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Does anyone who watches live TV see it as good value? Could somebody explain to me how the licence fee is divided, does it all go to the BBC? Divided between the BBC, Channel 4, ITV etc? I assum… Read More
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3m, 3w agoPosted 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Does anyone who watches live TV see it as good value?

Could somebody explain to me how the licence fee is divided, does it all go to the BBC? Divided between the BBC, Channel 4, ITV etc?
I assume the latter in some form since the licence being required to watch non BBC live channels.

I understand the fee helps roll out broadband, does that make the fee more/less acceptable?
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3m, 3w agoPosted 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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And you mugs keep paying it X)
9 Likes
Get a grip people, it's a £1.50 per year increase.
People pay nearly £100 to Sky every month and they churn out c**p across 600+ channels.
8 Likes
It's totally unfair & should be abolished . I pay for Netflix because I want to watch it , people pay for Sky because they want to watch it . We all pay for the BBC whether we watch it or not , and i hardly ever do because it's rubbish , mind you if the current raise is going to BJ at the foreign office ?? then no wonder this rotten government still keeps it going .
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davidbrent
I'd rather pay the license fee to the BBC than pay a penny to go in Rupert Murdochs grubby pockets.
You'd rather pay an institution that protects paedophiles than Rupert Murdoch?

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3 Likes #1
Most of it goes to the BBC
However I gather the increase this year is going straight to the foreign office for Boris Johnson to spend
14 Likes #2
And you mugs keep paying it X)
4 Likes #3
Yes its cheap. Radio 1, Radio 6, Radio 4, BBC iplayer are all very good quality.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/14/how-does-the-bbc-spend-its-5bn-in-licence-fee-money/

The most expensive radio programmes per user hour are its Scottish Gaelic and Welsh language ones. Radio Cymru costs 19.2p per user hour, or £19m per year, while Radio Nan Gaidheal costs 18.9 per user hour, or £6m a year.

Other services and departments, such as BBC Online, also cost the corporation hundreds of millions of pounds.



http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/what-does-your-licence-fee-pay-for-top13


The fee you pay provides a wide range of TV, radio and online content, as well as developing new ways to deliver it to you. In addition to funding BBC programmes and services, a proportion of the licence fee contributes to the costs of rolling out broadband to the UK population and funding Welsh Language TV channel S4C and local TV channels. This was agreed with the government as part of the 2010 licence fee settlement.
The licence fee allows the BBC's UK services to remain free of advertisements and independent of shareholder and political interest.
We aim to collect the fee efficiently and fairly in order to deliver value for money for licence fee payers. In 1991 collection costs came to 6.2% of the total fee collected. By 2013/14 we had reduced this to 2.7%, allowing more money to go towards new content and services. Find out how the BBC spends the licence fee.
The Government has frozen the licence fee at its 2010 level of £145.50 until 31 March 2017, three months after the current BBC Charter period ends.
3 Likes #4
stuarthanley
And you mugs keep paying it X)
Yeah I and most people pay for their groceries too, other people just steal it.

http://68.media.tumblr.com/531e1a1500544c5901b8040f50057490/tumblr_n1y50yT6CH1tumb92o1_400.jpg
#5
stuarthanley
And you mugs keep paying it X)
Actually, I'm of the On Demand viewer type, streaming (except for iPlayer of course) is my viewing habbit - haven't had a licence for a couple of years now, so a bit out of touch. Ya ignoramus X)
banned#6
Oooo

1% rise in 7 years
1 Like #7
davewave
Yes its cheap. Radio 1, Radio 6, Radio 4, BBC iplayer are all very good quality.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/14/how-does-the-bbc-spend-its-5bn-in-licence-fee-money/
The most expensive radio programmes per user hour are its Scottish Gaelic and Welsh language ones. Radio Cymru costs 19.2p per user hour, or 22.27€ (£19)m per year, while Radio Nan Gaidheal costs 18.9 per user hour, or 7.03€ (£6)m a year.
Other services and departments, such as BBC Online, also cost the corporation hundreds of millions of pounds.
http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/what-does-your-licence-fee-pay-for-top13The fee you pay provides a wide range of TV, radio and online content, as well as developing new ways to deliver it to you. In addition to funding BBC programmes and services, a proportion of the licence fee contributes to the costs of rolling out broadband to the UK population and funding Welsh Language TV channel S4C and local TV channels. This was agreed with the government as part of the 2010 licence fee settlement.
The licence fee allows the BBC's UK services to remain free of advertisements and independent of shareholder and political interest.
We aim to collect the fee efficiently and fairly in order to deliver value for money for licence fee payers. In 1991 collection costs came to 6.2% of the total fee collected. By 2013/14 we had reduced this to 2.7%, allowing more money to go towards new content and services. Find out how the BBC spends the licence fee.
The Government has frozen the licence fee at its 2010 level of 170.56€ (£145.50) until 31 March 2017, three months after the current BBC Charter period ends.

It is not a fee it is an unavoidable tax for the ownership/watching of a T.V.
2 Likes #8
alltaken123
stuarthanley
And you mugs keep paying it X)
Actually, I'm of the On Demand viewer type, streaming (except for iPlayer of course) is my viewing habbit - haven't had a licence for a couple of years now, so a bit out of touch. Ya ignoramus X)
You can't be an ignoramus if the facts weren't presented in the first place my friend. ;)
8 Likes #9
It's totally unfair & should be abolished . I pay for Netflix because I want to watch it , people pay for Sky because they want to watch it . We all pay for the BBC whether we watch it or not , and i hardly ever do because it's rubbish , mind you if the current raise is going to BJ at the foreign office ?? then no wonder this rotten government still keeps it going .
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stuarthanley
alltaken123
stuarthanley
And you mugs keep paying it X)
Actually, I'm of the On Demand viewer type, streaming (except for iPlayer of course) is my viewing habbit - haven't had a licence for a couple of years now, so a bit out of touch. Ya ignoramus X)
You can't be an ignoramus if the facts weren't presented in the first place my friend. ;)
Apparently you can. What's your view on the licence fee?
3 Likes #11
alltaken123
stuarthanley
alltaken123
stuarthanley
And you mugs keep paying it X)
Actually, I'm of the On Demand viewer type, streaming (except for iPlayer of course) is my viewing habbit - haven't had a licence for a couple of years now, so a bit out of touch. Ya ignoramus X)
You can't be an ignoramus if the facts weren't presented in the first place my friend. ;)
Apparently you can. What's your view on the licence fee?
Its a tax and I haven't paid it in over 12 months. There are plenty of other ways to watch TV legally without feeding the BBC.
2 Likes #12
YouDontWantToKnow
Oooo

1% rise in 7 years

They spent £200.000 on a new logo that any 5 year child could draw last year.
2 Likes #13
They should just go ahead and make it subscription, or financed directly from general taxation. The licence fee is a bit of an anachronism
#14
YouDontWantToKnow
Oooo
1% rise in 7 years
In the context of value for money - is the fee rise fair? Or as some have said, is it dated and something that should be optional if only watching certain live services such as Sky?
1 Like #15
I'd rather pay the license fee to the BBC than pay a penny to go in Rupert Murdochs grubby pockets.
#16
landros1
They spent £200.000 on a new logo that any 5 year child could draw last year.

Missed that story and can't find anything about it, got a link?
1 Like #17
landros1
davewave
Yes its cheap. Radio 1, Radio 6, Radio 4, BBC iplayer are all very good quality.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/14/how-does-the-bbc-spend-its-5bn-in-licence-fee-money/
The most expensive radio programmes per user hour are its Scottish Gaelic and Welsh language ones. Radio Cymru costs 19.2p per user hour, or 22.27€ (£19)m per year, while Radio Nan Gaidheal costs 18.9 per user hour, or 7.03€ (£6)m a year.
Other services and departments, such as BBC Online, also cost the corporation hundreds of millions of pounds.
http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/what-does-your-licence-fee-pay-for-top13The fee you pay provides a wide range of TV, radio and online content, as well as developing new ways to deliver it to you. In addition to funding BBC programmes and services, a proportion of the licence fee contributes to the costs of rolling out broadband to the UK population and funding Welsh Language TV channel S4C and local TV channels. This was agreed with the government as part of the 2010 licence fee settlement.
The licence fee allows the BBC's UK services to remain free of advertisements and independent of shareholder and political interest.
We aim to collect the fee efficiently and fairly in order to deliver value for money for licence fee payers. In 1991 collection costs came to 6.2% of the total fee collected. By 2013/14 we had reduced this to 2.7%, allowing more money to go towards new content and services. Find out how the BBC spends the licence fee.
The Government has frozen the licence fee at its 2010 level of 170.56€ (£145.50) until 31 March 2017, three months after the current BBC Charter period ends.

It is not a fee it is an unavoidable tax for the ownership/watching of a T.V.


pretty much in line with most developed countries, comes with the territory.
1 Like #18
landros1
YouDontWantToKnow
Oooo

1% rise in 7 years

They spent £200.000 on a new logo that any 5 year child could draw last year.


pittance.
6 Likes #19
davidbrent
I'd rather pay the license fee to the BBC than pay a penny to go in Rupert Murdochs grubby pockets.
You'd rather pay an institution that protects paedophiles than Rupert Murdoch?
4 Likes #20
Terrible value, If anything the bloated broadcasting corporation should be lowering it, and reducing the number of services, just 1 tv channel and a few radio would be acceptable.

The iplayer and the additional radio should all be part of a subsription like netflix, if you want it you pay for it. That should mean they could lower the licence to a more realistic £30 a year. or even better scrap it all together (wish) funded by iplayer subscribers and the shows, dvds, magazines etc they sell here and worldwide.

Edited By: Moonwolf1976 on Mar 01, 2017 18:32
#21
davidbrent
I'd rather pay the license fee to the BBC than pay a penny to go in Rupert Murdochs grubby pockets.
You have the choice on paying sky even if you watch live TV, the reverse is not true and you must pay to watch not only Sky, but also the BBC in doing so. I hope I have that right.
#22
Don't shoot folks, I'm of the opinion that it's due a subscription and broadband roll out contribution from the licence fee is wildly subject to poor management (openreach anyone?).

Could we still have shows like the spectacular Planet Earth and Night Manager via a subscription model rather than the fee for watching anything live via a TV?
1 Like #23
Moonwolf1976
Terrible value, If anything the bloated broadcasting corporation should be lowering it, and reducing the number of services, just 1 tv channel and a few radio would be acceptable.

The iplayer and the additional radio should all be part of a subsription like netflix, if you want it you pay for it. That should mean they could lower the licence to a more realistic £30 a year. or even better scrap it all together (wish) funded by iplayer subscribers and the shows, dvds, magazines etc they sell here and worldwide.


you think Netflix and Amazon won''t charge more in the long run once they kill the competition.
#24
I cancelled virgin media tv and my tv license as well as realised that we always use kodi and the occasional Netflix or Amazon prime for a month, and never watch BBC channels.
1 Like #25
davewave
stuarthanley
And you mugs keep paying it X)
Yeah I and most people pay for their groceries too, other people just steal it.http://68.media.tumblr.com/531e1a1500544c5901b8040f50057490/tumblr_n1y50yT6CH1tumb92o1_400.jpg

Everyone that doesn't share you tastes must be a thief. Because who could live without the wonder of television.
1 Like #26
stuarthanley
davidbrent
I'd rather pay the license fee to the BBC than pay a penny to go in Rupert Murdochs grubby pockets.
You'd rather pay an institution that protects paedophiles than Rupert Murdoch?

Care to share what paedophiles the BBC are currently protecting?
#27
davidbrent
I'd rather pay the license fee to the BBC than pay a penny to go in Rupert Murdochs grubby pockets.

So if you don't pay one you have to pay the other? I never knew that. I must find out how much I am in debt to Rupert Murdoch.
#28
davidbrent
I'd rather pay the license fee to the BBC than pay a penny to go in Rupert Murdochs grubby pockets.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY HIM ANYTHING THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE, his propaganda is free!
#29
Daddio
I cancelled virgin media tv and my tv license as well as realised that we always use kodi and the occasional Netflix or Amazon prime for a month, and never watch BBC channels.


Have you had the SPY VAN using anti-terror legislation looking through your windows yet? Harassed on your doorstep for not buying their product? Give it time

TV LICENCE DETECTOR VAN-CHADDESDEN-DERBY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoMnCqSFDyI

The best one

BBC TV Licensing goon caught spying in his detector van
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pWl4yoG1cA
#30
alltaken123
Don't shoot folks, I'm of the opinion that it's due a subscription and broadband roll out contribution from the licence fee is wildly subject to poor management (openreach anyone?).
Could we still have shows like the spectacular Planet Earth and Night Manager via a subscription model rather than the fee for watching anything live via a TV?

That could only work if Openreach wasn't a private company. So no, I am not in agreement.
#31
Pay for Sky/Virgin and not the BBC. You can't choose this scenario right? Couple of years out of touch remember...
#32
moneysavingkitten
alltaken123
Don't shoot folks, I'm of the opinion that it's due a subscription and broadband roll out contribution from the licence fee is wildly subject to poor management (openreach anyone?).
Could we still have shows like the spectacular Planet Earth and Night Manager via a subscription model rather than the fee for watching anything live via a TV?
That could only work if Openreach wasn't a private company. So no, I am not in agreement.

Sorry (Might be missing the obvious), but which part? You don't agree that Openreach are mismanaging funds derived from the licence fee for broadband roll out because they are a private company?
#33
alltaken123
moneysavingkitten
alltaken123
Don't shoot folks, I'm of the opinion that it's due a subscription and broadband roll out contribution from the licence fee is wildly subject to poor management (openreach anyone?).
Could we still have shows like the spectacular Planet Earth and Night Manager via a subscription model rather than the fee for watching anything live via a TV?
That could only work if Openreach wasn't a private company. So no, I am not in agreement.
Sorry (Might be missing the obvious), but which part? You don't agree that Openreach are mismanaging funds derived from the licence fee for broadband roll out because they are a private company?

All of it, apparently.
#34
this has just reminded me . i haven't told them i got sky installed last year X) whoops
3 Likes #35
It's nothing, maybe a day and a half's work for most people. Why the fuss? it's pathetic.
1 Like #36
PR1
They should just go ahead and make it subscription, or financed directly from general taxation. The licence fee is a bit of an anachronism
It's not just the licence fee though
It's the unscrupulous means they go about trying to get non licence payers

If any other company used those methods there would be a police investigation then an inquiry etc etc but because it's the BBC it's allowed......... just wtf
#37
moneysavingkitten
alltaken123
moneysavingkitten
alltaken123
Don't shoot folks, I'm of the opinion that it's due a subscription and broadband roll out contribution from the licence fee is wildly subject to poor management (openreach anyone?).
Could we still have shows like the spectacular Planet Earth and Night Manager via a subscription model rather than the fee for watching anything live via a TV?
That could only work if Openreach wasn't a private company. So no, I am not in agreement.
Sorry (Might be missing the obvious), but which part? You don't agree that Openreach are mismanaging funds derived from the licence fee for broadband roll out because they are a private company?
All of it, apparently.

I see - Openreach receive a sum of licence fee money to aid roll out of faster broadband. I think this fee could come from elsewhere, a tax on online video subscriptions could be enacted, to make up any shortfall in this area.

You can't envisage - disagree even - that the shows I mentioned could be produced if the licence fee was replaced with a BBC subscription model?

Edited By: alltaken123 on Mar 01, 2017 19:36
#38
alltaken123
moneysavingkitten
alltaken123
moneysavingkitten
alltaken123
Don't shoot folks, I'm of the opinion that it's due a subscription and broadband roll out contribution from the licence fee is wildly subject to poor management (openreach anyone?).
Could we still have shows like the spectacular Planet Earth and Night Manager via a subscription model rather than the fee for watching anything live via a TV?
That could only work if Openreach wasn't a private company. So no, I am not in agreement.
Sorry (Might be missing the obvious), but which part? You don't agree that Openreach are mismanaging funds derived from the licence fee for broadband roll out because they are a private company?
All of it, apparently.
I see - Openreach receive a sum of licence fee money to aid roll out of faster broadband. I think this fee could come from elsewhere, a tax on online video subscriptions could be enacted, to make up any shortfall in this area.
You can't envisage - disagree even - that the shows I mentioned could be produced if the licence fee was replaced with a BBC subscription model?

I can envisage it, but it's still ridiculous.
3 Likes #39
Even more I'll be saving then. Lovely!
9 Likes #40
Get a grip people, it's a £1.50 per year increase.
People pay nearly £100 to Sky every month and they churn out c**p across 600+ channels.

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