Media Representatives to Give Evidence to Licence Fee Select Committee
The Tynwald Select Committee set up to look into the Television Licence Fee will be hearing evidence from the public a week on Tuesday.
The committee was set up in 2009 to assess the feasibility and impact that withdrawal from or amendment of the Licence fee agreement would have on the Isle of Man.
The committee are made up of MHK's Graham Cregeen and Phil Gawne and MLC David Callister.
Evidence will be heard from representatives of the Island’s various media outlets – it’s to give the select committee a clearer picture of the return from the BBC for the £145.50 that the Manx Public currently pay for their TV licence.
As it stands the Island pay over £4 million a year in Licence fee money, in return the BBC have three workers on the Island who both take care of the BBC Isle of Man website and provide news packages for North West Tonight.
MHK Cregeen first raised the issue when he saw the return that the people of Jersey get for their licence fee money, which includes a radio station.