Social media users responded vehemently to the BBC TV licence fee controversy with calls to completely abolish the levy. As the UK waits for the Conservative Party to choose the next Prime Minister, the BBC will experience a delay in the review of its TV licence fee.
As advocates of defunding the BBC dispute the rising cost that Britons pay each year to contribute to the national broadcaster’s producing strategy, the current method has come under harsh criticism for years.
In response to Johnny Seifert’s defence of the licence fee system on TalkTV, social media users criticised him and demanded a switch to an opt-out system.
Mr Seifert said: “Look, it’s 44p a day – think how much content you’re creating.
“The BBC are adapting so, for example, this summer EastEnders, you can watch all the episodes on a Monday or you can watch every single night religiously.
“We know CBBC is going to move online next year. The thing with content is they make amazing dramas, we need that money.
“Things like Vigil last year, Line of Duty, the drama that goes into that, the writing that goes into that, you want to pay for that content.”
He continued: ” Also, they can send it abroad and they’re going to make the money back.
“At the end of the day we want that content.
“Don’t get rid of the license fee because if you get rid of it, you’ll lose the amazing contests and events you get, and it makes a TV gap. Why would you want to do that?” Source to the story