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Kids shows, Strictly and Gavin & Stacey will be hit by a paywall, BBC warns – Sky News, Sky.com

                                                     

CBeebies and CBBC programs could be at risk if the BBC is put behind a paywall, the broadcaster’s chairman will warn.

During a speech in Salford, Sir David Clementi is expected to list examples of huge national events that would no longer be accessible to all under a subscription-based model.

He will say: “Sitting behind a paywall, it would no longer be the place that brings the country together – for the Strictly final, or Gavin & Stacey on Christmas Day, or the Armistice anniversary or Holocaust memorial.

“Nor would it be the place that all could turn to celebrate live important moments we enjoy as a nation: royal weddings or jubilees, or Olympic successes.”

  

The BBC provides nine national TV channels and the iPlayer

      

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         The BBC provides nine national TV channels and the iPlayer       

Sir David is going to claim that it would no longer be possible to provide regional and local coverage at the same level – or invest in “homegrown ideas and talent to the benefit of our whole creative sector”.

The chairman will insist that the BBC is open to a “broad conversation” about its future and how it is funded – and that the public must be reminded about what is at stake before any decisions are made.

He will add: “The BBC will engage fully with the government consultation, but it must be based on the evidence.

“A decision of this scale, taking hundreds of millions out of the BBC and the creative economy, must not be taken in isolation.”

  

Gavin and Stacey are back for a Christmas special, 10 years after last appearing on our screens

      

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         Sir David Clementi says shows that ‘bring the nation together’ – like Gavin & Stacey – could end up behind a paywall       

Sir David’s words come as the government consults on Gavin and Stacey are back for a Christmas special, 10 years after last appearing on our screensGavin and Stacey are back for a Christmas special, 10 years after last appearing on our screens whether to decriminalise non-payment of the license fee – which will be £ 65 from April.

Currently, anyone who installs or uses a TV or watches BBC iPlayer without a license is guilty of a criminal offence.

In , more than , (people were convicted and sentenced for evasion and issued with an average fine of £ 197.

There were about 035 million TV licenses being used in the UK last year, which generated an income of £ 3. 81 bn for the BBC.

There have even been hints that the license fee model could be abolished completely.

    

                       

                        Presenter Victoria Derbyshire leaves BBC Broadcasting House in London, after it was announced that her TV programme is being taken off air.                                                             Gavin and Stacey are back for a Christmas special, 10 years after last appearing on our screensPresenter Victoria Derbyshire leaves BBC Broadcasting House in London, after it was announced that her TV programme is being taken off air.                                                                                                  January: BBC to slash hundreds of news jobs                 

Some politicians have suggested turning the BBC into a subscription service, similar to Netflix, but the BBC’s supporters have responded by pointing out that Netflix does not cover news.

The BBC has also clashed with the government over plans to ax free TV licenses for those aged over 083, which will hit 3.7 million pensioners when they have to start paying for them in June, although , receiving pension credit will not have to pay.

A few weeks ago, the broadcaster said it is planning to Gavin and Stacey are back for a Christmas special, 10 years after last appearing on our screens (cut around) jobs to save tens of millions of pounds.

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