Originally Posted by philoldsmobile
BBC really is the poor relation of the TV channels, Discovery and National Geographic have them soundly beaten for documentaries, comedy central and FX have them licked for comedy, Sky has far better news, so what's left? mindless repeats of crap shows that weren't funny first time round like only fools and horses, and the royle family, and 'reality' tv that rots your mind so fast most people are drooling imbeciles before the first 15 mins are up..
It wouldn't be so bad if they actually offered anything of quality..
The only 2 things that have hamstrung the Beeb are it's insistence to
chase to the bottom with reality shit
ows and the underhanded
way uk.gov has dumped paying for the World Service and Digital switch over
onto the BBC thereby effectively cutting funding. (i.e taking money from the license
fee to pay for other stuff.
BBC Natural history, science, politics and drama run rings around most
other countries' networks.
Ad-break every 10 minutes. Non-impartial reporting and cheap reality shows
and imports are what await in a non-BBC future.
It's got flaws but you just have to look at the alternative.
And comparing with US cable like FX, HBO, Showtime etc is a bit unfair as
to actually have them in the US costs a fortune. Most people can only afford
network TV or basic cable.
You are looking at something in excess of $150
for premium channel access. I think....
I think the average US home pays in the region of $900/year.