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Please read the news story then write to this uninformed MP

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Old July 12th 03, 04:56 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
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Default Please read the news story then write to this uninformed MP

"Paul Duffy" paul at scim dot co dot uk wrote in message

I think he has a good point although not very well made
I do agree that the commercial channels have been complacent and are
draging their heels perhaps in the hopes that someone other than themselves
will have to fund the service. Eventually I suspect a method of obtaining a
FTV card for a one off fee or funded by the channels themselves will appear,
being forced to pay SKY to watch ITV1, CH4 and Five on dsat is even
more stupid than being forced to pay the BBC 116 to watch SKY1.
However my argument would focus on the BBC's funding methods, they recieve
the 2.4 billion from the UK public and as many pro License Fee advocates
have stated over the years it is not a BBC TAX it is a fee for using TV
reception hardware. If that is the case then that revenue could and should
beused to allow all UK license fee payers access to the "traditional"
5 terrestrial channels on any UK broadcast platform.
A couple of million a year at it's peak is nothing when compared to the
revenue the license fee generates.

No matter what your personal take is on this situation you have to be
alarmed at the ignorance and misunderstanding evident in the feedback
to the story on the BBC site

Mike C


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