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Government Tells the BBC the Licence Fee is Indeed Facing Abolition

Sources within the government have given the BBC a tip-off that it definitely wants to see the end of the licence fee, and plans to replace it with an entirely optional subscription model that would see huge chunks of the corporation's TV, radio and web news content binned for good. Read More >>

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A Subscription BBC Would Kill CBeebies for a Start, Says BBC Chairman

The talking colourful shapes channel CBeebies would be one of the first casualties of a Netflix-style subscription BBC should the licence fee model ever come to an end, says the corporation's chairman Sir David Clementi. Read More >>

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BBC Wants Another £3 a Year for its Licence Fee

Our polarising national broadcaster is about to benefit from many additional multiples of £3 a year, as the cost of paying the licence fee is to rise from £154.50 to £157.50 on the 1st of April. Read More >>

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BBC Licence Fee Non-Payment Decriminalisation Looks Like a Goer

The perpetual state of war against the BBC for being biased for/against various groups' favourite political superstars could soon see a victory for the "anti" camp, as new rumours suggest that one of the first jobs the new government is tackling is opening the decriminalisation of not paying the BBC licence fee to a consultation. Read More >>

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Prime Minister Suggests Possibly Axing the BBC’s Licence Fee

That man who's living the dream of being the UK's prime minister at the moment has suggested that a future government may end the licence fee model used to pay for the BBC, with Boris Johnson pondering on if it "makes sense" for the BBC to continue to enjoy its unique funding arrangement. Read More >>

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BBC Warns of Content Apocalypse if Over-75 Licence Fee Freebie Continues

The BBC is asking us, the people, what to do about the future of the subsidised free TV Licence for the over-75s, as the method of paying for it is finally about to be changed so that the BBC picks up the bill for the freebie – that has been previously met by the government – from 2020. Read More >>

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BBC iPlayer Likely to Require Your Birthday and Post Code for Access

You may soon have to tell the BBC how old you are and what your post code is in order to watch stuff on iPlayer, that's if relatively new BBC boss Lord Hall has his way. Read More >>

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BBC iPlayer Will No Longer Be a Free-to-Use Service

The BBC wants to crack down on TV licence-dodgers by making it illegal to use iPlayer without paying that £145.50 a year fee. Right now, it’s perfectly legal to dip in and out of the online service willy-nilly, because the TV licence only covers live TV. As long as you're not in sync with a live show, you're fine. However, that’s unlikely to be the case for much longer. Read More >>

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Cold Turkey BBC Withdrawal Experiment Has Users Begging to Pay Licence Fee

A bizarre deprivation experiment designed to show how much people like and enjoy the BBC has shown exactly how much people like and enjoy the BBC, with a sample audience who took on the challenge of living BBC-less for a while finding their lives less fulfilled and social interactions made tougher thanks to having to rely on useless ITV weather forecasts. Read More >>

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BBC Three Draws Closer to Becoming Online-Only Service

The BBC Trust has just announced that BBC Three has been provisionally accepted to make the shift to be an online-only service. Read More >>

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Is the BBC Doomed?

Overt displays of nationalism make a lot of people in the 21st century feel a little queasy. There’s just something that feels a bit odd about pledging your allegiance to a flag, and boasting about what you have thanks to the random luck of birth. But mention other institutions - like the NHS and the BBC and suddenly it is a completely different story. Read More >>

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BBC TV Licence Fee is Becoming “Harder to Justify”, Say MPs

The BBC licence fee is again under scrutiny, with the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee stating that the system does not have a long-term future. Read More >>

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MPs to Review BBC Licence Fee Enforcement Rules

Claims that petty cases regarding unpaid TV Licence Fees are clogging up the court system are to be looked at by MPs, with the Culture Secretary saying there could be changes to how payment of the BBC's compulsory fee is enforced. Read More >>

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BBC Licence Fee Model in Trouble as Labour Backs Decriminalising Non-Payment

Sources inside the governmental world suggest that Labour MPs are in agreement with a proposal by the coalition to decriminalise non-payment of the Licence Fee, a move that some think may signal the end of the BBC due to making it less of a crime to not bother paying the UK's annual telly tax. Read More >>

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Noel Edmonds Wants to “Save” the BBC by Buying it and Running it for Profit

Noel Edmonds has gone public with a top secret plan he calls "Project Reith," which would see the ageless bearded man heading a consortium that would BUY the BBC and turn it private, running the entire thing as a profit-making company. Read More >>