BBC proposes £120m partnership plan with other broadcasters

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As part of its submission to Ofcom's public service broadcasting review, the BBC has also suggested sharing regional news offices with ITV and waiving the fees it charges for publishing TV listings.

It has been suggested the BBC is trying to avoid having to give Channel 4 a stake in the Corporation's commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, or share the licence fee with other broadcasters.

Ofcom is reviewing a range of proposals to try and plug a forecast public sector funding gap of up to £235m a year.