Reply to post: Re: Big opportunity missed

Two-thirds of TV Licensing prosecutions at one London court targeted women

Jonathon Desmond

Re: Big opportunity missed

The opportunity wasn't missed at all. It was avoided by a country mile.... Greg Dyke saw to that on purpose.

Freeview was deliberately designed so as to not support smartcards, making it easier for the BBC to resist any potential push to a subscription model.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2004/sep/17/broadcasting.digitaltv

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/why-sky-is-not-the-limit-112213.html

http://www.tvlicenceresistance.info/forum/index.php?topic=2.5

.... And, of course, you could read his book. I wouldn't recommend it though.

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