It continues to produce excellent TV and something like 90% of the population uses at least one BBC Service a week.
And its hardly expensive. £150 per year, which can be split between housemates and paid in instalments.
Figures for the final three months of 2018 show the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs station reached 10.5 million Britons a week, down 750,000 on the same period last year, while BBC 5 Live lost 10% of its audience in the last 12 months and is now listened to by fewer than 5 million people a week.
No trouble believing that, as a former regular. It sucks more by the day, with their luvvies wanting to save the world and the relentless anti-Brexit propaganda. The more politicized the thing gets and the more people will desert it, not that they care. It's public, they could loose half their audiences and still would carry on regardless.
Someone who has a long-time involvement with Radio 2 says bluntly: “The managers are mainly s**t. And there are so many of them that, if you complain to one of them about something, they tell you the decision was made by another one. But when you go to see the other one, they tell you it was the first one.”
That complaint relates to the fact that BBC Radio has three separate, very senior figureheads. James Purnell, a former Labour cabinet minister, is Director, Radio and Education, while Bob Shennan is Director, Radio and Music, but the heads of the networks (including Lewis Carnie at Radio 2) actually report to a third person, Graham Ellis, who is Controller, Production (Radio). The salaries of this trinity cost the licence payer around £778,000 a year.
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This isn't "feminism" this is just pure bull****
i feel that the bbc is riduculise however we have to study The Missing which was a series on the bbc is good there but other stuff isn't that good
The article is literally just "we got the opinions of 4 randos who did this campaign which may or may not be a bit dumb"
Calm down lads.
Hey lads, I spy a news story that ain't about Brexit! We've found El dorado!
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Stats show that the BBC are losing more viewers/listeners every year - that 90% is probably a few years old. Just too much competition out there. Also any company that sells their programmes make money out of it - probably not as much as you think. Take Dr who for example. The copyright is shared, the writers get a cut as do the creators of the monsters so the BBC does not get it all.
BBC still gets a lot.
There has been outcry in the press about how much BBC pay their staff. If you haven't seen the comparisons you shouldn't comment.
It doesn't pay more than it's private sector competitors. It needs to pay similar amounts to attract high quality employees.
The BBC have been shown to be biased. When they commented on the recent yellow vest protests they called them "right wing" simply because they were protesting about the government. Not right wing, just ordinary people. They never report on anything anymore without an opinion. It is down to them to report the news factually and let us have our opinion, not make it for us. Even on Brexit they have been completely biased. There again the EU gives them huge grants so you are never going to get any facts from the BBC about Brexit.
You conveniently ignore the times it has been biased towards the right. Overall it does a rather good job. Some people just seem to think everything is biased against them.
Many of the yellow vesters were right wing.
You do realise many left wing people think the BBC is biased against the left? You can't both be right.
About time the BBC and the licence fee were scrapped!
I just record and fast forward.
Nah, we need a state broadcaster and it continues to produce high quality programmes.
You can't fast forward live TV. No adverts is a huge plus.
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