MEDIA BRIEFS: BBC rejects survey claims on digital services

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.'

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