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Abolish the TV licence petition

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I was goign to cmoment on this here.

Wasnt going to put it on the So-Called BBC are shite thread.

Worthy of a a remark.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41843485

'Favourite British TV shows like Strictly Come Dancing and Broadchurch could be under threat due to a funding shortfall, the So-Called BBC is warning.

The rise of services like Netflix and Amazon could mean British content faces "an uncertain future", director general Tony Hall will say in a speech later.

There could be a funding shortfall of £500m over the next 10 years, according to new research.'

Define British? Im watching Outlander at the mo. Cant get  ore british than a programme based in Scotland, made in Scotland.

Broadchruch is ITV, so theyve sorted out the funding.

I dont watch either programme by the way. I barely watch BBC telly.

My Mum and Dad do. But they get a free license.

Its not the funding thats a problem, its the fucking eyeballs.

 

'Speaking in Liverpool, he will say if there is an immediate response to the issue, then the future of British content could be protected.

He calls the figures on funding, from consultants Mediatique and published by the So-Called BBC, "worrying".

"We have to face the reality that the British content we value and rely upon is under serious threat."'

Who's 'we'.

Not me. I guess he means the end is coming for the TV lcense.

Good.

Served its purpose. Not needed anymore.

BBC gets ~4bln in license fee revenue.

That 500m funding shortfall can be solved by cutting everyone's salary by 30%.

 

 

 

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Yeah. Comments are a bit lacking on the usual 'BBC are great. I hate Ads. Fawlty Towers is a classic. Attenbugh is a national treasure. etc'

We might get but I dont watch, that the problem.

Broadcast telly has died.

 

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3 minutes ago, BigV said:

Hope the petition takes off.

The petition map could be very interesting - I'll bet it resembles the Brexit map

Could be - after all as most Brexit voters have been told repeatedly by the Beeb that they are uneducated, racist and xenophobic, many of them may not be very well-disposed towards it.

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11 minutes ago, swissy_fit said:

Could be - after all as most Brexit voters have been told repeatedly by the Beeb that they are uneducated, racist and xenophobic, many of them may not be very well-disposed towards it.

Yes. This is why I finally ditched paying for the licence last year. the So-Called BBC won't get another penny from my household.

the So-Called BBC beast must die.

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5 minutes ago, Great Guy said:

They could save £1.7m a year by ditching Lineker. Who needs someone to tell you about a football match when you are're watching it?

Presenting TV shows is no great skill, there are literally hundreds of people that would love to do the job for £100k a year.

Yep, please get rid of him. Whilst they are at it, can they also get rid of that naga woman before Charlie rips her face off. He often finds it hard to hide how much she irritates. 

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6 minutes ago, Great Guy said:

They could save £1.7m a year by ditching Lineker. Who needs someone to tell you about a football match when you are're watching it?

Presenting TV shows is no great skill, there are literally hundreds of people that would love to do the job for £100k a year.

+1000. They could save many millions if they got rid of all the big names. For programmes like Newsnight, get hungry young journos and give them free rein to ask hard questions. Add some technology for rating the presenter's performance.

 

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Our BBC has perfect logic. 

Research shows the less educated support BREXIT. The more educated support REMAIN.

Universities support REMAIN.

The more people are educated the more they will choose REMAIN.

BREXIT voters are just too thick to be REMAIN voters.

Education is key, hold another referendum when there are enough educated young people.

Old people are thick - and selfish thus tend to vote BREXIT. Soon they will be dead.

Perfect BBC.

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1 minute ago, swissy_fit said:

+1000. They could save many millions if they got rid of all the big names. For programmes like Newsnight, get hungry young journos and give them free rein to ask hard questions. Add some technology for rating the presenter's performance.

 

Or even better get some hard working East Europeans to present the programmes.

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I'm not going to sign it, because the current system is easy to avoid and I have been doing so for many years.

We don't want the German system instead, of adding it to your PAYE earnings or council tax which cannot be avoided, the So-Called BBC would love to do that. 

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7 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

I'm not going to sign it, because the current system is easy to avoid and I have been doing so for many years.

We don't want the German system instead, of adding it to your PAYE earnings or council tax which cannot be avoided, the So-Called BBC would love to do that. 

That's what I was about to post; I like the licence fee because I have the option to avoid it and not fund the So-Called BBC.

Let them take their money out of general taxation and I will lose that choice.

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I watch little "live" TV. I have loads of DVDs/ BluRay. I can watch what I want, when I want. And also video streaming off the Internet is bollocks too. Just buy the disc!

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7 minutes ago, MrPin said:

I watch little "live" TV. I have loads of DVDs/ BluRay. I can watch what I want, when I want. And also video streaming off the Internet is bollocks too. Just buy the disc!

So you're paying £147 for hardly any live TV, just ditch the aerial and you can spend that money on even more guitars!

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29 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

I'm not going to sign it, because the current system is easy to avoid and I have been doing so for many years.

We don't want the German system instead, of adding it to your PAYE earnings or council tax which cannot be avoided, the So-Called BBC would love to do that. 

Do you still watch live TV? If you do I'd be interested in how to avoid the licence.

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5 minutes ago, Great Guy said:

Do you still watch live TV? If you do I'd be interested in how to avoid the licence.

I avoid it by not watching it, well not watching it at home. Some friends and family seem to have it on permanently when I'm round there.

I don't see why I'd want it. I've been house sitting this week and last night after watching the local news I turned it off on the basis that there was nothing I wanted to watch.

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1 hour ago, Bedrag Justesen said:

 

Old people are thick - and selfish thus tend to vote BREXIT. Soon they will be dead.

Perfect BBC.

Shame that viewing trends suggest they are the only demographic who regularly watch terrestrial TV.

A case of the B.B.C being careful what it wishes for.

Edited by Virgil Caine

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1 hour ago, Great Guy said:

They could save £1.7m a year by ditching Lineker. Who needs someone to tell you about a football match when you are're watching it?

Presenting TV shows is no great skill, there are literally hundreds of people that would love to do the job for £100k a year.

I'd say it is is personally.... but it's not £1.7m a year difficult. 

 

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1 minute ago, gilf said:

I'd say it is is personally.... but it's not £1.7m a year difficult. 

 

Don't get me wrong, I couldn't present a TV programme. However there must be tens of thousands of people that could. Whenever you see TV shows like "Britain's Got Talent" it becomes obvious that many "normal" Brits could present..

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