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Riaz626 posts since 6 Jan 2016
There is no magic bullet solution to funding the BBC in the future.

I used to be a staunch defender of the TV licence many years ago but I became increasingly critical of it in the late 1990s as a result of the proliferation of satellite channels. The impending analogue switch off provided a golden opportunity to re-assess the organisation of BBC TV channels and methods of funding the BBC. It technically opened the door to separation of PSB material from popular entertainment that the public was willing to pay a premium for, and the facility to offer subscription channels.

I suspect that there are conflicts of interest across different age groups with older people preferring something similar to the current setup and younger people more open to alternative arrangements.

I myself have always been opposed to advertising on BBC TV and radio, but this view is certainly not shared by everybody. I suspect that many people who go down the advertising avenue underestimate the impact that BBC advertising will have on ITV, C4, C5, and various satellite and cable channels.

I think that more public consultation is required in order to come up with a solution. Many questions need to be asked...
JCB2,116 posts since 21 Sep 2004
I think that more public consultation is required in order to come up with a solution. Many questions need to be asked...


You think more public consultation is required in order to come up with a solution to something that recent previous consultations indicate most people don't actually think is a problem. Rolling Eyes