BBC Licence

Feb 16 2020

I wouldn't be too surprised if 2020 saw a record number of people refusing to pay for their TV licence.
It's not just about high salaries, poor programming or what seems like a string of endless repeats.

Even the untrained eye can see a complete lack of efficiency - from the duos ping-ponging the Autocue to the hundreds sent to cover events such as the Olympics. Was it also the BBC that first sent an outside broadcast unit and reporter to stand outside a building to report what is going on inside - surely a green screen would be far cheaper. A good example of this is the structures outside Westminster where both interviewers and interviewees brave the elements.

How many highly paid managers are responsible for commissioning programmes that fail and from companies owned by the people starring in them. Surely with an income of close to £4Billion, the BBC could make programmes themselves that had a worldwide market and that would stand or fall on their merit.

A final note on salaries: surely in a nation of more than 65 million people we can find an aesthetically pleasing presenter that can read an Autocue for £80K a year? 

It's time for a change at the BBC and making them work harder and more efficiently would only be brought about by getting rid of the licence.

Oh! ...and my personal gripe. Cancelling programmes because Wimbledon runs over, has to stop. How many channels (and the red button) do you need to show sport.

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