BBC Website has Advertising
There’s a lot of hatred in the UK that we all have to pay a ‘licence’ fee to watch TV.
- Some people say that it gives quality and independence to the Corporation.
- Others have commented on the corridors full of empty champagne bottles…
- Recent scandals like the Jonathan Ross affair have seen the BBC ‘fined’ for improper output and the bad behaviour of their ‘staff’ like Ross.
- But the fine is ultimately paid by the licence payer!
Well nearly all. The BBC has other income. Some of it from advertising.
Channel ‘Dave’ for instance, a BBC related project carries adverts. So does the BBC website, including the much trumpeted News website…..
If you don’t live in the UK, that is !!!
Check the two screen-shots I’ve taken. Both are of the ‘Entertainment’ page this morning taken at the same moment.
- The left one is without ads as seen in the UK. It’s taken using a clean internet feed and viewed with Firefox 3.
- The right one has ads. It’s taken using a proxy feed and viewed in Internet Explorer 8 for convenience.
The browser choice isn’t important. It’s for the convenience of using a proxy anonymizer tool called UltraSurf on one browser, not both, to get exactly concurrent screen-shots in time. Note how much screen real-estate is taken up with the adverts…
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