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#68 - lizardnigger (07/03/2013) [-]
BBC master race
User avatar #356 to #68 - mynameisgeorge (07/03/2013) [-]
But BBC is run by the British government

inb4 red thumbs for saying something negative about Europe
#330 to #68 - zombiefied (07/03/2013) [-]
RussiaToday master race
#301 to #68 - John Cena (07/03/2013) [-]
Yes, because the BBC is a paragon of credibility.
#254 to #68 - John Cena (07/03/2013) [-]

WHAT A ******* JOKE!!!

BBC Is just as bad as CNN. You're in the 5 eyes idiot. America, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand. The biggest intelligence group on the community. We share everything with each other. If you live in the 5 eyes, like I do, it's a safe bet that your government is dirty and corrupt.
#247 to #68 - themanmuncher (07/03/2013) [-]
BBC is like this too. 9/11 they reported building 7 collapsing i think 10 minutes before
#201 to #68 - John Cena (07/03/2013) [-]
Big Black Cock.
#195 to #68 - John Cena (07/03/2013) [-]
are you....are you retarded? the bbc is even worse when it comes to news stations. They never report anything of interest compared to other news stations like Al jazeera or Russia Today and i'm not saying they are perfect but at least they report WORLD news not EUROPE AND ENGLAND SPECIFICALLY news child

e.g. boston bombings was front page news for like a week but 69 people died in syria's hama

again not saying Al Jazeera and Russia Today are perfect but at least they aren't as defected as BBC news

User avatar #228 to #195 - lordmoldywart (07/03/2013) [-]
I'm just going to let you simmer in your own stupidity
User avatar #191 to #68 - fuzzypickles (07/03/2013) [-]

yeah.. bbc masterrace..
you keep paying that £140 a year tv liscence to fund a peodophile ring...
#217 to #191 - John Cena (07/03/2013) [-]
hahahah ..."pay"..
User avatar #215 to #191 - rieskimo (07/03/2013) [-]
As an Amerifag, I had no idea you guys payed a yearly license... are your adverts at least limited to a reasonable degree for that price? I stopped watching TV because for every 9ish minutes of programming you get about 4 minutes of advertisements and it was just too much BS.
User avatar #229 to #215 - ifuhq ONLINE (07/03/2013) [-]
If it's a 30minute show, there'll be one advert around the middle, and they'll go on for about 1-2 minutes then go back to the show. But it really depends on the channel.
#318 to #229 - John Cena (07/03/2013) [-]
No... on the BBC they do not show adverts in the middle of programmes, only inbetween other programmes. And, also, the BBC is ******* FANTASTIC.
The quality of programmes they put out on FOUR different channels is incredible. JUST LOOK AT THE ******* LIST.
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE. You get BBC iPlayer ABSOLUTELY FREE. That's right! Free streaming and downloading of ANY BBC TV or radio show in HD!
BUT THERE'S EVEN MORE STILL. The main 4 radio stations (including the local ones they run in every single region, up to a total of 59) are ******* phenomenal!
BUT HOLY **** THERE'S MORE STILL. They are one of the BEST news providers in the entire ******* world!
BUT **** ME SILLY AND CALL ME SUSAN THERE IS EVEN MORE. Even if you don't live in the UK... wait for it.... YOU STILL GET YOUR OWN ******* CHANNEL
User avatar #236 to #229 - rieskimo (07/03/2013) [-]
I'd pay it, we don't operate media the same way though I'm sure.
User avatar #249 to #236 - snowshark (07/03/2013) [-]
Also, on the BBC channels there are non non-BBC related adverts. The T.V. shows are unbroken by adverts and then the few adverts between programming are adverts for other BBC shows.

The only channel that benefits from the yearly licence is the BBC which is why they can afford to put out so much high-quality programming. It also allows them to stream that programming online on BBC i-player for free, meaning you can watch those shows whenever you want for a week after they appear on the T.V.

Sometimes the entire season stays available online until a week after the final episode is shown. This is most common with dramas like Dr. Who and such.

It also helps pay for the high-quality radio programming that ranges from drama, to arts to (my personal favourite) a plethora of comedy/entertainment shows which can also be viewed online the same as the T.V. shows can.

All in all, we've got a pretty sweet deal with the BBC. ITV have free online services as to Channel 4 but they can afford to keep their programs up indefinitely because of the adverts they put up in front of their videos. The only problem is that ITV don't produce programs of the same quality as the BBC and Channel 4 is hit and miss (though when they hit, they hit big-time with shows like Misfits and Balls of Steel.)

You also get freeview (if you buy the box or have it enabled on your T.V.) as part of the T.V. licence which includes about 200 channels (though only about 50 are any good) which includes extra BBC channels that show stuff that BBC 1 and 2 (the mains) don't show like arts programs or risque comedy/horror and my personal favourite... a channel called Dave that reruns mostly comedy, entertainment and Top Gear.

So yeah. The UK's T.V. system in a nutshell. We've got other premium services but most are content with the stuff the licence buys us.
User avatar #274 to #249 - rieskimo (07/03/2013) [-]
Sounds like a pretty solid system, I just wish US programming could get their **** in order.

For starters there are free channels available if you have a digital receiver, I have no idea about reception or anything really anymore about that because I don't bother with normal TV anymore. Most of the time, though, free programming is OK we have some good shows as long as reception is good.

For higher quality programming we have to subscribe to a service(generally there are between 2-4 in my area) and you have "basic cable" which has about 150 channels, which is pretty much free TV but with guaranteed reception and some added Home Shopping Network style channels, then there's "premium cable" which ranges from anywhere from 350-500 channels(depending on provider) and then what is essentially "premium plus" meaning you can add on sports channels or HBO or whatever.

It's not a terrible system but the price options and what's available and who offers it can sometimes get messed up a bit.

Right now I just watch everything online.
User avatar #294 to #274 - snowshark (07/03/2013) [-]
The UK also has premium providers like Sky Digital who offer a more bespoke service and honestly Sky Digital is a godsend compared to freeview. Whilst I'm perfectly contented with freeview and I don't need the massive movie options that Sky offers anymore since I've got netflix (about £5 a month over here) Sky streamed the best cartoon channels from the US... something that the UK doesn't get.

We have CBBC and CITV but both of those pale in comparison to the stuff I used to watch growing up on Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Nikelodeon, Fox Kids (later Jetix) and the Disney Channels.

Honestly, in terms of children's entertainment the US system is better than the UK one by leaps and bounds and I was never starved of something good to watch with Sky as there'd always be a good cartoon/anime/movie for me. As I got older I never grew out of cartoons (because c'mon... only an idiot does that) but we dropped Sky Digital and picked up Freeview and Netflix which were much cheaper.

Now I get all my programming online too. Netflix, BBC i-Player, ITV Player, 4oD, Demand 5, Youtube, Rooster Teeth, TGWTG and so on. But I was shaped a lot by those American T.V. programs that I'd not have gotten with the UK's more adult-minded systems.

Luckily I got introduced to You need to login to view this link and from there figured out how to get whatever I want through the internet (though I don't download stuff because I prefer to support developers and **** ... I know, moralfag-ho.)

Also, FJ is a great place to just talk about **** , which is nice. So even the UK system's not idea and freeview could do with getting some good kids programming on there.
User avatar #275 to #274 - rieskimo (07/03/2013) [-]
So far I've like a lot of the programming that I've seen from BBC.
User avatar #265 to #249 - xzynth (07/03/2013) [-]
I'm not brittish, but Norwegian, and I have love BBC dearly. It spawned Top Gear among others, and, For me, that alone is reason enaugh to experience sexual attraction to the BBC network
User avatar #303 to #265 - snowshark (07/03/2013) [-]
Yeah, the BBC is pretty sweet but now we're seeing better-funded programs like Game of Thrones appear which is not only changing the television landscape over in the US but also the acting landscape with T.V. actors making it to the silver screen and vice-versa more often.

The BBC is taking that leap too to a degree but given that the US programs have the whole of the US (and most of the world) to fund their projects whereas the BBC has a much more limited market (though it has been picking up in size over time with the internet being used to spread the love) things will likely go slowly over here.

I do love seeing how much the internet is influencing every fragment of the entertainment industry these days though. From music to movies to T.V., it's all changing. People tend to forget that we really are living at the start of a new age in human history.
#179 to #68 - John Cena (07/03/2013) [-]
Irony, you must realize it (BBC? AHAHAHHAH!)
#123 to #68 - captainreposty (07/03/2013) [-]
Speaking as a fellow Britfag, I feel obliged to open your eyes.

ENHANCED VERSION: News Reports WTC7 Fell Before It Happens!
User avatar #91 to #68 - neoexdeath ONLINE (07/03/2013) [-]
Aren't they secretly run by Daleks?
User avatar #105 to #91 - blargchikahonkhonk (07/03/2013) [-]
but are you guna argue with a dalek about what iss wants puto n the news
#103 to #91 - John Cena (07/03/2013) [-]
No, they're openly run by paedophiles.
#113 to #103 - John Cena (07/03/2013) [-]
Britfag here. I like this comment. I like it.
User avatar #94 to #91 - lizardnigger (07/03/2013) [-]
the NSA can't do **** to daleks though
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