I am a fan of the BBC but what is its future?
Even as a supporter of the BBC I spend far more time watching both Sky (sports and the odd HBO drama) and Netflix and I am a middle aged man. For the millennial generation I bet the percentage is even less. In the circumstances how can the continued use of the license fee possibly be justified? Surely it s time for the government to fund a paired back free and ad free BBC service that only does stuff nobody else is doing or not doing as comprehensively - radios 3,4 and 5, news and current affairs, perhaps a documentary channel etc and for the other stuff to become either advert funded or subscription funded.