Some really unique ways to fund the BBC.
Here at The Daily Dust we’re pretty worried about the news that every computer in the UK will shortly need a TV Licence, so we started wondering what alternatives there are in the 21st Century.
Login at Home
Every licence comes with a username and password so that you can log in and watch when you are outside the UK.
If you live abroad, you can still pay and get your username.
Make Ross and Brand Pay
Start a swear box for presenters, £10 for every naughty word they say on air, £50 for every offensive phone call in the eyes of the typical Daily Mail reader, and £250 if they say something nice about the Conservative Party.
Pay as you Watch
Start a 24 hour pass, pro rated that’s only 38p per day.
The Sergeant Gambit
Allow viewers to deduct the cost of any ‘phone vote’ call or SMS from your licence fee. Why should you pay twice?
Make Us All Pay By Stealth Taxes
Scrap the licence fee altogether and have central government add 0.1% onto income tax instead. You could call it watch as you work!
Pay for the bandwidth you use. If the iPlayer is that crippling to BT. Virgin and the Internet Providers then people should pay a little bit extra to recompense the BBC for having the audacity to use so much of the UK’s bandwidth.
Hug a Hacker
Provide Bittorrent files on the BBC Web Site. The world already rips, converts and posts HD quality video files the second Top Gear and Doctor Who finish, why not make it official? A flat fee of £1 per series could raise millions from around the world.
The BBC is The Real Thing
Everyone at the BBC is only allowed to be paid the minimum wage from the licence fee. If they want more, then they’ll need to ask Coca-Cola nicely to sponsor all the red tinted channel idents.
Save The Public From A Fate Worse Than Death
Destroy every copy of that scene from Only Fools and Horses where Del Boy falls behind the bar and Trigger can’t find him. I’d pay good money to never see that clip again.
Have you got any ideas on what the BBC could do? Let us know.