Web : Future TV 3 – The Death of BBC’s Licence Fee Funding?

Web : Future TV 3 – The Death of BBC’s Licence Fee Funding?
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If you've been watching carefully, one of PSFK's favorite rants is how the web may be the future of TV. Today we read about how the web could put the...

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 2 march 2005

If you’ve been watching carefully, one of PSFK’s favorite rants is how the web may be the future of TV. Today we read about how the web could put the way the BBC is financed at risk.

The BBC, who has had an online presence for ten years, is funded in the main through British television viewers: anyone who has a TV in the UK must pay a ‘licence fee’ of a couple of hundred pounds each year – and this pays for the majority of the TV/Radio channels and other ‘public’ programming (and as PSFK knows, it’s a right pain in the backside if you get caught without a licence when you’re a starving student).

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