THE times they are a changing – and fast. Up to 1,000 households a day are stopping paying their BBC TV licence fee, claiming they no longer have a TV or only watch catch-up services. Half a million homes have declared they no longer have a television in the past 15 months.
Kevan Blackadder is a media consultant who runs Blackadder Media Limited. Kevan was previously editor of the Gloucestershire Echo and assistant editor of the Bristol Post. A Cumbrian who moved to the South West “for a couple of years” in the 1980s, he can’t quite believe he’s been there ever since.