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    • surfsister
    • By surfsister 6th Jan 19, 9:36 AM
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    petition Age Uk Save Free TV for Older People
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    • 6th Jan 19, 9:36 AM
    petition Age Uk Save Free TV for Older People 6th Jan 19 at 9:36 AM
    https://campaigns.ageuk.org.uk/page/34266/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=1unr39mb


    Switched Off: Save Free TV for Older People


    For over a million of our oldest citizens the TV is their constant companion and window on the world. And now itís under threat.

    The BBC is considering removing free TV licences from the over-75s. But this is really the Governmentís doing: they pushed the scheme onto the BBC without asking any of us what we think or providing the funding to sustain it.

    Together, we must demand the Government takes back responsibility for funding free TV licences for everyone over 75.
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    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 3rd Feb 19, 4:27 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 19, 4:27 PM
    Everyone who isn't rich and/or a Tory donor has had to tighten their belts, yet the BBC hasn't.

    Get the BBC to cut their costs and this scheme can be paid for by the savings.
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?
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    • badmemory
    • By badmemory 5th Feb 19, 7:06 PM
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    • 5th Feb 19, 7:06 PM
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    • 5th Feb 19, 7:06 PM

    Get the BBC to cut their costs and this scheme can be paid for by the savings.
    Originally posted by MothballsWallet

    Seems like you have your wish. The BBC have said they are reducing programmes made for older people.
    • 1974Stephen
    • By 1974Stephen 9th Feb 19, 12:21 AM
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    • 9th Feb 19, 12:21 AM
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    • 9th Feb 19, 12:21 AM
    I wont be signing this as pensioners voted for us to leave the UK. I have no time for them.
    • timmy963
    • By timmy963 10th Feb 19, 7:53 AM
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    • 10th Feb 19, 7:53 AM
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    • 10th Feb 19, 7:53 AM
    I wont be signing this as pensioners voted for us to leave the UK. I have no time for them.
    Originally posted by 1974Stephen
    I voted leave too, come at me.
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 10th Feb 19, 1:51 PM
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    • 10th Feb 19, 1:51 PM
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    • 10th Feb 19, 1:51 PM
    I wont be signing this as pensioners voted for us to leave the UK. .
    Originally posted by 1974Stephen



    That's a vote I must have missed ..... if we left the UK where would we go ?
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 10th Feb 19, 1:58 PM
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    • 10th Feb 19, 1:58 PM
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    • 10th Feb 19, 1:58 PM
    Seems like you have your wish. The BBC have said they are reducing programmes made for older people.
    Originally posted by badmemory
    They only make shows for coffin dodgers! The average age of a person who watches BBC One is 61, while it is 62 for BBC Two.


    BBC Starts to Feel the Chill From ‘Netflix Effect’

    "Brits are increasingly abandoning TV licenses as they turn to on-demand streaming services such as Netflix, according to The Times.

    More than 860,000 licenses -- which allow viewers to watch live television and the BBC’s iPlayer catch-up service -- were canceled in 2017-18, the newspaper said, citing figures it obtained. That equates to around 2,300 per day, and marks the first rise in cancellations for five years.

    The licenses aren’t needed if viewers only watch on-demand streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Now TV. Analysts estimate Netflix has 9.78 million U.K. subscribers."

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-02/-netflix-effect-sees-british-tv-viewers-ditching-their-licenses

    I will not be renewing mine in April. BBC is done in its current form.
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
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    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 11th Feb 19, 4:14 PM
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    • 11th Feb 19, 4:14 PM
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    • 11th Feb 19, 4:14 PM
    I wont be signing this as pensioners voted for us to leave the UK. I have no time for them.
    Originally posted by 1974Stephen
    If you mean the EU, then plenty of non-pensioners must have voted to leave. Especially as not all pensioners voted to leave!
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