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If the license fee was removed and everyone would have to get an encryption box. Everyone has to pay for the individual channels they wanted (even BBC, ITV etc). What channels would you get, and how much would you be willing to pay per year in total?

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Getting rid of the licence fee is one of the worst ideas ever!!

 

There are pros and cons of the whole thing, but it is only really the BBC, the public (who havent been informed of any better alternatives) and the government (because whoever scraps the license fee will not get reelected by the public) who are backing it.

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you know the BBC does a little bit more than just broadcast TV channels?

 

Yes, but is the license fee player willing to be provided by what the BBC provide if he has other options, and could other companies do this stuff better if the BBC didn't have the grip on various outlets that the license fee allows them to have?

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you know the BBC does a little bit more than just broadcast TV channels?

 

Yes, but is the license fee player willing to be provided by what the BBC provide if he has other options, and could other companies do this stuff better if the BBC didn't have the grip on various outlets that the license fee allows them to have?

 

What "outlets" are you talking about, out of interest?  And it's licence not license  :wullie:

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you know the BBC does a little bit more than just broadcast TV channels?

 

Yes, but is the license fee player willing to be provided by what the BBC provide if he has other options, and could other companies do this stuff better if the BBC didn't have the grip on various outlets that the license fee allows them to have?

 

talking out your arse

 

in the latest review it is now explicit BBC policiy to not compete in areas already well served by *good* commercial sources

 

just have a look at the postings about the change to the old 606 boards

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you know the BBC does a little bit more than just broadcast TV channels?

 

Yes, but is the license fee player willing to be provided by what the BBC provide if he has other options, and could other companies do this stuff better if the BBC didn't have the grip on various outlets that the license fee allows them to have?

 

What "outlets" are you talking about, out of interest?  And it's licence not license  :wullie:

 

bbc.co.uk and Freeview

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you know the BBC does a little bit more than just broadcast TV channels?

 

Yes, but is the license fee player willing to be provided by what the BBC provide if he has other options, and could other companies do this stuff better if the BBC didn't have the grip on various outlets that the license fee allows them to have?

 

What "outlets" are you talking about, out of interest?  And it's licence not license  :wullie:

 

bbc.co.uk and Freeview

 

no one else can set up a website or a digital TV channel?

 

news to me...

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you know the BBC does a little bit more than just broadcast TV channels?

 

Yes, but is the license fee player willing to be provided by what the BBC provide if he has other options, and could other companies do this stuff better if the BBC didn't have the grip on various outlets that the license fee allows them to have?

 

What "outlets" are you talking about, out of interest?  And it's licence not license  :wullie:

 

bbc.co.uk and Freeview

 

I don't follow you.  Isn't bbc.co.uk is a website like any other, how does it have a grip on consumers?  Please elaborate.  As far as Freeview's concerned, BBC has I think 4 channels on it and various radio stations, but it has lots of other channels too.

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you know the BBC does a little bit more than just broadcast TV channels?

 

Yes, but is the license fee player willing to be provided by what the BBC provide if he has other options, and could other companies do this stuff better if the BBC didn't have the grip on various outlets that the license fee allows them to have?

 

What "outlets" are you talking about, out of interest?  And it's licence not license  :wullie:

 

bbc.co.uk and Freeview

 

no one else can set up a website or a digital TV channel?

 

news to me...

 

They can, but the BBC holds an abnormally large market share that leaves others worse off economically.

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you know the BBC does a little bit more than just broadcast TV channels?

 

Yes, but is the license fee player willing to be provided by what the BBC provide if he has other options, and could other companies do this stuff better if the BBC didn't have the grip on various outlets that the license fee allows them to have?

 

What "outlets" are you talking about, out of interest?  And it's licence not license  :wullie:

 

bbc.co.uk and Freeview

 

I don't follow you.  Isn't bbc.co.uk is a website like any other, how does it have a grip on consumers?  Please elaborate.  As far as Freeview's concerned, BBC has I think 4 channels on it and various radio stations, but it has lots of other channels too.

 

Freeview is owned by BBC - they bought it off ITV when it was ITV digital. As for the grip on consumers, it has used its name and power in the British television market to gain an unfair share of the market.

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you know the BBC does a little bit more than just broadcast TV channels?

 

Yes, but is the license fee player willing to be provided by what the BBC provide if he has other options, and could other companies do this stuff better if the BBC didn't have the grip on various outlets that the license fee allows them to have?

 

What "outlets" are you talking about, out of interest?  And it's licence not license  :wullie:

 

bbc.co.uk and Freeview

 

I don't follow you.  Isn't bbc.co.uk is a website like any other, how does it have a grip on consumers?  Please elaborate.  As far as Freeview's concerned, BBC has I think 4 channels on it and various radio stations, but it has lots of other channels too.

 

Freeview is owned by BBC - they bought it off ITV when it was ITV digital. As for the grip on consumers, it has used its name and power in the British television market to gain an unfair share of the market.

 

An unfair share of what?  Free to air television?  Still don't follow how the BBC have obstructed consumer choice.  What would their alternatives be if there was no Freeview?

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you know the BBC does a little bit more than just broadcast TV channels?

 

Yes, but is the license fee player willing to be provided by what the BBC provide if he has other options, and could other companies do this stuff better if the BBC didn't have the grip on various outlets that the license fee allows them to have?

 

What "outlets" are you talking about, out of interest?  And it's licence not license  :wullie:

 

bbc.co.uk and Freeview

 

I don't follow you.  Isn't bbc.co.uk is a website like any other, how does it have a grip on consumers?  Please elaborate.  As far as Freeview's concerned, BBC has I think 4 channels on it and various radio stations, but it has lots of other channels too.

 

Freeview is owned by BBC - they bought it off ITV when it was ITV digital. As for the grip on consumers, it has used its name and power in the British television market to gain an unfair share of the market.

 

An unfair share of what?  Free to air television?  Still don't follow how the BBC have obstructed consumer choice.  What would their alternatives be if there was no Freeview?

 

Sky or Top-Up TV

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you know the BBC does a little bit more than just broadcast TV channels?

 

Yes, but is the license fee player willing to be provided by what the BBC provide if he has other options, and could other companies do this stuff better if the BBC didn't have the grip on various outlets that the license fee allows them to have?

 

What "outlets" are you talking about, out of interest?  And it's licence not license  :wullie:

 

bbc.co.uk and Freeview

 

I don't follow you.  Isn't bbc.co.uk is a website like any other, how does it have a grip on consumers?  Please elaborate.  As far as Freeview's concerned, BBC has I think 4 channels on it and various radio stations, but it has lots of other channels too.

 

Freeview is owned by BBC - they bought it off ITV when it was ITV digital. As for the grip on consumers, it has used its name and power in the British television market to gain an unfair share of the market.

 

An unfair share of what?  Free to air television?  Still don't follow how the BBC have obstructed consumer choice.  What would their alternatives be if there was no Freeview?

 

Sky or Top-Up TV

 

So aren't the BBC offering more choice?  You can get Top-Up TV on Freeview incidentally

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The main gist of having only subscription channels is that:

 

Viewers will only pay for what they want to watch and therefore broadcasters will show more of what people want to watch, and in order to defeat competition will make better programmes.

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