At the Oxford Media Convention today, Sir David Clementi, the chairman of the BBC, is expected to call for regulatory change to allow public service broadcasters to adapt and innovate in the digital world. This latest call comes as the House of Lords communications committee invites comment on the perceived threat to public service broadcasting and as the BBC attempts to extend its online services in the form of BBC iPlayer, BritBox and BBC Sounds. The role of public service broadcasting is deeply embedded in public policy and communications regulation in Britain. Is a new approach now necessary and what are the implications for the role of an organisation like the BBC?