I can't find any real way to contact Virgin with this, so thought here would be good in hopes that someone from Virgin will see it
So, I don't know about you, but I don't watch anything on the BBC anymore. It just doesn't have anything for me. Yet I'm still forced to pay this ridiculous cost of a TV licence.
To fix this. I thought it could be possible for Virgin Media to offer an "Opt Out" option for BBC channels. If you opt out, Virgin could block you from being able to receive BBC channels though your virgin media service, which then means you would no longer have to pay for a TV licence as you are unable to receive the channels.
Virgin could even charge an extra £5 or something to do this. I know I'd opt out of having to pay £140+ for channels I don't watch at the cost of £5, or even £10 etc...
What do you all think?, Would you opt-out if you had the chance?
You don’t need to buy a TV licence if you only use your TV to watch DVDs, or you purely use non-BBC on-demand services such as Netflix, the ITV Hub or All 4. But no company be it virgin, sky or bt would have a package that had the latter only. not commercially viable.
There is still a "must carry" obligation on all providers for the main PSB channels in unencrypted form, although this might change shortly. The rules have changed somewhat in that using a TV or other device to watch only non-BBC On Demand content is now permitted
Cable customer since 1993. Services: FH TV, Sky Sports & Movies (2xV6), Talk Anytime Phone, VIVID 350, Virgin PAYG Mobile