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Posted By: Iains
13-Jun-19 - 02:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: Disgraceful BBC
Subject: RE: BS: Disgraceful BBC
PFR there is a core area where the BBC has a well recognised expertise, particularly Natural World Documentaries. I would be happy to see this continue with government funding. The rest should be made competitive and self funding.
The total number of UK subscribers to the three most popular online streaming services in the UK Netflix, Prime Video and Sky's Now TV hit 15.4 million at the end of the first quarter this year
In 2017/18, there were around 26.2 million of TV licences in force.

Those figures can support a number of arguments pro and con a TV license versus subscription.

An obvious argument is that 15.4 million have to pay an annual tax for a TV provider they may not even watch. i.e. 60%