LaBomba wrote:Allright, since the thread has already been horribly derailed...what is the reason in the UK for having to license a Television set?
Do you have to license your toaster as well?
The BBC is funded by the license fee. You get two terrestrial TV channels (and now a few digital ones, too) as well as five national radio stations (and now two or three more on digital radio DAB), as well as numerous local radio stations. They are now putting some of their programs on the internet for on-demand use too (both TV and radio).
And all of this is without advertising: no annoying commercial breaks in the middle of movies.
Because it's publicly funded it has a charter to be unbias (or at least relatively unbias compared to many other TV companies).
If it wasn't for the BBC and the NHS, I would probably have emmigrated years ago.