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Circusman
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Thought you guy's might like this.

The T.V. licensing authority today released details of excuses they've received by people who have failed to buy a t.v. license - and got caught.
Here are two of them :

One person didn't think they needed to buy a license because they reckon their dog is related to one of the queen's corgi's !!!

Another guy didn't need a license because his T.V. is a stolen one !!!

It's a great world eh ? LOL !
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On 2013-06-18 04:08, Circusman wrote:


It's a great world eh ? LOL !


Yeah? Try living in a country where you have to watch TV without a license. Smile
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Please don't give our wacky government another way to tax it's people.
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I don't mind paying for the BBC.
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Good for you. I don't mind paying for my VIOS, but I can get an antenna and watch over the air if I want to.
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On 2013-06-18 07:58, Dennis Michael wrote:

Please don't give our wacky government another way to tax it's people.

Goodness knows the wacky government is out of control if it is asking users to pay for the "free" services / entitlements it provides to them.

;)
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On 2013-06-18 07:58, Dennis Michael wrote:

Please don't give our wacky government another way to tax it's people.

Goodness knows the wacky government is out of control if it is asking users to pay for the "free" services / entitlements it provides to them.

;)
Nah, that's not the government- it's the private cable and satellite companies that contract with them.
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On 2013-06-18 12:04, EsnRedshirt wrote:

Nah, that's not the government- it's the private cable and satellite companies that contract with them.

Not sure I understand your post, considering:

"The licence fee is used almost entirely to fund the BBC's domestic radio, television and internet services. The money received from the fee represents approximately 75% of the cost of these services with most of the remainder coming from the profits of BBC Worldwide"

"The BBC is a semi-autonomous public service broadcaster[6] that operates under a Royal Charter and a Licence and Agreement from the Home Secretary. Within the United Kingdom its work is funded principally by an annual television licence fee, which is charged to all British households, companies and organisations using any type of equipment to receive live television broadcasts;[10] the level of the fee is set annually by the British Government and agreed by Parliament."
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Every time the inspectors call to my door I give the same reason (not excuse). I am an atheist and I will not pay a licence if it goes to a service that broadcasts a daily call to prayer. In Ireland our national broadcaster rings the angulus bells twice a day, so I don't pay.

Every time I am told I will be prosecuted, but so far they have not had the courage to try it. I would love my day in court over this.
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On 2013-06-18 09:23, ed rhodes wrote:
Good for you. I don't mind paying for my VIOS, but I can get an antenna and watch over the air if I want to.


That's great, Ed.

The BBC broadcasts 4 television channels of original output, in addition to a 24 hr live news channel. They broadcast 6+ radio stations, of very superior quality. Amongst other things you may have heard of, the BBC commissioned Monty Python's Flying Circus. The BBC is a much loved national institution, commissioning and producing original, award winning output. There is no real equivalent in any other country.

There is no advertising on the BBC. None.

That is what we pay the license fee for. And if you don't own a TV, then the radio is free of charge.

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Tell me again about VIOS.
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Is that in addition to, or instead of, advertisement-sponsored options?
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Technically, they aren't meant to place products. To the best of my knowledge, Lobo, there are no advertisement options available for the BBC, or "Auntie" as some of us call it.

If anyone ever watched David Attenborough, he is also a BBC phenomenon, as is Blackadder, etc. etc.

Incidentally, Attenborough was controller of BBC2 [television] before he made the documentaries.

I am not an unreserved fan of the BBC, but as I said initially, I am happy to pay the fee; I use it a huge amount.
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Oh, and they also provide live, ball-by-ball radio coverage of any international cricket match in which England are involved; it's a little programme called Test Match Special.

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Technically, they aren't meant to place products. To the best of my knowledge, Lobo, there are no advertisement options available for the BBC, or "Auntie" as some of us call it.

If anyone ever watched David Attenborough, he is also a BBC phenomenon, as is Blackadder, etc. etc.

Incidentally, Attenborough was controller of BBC2 [television] before he made the documentaries.

I am not an unreserved fan of the BBC, but as I said initially, I am happy to pay the fee; I use it a huge amount.


Probably phrased it badly...what I meant was, is there non-BBC television, as well? Excuse my ignorance.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Yes, there certainly is. We now have gazillions of channels. Even before the availability of Sky, or cable type services, there have been commercial and semi-commercial channels broadcasting.

Which does beg the question re: license fees, I know.

But then again, we have a notional monarch, and apparently make a profit out of it. Who knew?
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Yes, there certainly is. We now have gazillions of channels. Even before the availability of Sky, or cable type services, there have been commercial and semi-commercial channels broadcasting.

Thank Goodness you have the commercial and semi-commercial channels, or where else would you get your fix of 'Big Brother' (Series 14 and counting), 'Celebrity Big Brother' (12 Series and counting), and 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' Smile Smile Smile

I was going to include 'Snog Marry Avoid?' in the above list, but I think that is actually on the Beeb. Smile
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It is. They also cater for the lowest common denominator, as is right and proper [see Eastenders].
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The BBC news reports are great if you like Politics and Celebrities and, not forgetting, more propaganda than ever existed in the Soviet Union.
Add to that the Royal family P.R. jobs, and you can see the crap we pay for.
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On 2013-06-18 09:23, ed rhodes wrote:
Good for you. I don't mind paying for my VIOS, but I can get an antenna and watch over the air if I want to.


That's great, Ed.

The BBC broadcasts 4 television channels of original output, in addition to a 24 hr live news channel. They broadcast 6+ radio stations, of very superior quality. Amongst other things you may have heard of, the BBC commissioned Monty Python's Flying Circus. The BBC is a much loved national institution, commissioning and producing original, award winning output. There is no real equivalent in any other country.

There is no advertising on the BBC. None.

That is what we pay the license fee for. And if you don't own a TV, then the radio is free of charge.

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Tell me again about VIOS.


I'm not arguing with you. I'm arguing with the person who's trying to compare cable providers to the BBC.
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