Originally posted by idhutt
I think that you will find that the £121 is tax to watch television rather than a subscription to freeview. It just happens to fund the BBC, much in the same way as other taxes fund other public services that you may or may not use.
Originally posted by Mr Pumpkinhead
Thanks, I am aware of the funding model for the BBC.
Perhaps I should have put some ironic quotes around the word freeview.
Originally posted by richgtfc
Probably not, but for some of us without sky or cable it's better than nothing....
Originally posted by Faust
You surely don't begrudge the licence fee do you? The BBC's output is in the main top drawer, certainly much better than the offerings from the commercial channels. I for one don't begrudge a penny of my licence fee. Why do the skin flint Brits always want something for nothing? Truly amazing.
Originally posted by Starburst
Can't speak for anyone else but I've paid SKY for the last 11 or so years because the BBC and the other terrestrial channels were not providing content I wanted to watch.