TV channels need to do better than sticking with endless Bargain Hunt type shows like BBC One seem to be doing.
Existing viewer demographics are out of the window.
Absolutely. This needs to be shouted loud and clear. All the old certainties and dynamics are crumbling before our eyes in horrifically rapid fashion and the major TV channels, especially BBC, need to urgently start reflecting this with their broadcasting output.
Oh, and I'm going to shout this loud and clear - FOR A START THEY SHOULD NOT INSULT THE MILLIONS OF OVER 75'S WITH A PROMISE NOT TO ROB THEM OF THEIR FREE TV LICENCE FOR A MERE 8 WEEKS MORE FROM JUNE TO AUGUST AND CANCEL IT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
OK - so the BBC closes BBC Two, CBBC/CBeebies, the BBC News Channel and what else to pay for them?
Over 75's licences would cost the BBC £745m.
BBC Two's budget is £381m, CBBC+CBeebies £92, BBC News Channel £44m. That still doesn't cover the shortfall.
The government, not the BBC, decided to give the elderly free TV licences...