A Prelimary Study on the Corporate Governance of Public Service Broadcasting: Issues, Principles and Mechanisms


Ti Wei


British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), corporate governance, public service broadcasting, Taiwan Broadcasting System (TBS)


Based on the concepts of corporate governance, the article explores the principles of good corporate governance of public service broadcasting (PSB). Take British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as the primary example, related issues and operational mechanisms of the internal governance of PSB are also discussed. The article concludes that the selection and appointment procedures of the governors and the mechanism for making the board of governors accountable to the public are keys to the good corporate governance. At the end of the article the conclusions are linked with the current transformation of Taiwan’s PSB and some suggestions of legislation are proposed.