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    #16
    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
    Hi John
    Netflix is a failing company,million in debt,,,The Tory's have told CH4 it's licence renewal is under threat.
    The BBC will go without funding,,,what do you end up with,no choice,Sky or Virgin,choice if like me you pay £100 pm for the privilege.
    Why do you think Murdock is so anti BBC.

    Its a costly choice John.
    Be careful what you wish for.
    JC
    Just asking what TV is available to non internet users?? Remove the BBC and Ch 4 what is left??

    Annie

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      #17
      When it comes to presenter payments I would just put a cap and if they don't like it find somewhere else to work.

      Take the breakfast shows

      When Susan Read left 2014 and they gave the second tier presenters the hot seat on rotation they all did fine and it enhanced the program and their careers.

      Let someone else pay the big money and use the BBC as a training platform for the core delivery of things like news and sport.

      Spend the money on getting quality content.

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        #18
        They should make the licence optional, so if you want to watch BBC then you can pay the licence. If you do not want to watch BBC then they can block your viewing signal and you can then opt out.

        Myself - I would opt out. We have a large number of programmes to watch on Sky, Netflix, Prime and would not miss BBC.

        I wonder how many millions would decide to have their BBC signal blocked and opt out? Perhaps certain presenters would not be paid as much then, as less money in the pot!

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          #19
          It's not true to say you don't need a TV licence to watch non BBC channels.It is the law to have a licence to watch any live TV.
          The licence pays for all BBC radio stations which I consider to be an important part of our media.
          There need to be changes but I'm pretty sure turning the BBC into just another commercial channel is not the answer and would have a massive impact on the quality and range of programmes offered

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            #20
            211462BC-BF5F-4B85-9AC6-D8CF8DE2BCD6.png Interesting article of the changing viewing habits especially in regards to 16-34 year olds.

            https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.t...els-ofcom/amp/


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              #21
              Originally posted by lucy, sutton View Post
              They should make the licence optional, so if you want to watch BBC then you can pay the licence. If you do not want to watch BBC then they can block your viewing signal and you can then opt out.

              Myself - I would opt out. We have a large number of programmes to watch on Sky, Netflix, Prime and would not miss BBC.

              I wonder how many millions would decide to have their BBC signal blocked and opt out? Perhaps certain presenters would not be paid as much then, as less money in the pot!
              Per Phil's post you still need a TV licence to watch any live TV on any channel.

              Annie

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                #22
                Too many people at the BBC are paid too much money. However, aunty is still well respected worldwide and news coverage is second to none, or was until it became so politically biased. The law says pay for the licence.

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                  #23
                  I haven't got any objections to paying the TV license (monthly dd) fee though I was a bit surprised it's £154 now. But, when I worked it out, it's really good value .
                  We watched quite a lot of BBC tv and the iPlayer. I listen to Radio 1 every day at home and in my car, and OH has Radio 2 or Five Live on most of the time.

                  I'm not sure about decriminalising non payment of the TV license. We've always paid it and I guess the deterrent for us not paying was the risk of a criminal prosecution!
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                    #24
                    I think the TV licence should be scrapped. They need to have adverts like all the other channels. I record 99.99% of the programmes I watch so I just fast forward the adverts.
                    don't want to work, just want to cruise.

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
                      Even as a solo householder, I have no objection to the TV licence. Better than these mindless adverts.

                      Annie
                      Totally agree Annie.

                      Best programmes are on BBC the others tend to produce cheap reality rubbish.

                      Don't want ads on BBC the adverts currently are horrendous even my grandduaghter commented on how depressing it is watching funeral and incontinence ads. Remember the days of the lovely Cadbury's flake adverts, I didn't mind them.

                      Unlike Delboy's wife I have very little control of the TV programmes so am very thankful for iPlayer. I'd pay theTelly licence any day rather than support Murdoch's evil Empire.

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                        Hi John
                        Netflix is a failing company,million in debt,,,The Tory's have told CH4 it's licence renewal is under threat.
                        The BBC will go without funding,,,what do you end up with,no choice,Sky or Virgin,choice if like me you pay £100 pm for the privilege.
                        Why do you think Murdock is so anti BBC.

                        Its a costly choice John.
                        Be careful what you wish for.
                        JC
                        Netflix has become a general name for streaming services just as Hoover is for all vacuum cleaners. If I remember Amazon was heavily in debt for many years before it “came good”. There are something in excess of 10 other streaming services including Amazon Prime, Apple TV, BT and so on with monthly subscriptions much less than the tv licence.

                        I am quite happy to see the BBC continue but the “writing is clearly on the wall”. The present model of charging every household whether they use it’s services or not cannot be sustained as more and more people go elsewhere for their tv. If the BBC cut it’s tv channels from 10 or so to say 2 or 3 max. and similar with it’s radio stations the licence fee could be cut dramatically. There might then be less resistance to what is currently a poll tax.

                        The BBC does not have a “right” to produce a vast amount of output few want to take advantage of. Best to be proactive on the licence issue and sort itself out than be reactive and be forced into a corner and be told what to do. If it is as good and valuable to the nation as it keeps telling us it has no problem!

                        The point of my post was to take those who wished to express a view on the licence fee consultation to the “link”. Keep the poll tax licence or scrap the poll tax licence, it’s our chance to give our views.

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                          #27
                          Just to add unlike a TV licence, streaming services can be shared.

                          We have an Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote installed on our TV, by which we can watch favourites from BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube and others and it does not cost us a penny as it’s linked to our sons account at no extra cost to him.
                          It comes with a special Amazon fire stick remote £20 purchased on special offer also by our son.

                          At the moment our general TV viewing is via freesat, accessed via our old sky dish FOC and until June our TV licence is also free.
                          Last edited by Delboy, Essex; 13th February 2020, 08:48 AM.
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                            #28
                            Originally posted by Fred Bloggs, Tyne and Wear View Post

                            Totally agree Annie.

                            Best programmes are on BBC the others tend to produce cheap reality rubbish.

                            Don't want ads on BBC the adverts currently are horrendous even my grandduaghter commented on how depressing it is watching funeral and incontinence ads. Remember the days of the lovely Cadbury's flake adverts, I didn't mind them.

                            Unlike Delboy's wife I have very little control of the TV programmes so am very thankful for iPlayer. I'd pay theTelly licence any day rather than support Murdoch's evil Empire.
                            I took a family member to a specialist dental surgery in Swansea today. Loose Women was on the TV in the waiting room. Talk about rubbish. No wonder I don’t watch ITV.

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by Fred Bloggs, Tyne and Wear View Post

                              Totally agree Annie.

                              Best programmes are on BBC the others tend to produce cheap reality rubbish.

                              Don't want ads on BBC the adverts currently are horrendous even my grandduaghter commented on how depressing it is watching funeral and incontinence ads. Remember the days of the lovely Cadbury's flake adverts, I didn't mind them.

                              Unlike Delboy's wife I have very little control of the TV programmes so am very thankful for iPlayer. I'd pay theTelly licence any day rather than support Murdoch's evil Empire.
                              The reference to funeral plans made me chuckle - at certain points of the day they appear to be the only adverts.

                              Annie

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by Victoria, Aberystwyth View Post

                                I took a family member to a specialist dental surgery in Swansea today. Loose Women was on the TV in the waiting room. Talk about rubbish. No wonder I don’t watch ITV.
                                I don't think ITV has a monopoly on rubbish, the BBC also produces it's share. Our doctors surgery has Victoria Derbyshire on in the mornings and the BBC is now pulling the plug on it.

                                There is a limit to how much quality creative talent there is out there and with 24 hour broadcasting from umpteen channels the talent is often spread very thinly indeed.

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