posted on Feb, 19 2007 @ 10:55 AM
There is often much wailing about the licence fee here in the UK, but I feel there is also a lot of hypocrisy spoken about it.
I don't get how people moan about the License fee, which pays for New Dr Who, Torchwood, Life On Mars, Walking with Dinosaurs and its offshoots etc
etc and yet happily stump up £400+ per year to watch endless repeats (often of shows that the license fee funded!) and the same movies on a loop on
Sky? How does that work?
I know that many people would rather see the Beeb commercially funded, but to me the ads are a pain in the arse. What a joy it is to be able to sit
down and watch a show uninterrupted from start to finish. Would any of our American members like to be able to do this for istance? I know every time
Lost goes off for an ad break I'm fuming, lol
A lot of the people who moan about the license fee also complain about bias in the BBC. Don't they get that, although not perfect, its lack of
advertising revenue gives the BBC the most independant editorial policy of any TV broadcaster? Look how shows on other channels have had their
sponsorship pulled when they say something that sponsor doesn't like. Nopt a concern for the beeb as they can say what they want. Even if the govt
forces them to pull a show they just announce it on the news so everyone knows about it.
In conclusion then I am for the License fee and long may the BBC continue.
But what do you think?
[edit on 19-2-2007 by waynos]