Product Type: other TV channels
Newest Review: ... yes and those over 75 qualify for a free licence, also. Despite retirement age being 65. The TV Licence is supposed to go back into so-cal... more
Member Name: IanPaterson
Date: 14/07/00, updated on 23/08/00 (23 review reads)
Advantages: Global service
Disadvantages: Not always wanted
The Television License is the only way we can be charged for BBC programmes. The license is actually to own the television receiver.
I have found BBC programmes declining in quality and standard over about the past few years to the regular pool of repeats, cookery programs and DIY.
But, there is a side to the BBC that not all of us are aware of. The foreign service of reporters and networks of news agencies around the world et up by the BBC ensure that we get the news as it breaks anywhere in the world. The technology invested in immense with satelite communications and the internet. BBC radio stations broadcast 24 hours a day 7 days a week covering the whole country.
If you look at the whole deal, maybe £108 a year is not so bad. What do you think?