Public service remit
Another anti-BBC polemic from Mr. Orlowski.
Of course this article is not designed to actually come to any realistic conclusions, it's a bit of tabloid mock-anger.
Do stop to think, fellow Registerittes*, that you're making valid comparisons; Netflix and co., whilst undoubtedly good at what they do have a very limited remit. The BBC has to cover all sorts, from children's programming (that aren't glorified toy adverts), to those that follow their parent's deities, from sport to education and public engagement.
Sky has managed to successfully convince people that by taking something away that was already available to everyone and putting it behind a paywall with adverts and, I don't know dolly birds? explosions? people with voices that sound like they do film advert voice overs? endless opinions and speculation, stringing it out with chat panels around the content, that they're actually getting a good deal. Wow. And they're considerably more expensive than the license fee.
It's Friday. Forget of all this click bait nonsense and do booze instead.
* Registreens/Regeneestas/Registras* - Hmmm, that thread is possibly more interesting than the written comment.