News by Netflix? Warning streaming sites could provide public service broadcasting | Daily Mail Online


People should be free to watch digital media how they wish to and have the freedom to pay how and when they wish.

Most programmes are repeats, with many of them repeated within the same week.

The concept of TV within the UK is outdated and no one should be forced to have a TV Licence for watching programmes via a television.

Currently people in the UK have to have a TV licence, even if they never watch the BBC and this is completely wrong and smacks of ‘Big Brother’.

The TV licence needs to be scrapped and stations funded differently.

For if people are watching paid for TV, such as Sky, they are effectively paying twice for the privilege and that must be wrong.

The concept of the BBC is outdated and you can not state they are impartial, for they are not, as all TV media is biased in one way or another.

 

Source: News by Netflix? Warning streaming sites could provide public service broadcasting | Daily Mail Online

Pensioners’ free TV licences should be abolished, says Lords committee | The Independent


Free TV licences for pensioners should be abolished, a Lords committee has recommended.

Other subsidies including free bus passes, winter fuel payments and the pensions triple lock should also be cut, the Committee on Intergenerational Fairness said.

Committee chairman Lord True said benefits must be rebalanced towards the young to prepare the country for 100-year lifespans.

“We are calling for some of the outdated benefits based purely on age to be removed,” he said. “Policies such as the state pension triple lock and free TV licences for over-75s were justified when pensioner households were at the bottom of the income scale but that is no longer the case.”

The report highlights how many pensioner households are now on average better off than many working age households, both in terms of income after housing costs as well as household wealth.

 

Source: Pensioners’ free TV licences should be abolished, says Lords committee | The Independent

Gordon Brown warns ending free TV licences could criminalise poor over-75s


The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster or so it says, however, if the free TV Licence for the over – 75s is abolished then it ceases to be a British public service broadcaster. This is so because a large proportion of the British public will not be legally allowed to, not only, the BBC but any TV, as many over-75s will not be able to afford the TV licence and will therefore have no TV legally, only the radio.

This will be a retrograde step for which the BBC may never recover.

Yes, the Government have brought this onto the BBC, but it will be the BBC which will shoulder the blame.