Tuesday, 14 October 2014 21:34

Time running out for the TV license

Out of all the bills that land on the doorstep each month, the BBC's TV license is one of the most annoying. One of the reasons is that the TV license funds a dinosaur of an organisation that is utterly untransparent, pedals political deceit, overpays cronies and run by an untouchable elite who have little experience of any real-world employment.

If we take and place to one side the fact that people like Jimmy Saville, Gary Glitter and Stuart Hall were all employed by the BBC despite the warnings from others. Then we place to one side the fact that the BBC is actually the man at the front of pedalling man-made global warming, it has little appetite for questioning why bills are rocketing because of it.

You now have just two of many examples of an organisation that is causing more harm than good. Then you look at how much we all pay for such an organisation each year and what we get in return. The elite sporting packages have nearly all gone, the FA Cup, The Ashes, International Football all gone but the price of the license has gone up. The BBC is showing repeat after repeat after repeat.

It's hard to see why it is still allowed to demand money from anyone with a tv despite not wishing to watch it. With so much TV now coming through the internet and being truly on demand, more and more people are simply not falling for this antiquated tax anymore. Even those that cancel their TV licence can watch programmes that come via the Internet. You don't need a TV license to watch TV anymore.

Internet TV channels such as Project Free TV have programmes from all across the globe, usually within a few hours of the being shown in their host country. Even BT's premiership football packages will be aired over the internet next season.

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