ABC is launching a dedicated Comedy channel.
Due to comedy having the potential to attract a large audience from both sides of the aisle, it has the potential for revenue raising from commercials.
If ABC could sustain itself as raising funds from both private commercialisation as well as some funding from the government directly/only from the rents due from other networks usage/monopoly/pollution from EMR wavelength usage/license, this could pay for a minimal non-bloated, less “biased” ABC and thus depoliticise the issue of it’s funding.
Therefore, by design, it would be perceived more as representing the interests of both the private and public sector.
And the only public funding would be seen as paid only by the rents owed by the other networks, that is, the dues owed from their imposition, and not by the taxes of ordinary citizens.
Do you think this would be a better way of funding the ABC?