Also, when I had Netflix I found it to have a pretty terrible selection after I'd finished the two or three series I liked. Maybe that's just me though.
Finally, at £145 a year, the BBC costs quite a bit more.
Because anyone in the world can have free access
Only BBC television costs £145 a year.
> BBC iPlayer only works in the UK.
> Sorry, it’s due to rights issues.
Yes, of course??
Since I spend 9 months of the year in Spain I use a vpn by default and I access iplayer just the same way I would back home.
The not free aspect amounts to a tick box to say you have a licence. To most people on the internet today this does mean it is free.
The point was to explain why the bbc is expensive compared to netflix since it is a lot less convenient to get content for nothing.
Yes, I do have a licence and subscribe to netflix as well as prime. The point was theoretical.
However, the BBC news I use does appear to be funded by licence-fee payers, among other sources.
"The World Service is funded by the United Kingdom's television licence fee, limited advertising and the profits of BBC Worldwide Ltd. The service also gets £289 million each year (agreed up to 2020) from the UK government."
I can assert this because I used to work there.