http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4328514.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4330272.stm "If the government accepts the BBC's proposal, the fee would rise by £3.14 per year until 2013, not including inflation. The current fee is £126.50." Is it a given that the government will accept the changes? I can't say I've paid attention before - have they ever had to amend areas before the plans get approved? "On average, a repeat on BBC One or BBC Two costs £13,000 an hour - compared with £534,000 to make an hour of original drama." Suddenly the repeats all make sense! "Portable devices such as mobile phones will have access to more material, such as news, and the BBC wants viewers to create "personalised" versions of BBC audio and news. "So if, for example, if you are interested in world music or Baroque music, on the web we can offer you at a very marginal cost a personalised radio station ." And when will we get HDTV... "Mr Thompson pledged to deliver free-to-air HDTV on all BBC digital platforms "as soon as practical", which is expected to be by about 2010."