1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to Stafford Forum. Please or sign-up and start posting!

TV Licence debate.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Cue, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,022
    Likes Received:
    3,881
    I have no particular preference to any TV organisation or means of viewing but I appreciate the significant contribution the BBC makes to the overall entertainment business.

    So whilst you don't need a licence to listen to BBC radio channels circa a quarter of the TV licence fee goes to BBC radio and BBC world service. Are you saying those that oppose paying the fee never put their radio on in their car for example?

    Not to mention the number of BBC programmes that subsequently get repeated on subscription channels.

    Think of what we would lose if the income to support the BBC were lost or commercialised.
     
    EasMid, BobClay and Glam like this.
  2. BobClay

    BobClay Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2016
    Messages:
    3,316
    Likes Received:
    4,560
    Murdoch's son wants it gone. Cummings wants it gone.

    That's all I need to know to not want it gone.
     
    EasMid, Noah, Lucy and 4 others like this.
  3. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    46,783
    Likes Received:
    21,192
    Noah, BobClay, Glam and 3 others like this.
  4. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,022
    Likes Received:
    3,881
    Those were the numbers I was basing my "circa quarter of the fee goes to BBC radio the world service" on but I got them from a different source.
     
  5. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    46,783
    Likes Received:
    21,192
    As far as radio stations go, the ones that cost the most money to run also have the lowest cost per listener, in general.

    How you look at the costs of these things depends on the attitude of the bean counter presenting the figures.
     
  6. BobClay

    BobClay Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2016
    Messages:
    3,316
    Likes Received:
    4,560
    There was a time when the BBC World Service on Short Wave was the worlds standard for news and I know this from direct experience. Alas it was cut to the bone years ago and now the Short Wave is pretty much a Chinese domain, with a few 'Brother Nutjob' US stations preaching fire and brimstone !!
     
    Gramaisc likes this.
  7. kyoto49

    kyoto49 Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,574
    Likes Received:
    1,557
    I think you are misunderstanding my point. Beyond the bias, I broadly agree that the BBC does lots of things well. What I can't find one iota of support for is the compulsory payment I have to make for something I don't want or use. Is that really difficult for you to grasp?
     
  8. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    Messages:
    14,777
    Likes Received:
    9,583
  9. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,580
    Likes Received:
    2,013
    I don’t think I could stress more that it wasnt about you.
     
  10. kyoto49

    kyoto49 Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,574
    Likes Received:
    1,557

Share This Page