The contract means little incentive for improvements in the resolution and picture quality on BBCIPLAYER which is rubbish.
iPlayer is by far the worst app on my LG tv, however its also the only app I'm legally forced to pay for, I would scrap the BBC
Perhaps you forgot the obscene salaries paid out by the BBC, presenters on £1.75m per year! With that waste no wonder it claims to be underfunded. Often programmes are only available for 30 days after broadcast, the app crashes quite often. Its very rare to get a UHD, and news is still often not in HD!Which other TV catchup service gives you UHD and HLG?
Which was Rupert Murdoch's suggestion. Mainly because he saw them as competitors.
I'd not scrap the BBC, I'd increase the license fee so that they can actually afford to do something with the iPLayer. It cannot currently handle anything more than just 2 channel audio because of the way it has been enginerred to handle descriptive audio. THe BBC suggest that it would need to be rebuilt from the ground up to rectify this and have no imediate plans to do this due to the monetary restrictions imposed upon them. You get nice HLG and UHD via iPlayer, but devoid of the 5.1 Dolby audio you'd get on the HD variant of the same content accessed via conventional broadcast TV.
The reason the BBC is crap or why people perceive it this way is because it is under funded.
Services like Disney or Netflix are commercial operations. The BBC is a public broadcasting service.
Don't confuse the BBC with subscription based services. Do you get the news etc via Disney+? The BBC and such serrvices are not comparable and the subscription based streaming services are not obligated to you in the same manner as the BBC.
You are basically legally expected to pay taxes for services such as healthcare, the fire service and the police. Should these be scrapped too? As is the case with these services, if you want better then you have to be realistic about it and pay more taxes. If you are expecting more from the BBC then you'll need to pay more for it and not less. Are the government capping how much SKY charge you? No, but they cap the BBC.
So with the massive cash injection from over 75s can we expect an increase in output, more dazzling talent?The BBC pays the same obscene salaries as every other broadcaster. In fact a presenter is likely to get less working for the BBC than they'd get elsewhere.
What you appear to be proposing is degrading or diluting what you get in order to improve it?
Real talent will simply go elsewhere if you start cutting their wages.
As to the other broadcasters, Ofcom's own research shows that the BBC is still the leader when it comes to the provision of public broadcasting services. Since when did ITV run a World Service or provide radio coverage nationwide? Does Channel 4 have a regional news service? Channel 4's funding differs to that of ITV and Channel 4 are not strictly speaking a profit orientated broadcaster. They come second in Ofcom's appraisals. ITV broadcasts very little public service orientated contenet and it is a profit based concern. They broadcast what willl get them viewers neededto sell advertiosing space as opposed to catering to all sections of sopciety and minority viwers. They are not interested in providing public services.
I've not actually watched ITV for over 10 years now. It must be amazing. What is it I'm missing?
No other service is identical to the BBC.
‘The BBC being underfunded”!
I see we have differing opinions, however despite all your justification and comparison, there is only one service I am legally required to pay substantial amounts for. Personally I do not get value for money from said service.
I have to subscribe to other services to watch the sport I want to, but its my choice, I get news from everywhere, I also get many trashy programmes like The Voice on other services.
The term refers to being aware of social movements (Photo: Getty) Woke was officially added into the Oxford English Dictionary as an adjective in June 2017. The dictionary defines it as “originally: well-informed, up-to-date. Now chiefly: alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice”
I'm perfectly entitled to pass judgement on something I'm forced to pay for, you can quote as many Ofcom reports as you want, its what it mean to those paying for it that matters.
You clearly blindly defend anything The BBC does. Its an outdated organisation, who pretend they are a public service, whilst robbing the licence fee payer to fund massive salaries and a pension black hole, whilst simultaneously selling programmes all over the work like any other profit organisation. At one point they were paying GL 12 times more than the prime minister gets, but course people will still say they are underfunded......
What, is the spelling too woke for you?Maybe you should use a dictionary more often judging by your spelling, I think we all know what woke means in this context