I’d also like the fee scrapped - I never watch iPlayer (not only does it not contain what I’d like to watch but it’s horrendously designed!), and we get all our fixes via Amazon, nowTV or Netflix.
I stay in a hotel during the week for work and in the background I’ll put on BBC Parliament - not sure if this good or bad (at a personal sanity level) to be honest but I do think it’s good to broadcast this sort of stuff.
And then I appreciate that there are programmes that would never be made without such a fee…
It’s a difficult one… just a few ads could subsidise heavily. I think maybe principals have been adhered to too strictly - there are options to help everyone out by flexing a little. But I do feel that there are programmes that should be broadcast even without commercial viability (BBC Parliament for instance…) but this will require a regulation of sorts (or free broadcasting via government provisions).
In short, I appreciate what the fee can contribute to but maybe it should be reduced and subsidised by ads.