New analysis commissioned by WatchTVAbroad.com1 reveals that 51% of Brits suppose the licence price must be scrapped (33% don’t suppose it must be scrapped and 16% aren’t certain).
When requested why they needed it scrapped, 1 / 4 (28%) mentioned the BBC was too woke, 47% thought the Company ought to be capable of stand by itself two toes and 39% suppose the Beeb pays its presenters an excessive amount of. Practically half (45%) don’t imagine it’s good worth for cash, 41% say it’s outdated and 38% suppose it penalises individuals who wish to watch and document TV output from different suppliers.
A 3rd (35%) don’t imagine the BBC is politically impartial and 32% say there’s no want for public service broadcasting any extra.
A complete of 14% of respondents admitted to not paying for a TV licence price once they required one.
Jeff Richey, TV and movie analyst at WatchTVAbroad.com:
“The licence price’s days are numbered and Auntie has a battle on her arms. The straightforward reality is that the BBC and its funding mannequin had been creatures of one other time. When the British public had been requested to start out paying the mixed radio and TV licence price in 1946, the nation was adjusting to life following the Second World Conflict. There was no selection however to look at BBC programming as a result of there was merely no different.
“Quick ahead 76 years and it’s very troublesome for viewers to know why they have to pay one TV station for the privilege of watching one other. To many, it simply doesn’t appear honest and it’s solely going to really feel stranger because the on-demand technology, who grew up with streaming, come to dominate the working inhabitants.
“The writing has been on the wall for years and the BBC may have gotten forward of it. As a substitute the can bought kicked down the street and the licence price now looks as if a drained relic. It’s a disgrace the talk over its future now overshadows output that many individuals nonetheless regard as world class and price paying for in a extra typical means.”