The switch is up for consideration after a select committee hearing in which Conservative critics of the fee pushed for a change, believing any such move could be a vote winner.
Responding to a question from Julian Knight MP on just such a policy, Morgan replied: “I’m open-minded and I will have decisions and listen to evidence on all sides. What I haven’t seen is any evidence, either way, what a subscription-based system would do in terms of the revenue.
“The licence fee last year raised £3.7bn for the BBC. They obviously have other sources of income as well. So I would need to understand what, if you were going to change, that would do to their income.”
At present TV owners pay a flat rate of £154.50 per year to view broadcast content but this could switch to a system where people pay only to opt in to BBC content which they desire to consume.
Any move would not be enacted until at least 2027 however, when the BBC’s current government charter comes to an end.
In 2015, the BBC and government reached an agreement to scrap the licence fee for the over 75s.