But how does it stay relevant in the world of Spotify and iTunes?
As soon as broadcasters began to focus on policy the gap between the two parties began to close.
The UK needs more US-style political news satire. Sadly broadcast rules are making that difficult.
Broadcasters who use the UK as a base for European channels could face upheaval.
Calls for the BBC to be regulated by an external body are part of a plan to shackle the public broadcaster.