History Creator / TheBBC

13th Aug '17 12:08:44 PM rjd1922
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Note that not only is advertising on the BBC simply not done, ProductPlacement is actually a violation of the Ofcom Code (although it will now be allowed on other networks), and people have complained when brand names are visible on screen. For example, an episode of ''Series/{{Spooks}}'' was pulled and digitally edited after it was pointed out on a preview that some computers in the background had the Apple logo visible. Creator/DavidTennant's Converse All-Stars in ''Series/DoctorWho'' had the logo painted over. For many years they even refused to broadcast any songs which mentioned brand names (the most famous example being the forced removal of a reference to Coca-Cola from "Lola" by Music/TheKinks to get BBC airplay). This may seem overly touchy, but the BBC's lack of advertising has earned it some level of immunity to corporate influence - for example, when ''Series/TopGear'' (in the 90s, before it became an international phenomenon with hundreds of millions of weekly viewers) condemned a particular car from an Italian car company, their CEO allegedly demanded that they "[[CriticalResearchFailure pull all the advertising from Top Gear's network]]" in order to influence them into a retraction.

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Note that not only is advertising on the BBC simply not done, ProductPlacement is actually a violation of the Ofcom Code (although it will now be allowed on other networks), and people have complained when brand names are visible on screen. For example, an episode of ''Series/{{Spooks}}'' was pulled and [[ProductDisplacement digitally edited edited]] after it was pointed out on a preview that some computers in the background had the Apple logo visible. Creator/DavidTennant's Converse All-Stars in ''Series/DoctorWho'' had the logo painted over. For many years they even refused to broadcast any songs which mentioned brand names (the most famous example being the forced removal of a reference to Coca-Cola from "Lola" by Music/TheKinks to get BBC airplay). This may seem overly touchy, but the BBC's lack of advertising has earned it some level of immunity to corporate influence - for example, when ''Series/TopGear'' (in the 90s, before it became an international phenomenon with hundreds of millions of weekly viewers) condemned a particular car from an Italian car company, their CEO allegedly demanded that they "[[CriticalResearchFailure pull all the advertising from Top Gear's network]]" in order to influence them into a retraction.
23rd Jul '17 7:48:22 PM PaulA
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9th Jun '17 9:57:56 AM Aurelian
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6th Jun '17 5:08:53 AM Aurelian
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Currently the BBC's future is up in the air. Their Royal Charter is up for renewal in 2016, and they'll have to negotiate with the Conservative Party, with whom they've never been on particularly good terms with (UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill and the Beeb's founder Lord Reith had a feud going, while in the 1980's UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher tried but failed to turn it into a commercial network)[[note]]That said, Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson was also quite hostile to the BBC; he was convinced it was biased against ''him''.[[/note]] On the Beeb's part they're trying to find ways to save money by making budget cuts (including getting rid of BBC Three and making it an online channel), and selling off their beloved London Television Centre. Ideally they'd hope for an increase in the Licence Fee. The Conservative Party has indicated that they want to reduce the current licence fee (which has been frozen at £145.50 since 2010), and the new Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has been quoted before his appointment as saying that he'd out-right get rid of it. In July of 2015, Mr. Whittingdale set up a review board to scrutinize every aspect of how the Beeb operates, and most of the members on that board are people opposed to the Beeb's license fee.

News of this has attracted the widespread wrath of the British public, by and large, love the BBC dearly. It should be said that not everyone is particularly fond of the license fee. 200,000 people signed a petition on the 38 Degrees petition site in favour of axing the license fee. Critics of the licence fee argue that, in an age of literally thousands of free to air TV channels, not to mention numerous subscription channels, they should not be obliged, under threat of fines and imprisonment,[[note]]The penalty for non-payment of the licence fee is a £1000 fine. Failure to pay the fine can result in a prison sentence.[[/note]] to pay for a service they do not necessarily want or even watch, especially as the BBC's major sport coverage has dwindled to almost nothing, while it has failed to produce a drama series to rival those of HBO or Netflix for many years. This, however, was promptly dwarfed by a petition in favour of keeping the license and the government's hands off the BBC, which is at 380,000 people and rising. This is considerably larger than the population of Cardiff and approximately equivalent to the population of New Orleans or Bristol. It's safe to say that this issue raises strong feelings.

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Currently the BBC's future is up in the air. Their Royal Charter is up for renewal in 2016, and they'll have to negotiate with the Conservative Party, with whom they've never been on particularly good terms with (UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill and the Beeb's founder Lord Reith had a feud going, while in the 1980's UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher tried but failed to turn it into a commercial network)[[note]]That said, Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson was also quite hostile to the BBC; he was convinced it was biased against ''him''.[[/note]] On the Beeb's part they're trying to find ways to save money by making budget cuts (including getting rid of BBC Three and making it an online channel), and selling off their beloved London Television Centre. Ideally they'd hope for an increase in the Licence Fee. The Conservative Party has indicated that they want to reduce the current licence fee (which has been frozen at £145.50 since 2010), and the new Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has been quoted before his appointment as saying that he'd out-right get rid of it. In July of 2015, Mr. Whittingdale set up a review board to scrutinize every aspect of how the Beeb operates, and most of the members on that board are people opposed to the Beeb's license fee.

News of this has attracted the widespread wrath of the British public, by and large, love the BBC dearly.
It should be said that not everyone is particularly fond of the license fee. 200,000 people signed a petition on the 38 Degrees petition site in favour of axing the license fee. Critics of the licence fee argue that, in an age of literally thousands of free to air TV channels, not to mention numerous subscription channels, they should not be obliged, under threat of fines and imprisonment,[[note]]The penalty for non-payment of the licence fee is a £1000 fine. Failure to pay the fine can result in a prison sentence.[[/note]] to pay for a service they do not necessarily want or even watch, especially as the BBC's major sport coverage has dwindled to almost nothing, while it has failed to produce a drama series to rival those of HBO or Netflix for many years. This, however, was promptly dwarfed by a petition in favour of keeping the license and the government's hands off the BBC, which is at 380,000 people and rising. This is considerably larger than the population of Cardiff and approximately equivalent to the population of New Orleans or Bristol. It's safe to say that this issue raises strong feelings.
6th Jun '17 5:07:28 AM Aurelian
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News of this has attracted the widespread wrath of the British public, by and large, love the BBC dearly. It should be said that not everyone is particularly fond of the license fee. 200,000 people signed a petition on the 38 Degrees petition site in favour of axing the license fee. Critics of the licence fee argue that, in an age of literally thousands of free to air TV channels, not to mention numerous subscription channels, they should not be obliged, under threat of criminal prosecution,[[note]]The penalty for non-payment of the licence fee is a £1000 fine, although failure to pay the fine can result in a prison sentence.[[/note]] to pay for a service they do not necessarily want or even watch, especially as the BBC's major sport coverage has dwindled to almost nothing, while it has failed to produce a drama series to rival those of HBO or Netflix for many years. This, however, was promptly dwarfed by a petition in favour of keeping the license and the government's hands off the BBC, which is at 380,000 people and rising. This is considerably larger than the population of Cardiff and approximately equivalent to the population of New Orleans or Bristol. It's safe to say that this issue raises strong feelings.

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News of this has attracted the widespread wrath of the British public, by and large, love the BBC dearly. It should be said that not everyone is particularly fond of the license fee. 200,000 people signed a petition on the 38 Degrees petition site in favour of axing the license fee. Critics of the licence fee argue that, in an age of literally thousands of free to air TV channels, not to mention numerous subscription channels, they should not be obliged, under threat of criminal prosecution,[[note]]The fines and imprisonment,[[note]]The penalty for non-payment of the licence fee is a £1000 fine, although failure fine. Failure to pay the fine can result in a prison sentence.[[/note]] to pay for a service they do not necessarily want or even watch, especially as the BBC's major sport coverage has dwindled to almost nothing, while it has failed to produce a drama series to rival those of HBO or Netflix for many years. This, however, was promptly dwarfed by a petition in favour of keeping the license and the government's hands off the BBC, which is at 380,000 people and rising. This is considerably larger than the population of Cardiff and approximately equivalent to the population of New Orleans or Bristol. It's safe to say that this issue raises strong feelings.
5th Jun '17 11:30:51 AM Malady
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5th May '17 4:13:04 AM RAMChYLD
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* '''Creator/CBeebies (International)''': A completely different feed from the one transmitted within the UK- this feed of the channel transmits 24 hours, and airs several shows whose license are otherwise held by different networks in the UK (for example, ''WesternAnimation/{{Humf}}''). Conversely they do not carry some of the shows that the UK feed of CBeebies carry due to international licensing agreements relegating said shows to other networks (for example, in Asia, Thomas the Tank Engine aired on Disney Asia and now Boomerang). Converted to HD in 2016.

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* '''Creator/CBeebies (International)''': A completely different feed from the one transmitted within the UK- this feed of the channel transmits 24 hours, hours and is subscription-funded, and airs several shows whose license are otherwise held by different networks in the UK (for example, ''WesternAnimation/{{Humf}}''). Conversely they do not carry some of the shows that the UK feed of CBeebies carry due to international licensing agreements relegating said shows to other networks (for example, in Asia, Thomas the Tank Engine aired on Disney Asia and now Boomerang). Converted to HD in 2016.
5th May '17 4:11:56 AM RAMChYLD
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* '''BBC Entertainment''': Known widely as the home of ''Series/DoctorWho'' to those who get this channel instead. It airs mostly drama and comedy content, including ''Series/YesMinister'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' and ''Series/AlloAllo''. They also previously aired ''Series/RedDwarf'' before the corporation lost the rights to the show to Dave in the UK. Their main competitor is ITV Granada, the only feed of ITV that is available worldwide on select Pay TV providers. Their predecessor was BBC Prime, which launched in 1995. The name was phased out starting in 2007. Currently being replaced by BBC Brit and BBC First. BBC Worldwide has announced that they plan to cease broadcast of BBC Entertainment and complete rollout of BBC First in Asia by April 2017.
* '''BBC Knowledge''': The BBC's take on The Discovery Channel and the National Geographic Channel. Commonly known as the home of ''Series/TopGear'', they also air several Canadian and British reality TV shows like the Canadian version of ''Series/UndercoverBoss'', as well as plenty of their own documentaries. Available in HD in certain markets. Also the name of the UK digital channel that preceded BBC Four from 1998-2002. Has been replaced by BBC Earth, perhaps due to ''Series/TopGear'' stopping production from Jeremy Clarkson being refused a contract renewal[[note]]this is technically like getting fired, but not quite. Details: Not getting your contract renewed is worse off as you don't get compensation pay. Getting fired or laid off requires the employer to pay you compensation as dictated by the local labor laws.[[/note]], which in turn caused fellow presenters James May & Richard Hammond, as well as producer Andy Wilman to ''refuse to renew their contracts'' with the BBC.



* '''BBC Brit''': A bid to split up BBC Entertainment into something more manageable. Apparently this channel is to carry repeats of older British shows (including, for some reason, ''Series/TopGear'' repeats) and shows that are dubbed "too British" or "not popular enough" to be on BBC First, or even programs that otherwise airs on competing channels like E4 in the UK (like, say, ''Series/BadRobots''). The channel will replace BBC Entertainment in markets where BBC Entertainment was available. In Europe, Australia and New Zealand, the channel is launched as a traditional pay TV channel. However, in Asia, the channel's availability is limited to content in the BBC Player (the BBC's Asian rebranded version of [=iPlayer=]), [[NoExportForYou which itself is only available in Singapore and Malaysia]].
* '''BBC First''': Top billing shows like ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' and ''Series/DoctorWho'' will go to this channel, the other half of the BBC Entertainment split. The channel will replace BBC Entertainment in markets where BBC Entertainment was available. In Europe, Australia and New Zealand, the channel is launched as a traditional pay TV channel. However, in Asia, the channel is launched as a Video-on-Demand service that is only available through select Pay TV providers. The BBC pledges to make content available on the channel within 48 hours of airing in the UK.

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* '''BBC Brit''': A bid to split up BBC Entertainment into something more manageable. Apparently this channel is to carry repeats of older British shows (including, for some reason, ''Series/TopGear'' repeats) and shows that are dubbed "too British" or "not popular enough" to be on BBC First, or even programs that otherwise airs on competing channels like E4 in the UK (like, say, ''Series/BadRobots''). The channel will replace BBC Entertainment in markets where BBC Entertainment was available. In Europe, Australia and New Zealand, the channel is launched as a traditional pay TV channel.channel and (along with BBC First) replaced BBC Entertainment. However, in Asia, the channel's availability is limited to content in the BBC Player (the BBC's Asian rebranded version of [=iPlayer=]), [[NoExportForYou which itself is only available in Singapore and Malaysia]].
* '''BBC First''': Top billing shows like ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' and ''Series/DoctorWho'' will go to this channel, the other half of the BBC Entertainment split. The channel will replace replaced BBC Entertainment in markets where BBC Entertainment was available. In Europe, Australia and New Zealand, the channel is launched as a traditional pay TV channel. However, in Asia, the channel is launched as a Video-on-Demand service that is only available through select Pay TV providers. The BBC pledges to make content available on the channel within 48 hours of airing in the UK.UK, although in practice content can take up to ''three weeks'' to appear due to various factors.




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BBC Worldwide used to transmit the following channels, but have since replaced them:
* '''BBC Entertainment''': Known widely as the home of ''Series/DoctorWho'' to those who get this channel instead. It airs mostly drama and comedy content, including ''Series/YesMinister'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' and ''Series/AlloAllo''. They also previously aired ''Series/RedDwarf'' before the corporation lost the rights to the show to Dave in the UK. Their main competitor is ITV Granada, the only feed of ITV that is available worldwide on select Pay TV providers. Their predecessor was BBC Prime, which launched in 1995. The name was phased out starting in 2007. Currently being replaced by BBC Brit and BBC First. BBC Worldwide had ceased broadcast of the channel as of late April 2017.
* '''BBC Knowledge''': The BBC's take on The Discovery Channel and the National Geographic Channel. Commonly known as the home of ''Series/TopGear'', they also air several Canadian and British reality TV shows like the Canadian version of ''Series/UndercoverBoss'', as well as plenty of their own documentaries. Available in HD in certain markets. Also the name of the UK digital channel that preceded BBC Four from 1998-2002. Has been replaced by BBC Earth, perhaps due to ''Series/TopGear'' stopping production from Jeremy Clarkson being refused a contract renewal[[note]]this is technically like getting fired, but not quite. Details: Not getting your contract renewed is worse off as you don't get compensation pay. Getting fired or laid off requires the employer to pay you compensation as dictated by the local labor laws.[[/note]], which in turn caused fellow presenters James May & Richard Hammond, as well as producer Andy Wilman to ''refuse to renew their contracts'' with the BBC.
13th Apr '17 8:34:24 AM RAMChYLD
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* '''BBC Four''' - Pretty much the visual equivalent of Radios 3 and 4, with widespread critical acclaim. Documentaries, classical music orientated programmes and television films and plays in the vein of ''Play for Today''. Fridays are devoted to music documentaries and performances, featuring everything from classical to heavy metal. In TheNewTens, known for importing cop shows and other drama series from mainland European countries, not previously a UK tradition, including ''Series/{{Engrenages}}'' from France, ''Series/{{Salamander}}'' from Belgium, the original Swedish TV version of ''Series/{{Wallander}}'', ''Series/{{Forbrydelsen}}'' and ''Series/{{Borgen}}'' from Denmark, ''Series/{{Trapped}}'' from Iceland, and ''Il commissario Montalbano'' from Italy. Also ''[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Condensation]]''. Some of these shows are even supported by the BBC as part of cross-European collaboration.

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* '''BBC Four''' - Pretty much the visual equivalent of Radios 3 and 4, with widespread critical acclaim. Documentaries, classical music orientated programmes and television films and plays in the vein of ''Play for Today''. Fridays are devoted to music documentaries and performances, featuring everything from classical to heavy metal. In TheNewTens, known for importing cop shows and other drama series from mainland European countries, not previously a UK tradition, including ''Series/{{Engrenages}}'' from France, ''Series/{{Salamander}}'' from Belgium, the original Swedish TV version of ''Series/{{Wallander}}'', ''Series/{{Forbrydelsen}}'' and ''Series/{{Borgen}}'' from Denmark, ''Series/{{Trapped}}'' from Iceland, and ''Il commissario Montalbano'' from Italy. Also ''[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Condensation]]''. Some of these shows are even supported by the BBC as part of cross-European collaboration. The channel bandwidth is shared with that of CBeebies, with the former taking over about 5 minutes after the latter signs off and the former signing off shortly before the latter begins brodcasting for the day.



* '''Creator/CBeebies''' - In addition to CBBC, as well as traditional morning and afternoon slots, ''and'' extended Saturday and Sunday blocks, ''and'' morning blocks extended from about 7 until 10 in the summer, the BBC also has this channel. Targets 0-6 demographics. Has its own morning and afternoon slots prior to CBBC. Again, mostly British made content. Those living in the United States can now see a number of its shows in some markets if they receive On Demand service from their cable provider.

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* '''Creator/CBeebies''' - In addition to CBBC, as well as traditional morning and afternoon slots, ''and'' extended Saturday and Sunday blocks, ''and'' morning blocks extended from about 7 until 10 in the summer, the BBC also has this channel. Targets 0-6 demographics. Has its own morning and afternoon slots prior to CBBC. Again, mostly British made content. Those living in the United States can now see a number of its shows in some markets if they receive On Demand service from their cable provider. The channel bandwidth is shared with that of BBC Four, with the latter taking over about 5 minutes after the former signs off and the latter signing off shortly before the former begins brodcasting for the day.
13th Apr '17 8:30:40 AM RAMChYLD
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* '''Creator/CBeebies (International)''': A completely different feed from the one transmitted within the UK- this feed of the channel transmits 24 hours, and airs several shows whose license are otherwise held by different networks in the UK (for example, ''WesternAnimation/{{Humf}}''). Converted to HD in 2016.

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* '''Creator/CBeebies (International)''': A completely different feed from the one transmitted within the UK- this feed of the channel transmits 24 hours, and airs several shows whose license are otherwise held by different networks in the UK (for example, ''WesternAnimation/{{Humf}}''). Conversely they do not carry some of the shows that the UK feed of CBeebies carry due to international licensing agreements relegating said shows to other networks (for example, in Asia, Thomas the Tank Engine aired on Disney Asia and now Boomerang). Converted to HD in 2016.
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