The BBC is in bother, the UK TV channel has been the spotlight of numerous TV news posts recently (here and elsewhere) and none of them overly positive. The recent furor caused by the Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand fiasco led to loads of bad press, but there’s also the issue of the 3 billion or so pounds the BBC needs to keep running.
For those unaware, people in the UK need to purchase a “TV License”, the license covers the cost of publicly funded TV stations like the BBC. If you don’ have one you can be fined massively and each time you purchase a TV in a store, you MUST fill in a TV license form giving all your details.
The problem here is that the viewing public seem to be increasingly annoyed at the way the BBC does business. The latest furor coming in the form of the “peoples favorite” dancer in Strictly Come Dancing being mysteriously ousted despite huge viewer follow-ship. Was the BBC behind the ousting, who knows, but what we do know is the people aren’t happy.