Saturday, November 01, 2008

The future of the BBC

For whatever it's worth (an annual license fee*, actually) here is my opinion on what should be done about the BBC:

Scrap Radios 1 and 2 and all the digital stations that we, along with many rural license payers, cannot receive.

Have one TV channel dedicated to news and quality programming.

In other words, the BBC should emulate America's Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

All the disbanded channels should be commercially funded or they cease to exist.

* On the subject of the license fee, we have had to put up with repeated threats to pay our license even though we have proof it was paid up nearly a year ago. The most recent letter threatens to have debt collectors at our doorstep if we do not pay.