This is exactly why the BBC financing model needs a complete overhaul. The TV licence is from a bygone era and serves no practical purpose in the new world.

Here’s a solution. Scrape the licence fee and charge on four strands:
1. subscription for domestic TV use
2. subscription for BBC iplayer
3. A combined iplayer and TV subscription for domestic use
4. An international iplayer subscription.

If the BBC is as good as they think it is then let the market decide. Simple.

Through iplayer alone, the BBC have left literally millions of pounds worth of revenue on the table.

Here’s the story : – View on Path.