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Pleading poverty again. In a true free market this corporation would wither & die. Funny how Amazon, HBO, & Netflix Etc all manage to pay high salaries & turn a profit. Time to scrap the licence fee in my opinion & leave the BBC to market forces. Not interested in people telling me the Licence works out at 23p a day or whatever. They seriously need to get their act together.

 


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View Henry of Peckham's Profile Henry of Peckham Flag Eton Mess 18 Sep 18 11.48pm Send a Private Message to Henry of Peckham Add Henry of Peckham as a friend

I gave up watching ITV and other commercial channels in live time years ago. Everything is dowloaded so I can speed through the tedious adverts. I'm happy with the BBC as it is.

 


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Donít watch tv live anymore. Itís all dodgy streaming latest cinema movies and palace live, Netflix and amazon film and bbc iplayer.

 

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BBC

Brussels Bolshevik Corporation.

Edited by Stirlingsays (19 Sep 2018 5.33am)

 

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Originally posted by Jimenez

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Pleading poverty again. In a true free market this corporation would wither & die. Funny how Amazon, HBO, & Netflix Etc all manage to pay high salaries & turn a profit. Time to scrap the licence fee in my opinion & leave the BBC to market forces. Not interested in people telling me the Licence works out at 23p a day or whatever. They seriously need to get their act together.

Apparently he also wants to scrap the free license for over 75s. I predicted this a while ago. Young people are not watching the BBC so their target audience is getting older and of course no longer paying. I have not seen any statistics on this but I suspect someone will have done this and at some point the non paying viewers will be in the majority.

Of course his solution is he wants more money from us. My solution is the BBC needs to respond to the major challenges in broadcasting that face all of the current TV companies not just the BBC.

Some suggestions he might want to consider:

1. Stop over paying your staff in front of and behind the camera. The exodus from the BBC when their salaries became public has not happened because the other TV companies cannot match their salaries. The average person at the BBC normally earns more than their equivalent at one of the other channels. Much noise at the ginger one leaving Radio 2 but one swallow does not make a summer.

2. Stop over staffing. I have spoken to lots of people who work in TV they all say that if it is an OB the BBC turns up with more trucks, equipment and staff than any other company, why?

OB seems to be a particular problem I recently heard a live football match both Radio 5 Live and BBC London had their own commentary teams, why? One couldn't take the feed from the other?

As for the staff who go to the Olympics / world cup enough said.

3. Stop trying to compete with ITV for ratings using celebrity driven shows. I would rather a smaller BBC that focused on high quality documentaries and arts.

I could go on ad nauseum.

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Picking up on Rudi's post I am advocating quality over quantity.

Edited by Badger11 (19 Sep 2018 9.23am)

 


One more point

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 19 Sep 18 9.20am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Despite their left leaning bias Iíd miss their drama, documentaries and health programmes, so higher quality scripts and acting and anything factual but treated with suspicion if political.

Imagine if the channels became like ITV or Channel 5, or what you hear a lot. They provide what people want. I donít want to watch what chavs, the ignorant and intellectually challenged I hear in the shops watch. Keep the BBC. A world of people on tv scripted or unable to speak properly must not happen. That would take eastenders off air too.

Edited by Rudi Hedman (19 Sep 2018 9.25am)

 


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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 19 Sep 18 9.24am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

BBC

Brussels Bolshevik Corporation.

Very good. I cleaned the edit to show respect.

 


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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 19 Sep 18 12.04pm Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Apparently he also wants to scrap the free license for over 75s. I predicted this a while ago. Young people are not watching the BBC so their target audience is getting older and of course no longer paying. I have not seen any statistics on this but I suspect someone will have done this and at some point the non paying viewers will be in the majority.

Of course his solution is he wants more money from us. My solution is the BBC needs to respond to the major challenges in broadcasting that face all of the current TV companies not just the BBC.

Some suggestions he might want to consider:

1. Stop over paying your staff in front of and behind the camera. The exodus from the BBC when their salaries became public has not happened because the other TV companies cannot match their salaries. The average person at the BBC normally earns more than their equivalent at one of the other channels. Much noise at the ginger one leaving Radio 2 but one swallow does not make a summer.

2. Stop over staffing. I have spoken to lots of people who work in TV they all say that if it is an OB the BBC turns up with more trucks, equipment and staff than any other company, why?

OB seems to be a particular problem I recently heard a live football match both Radio 5 Live and BBC London had their own commentary teams, why? One couldn't take the feed from the other?

As for the staff who go to the Olympics / world cup enough said.

3. Stop trying to compete with ITV for ratings using celebrity driven shows. I would rather a smaller BBC that focused on high quality documentaries and arts.

I could go on ad nauseum.

PS
Picking up on Rudi's post I am advocating quality over quantity.

Edited by Badger11 (19 Sep 2018 9.23am)

Another point on the OB's - why does it need a reporter and camera/sound crew to stand outside an empty building (often in foul weather) to bring us a report on a news item?. It could just as easily be done inside a studio with a photo of the location in the background. It must cost hundreds of thousands to do this over the course of a year and serves no actual purpose in adding to the report.

 

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I also understand that the BBC decided NOT to do away with/restrict final salary pensions schemes - which also costs a bit these days!

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 19 Sep 18 12.16pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by becky

Another point on the OB's - why does it need a reporter and camera/sound crew to stand outside an empty building (often in foul weather) to bring us a report on a news item?. It could just as easily be done inside a studio with a photo of the location in the background. It must cost hundreds of thousands to do this over the course of a year and serves no actual purpose in adding to the report.

Correct. During the 1st gulf war the news went like this.

1. Talking head in studio actually tells you everything you need to know about the war.

2. Over to our correspondent in Saudi Arabia (Hundreds of miles away from the action) who just repeats what the studio person has just told us.

3. And now over to our embedded reporter with the troops who again repeats what the other 2 have said.

 


One more point

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Originally posted by Stirlingsays

BBC

Brussels Bolshevik Corporation.

Edited by Stirlingsays (19 Sep 2018 5.33am)

Not so. They have a liberal bias, but detest Corbyn and have a clear agenda against him. They seem to be mainly Lib Dem and Blairite types. So liberal, but not particularly left wing.

 

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View Stuk's Profile Stuk Flag Top half 19 Sep 18 12.38pm Send a Private Message to Stuk Add Stuk as a friend

I'd love to know how much money they would save simply by stopping Eastenders.

Getting rid of the Top Gear line up must have cost them a fortune too as that was the most sold programme worldwide, by anybody.

 


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