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Prepare to immerse yourself in an alien world as if you were standing there yourself. Giant ice fountains rising over 100km high; an ocean hidden beneath a frozen crust of ice; storms twice the size of Earth coloured blood red by a vortex of dust and gases; immense volcanoes that could rip a planet apart - this series reveals the true and awesome beauty of our solar system. Using the very latest breathtaking images sent directly from space, groundbreaking CGI transforms the static into the dramatic. Revolutionary surface texturing software creates intricate 3D planetary fly-bys while cameras, capable of 4,000 frames a second, help create the explosive in minute detail. Travelling from the Sun to the far-out reaches of Neptune, the series has at its heart the latest scientific knowledge beamed back from the fleet of probes, rovers and telescopes currently in space, and offers a vivid and unprecedented tour of the world beyond our planet.

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bladfire25/01/2020 16:14

Exactly. We pay for this. Charging for it is mocking those who purchase it.


Easy and all as it is to bash the BBC, they are completely transparent about this, they have wanted greater than 30 days for some time, if you want somone to blame, blame Sky, and their 'raising of concerns' with Ofcom:
ofcom.org.uk/__d…pdf

This is the same Sky, that at one point charged the BBC 10 million, and later 4.5 million a year for the privilege of being included on their platform, something the BBC had no choice, as a public service broadcaster, to pay. This despite the fact that BBC channels were the most watched on their platform.


The BBC is of course not beyond reproach or criticism in a number of ways but lazy knee-jerk entitled whining is just that - look a little deeper and you may find who is really to blame.


Spoiler:
Its usually Rupert Murdoch
Edited by: "Josh.Rogan" 26th Jan
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Does anyone know why this isn't on iPlayer? Great series, heat!
Purchased!!
After watched The Planets with Brian Cox I know definitely is well worth spend £1.99for Wonders of the Solar System.
Thanks!
RunningSquid25/01/2020 15:24

Does anyone know why this isn't on iPlayer? Great series, heat!


“Erm you didn’t pay (enough for) your tv license?”
Edited by: "hr08" 25th Jan
hr0825/01/2020 15:59

“Erm you didn’t pay (enough for) your tv license?” “Erm you didn’t pay (enough for) your tv license?”


Exactly. We pay for this. Charging for it is mocking those who purchase it.
RunningSquid25/01/2020 15:24

Does anyone know why this isn't on iPlayer? Great series, heat!



Unless something's changed iPlayer generally only hosts programs for 30 days after the air date. (edit: it states some are up to 365, but this is 10 years old)
Edited by: "HUKDdpa" 25th Jan
Bought. Thanks for the heads up OP, have a heat wave.
Super hot!
RunningSquid25/01/2020 15:24

Does anyone know why this isn't on iPlayer? Great series, heat!


Many reasons some complicated, tied up with rights contracts (BBC do not actually make that many shows, most, if not all are made by outside production companies) not least repeated Ofcom rulings against allowing the BBC to show programs for more than 30 days.

This did change last year, however, many of the original contracts that were drawn up between the bbc and the production companies were for 30 days so those contracts need renegotiating, (Wonders of the Solar System was a co-production between bbc and a discovery channel offshoot)

Wonders of the universe is currently available:
bbc.co.uk/ipl…iny
Edited by: "Josh.Rogan" 26th Jan
5 hours of "Isn't the solar system brilliant!" Hot!
bladfire25/01/2020 16:14

Exactly. We pay for this. Charging for it is mocking those who purchase it.


Easy and all as it is to bash the BBC, they are completely transparent about this, they have wanted greater than 30 days for some time, if you want somone to blame, blame Sky, and their 'raising of concerns' with Ofcom:
ofcom.org.uk/__d…pdf

This is the same Sky, that at one point charged the BBC 10 million, and later 4.5 million a year for the privilege of being included on their platform, something the BBC had no choice, as a public service broadcaster, to pay. This despite the fact that BBC channels were the most watched on their platform.


The BBC is of course not beyond reproach or criticism in a number of ways but lazy knee-jerk entitled whining is just that - look a little deeper and you may find who is really to blame.


Spoiler:
Its usually Rupert Murdoch
Edited by: "Josh.Rogan" 26th Jan
Josh.Rogan26/01/2020 11:51

Easy and all as it is to bash the BBC, they are completely transparent …Easy and all as it is to bash the BBC, they are completely transparent about this, they have wanted greater than 30 days for some time, if you want somone to blame, blame Sky, and their 'raising of concerns' with Ofcom: https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/150133/sky.pdfThis is the same Sky, that at one point charged the BBC 10 million, and later 4.5 million a year for the privilege of being included on their platform, something the BBC had no choice, as a public service broadcaster, to pay. This despite the fact that BBC channels were the most watched on their platform.The BBC is of course not beyond reproach or criticism in a number of ways but lazy knee-jerk entitled whining is just that - look a little deeper and you may find who is really to blame.Spoiler:Its usually Rupert Murdoch


That 10 million was funded by ppl like you. Who defend them. It's a situation where one gets asked to jump. The response they are looking are for those who answer "how high"
I sir do not jump and certainly do not bend over for a riding.
No one should defend any corporations and sometimes the noble truth is staring right in front of you.
They are all leeches and the sooner ppl like yourself realise this the better.
bladfire25/01/2020 16:14

Exactly. We pay for this.



bladfire26/01/2020 12:06

That 10 million was funded by ppl like you


So which is it? On the one hand you pay your license, on the other, you don't and only people like me do?

If you don't fair enough, that is your choice, maybe can the entitled internet bore schtick with 'wE pAy fOr tHiS wE sHoUlD hAvE aLL tEh ThInGs!!!11'. You don't pay for it, quit whining on the internet.
Josh.Rogan26/01/2020 12:20

So which is it? On the one hand you pay your license, on the other, you …So which is it? On the one hand you pay your license, on the other, you don't and only people like me do?If you don't fair enough, that is your choice, maybe can the entitled internet bore schtick with 'wE pAy fOr tHiS wE sHoUlD hAvE aLL tEh ThInGs!!!11'. You don't pay for it, quit whining on the internet.


If no one pays, then there is no demand for it. Being devils advocate here it will either be given away for free like most other programs or it will be scrapped. However on reality this won't happen as there will be no justification in charging for a TV license. Don't forget you used to get a criminal record for having a tv and not paying the license fee. How many ppl who tried to convince them they don't watch BBC failed and received that offence. It's not right and defending these draconian corporations, you are just feeding the mouth that will bite you.
Bought thanks
hr0825/01/2020 15:59

“Erm you didn’t pay (enough for) your tv license?” “Erm you didn’t pay (enough for) your tv license?”


I dont pay for one either lol
bladfire26/01/2020 12:35

If no one pays, then there is no demand for it. Being devils advocate here …If no one pays, then there is no demand for it. Being devils advocate here it will either be given away for free like most other programs or it will be scrapped. However on reality this won't happen as there will be no justification in charging for a TV license. Don't forget you used to get a criminal record for having a tv and not paying the license fee. How many ppl who tried to convince them they don't watch BBC failed and received that offence. It's not right and defending these draconian corporations, you are just feeding the mouth that will bite you.


How do the BBC fund their programmes without the TV licence?
reckoning26/01/2020 14:37

How do the BBC fund their programmes without the TV licence?


Selling programs to other channels, DVDs, box sets, board games, apps etc? Just an idea.
Timmybuktoo26/01/2020 14:47

Selling programs to other channels, DVDs, box sets, board games, apps etc? …Selling programs to other channels, DVDs, box sets, board games, apps etc? Just an idea.


So what does the TV licence pay for?

Also I'm guessing you're older gen if you think dvds, box sets, and boardgames make ANY money these days.
Cox is so annoying though.
reckoning26/01/2020 14:53

So what does the TV licence pay for? Also I'm guessing you're older gen if …So what does the TV licence pay for? Also I'm guessing you're older gen if you think dvds, box sets, and boardgames make ANY money these days.


Your question was how can they make money without a TV license so i made some suggestions. Yes, the latter things i mentioned will not make much, however you conveniently left out the point of selling programs to other broadcasters.

You've now responded with a question that will probably have a complex answer which no-one on here will truly know, unless they actually work for the BBC.
Timmybuktoo26/01/2020 15:22

You've now responded with a question that will probably have a complex …You've now responded with a question that will probably have a complex answer which no-one on here will truly know


No. Thats not correct, the BBC is very transparent about it, they have to be. There is plenty of information out there and if you don't want to plough through annual report pdf's there are plenty of breakdowns on other sites eg:

On an individual basis, your monthly licence fee (£12.54 per household) is spent as follows:
  • Television: £6.92
  • Radio: £2.17
  • BBC World Service: £1.24
  • Other services and production costs: £0.80
  • BBC Online: £1.08
  • Licence fee collection and other costs: £0.33

    Source: radiotimes.com/new…un/
Edited by: "Josh.Rogan" 26th Jan
Timmybuktoo26/01/2020 14:47

Selling programs to other channels, DVDs, box sets, board games, apps etc? …Selling programs to other channels, DVDs, box sets, board games, apps etc? Just an idea.


Except they already do this on at least some level, in fact they own UKTV through their commercial arm.

So I'm guessing as is, this wouldn't be enough to replace the license fee.
Thanks I've purchased this does anyone know if this can be shared with Google family members? Can't see the option to share it.
Timmybuktoo26/01/2020 15:22

Your question was how can they make money without a TV license so i made …Your question was how can they make money without a TV license so i made some suggestions. Yes, the latter things i mentioned will not make much, however you conveniently left out the point of selling programs to other broadcasters. You've now responded with a question that will probably have a complex answer which no-one on here will truly know, unless they actually work for the BBC.


No I asked what the licence was for if not for paying for programme production across TV/radio.
There’s plenty of countries in the world where they don’t have a tv corporation. But I‘ve never seen anywhere with tv channels as good as we have here. Can you suggest one?

Just wondering if you ever use the bbc website or bbcradio stations?
bigurty26/01/2020 16:53

Thanks I've purchased this does anyone know if this can be shared with …Thanks I've purchased this does anyone know if this can be shared with Google family members? Can't see the option to share it.


You need a special license from the BBC to do that
reckoning26/01/2020 14:37

How do the BBC fund their programmes without the TV licence?


They can easily sell advertising like all other funded channels like channel 4
bladfire26/01/2020 18:39

They can easily sell advertising like all other funded channels like …They can easily sell advertising like all other funded channels like channel 4


Missed the point.
reckoning26/01/2020 17:15

Can't see your other comment's?



Let me help you understand what you asked me.

"reckoning26/01/2020 15:16 But you opened this deal to say that?"

Asks me why I opened this deal, specifically was it to say Cox is annoying? I answered 'no' because it was not the reason I opened the deal. Still one of the wonders of HUKD ?
Edited by: "Meathotukdeals" 26th Jan
My favourite was Wonders of the Stoner System with Brian "The most amazing White Lines" Cox
BabbacombeLee26/01/2020 20:18

My favourite was Wonders of the Stoner System with Brian "The most amazing …My favourite was Wonders of the Stoner System with Brian "The most amazing White Lines" Cox


Meathotukdeals26/01/2020 19:30

Let me help you understand what you asked me."reckoning26/01/2020 15:16 …Let me help you understand what you asked me."reckoning26/01/2020 15:16 But you opened this deal to say that?"Asks me why I opened this deal, specifically was it to say Cox is annoying? I answered 'no' because it was not the reason I opened the deal. Still one of the wonders of HUKD ?


*Opens deal*

Meathotukdeals
7 h, 8 m ago
Cox is so annoying though.

It's LITERALLY what you did, or did you figure out Brian Cox was in it AFTER you opened it then? Enlighten me.
Edited by: "reckoning" 26th Jan
reckoning26/01/2020 22:08

*Opens deal*Meathotukdeals7 h, 8 m agoCox is so annoying though.It's …*Opens deal*Meathotukdeals7 h, 8 m agoCox is so annoying though.It's LITERALLY what you did, or did you figure out Brian Cox was in it AFTER you opened it then? Enlighten me.



You asked me if I opened the deal to post what I did. I didn't open the deal to do that. I opened the deal to ...da da daaar...read what the deal was. Shocking eh?
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