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If the TV Licence is so good at protecting the public service credentials of the BBC, then why does MORE than a quarter of the BBC's income come from commercial sources?

 

Defund the BBC. 

 

Make the BBC a subscription service. 

 

Let the public decide if they want to pay for BBC content. 

 

The BBC already generates more than a quarter of its income from commercial sources.

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All 4 includes the facility to watch live television, for which you need a valid BBC TV licence. You don't need a licence if you just download (stream) non live content.

 

Itv Hub includes the facility to watch live television, for which you need a valid BBC TV licence. You don't need a licence if you just download (stream) non live content.

 

BBC iPlayer includes the facility to watch live television, for which you need a valid BBC TV licence. Unlike it's commercials rivals, you also need a valid BBC TV  licence to just download (stream) non live BBC content.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Car Boot said:

All 4 includes the facility to watch live television, for which you need a valid BBC TV licence. You don't need a licence if you just download (stream) non live content.

 

Itv Hub includes the facility to watch live television, for which you need a valid BBC TV licence. You don't need a licence if you just download (stream) non live content.

 

BBC iPlayer includes the facility to watch live television, for which you need a valid BBC TV licence. Unlike it's commercials rivals, you also need a valid BBC TV  licence to just download (stream) non live BBC content.

 

 

Best make sure you are paying your way then

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43 minutes ago, Pettytom said:

Best make sure you are paying your way then

The voice of the upper middle class establishment, the BBC, and it's privileged supporters demand that we pay their way.

 

But the current funding model, reliant upon an undemocratic, out of date regressive system of taxation designed to hurt the poorest in society, is broken. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Car Boot said:

The voice of the upper middle class establishment, the BBC, and it's privileged supporters demand that we pay their way.

 

But the current funding model, reliant upon an undemocratic, out of date regressive system of taxation designed to hurt the poorest in society, is broken. 

 

 

Just pay your dues like the rest of us.

 

Nobody likes a tax dodger.

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I’m 66 and now retired and have paid for a tv licence since I was in my 20’s. I’m not eligible for Pension Credit and hopefully my pension won’t decrease when I get to 75 so why shouldn’t I pay for the licence? I now have a Freeview box which gives me ample viewing options for the the cost of the licence fee. I think a subscription cost would end up being comparable with other providers and a lot more expensive. I  don’t know what is so magical about being 75, some a lot younger will sit in front of the tv all day whilst some a lot older will be out and about and watch tv minimally 

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With the licence fee we also get free online news, which some media moguls have made subscription only.

When we also think about a Russian biased news service from RT, the BBC needs to be sherrished.

It is quite posible that the funding of the BBC needs to change, because how we get information and online has brought about massive changes.

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On 02/08/2020 at 19:36, Pettytom said:

Just pay your dues like the rest of us.

It's not really the rest of us though as that only applies if you need a license, and I don't need or pay for one.

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On 02/08/2020 at 19:36, Pettytom said:

Just pay your dues like the rest of us.

 

Nobody likes a tax dodger.

I don't know, Ken Dodd was popular enough.

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32 minutes ago, Angela P said:

I don't know, Ken Dodd was popular enough.

Ken Dodd was acquitted of tax evasion :?

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