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Re: BBC cutting news jobs

<<On Sun, 26 Jan 2003 01:44:41 -0500, "Dan Billings" <billings@suscom-maine.net> said:

>> [I wrote:]
>> The BBC is a Crown Corporation funded directly by a yearly license fee
>> collected from owners of TV sets.

> And who passed the tax?

What tax?

> And what was the license fee settlement referred to in the article that
> resulted in the cutbacks?

I don't know the precise context, but I think this is a reference to
license fees paid by satellite and cable TV distributors for the right
to redistribute the programming (part of the process that we would
call ``retransmission consent'').