BBC and Working-Class Audiences

Ofcom’s report into the way the BBC serves working-class audiences has been published.

It’s interesting to note how the BBC’s Digital First strategy conflicts with the way it serves the working-class audience, defined as social groups D & E. Typically watching over three hours of television per day, compared with one and a half hours for more economically secure groups.

The push to digital seems to be serving only one part of the audience, and the danger is that audience separation reaches a point where the BBC’s universal service obligations are no longer tenable.

Is this also down to the way the BBC is organised and governed?