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Old 25-03-2021, 11:27   #106
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Re: The future of television

Just change the date your 5 year ( or is it 10 or 15 years??) timescale starts. Problem solved!
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Old 25-03-2021, 12:00   #107
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Re: The future of television

The first line quoted hints at the direction of the article : "Britain is stuck with the license..."
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Old 25-03-2021, 12:06   #108
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The first line quoted hints at the direction of the article : "Britain is stuck with the license..."
That's more to do with which paper it's in .Anything with the words, BBC or EU or Megan or woke causes its readers to spontaneously combust! The readers comments sections are hilarious
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That's more to do with which paper it's in .Anything with the words, BBC or EU or Megan or woke causes its readers to spontaneously combust! The readers comments sections are hilarious
l will give you a clue what papers continue with their daily tirades against the BBC.

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TV licence here to 2038 in the absence of any other good ideas.
I'll be happy to still be around in 2038 to even care what happens then.
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I'll be happy to still be around in 2038 to even care what happens then.
We’ll be all trying to fix the UNIX equivalent of Y2K then...
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The licence fee isn't going anywhere till at least 2038. Our broadband isn't up to everyone streaming.
I read so many dont bother paying the fee.... How do they make sure ppl do??
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I read so many dont bother paying the fee.... How do they make sure ppl do??
Eventually they get taken to court and get a criminal conviction. There were 114,000 convictions in 2019.
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Old 29-03-2021, 08:57   #115
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Re: The future of television

There are about 28 million households in the UK and each one of them requires a TV licence (unless they’re one of the very few that never receive broadcast tv, or BBC catch-up service). TV licence avoidance runs at around 6%, so there are around 1.68 million households without a licence.
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Do they have any ads on TV there Chris??

If they make people pay $$$$$,there shouldnt really be any ads!
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Do they have any ads on TV there Chris??

If they make people pay $$$$$,there shouldnt really be any ads!
BBC does not have programming interrupted by Ads.
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Old 30-03-2021, 09:56   #118
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Do they have any ads on TV there Chris??

If they make people pay $$$$$,there shouldnt really be any ads!
It’s a bit more complicated than it first seems.

Most of the UK’s 7 public service broadcasters are funded by their commercial operations, which includes showing adverts on their channels. The BBC is funded mostly by the proceeds of the TV licence but it supplements this with commercial operations. It isn’t allowed to mix the two though, and its UK TV channels are not allowed to show adverts or get sponsorship.

However, the TV licence is not a BBC subscription. In law, it is a licence to operate television reception equipment. Legally, you need a licence to operate a TV set much as you need a licence to drive a car on a public road. That’s why not having a TV licence is a criminal offence that lands you in court where you can get a large fine and a criminal record.

In practice, as almost all the TV licence fee goes to the BBC (a small amount part-funds a small commercial public service channel that operates in the Welsh language) it is now widely seen as a compulsory subscription. It is most loudly complained about by those who claim they never consume any of the BBC services it pays for. As these services include 8 TV channels, 6 national radio stations, 41 local and regional radio stations and a massive news website I’m usually pretty sceptical about anyone who makes that claim.
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Re: The future of television

TBH I believe that the Welsh, Irish and Scottish language channel's should be a pay channel, as the amount of people that watches them surely cannot justify the cost of making them.


IIRC less than 2% of the UK can speak them.
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Re: The future of television

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It’s a bit more complicated than it first seems.

Most of the UK’s 7 public service broadcasters are funded by their commercial operations, which includes showing adverts on their channels. The BBC is funded mostly by the proceeds of the TV licence but it supplements this with commercial operations. It isn’t allowed to mix the two though, and its UK TV channels are not allowed to show adverts or get sponsorship.

However, the TV licence is not a BBC subscription. In law, it is a licence to operate television reception equipment. Legally, you need a licence to operate a TV set much as you need a licence to drive a car on a public road. That’s why not having a TV licence is a criminal offence that lands you in court where you can get a large fine and a criminal record.

In practice, as almost all the TV licence fee goes to the BBC (a small amount part-funds a small commercial public service channel that operates in the Welsh language) it is now widely seen as a compulsory subscription. It is most loudly complained about by those who claim they never consume any of the BBC services it pays for. As these services include 8 TV channels, 6 national radio stations, 41 local and regional radio stations and a massive news website I’m usually pretty sceptical about anyone who makes that claim.
I can make that claim and have been visited twice in the past 10yrs by their enforcers who agree I don't need a licence. I do not watch any live broadcast UKTV. They've even stopped sending me their begging letters.
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