That's frustrating! It seems possible that if they go to a subscription format, they may find themselves actually governmentally subsidizing the BBC. As long as they get that recently promised new "Detectorists" special done and broadcast soon, I guess I might be able to do without them. We tend to stream almost everything. For live TV, it's just maybe some Olympics stuff and (cringe-worthy confession) Eurovision, which is always good for some absurdity.Sadly the government seems to want the BBC funding to be via subscription rather than a licence fee (which is way way cheaper than my Sky TV subscription). I think we'd just end up with wall to wall 'lack-of-talent' contests on TV hosted by 'reality show' stars, ugh! BBC4 took over from BBC2 with 'quality' programmes, now its mainly a repeats channel ........ and does anybody actually watch BBC3?