So news today that a government survey suggests 65% of the public would welcome part of the licence fee being used to fund some television on other networks comes as a bit of a surprise. Actually I don’t find it that surprising – a recent survey comissioned by the BBC showed that rather than giving it to ITV to create a plurality in local news – they would prefer to [...]
Appologies in advance for this extremely long blog post. Before I get on with this blog post I feel I need to say that anything written here is my own personal opinion, that I’m not even convinced I agree with any of it and that I am a 100% fully committed supporter of the licence fee and the way it is currently used. So all that said lets take a [...]
I’m a big fan of the various BBC data services and the way they all integrate with each other. Both the services themselves and the standard identifier codes they use. Image via Wikipedia What this basically means is that, when these services roll out more widely across the BBC site (remembering that the BBC site is a lot more than one big website – it is a collection of fiefdoms, [...]
I don’t think there are many people who actually believe the BBC will continue to be primarily funded by the licence fee forever – there are many reasons why this won’t happen and I can’t be arsed to go into them now.