Why did the BBC lose its licence?
LONDON — It’s not just the BBC that’s facing the possibility of losing its BBC One and BBC Two licenses.
The BBC also has to pay a fine to the BBC Trust, which is in charge of maintaining its broadcasting rights.
The corporation has been in trouble before for failing to follow licensing laws.
It was fined $2.9 million for failing under a previous administration.
And earlier this year, it was fined for using “false and misleading” information about the impact of Brexit on its business.
But this time, the BBC is facing a much bigger fine, and its license to carry the BBC’s news is up for renewal.
A report in The Independent on Wednesday found that the BBC has a licence worth about $4.6 billion.
But it’s not the first time the corporation has run into trouble.
In 2014, the corporation’s licence was revoked after a BBC reporter was shot and killed in London.
And in 2015, the watchdog found the corporation had not followed the BBC Media Code, which says it must publish and broadcast information that is “in the public interest.”