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10:28 28 Jul 2014
@blokeman BBC employees do not get free TV Licences.
22:46 20 Jul 2014
Do BBC employees get free TV licences?
22:42 20 Jul 2014
The BBC have every cause to maintain the status quo and change is hard but it can be done if one is not afraid of change.
21:01 18 Jul 2014
I watch very little BBC output mainly because of the various political agendas that dominate news and current affairs and which are increasingly being introduced in almost all areas of programming, for example, climate change alarmism.
It is therefore intolerable that I am obliged by law to pay for a TV licence.
I think that the current funding has created a culture of waste, self reward, disregard for the value of money and a bloated bureaucratic management. Most of all, the BBC appears to consider itself unaccountable to anyone and given the performance of the Trust, that is the reality.
Privatisation is the best way to bring some reality to the Corporation. The News Group should be split into two independent companies. It is ridiculous to allow an organisation that demonstrates such political bias to have a monopoly position which shapes the awareness and views of the population to a level of about 75% of available news provision.
There is some good talent at the BBC but the culture is beyond reform. In my view the best way forward would be to close down the Corporation. This will allow other broadcasters to grow competitively in a market not skewed towards the BBC.
18:43 16 Jul 2014
You have a choice of subscription or advertising. I don't mind which you choose but after May 2015 I am not going to pay to fund a service I don't use.
18:18 16 Jul 2014
How can the BBC justify using the licence fee to allow activities which are illegal to take place on BBC premises. An example is allowing people like Hall, Harris, Saville and many more to use BBC programmes to commit such acts with the BBCs full approval or at the very least turning a blind eye to what was happening
17:48 16 Jul 2014
And the fact you pre-moderate comments here shows the comments are going to be one way, TV Licence
17:44 16 Jul 2014
Using public money to justify the BBC TV Licence. You've just shown the world again that they're not neutral.
According to your other PR pitches you are the best thing since sliced bread and everyone loves you so you shouldn't be worried about a voluntary subscription but as we see the reality is very different, the question is who do you think you're kidding?
If someone wants to watch FTA television they should be able to without being forced to fund the BBC first, this is the 21st century and its about time the BBC joined it
09:55 16 Jul 2014
Has the BBC considered subscriptions for non-UK residents? As cable and on-demand IP systems change their programming, producing more of their own content, a lot of BBC content is being squeezed out. The BBC is so much more than just rolling news. So why is there no way that non-UK residents can subscribe to UK content as it is aired in the UK?
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