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I will probably get slated for this but the BBC really get on my nerves sometimes.
Yes they have produced some amazing drama, comedy and factual programming over the last 50+ years but they need to sort out their finances.
I really despise the fact I have to pay £150 a year to them under the threat of prosecution, then you see how much money they waste.
£6 million a year for Mr Ross, BBC Newsreaders on £200.000+ a year and that includes most of the regional Newsreaders too.
The lavish expense of Media City and the other dept in Scotland, they spunk money quicker than Kerry Katona after a line of Cocaine!

Yes everyone deserves a good wage but most of the BBC "talent" and management are on incredibly high salaries (not too mention the pensions and benefits!)
If the BBC addressed this issue and stopped siphoning off money via BBC Worldwide (International TV rights) then the license fee could be £100 a year or even cheaper.
And they should certainly digitize their archive for UK residents as we have already paid for these shows via the license fee, so why the hell should I have to buy a DVD of a show I have already paid for?

The way I see it, traditional TV broadcasting will be gone in the next 20 years, everything will be online, on demand when you want it.
The BBC will either be disbanded or simply have to become a subscription service.
After all the whole digital TV switchover now means all the TX's support packed digital bitstreams , they are essentially a wi-fi network and will become that imo

Dare I mention SMART meters and the SMART grid :).

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