This piece by Stephen Fry in defense of the BBC is well worth a read:
What is the alternative, a ghettoised, balkanised electronic bookshop
of the home, no stations, no network, just a narrowcast provider
spitting out content on channels that fulfil some ghastly and wholly
insulting demographic profile: soccer mum, trailer trash, teenager,
gay, black music lover, Essex girl, sports fan, bored housewife, all
watching programmes made specifically for them with ads targeting them.
Is that what we mean by inclusivity? Is that what we mean by plurality?
God help us, I do hope not.
Part of Ofcoms investigation into public service broadcasting.