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    Re: News - BBC plans cuts to many services

    When things start coming down cables, be it internet or otherwise, I can see a massive push from the public in having adaptive TV, both from the BBC and the commercial companies.

    I don't see why a license payer should fork out for the management of a website or website content that they may never use. I don't see why I should pay for Simply or Eastenders or other expensive shows. I've never listened to the BBC Radio 3, 4 or the Asian Network, so why should I pay for them? I'm sure it's a similar story for every one of you.

    Short of encrypting channels and using cards to decode them, then clearly we're not at that stage, but I can see it being the case in a decade, where the public is pushing for adaptive licences - at some stage it will probably replace the adverts of commercial channels (adverts are becoming increasingly defunct... who actually watches them? Those with PVRs of some description are usually in position to fast forward and anyone else will just change channel or go and make a cuppa). Sky are doing it a similar way, but it's horrible inefficient (for everyone other than Sky).

    The only negative for me is that it would stifle truly unique ideas from coming through, though maybe you could tax the charges to go to a big pot for creative programming.

    Either that or cut the BBC right down to the core (news, factual programming, education, perhaps kids, etc) and then offshoot a commercial side to provide the sports and entertainment.

    The whole TV system needs a massive shake-up in my opinion. It's become too expansive and full of absolute crap. Stop wasting bandwidth on QVC and the likes while you're at it.
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    Re: News - BBC plans cuts to many services

    Halving the BBC website? That's pretty much the only BBC service that I actually use on a regular basis.

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    Re: News - BBC plans cuts to many services

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    Halving the BBC website? That's pretty much the only BBC service that I actually use on a regular basis.
    Exactly, it's too good! We can't have good websites getting in the way of competition...

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    Re: News - BBC plans cuts to many services

    Cut out the TV licence would be good but will never happen as the Government like their cut!

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    Re: News - BBC plans cuts to many services

    I think it's a weird situation.
    BBC have grown to believe the myth that the customer wants all content that they provide, and that they are allowed to compete against purely commercial entities globally

    if you reduce the mandate back to it's core values, then they should be producing high value news, entertainment, educational and informative content for the license payer (at it's core essence)

    BBC news have recently been merging operations of the news departments, so that tv content producers for news would also be providing radio and web content. that pi$$ed off loads of people, but given that you really did have 3 people doing completely redundant roles, it's somewhat excessive and we shouldn't be paying for this.
    add to this the commercial mandate that BBC worldwide has granted itself - they're a huge presence in the content sales space

    that's not a bad thing, and it's a way to increase the reach of british television
    what really annoys me is the ads on the bbc websites when i'm browsing when i'm travelling.
    it's a news service, i don't think the average british ratepayer would mind that the news content *(which has already been provided) is being shared with the world at large. it's one of the main reasons the bbc has been regarded as one of the most trusted sources in news.

    anyway... forgot what i was going to say, so i might come back to this later

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