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  • Message 1. Posted by Neil (U1485576) on Monday, 17th September 2018 permalink

    If you want to tune in to decent quality sound. You need to come back to the UK and pay licence fee like we have to.

    We have spent a small fortune to get decent sound in the uk by paying inflated licence fee prices.

    BBC wont deliver a chargeable stream because they think demand aint enough to warrant it. They have only just done it in UK due to hassle from digitalradiotech.

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  • Message 2. Posted by Mark Medina (U14192376) on Sunday, 10th February 2019 permalink

    Personally I'd pay a licensing fee to be able to listen to BBC Radio and watch TV

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  • Message 3. Posted by Gumrat (U2340387) on Monday, 11th February 2019 permalink

    Personally, I'd pay a very large sum of money annually to be able to listen live and on demand to BBC Radios via the internet and wifi radio. I've invested in 2 internet radio receivers which look to be becoming obsolete for my purposes with the BBC's insistence on implementation of WMA streams.
    The reason people living abroad want to listen to the BBC's output is that nowhere else in the world do you get as good radio programmes. It's as simple as that. The BBC should be glad to be seen as the worldwide flagship for intelligent radio, rather than putting spokes in the wheels of overseas listeners. They've no idea of PR nowadays (my parents worked for the French Section during the war - them were the days;-) ).

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  • Message 4. Posted by JoeChip (U13759661) on Tuesday, 12th February 2019 permalink

    Anti 80k, UK nationals live abroad for all sorts of reasons, many serving the UK's interest, not just sipping gin on their father's yacht. Some even pay UK tax and the licence fee and are still denied the full BBC output.

    Don't underestimate the quality of the BBC. You would really miss it if you were denied it. Where I live, it's not only ex-pats and Brits abroad who would be willing to pay for the service, most of my friends and associates listen to, watch and value the BBC.

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  • Message 5. Posted by Old Red Hen (U13895765) on Friday, 15th February 2019 permalink

    First, your license fee is for TV, not radio. It is also subsidised by viewers abroad, such as myself, who pay through their cable subscriptions to see BBC programmes.

    Secondly, the BBC Charter, has from its foundation, given the BBC the purpose of "bringing the UK to the world and the world to the UK". If you object to that, maybe you should lobby your MP to get the Charter changed.

    However, before you do so, I suggest you consider what effect that might have on the UK's standing internationally, trade and diplomacy and cultural exchange.

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