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    Quote Originally Posted by rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishey
    That then implies that everyone effectively has an 'account' with the BBC. They can tell when you logged on, and what you watched. They then wouldn't need to charge per PC, but per minute watched.
    Which is a far more sensible solution.

    Here's another idea, how about a little spending less on wars on the other side of the planet and plowing that back into the BBC, or stopping the wastage throughout the government, etc etc, all those would produce a far bigger budget for the BBC..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    Which is a far more sensible solution.

    Here's another idea, how about a little spending less on wars on the other side of the planet and plowing that back into the BBC, or stopping the wastage throughout the government, etc etc, all those would produce a far bigger budget for the BBC..
    Do you really credit the government with that much intelligence ?

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    Hopefully the will actually think of something sensable...

    Dont get me wrong the TV licence isn't that bad... considering for what we pay we now get what is it 4 or 5 more channels than we used to... but they could reduce the cost of the licence fee by getting rid of rubbish like "East Enders".

    As others have said.. this is going to be in 2017.. and no dicision will be made (most probably) until the BBC's royal charter comes up for review. They said it may be review earlier if people start using the internet for TV instead of a standard TV..

    The only issue I really see here is
    1) How's it going to effect businesses?
    2) How would it work? Would it be like the current method of one licence = one home? or is it going to be one licence = one computer (if use geeks and techics are going to be poor after 2017).
    3) What is the cost actually going to be?

    This regards to something someone else said.. about students and getting a discount.. hell no!
    As an graduate I had to pay it. And as in the first year I lived in halls, I bought the TV licence which meant I could have a TV in my own room and also one in a communal area.. so therefore you could do it that way.

    The goverment will never get this though the house of commons (if it even exists by then...).

    Anyhow why am I speculating.... no details have been released... it's another case of what might happen... not is happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Famished
    Well at least we have only got another 10 years of paying that studpid TV licence!

    What a waste of money!
    disagree....in fact I couldnt disagree more strongly...

    TV license is excellent value. £50 Free View box, £7 ona TV aerial booster and Im a happy man

    One of the few things I like and take great pride in paying.

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    Crikey, lots of people complaining about the license fee. Its a fraction of the cost of Sky, and its much better.

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    exactly! friends were complaining about it the other day. Apparently they would like to see over double the amount of adverts there are atm on ITV on all channels and pay no TV liscense....tards...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twigman
    exactly! friends were complaining about it the other day. Apparently they would like to see over double the amount of adverts there are atm on ITV on all channels and pay no TV liscense....tards...
    I know I don't pay for a licence yet, but I think it's pretty decent TBH. I hate adverts with a passion.

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