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Goodbye BBC Red Button!
Sunday 22 November 2015 6:25PM

Absolutely agree with you Bill; why should we expect to watch all the BBC programs for nothing; somebody has to pay for them or they will dwindle away to nothing. I blame it on the rules which allow you to 'Cord cut'. I'm not surprised that the BBC is acting as it is, it's the only way to protect it's interests and it would be sad to see a lot of their content removed from iPlayer, which is very useful for those programs that we've missed.

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I get really hot under the collar when I hear of suggestions like this; trying to get rid of terrestrial TV just to placade the greedy Telcoms and let them have more of our precious frequencies.

There's nothing wrong with the Terrestrial system and a lot of people out in the stick, like a friend of mine, cannot even get 2Mb broadband some days, and the chances of him ever getting cable is too unlikely to mention, so what does he do? Buy a satellite system at his expense.

I'm lucky in that I have Freesat and Freeview, and via 40Mb Broadband can stream it though a Hudl2 in HD as well but a lot of people are not that fortunate; and I consider it unfair for them to be continually forced to buy new equipment which many cannot afford.

It's about time that the governments in power stopped bowing to these Telcoms and stopped selling off the UHF frequencies just to put a few billion into the coffers; once these frequencies are gone, they're gone for good!

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