But if the license fee was scrapped in favour of a different funding model, then it may end up jeopardising the ease of using the service or some other form of its current quality for certain groups, which could shut them out of using it.Just to be clear, I'm not suggesting we get rid of the BBC altogether, just the draconian licence fee that financially props it up. I'm quite certain that, should the licence fee come to an end, many of the core services that these people rely upon would remain largely intact.
Having quickly scanned through this thread, most of the programs that have been mentioned so far that people seem to care about are produced by BBC Studios anyway - the commercial and hugely profitable arm of the BBC who, incidentally, made around £2 billion in profit last year.
Not quite sure what your point is here, Matt. On the one hand, you're happy to pen an email expressing outrage that the TV licence is no longer free for over 75's, then in the very next line you say that the licence fee should be kept for those people?
Which is it, bro?
I should clarify that I didn't actually send the email from my own email address in that scenario; I was more of a scribe, with my elderly relative telling me exactly what they wanted to write and me simply writing it for them on their computer from their email address. I'm not necessarily sure whether I actually shared their outrage about the matter, I was simply helping them learn how to use the computer and helping them to write that email to show them how to send somebody an email.
My last sentence was admittedly phrased poorly. I didn't necessarily mean "keep the license fee", I meant "keep the current funding model without moving to subscriptions or such", even if that did entail free license fees for over-75s or similar.