“Can it be justified that the Rhondda licence payers pay a full rate when we only have a
reduced service which has no Channel 4, no Channel 5 or no digital services whatsoever?
People who have gone over to digital television in Wales via transmitters cannot get BBC
Two. They get 2W only and for most of the evening it is different to BBC Two.”
“With the proliferation of digital Freeview channels, why can't viewers in Wales have a
choice of the full range of BBC One and BBC Two programmes available in England as wellas regional productions?Do the board members think it's fair that you pay the full cost of
the TV licence with no end reward for that outlay, without having to subscribe to BSkyB?
We have no reception whatsoever in our village, no analogue, no Freeview, no nothing. And
we have to pay twice to get one picture. Do you consider that fair?”
Belfast public meeting March 2006“I live in an area of Northern Ireland which does not have a digital signal. All I get is analoguesignal. I'd like to know what the BBC are going to do it provide for areas like mine to get a
“In 2012, the Northern Ireland region and London region are the last two proposed regions
of the UK to go digital. What lessons or improvements particularly to high definition
broadcasting could Northern Ireland expect to receive from BBC?”
Norwich public meeting July 2006"As a TV licence payer I am fed up with seeing a TV service advertised on the TV, namely
Freeview which I can't receive."
“The reception that we do get in King's Lynn which is very poor. For years we have hadpoor reception. We have had to buy mast-head amplifiers, and we have had to put up withthe poor signal. But the problem is that as each new service comes out, we're also last in the
queue. We don't get Freeview. We don't get digital radio, and yet we pay exactly the same
licence fee as all those people who might be called the chattering classes in London who getthe lot. This seems dramatically unfair”
BBC Trust Unit
29 January 2007
Sunday, 10 February 2008
BBC TRUST FREESAT FINAL CONCLUSIONS.
AS REPORTED BY THE BBC TRUST IN APRIL 2007.