Cutting the BBC licence fee would reduce consumer choice and value for money, as well as greatly damaging UK programme producers, says a new RISJ study. The 100-page report What If There Were No BBC Television? The Net Impact on UK Viewers, launched today, explores what the current UK television market would be like if there were no BBC Television. It concludes that, without the BBC, total UK television industry revenue would most likely be reduced, although there is a wide range of uncertainty. Total investment in programmes would be 5-25% lower with investment in new UK programmes likely to be 25-50% lower, which would be a ‘severe blow’ to UK production companies as well as to viewers.