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Petition: End the TV License

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    End the TV License

    End the TV License

    This petition...

    Calls upon parliament to

    1. Introducing advertising to the BBC.
    (1) All areas of the BBC including television channels, websites and radio channels will now feature adverts paid for by private companies.
    (2) The amount of income brought in by advertising should be sufficient to cover all running costs of the BBC.

    2. Scrapping of the TV License
    (1) Citizens are not required to purchase a TV License in order to view television.
    (2) TV Licenses will not be sold or bought anywhere across the country.
    (3) All remaining TV licenses are not refundable.


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    Hmm sounds like a Bill that I had written and was discussed prior to your departure.
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    (Original post by internetguru)
    End the TV License

    End the TV License

    This petition...

    Calls upon parliament to

    1. Introducing advertising to the BBC.
    (1) All areas of the BBC including television channels, websites and radio channels will now feature adverts paid for by private companies.
    (2) The amount of income brought in by advertising should be sufficient to cover all running costs of the BBC.

    2. Scrapping of the TV License
    (1) Citizens are not required to purchase a TV License in order to view television.
    (2) TV Licenses will not be sold or bought anywhere across the country.
    (3) All remaining TV licenses are not refundable.


    Goodnight quality television.
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    Hmm sounds like a Bill that I had written and was discussed prior to your departure.
    I wrote this bill and posted in the government or Conservative notepad ages ago when we decided full privatisation was not possible. Ohh I see the website's petition function automatically adds it as a post in here.
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    Have you ever had the misfortune to see American T.V.? That would be the outlook.
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    Is there any research suggesting that advertisment would cover the BBC costs? Serious question.
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    (Original post by thecrimsonidol)
    Is there any research suggesting that advertisment would cover the BBC costs? Serious question.
    You would think so the BBC gets a significant portion of the viewer share. They would probably end up with more money to create higher quality TV programmes.
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    I oppose this, if you don't want to pay just use iplayers and things like that
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    (Original post by Myotherone)
    I oppose this, if you don't want to pay just use iplayers and things like that
    You need to have a TV license in order to view programmes on BBC iplayer.
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    (Original post by Ham and Cheese)
    You need to have a TV license in order to view programmes on BBC iplayer.
    Legally if you use iplayer you still have to pay and it would make me a tax dodger.
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    I disagree with this completely. Despite leaning towards the left, I like the BBC and the quality of television that they produce; I feel privatising them through the abolition of the TV license or changing the source of their income would be a wrong move.
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    no, i like not having to sit through 10 minute advert breaks.
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    (Original post by cl_steele)
    no, i like not having to sit through 10 minute advert breaks.
    Okay how about we have two options available the free and premium options. Premiums pay the equivalent of the license fee and get no adverts whist free people get adverts.
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    (Original post by internetguru)
    Legally if you use iplayer you still have to pay and it would make me a tax dodger.
    (Original post by Ham and Cheese)
    You need to have a TV license in order to view programmes on BBC iplayer.
    You only need one to watch live programmes on iPlayer. If you are watching stuff after it has aired, then you do not need a licence.
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    (Original post by WelshBluebird)
    You only need one to watch live programmes on iPlayer. If you are watching stuff after it has aired, then you do not need a licence.
    Is that another example of avoiding tax?! :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by internetguru)
    Okay how about we have two options available the free and premium options. Premiums pay the equivalent of the license fee and get no adverts whist free people get adverts.
    im curious how one would go about implementing that as wouldnt you then have to out broadcasting two seperate signals...?
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    (Original post by cl_steele)
    im curious how one would go about implementing that as wouldnt you then have to out broadcasting two seperate signals...?
    The same way they have red button multiscreens etc.
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    Hmm sounds like a Bill that I had written and was discussed prior to your departure.
    It looks like he took the meat and trimmed the fat to make this petition.

    I agree but seriously internetguru... why steal?
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    It looks like he took the meat and trimmed the fat to make this petition.

    I agree but seriously internetguru... why steal?
    I didn't steal it I can't see the notepads lol. I adapted my own privatisation bill to make this months ago and posted in the notepad. No life it and check all the pages if you like.
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    (Original post by meenu89)
    Is that another example of avoiding tax?! :rolleyes:
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    The TV licence is for people who watch live TV.
    If you do not watch live TV, then you do not need one.
    I fail to see how that has anything to do with avoiding tax.
Updated: June 29, 2012
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