I think BBC is good value for money. Having "endured" TV in countries that have advertising supported TV such as Australia and USA in my view there is no comparison. I cannot stand 4 1/2 minutes or so every 1/4 hour of ads, such that when I watch ITV I try to use "catch up" on a DVD recorder, using fast forward to jump the ads.As ,I believe , over 95% of households have TV and presumably pay the licence, it would cost the same on average if the BBC were paid by the government collected by increased taxation. The question is Do enough people want advertising absent TV to fund it in a version of the present system? On average I think BBC TV has better programmes than its rivals, but no doubt it could be slimmed as oresome says.
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