posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 07:43 PM
I certainly don't mind sharing with my wife paying 11 or so pounds a month for the BBC, (although as a poster above points out, it also helps pay for
Channel 4, and also amounts to a basic cable range of stations with freeview). No adverts during sporting fixtures, and programs like Sherlock, Dr
Who, etc, This lack of corporate influence is really important. With rivals like Sky you both have to pay a subscription and get adverts, the worst of
both broadcast worlds.
It's also a good way of 'selling' British culture etc to the rest of the world. That's good for exports and the like, surely.
It's news coverage has been a sadly a let down on recent anti-government domestic political demonstrations, but it's cheap.
I'm genuinely laughing at the Americans on this thread thinking they get 'free' tv. Adverts aren't propaganda? Big companies don't have a social and
An advert telling you what you should
be wanting, what lifestyles you should
be living, every 15 minutes or so is a high price to pay
for no subscription fee.
edit on 22-3-2012 by knownothing because: edit is edited