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Well, this is serious bad news. I am not suggesting that ITV are a shrine to uncensored, no-holds-barred cutting edge information but they are at least an additional perspective to the every power hungry control monster monopoly that is the BBC.

ITV have to REALLY EARN, I mean EARN their money through maintaining popularity which in turn brings them advertisment credibility.

The BBC have more money than sense (I'm sure they could find a younger prettier replacement for Kaplinsky to read from a screen at a lot less than 120K quid a year) which they levy through what I believe to be an illegal process. If a test case were to arise, I think the BBC would be found in GROSS violation of free-trade and, as far as a public sector enterprise goes, in discusting misappropriation of funds.

I am aware that a small amount of money from TV licensing does find it's way to support public service programming across the industry outside the BBC. I call this bribery!

Let's look at the facts. The BBC is government controlled. The Americans laugh at the BBC (seriously think it is a joke) - they are not far wrong, I mean, our mainstay television network is provided by the government!

The BBC have LONG since defaulted on their 'public service' mandate. Period. I'm not accusing the BBC of censorship exactly, but anything that is not almost entirely politically bland or, that is not a spin tool in (poor) disguise, never finds it's way on to the network.

I HATE YOU BBC. STOP TAXING US ILLEGALLY BY DENYING ACCESS TO THE INDEPENDENT TELEVISION NETWORKS.

Regards.

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Well, this is serious bad news. I am not suggesting that ITV are a shrine to uncensored, no-holds-barred cutting edge information but they are at least an additional perspective to the every power hungry control monster monopoly that is the BBC.

ITV have to REALLY EARN, I mean EARN their money through maintaining popularity which in turn brings them advertisment credibility.

The BBC have more money than sense (I'm sure they could find a younger prettier replacement for Kaplinsky to read from a screen at a lot less than 120K quid a year) which they levy through what I believe to be an illegal process. If a test case were to arise, I think the BBC would be found in GROSS violation of free-trade and, as far as a public sector enterprise goes, in discusting misappropriation of funds.

I am aware that a small amount of money from TV licensing does find it's way to support public service programming across the industry outside the BBC. I call this bribery!

Let's look at the facts. The BBC is government controlled. The Americans laugh at the BBC (seriously think it is a joke) - they are not far wrong, I mean, our mainstay television network is provided by the government!

The BBC have LONG since defaulted on their 'public service' mandate. Period. I'm not accusing the BBC of censorship exactly, but anything that is not almost entirely politically bland or, that is not a spin tool in (poor) disguise, never finds it's way on to the network.

I HATE YOU BBC. STOP TAXING US ILLEGALLY BY DENYING ACCESS TO THE INDEPENDENT TELEVISION NETWORKS.

Regards.

Grood grief, I'm certainly no BBC fan boy but what in the name of all that's holy are you ranting about? They aren't a news monopoly for crying out loud. ITV1 will still have news. Freeview, cable, Sky will still have AT LEAST BBC News 24 and Sky News.

Did you read a headline about the ITV News channel shuting down and have decided to have a rant?

No wonder somepeople think this site is occupied by crackpots. :rolleyes:

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*sniff* I'll miss Lawrence McGinty's explanations of all that science stuff. He made all that physics stuff seem so simple.

That Mark Austin guy the other night pronounced "heinous" as "high-ay-ness" and had a look on his face as if to say "Who the f*ck put these big words in the autocue?".

Perhaps this is why people don't watch it anymore. Even Newsround isn't quite as dummed down.

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Well, this is serious bad news. <rant snipped>

Unwatched TV channel goes under. <fx:puts ear to ground to wait for earth shattering repercussions>.

Mmm.... nothing so far. Better turn up my hearing aid.

It's currently very fashionable to trash-talk the BBC. Personally I think it's one of the few things worth preserving in this increasingly trivialised society.

Ok, I'm not sure about Strictly Come Dancing and the rash of digital radio stations, but nobody's perfect. I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue is worth the licence fee all on its own, even if the lack of adverts didn't already make the BBC totally priceless (IMO).

As for the government... the BBC was consistently attacked by the Conservative government through all those long, dark years. Now New Labour does exactly the same. In my book that means they must be doing something right.

And Americans laughing at the BBC? Well, there are many types of Americans in my experience, just as there are many types of Brits. Some are more grounded in reality than others thanks, at least in part, to the News Corporation in its various international guises.

Andrew McP

PS What's this got to do with house prices? I don't think a few unemployed journos are going to tip us into recession and accelerate the HPC.

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even if the lack of adverts didn't already make the BBC totally priceless (IMO).

As for the government... the BBC was consistently attacked by the Conservative government through all those long, dark years. Now New Labour does exactly the same. In my book that means they must be doing something right.

PS What's this got to do with house prices? I don't think a few unemployed journos are going to tip us into recession and accelerate the HPC.

Just get a Tivo thingy and you can skip the ads anyway.

The fact that the government of the day can control the BBC is exactly what people are complaining about. Two wrongs don't make it right.

If we get rid of the BBC we also get rid of a ton of property porn shows.

Also, it is illegal under EU law to restrict access to the media (via a license fee). So, please can we ditch the BBC before they add another six channels?

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Well, this is serious bad news. I am not suggesting that ITV are a shrine to uncensored, no-holds-barred cutting edge information but they are at least an additional perspective to the every power hungry control monster monopoly that is the BBC.

ITV have to REALLY EARN, I mean EARN their money through maintaining popularity which in turn brings them advertisment credibility.

And brings us infotainment crud.

ITN have gone down the pan, they lost lots of resources 2-3 years back when competing for the Channel 3 news licence against BSkyB, they now have to produce news output for less than they were doing 5 years ago, now they've been consumed by the main ITV company itself.

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ITV will be introducing News programmes on ITV2 and ITV3 which at present don't have any.

At least I don't think they have any.

I for one NEVER watched the ITV News channel. Except when they went a bit crazy and put Champions League games on instead.

NDL

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