Who would like to abolish the BBC Licence fee?

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Who would like to abolish the BBC Licence fee?

  1. I would like the Licence fee completely abolished?

    15 vote(s)
  2. I would like the licence fee to only apply for using BBC content

    8 vote(s)
  3. I would like the BBC to be fully funded by adverts

    2 vote(s)
  4. I currently pay the licence fee, I receive TV so I have to

    19 vote(s)
  5. I currently don't pay the licence fee and am not obliged to

    11 vote(s)
  6. The licence fee is just too much, I would happily pay if it was 50% the current level

    4 vote(s)
  7. I am happy to pay but the revenue should be split with all broadcasters

    2 vote(s)
  8. I could have thought up way better poll questions, weltweit you suck!

    15 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. xenon

    xenon A move in any direction

    Srs answer. General taxation firmly embodies a notional state broadcaster in the political relm. Tied to the whim of the govt of the day.

    The current situation with particular regard to it’s enforcement and prophligacy is untenable.

    Subscribetion and tax on viewing equipment maybe.
  2. eoin_k

    eoin_k Lawyer's fees, beetroot and music

  3. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    It's not comparable with the private offerings though either, because they don't typically include the entire package: international/national/local news and sports reportage, commissioning, radio, childrens' entertainment, the whole web estate, non-English channels like S4C, a bunch of orchestras, etc.

    The closest thing to that isn't Netflix, it's Sky, and Sky costs the subscriber a fucking fortune.
  4. hash tag

    hash tag member

    This just hit my in box Screenshot_20190612-192502.png
  5. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    How will not watching BBC for one day affect the BBC in any way? They already have your money, and have no advertisers to keep happy.
  6. hash tag

    hash tag member

    Go away. If it's not one thread, it's another. :facepalm:
  7. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    It was a serious question. Not knowing the answer is not a reason to be a dick.
  8. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Worth looking at other countries who don't have license funding for state TV to see if there's anything to learn .
  9. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I don't think Spain have a licence fee. Their TV is awful, ad breaks are as long as the programs.
  10. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Bulla liberali in perpetuum.

    I believe if I move to France, I will be obliged to pay 121 EU ... by all accounts even holiday home owners have to pay - it's taken with the property tax so unless you're legally resident but too poor to pay that, you can't duck out of it.

    France Television Licence Payment and Exemptions

    Perhaps I'll think of it as payment for their excellent radio.
  11. PursuedByBears

    PursuedByBears Go stick your head in a pig

    That is how I think of the BBC's license fee. I almost never watch BBC TV but regularly listen to radio programmes via the BBC Sounds app. I wouldn't want the radio provision to be affected by any cuts to funding.
    mauvais, planetgeli and gentlegreen like this.
  12. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    Those who like the radio should check out bbc4 on Friday nights. Superb music programmes
    PursuedByBears and hash tag like this.
  13. hash tag

    hash tag member

    There is also lots of good music stuff on the iplayer, Inc. Glastonbury clips. I expect they will show a lot of this year's Glastonbury, hopefully with Jo Wiley back in the chair.
    cupid_stunt likes this.
  14. PursuedByBears

    PursuedByBears Go stick your head in a pig

    This is basically all I watch on BBC!
  15. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    Yacht Rock this week :thumbs:
  16. hash tag

    hash tag member

    cupid_stunt likes this.
  17. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    I too saw that arts programme about the 3 point perspective on the iplayer, but no, I don't think it was worth the licensing fee.
  18. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut ... the Great.

    For interest to Glastonbury fans, that haven't got tickets -
    BBC Radio Glastonbury to provide festival coverage on Sounds
    hash tag likes this.
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    hash tag member

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