Regarding the future funding of the BBC, abolition of the licence fee will result in complete disembowelment. It would be annihilated by the competition as a subscription service and a move pursue licence payments through the civil courts would be costly and cumbersome. It will cease to exist as a public service broadcaster and continue as a marginal and emasculated streaming service.
Irrespective of what anyone thinks of the editorial policy or governance, I find it very concerning amid the current social media moral milieu, as we hurtle headlong into the stream, the role of traditional television will be both marginalised and compromised. The demise of print and TV journalism, will inevitably fuel alt-sources, fake news and populist subjectivity.