Sky are now making quality dramas and arts programmes. But you're not forced to pay to watch.
Saying that, I'd like to see more Rugby League on terrestial TV. How do you square the circle of public broadcasting TV that's good value for money.
The BBC has diversified into so many different areas, its now spreading itself to thin.
The Government is considering changing the status of licence fee default to that of a civil offence, I understand and there has been huge criticism of the very hard line taken on people who don't pay.
That the BBC is biased Is beyond doubt. Look back at the forum since it's very birth and you will see a constant litany of complaints about its prejudice agains rugby league and its bias towards rugby union.
However, it seems that forum opinion is that the BBC - specifically in the News and Current Affairs division - could never ever ever be biased and is all a right wing plot. People cannot have it both ways.
In my view, with all its faults, overmanning, waste, excessive payoffs, the quality of BBC programmes is the best I have experienced compared with France, Germany and the U.S. However, it has taken the technological competition from Sky to drag it into the new age and now it leads the way in many areas of content delivery as well as content quality.
I didnt see the Leigh game....I'm away at present....and I'm glad it was so well appreciated. But don't get carried away. Georgie-boy doesn't seem to have done much for rugby league on Radio Five compared with Rachel and Eleanor have done for rugby union.
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