The validity of the BBC's public consultation on its new digital
services has come under fire following a MORI poll commissioned by UK
broadcasters, including BSkyB, MTV Networks Europe and the Commercial
Radio Companies Association. The survey said the process could not be
considered a reliable measurement of public opinion - and under the
terms of its charter, the BBC has to justify spending licence fee income
on digital products. The BBC said: ' This is a pretty desperate attempt
to undermine plans for the future of public service broadcasting.'