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I am in the middle of a dispute with tv licensing.This began as my own fault, after the TV License was the only organisation I did not inform of a home move in late March. I have since paid up and restarted the DD, but then informed them that I was 75 in early March and am thus owed a refund from that date until August 1st. What really angers me about this, is that there are THREE layers of bureaucracy between the BBC and the license payer. There is the BBC, which rakes in our money whilst having the most unrepresentative, lefty, anti-British managership that stoops to banning "Rule Britannia" from the Proms this year. Then there is "movemy" - www.movemy.co.uk - that actually carries the process of moving a license from one home to another. Then there is tvlicensing.co.uk - all of these are taking money from the license payer. And I have not even mentioned the Capita Patrol, who stalk the streets trying to find "evaders". Why do we have all these people, policing a simple process like the TV License? I was always a defender of the BBC, but now I am firmly convinced that it is time for it to become an organisation that provides its own funding. If that means ads, so be it, and if we could have a clear out of overpaid, biased managers and vastly overpaid presenters, even better.That is my rant for the day and I feel slightly better now.
Yes I would be happier without a TV license pphillips, and am actively considering that. I have a Fire TV but the problem is that, whilst I like many of the offerings on there, I cannot convince my wife that Freeview is carp and should be ditched, because she hates almost all of Amazon TV and other IPTV offerings. At some point I have to convince her that we need a smart TV too. The Sony we have has an ethernet port, but is not capable of using it. Added to which, iPlayer cannot be accessed live without a license.I really hate Freeview, so much of the same old garbage repeated over so many channels.
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