The BBC has hinted it could support a change to the model under which the TV licence fee is collected.
The Conservative leader has warned the BBC that its present funding model cannot be guaranteed.
The French government is raising the licence fee as well as the ISP tax in order to increase the funding of the public broadcasters.
BBC director-general Tony Hall has called for the BBC Licence Fee to include viewing of content through the BBC iPlayer. In a speech to the Oxford Media Convention Lord Hall said that one of the advantages of the Licence Fee was how it had adapted over the years.