Product Type: other TV channels
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That's sooo unfair (in a Kevin & Perry sort of way)
Member Name: Sparky101
Date: 19/11/00, updated on 19/11/00 (201 review reads)
Advantages: Pays for BBC channels
Disadvantages: Is unfair for those who don't watch the Beeb
I personally have no major problems with the TV license. I pay £32 a month for all my Sky channels and about £8 a month for the TV license. My main problem with the TV license is that unlike say Sky's subscription, you don't get a choice in what you pay for. For example if you never watched BBC1 or BBC2 why should you pay for a license which pays for these channels? The TV license also goes to pay for BBC's radio channels. People who listen to the radio don't have to pay any sort of license fee so why should TV viewers pay for these radio channels?
I remember a guy a while ago had his TV modified so that he couldn't receive the BBC channels, only ITV and Channel 4. He then refused to pay his TV license but lost a court case when the TV licensing people took him to court. Now that in my opinion is totally unfair. So even if you only have a TV to say watch videos and DVD's and don't even have a TV aerial you still have to pay your TV license. Ridiculous!!
It's about time things changed and the BBC started some sort of fairer subscription scheme whereby if you want the BBC channels then you pay for them. If you don't then you don't pay. Also people who haven't yet made the change to digital are subsidising BBC's digital channels which they cannot receive. Come on Beeb, let's sort out a fairer system.