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scrap the tv licence fee ?.
« on: November 11, 2012, 06:40:19 PM »

Has the Licence fee had it's Day ?. 
Thinking about the latest round of troubles at the BBC and the possible fact that we will be funding on-going issues, I would imagine for quite some time. should this not really be scrapped.
I am surprised that the anti licence fee groups have not advocated this !.
 
 

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2012, 06:43:27 PM »

Simple answer Yes. And while we are about it road tax as well. The more fuel you use the more revenue. John.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 06:53:30 PM »

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And while we are about it road tax as well. The more fuel you use the more revenue. John.

Yes, that seems to me to be the simplest and fairest solution, which is probably why the politicians don't like it and want to do something more complicated that throws up more problems than it solves.
 
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 07:42:53 PM »

Also why do we pay for toll bridges/toll roads.we have already paid for them over and over again.Oop`s yes scrap the tv licence
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2012, 07:51:16 PM »

Re the Dartford toll bridge. We were lied to. When paid for were told it wuold be free. Toll now 2. oh! look a flying Pig. John.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2012, 08:07:20 PM »

Considering the tv license costs some 30+ million to actually organise and to actually take everyones 140+, it is spent on idiots like Johnathon Ross, who when on the BBC was paid in the region of 17 million.. He should be able to atleast speak properly for that sort of money.


These presenters get paid far too much for the relatively little work that they do. As for commercial tv, pay them what they like, its not me whos paying and I don't even watch the adverts either.


The BBC make some excellent programs such as top gear, and whilst a very slick operation, its very expensive also. This is a drop in the ocean to the other spending of the organisation but it all adds up.


I think if the presenters were paid less and a few cuts here and there, the license fee would be a third of what it is of not half.


If they moan about the pay, then dont present. Its very simple.
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2012, 08:07:36 PM »

So how do you see the BBC being funded bearing in mind its service broadcasting directive?
If from general taxation what is the difference?

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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2012, 08:19:46 PM »

So how do you see the BBC being funded bearing in mind its service broadcasting directive?
If from general taxation what is the difference?

Bob
Advertising / Subscription like everybody else, Why should I have to pay for something I barely watch.
 

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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2012, 08:24:08 PM »

The great advantage of the BBC is that there are no ******** adverts which totally break up the storyline of most commercial channel programmes and probably account for 25% of the programme time.
 
Be careful for what you wish for. Anyone who has viewed TV in the USA will know that it is almost unwatchable due to the adverts.
 
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2012, 08:29:14 PM »

The great advantage of the BBC is that there are no ******** adverts which totally break up the storyline of most commercial channel programmes and probably account for 25% of the programme time.
 
Be careful for what you wish for. Anyone who has viewed TV in the USA will know that it is almost unwatchable due to the adverts.
 
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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2012, 08:32:56 PM »

Well yeah the itv hour is meant to be 50 minutes, when in actual fact its usually 43-45 minutes of program.


I record everything and then skip them on the virgin or sky+ depending on where i am.



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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2012, 08:46:03 PM »

As the BBC also 'buy in' programmes which are built around the 13 min "segments", they now fill-in with endless adverts for their own programmes!  They may as well be putting on commercial adverts (some of which are at least slightly amusing).  We are being taxed by another of the countless methods the government come up with.
I wish I were a tax free corporate giant!

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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2012, 08:49:49 PM »

To be honest. I don't watch a great deal of TV. A lot of of it is very superficial.
 
I do tend to turn on breakfast TV in the morning to help me wake up and check the weather but most of the content seems to be health related and I just don't need it at that time of the morning!
 
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2012, 08:50:31 PM »

Plus look at the other money the Beeb get from mainly the Dave channel, buying all of the top gear series rights, aswell as many other programs exclusive to the Beeb.
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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2012, 08:59:58 PM »

Now how would this work
"A television licence is required for each household where television programmes are watched as they are broadcast, irrespective of the signal method (terrestrial, satellite, cable or the Internet). A licence is not required, however, if you use your television only to watch DVDs or play video games, or you only watch programmes on your computer after they have been shown on TV."
A. How do you prove you only watch catch up tv.
B. How could they prove that you don't.
 
 

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« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2012, 09:03:15 PM »

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A. How do you prove you only watch catch up tv.
B. How could they prove that you don't.
 

I think they just pester you until they make your life miserable.
 
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« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2012, 09:07:42 PM »

You dont have to pay the license fee if you only watch the commercial channels and watch nothing remotely connected to the BBC.


Considering i only watch BBC 1, 2 and 3 (occasionally) and listen to only radio 1 and 1xtra, then i shouldn't have to pay much (considering radio 2 gets more spent on it than 1 and 1xtra combined).


Again, how can it possibly be policed..



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« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2012, 09:08:21 PM »


I think they just pester you until they make your life miserable.
 
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« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2012, 09:20:58 PM »


I think they just pester you until they make your life miserable.
 
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« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2012, 09:26:41 PM »

A. How do you prove you only watch catch up tv.
B. How could they prove that you don't.
Your internet service provider could sell them that information. They know exactly where you go, what and when you download.

As to the licence fee, at 140 it's nothing for all the radio and tv channels it funds. After all, Sky'll charge you from a basic 258 for their most basic package (mostly US imports) AND make you have adverts too.

Buy a quality paper? That's twice what the BBC charge you.

As said elsewhere - be careful what you wish for.

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« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2012, 09:27:54 PM »


There's plenty on youtube regarding TV Licensing, here's just one - 15 min long - use at your own risk -  :police:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPbq7L0e9yY
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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2012, 09:28:51 PM »

Fear not Andy,
 
I've been married for 41 years and it still works for me. I can have anything I want as far as modelling is concerned as long as we go on nice holidays - and who could argue with that?
 
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« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2012, 09:30:31 PM »

As the BBC also 'buy in' programmes which are built around the 13 min "segments", they now fill-in with endless adverts for their own programmes!  They may as well be putting on commercial adverts (some of which are at least slightly amusing).  We are being taxed by another of the countless methods the government come up with.
I wish I were a tax free corporate giant!

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« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2012, 10:07:40 PM »

You could always move'Down Under' No TV licence fees here.  %%
The programmes are just as bad though!  <:(
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« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2012, 11:17:19 PM »

You could always move'Down Under' No TV licence fees here.  %%
The programmes are just as bad though!  <:(
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