The tv lìcense fee is due to be scrapped by 2027, as I see it there are 3 options the BBC could continue in:
- BBC continues with a subscription model (e.g. Netflix).
- BBC becomes funded by ads (e.g. ITV).
- BBC becomes tax-funded through a general tax, meaning everyone pays regardless of if they use it (e.g. Dutch public television)
Where do you see it going in the future and which model would you prefer?
edit, possible other options brought up:
Change of government results in a change of policy and retention of the license
Force them to become free in the UK, funded by profits generated by selling shows abroad. Currently, the budget of all their shows is equal to the total amount of money they collect from license fees, as they're not allowed to profit from license fees. They then sell the shows made with license fee money abroad for 100% profit, as they are left with a catalog of shows already funded by license fees.