I don't recall claimnig that my subscription was intended to provide advert-free TV.
That's what you left to be inferred, Stuart. I mentioned no free lunch, and you brought up your subscription.
My point remains entirely valid. Advertising covers a proportion of the costs.
You missed the obvious sarcasm in my original comment.
Indeed I did. Where was that, then?
If you can't add to a debate, Gavin, then at least restrict your touchline heckling to the handful of followers on your own forum. It's not necessary to bore a wider audience.
But there isn't a debate. You were whining about being inconvenienced by the commercial part of commercial television, and I'm saying that its hardly something to kvetch about.
PS: You're one of Metropol's many long-standing readers, Stuart, as your little sticky footprints reveal; so, thanks for the plug - again.