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A day in TV license court

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This is a very interesting story about a day in the U.K.'s TV Licence court. For those poor folks that can't dole out about 13 pounds per month...or about $9 Dollars.

 How would you like to go to prison for watching the BBC?

The comments are pretty funny too...

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/sep/24/in-court-non-payment-tv-licence-television-desperate-cases

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12 minutes ago, Yankees4life said:

Yeah, I never understood BBC still being backed by taxpayers nowadays. Their revenue must be huge without...

Not really: according to the 2017-18 Annual Report, license fee revenue makes up 76% of the BBC's total income.

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Does the BBC air any commercials, or are they strictly non-commercial like PBS?

Doesn't the CBC air commercials? I swear I saw commercials on a visit. 

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31 minutes ago, 8Viewer said:

Does the BBC air any commercials, or are they strictly non-commercial like PBS?

No commercials. They have the license fee for a reason. Besides, their clout can literally choke the private sector to death if commericals were allowed, even on a exclusive platform like BBC One.

 

31 minutes ago, 8Viewer said:

Doesn't the CBC air commercials? I swear I saw commercials on a visit. 

They have commericals on the television and online platforms, a few on Radio 2, none on Radio 1 and Premiere. Taxpayers pay less than a dollar for the service, however, they do not have the same "TV tax" system as the United Kingdom.

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On 12/17/2018 at 9:49 PM, Journalist said:

No commercials. They have the license fee for a reason. Besides, their clout can literally choke the private sector to death if commericals were allowed, even on a exclusive platform like BBC One.

 

They have commericals on the television and online platforms, a few on Radio 2, none on Radio 1 and Premiere. Taxpayers pay less than a dollar for the service, however, they do not have the same "TV tax" system as the United Kingdom.

The CBC News Network is technically funded entirely by subscription revenues per each cable subscriber and advertising revenue.

 

Since its considered an extension of CBC News, I'm sure the accountants have figured out a way to make it work out so those funds go into the CBC News piggy bank.

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On 12/17/2018 at 8:49 PM, Journalist said:

No commercials. They have the license fee for a reason. Besides, their clout can literally choke the private sector to death if commericals were allowed, even on a exclusive platform like BBC One.

 

They have commericals on the television and online platforms, a few on Radio 2, none on Radio 1 and Premiere. Taxpayers pay less than a dollar for the service, however, they do not have the same "TV tax" system as the United Kingdom.

 

The trial period in which Radio 2 (now CBC Music) aired commercials ended back in 2016.

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