Charter and Framework Agreement the BBC are able to trial international subscription models, and now it is a matter for the BBC to progress this.”

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