Belfast Telegraph

Monday 1 September 2014

Is BBC NI anti-Ulster?

My TV licence money goes to the BBC. So why should I fund an agenda which, in part at least, sets about undermining my country and my national identity? I already have the option to switch channels as I have subscribed to Sky for over 12 years now, but would regularly watch BBC NI.

The comments made by Britannia (Writeback, November 24), in support of my assertion that BBC NI is following an Irish/anti-Northern Ireland agenda are most welcome, but why should I switch channels?

My TV licence money goes to the BBC. So why should I fund an agenda which, in part at least, sets about undermining my country and my national identity? I already have the option to switch channels as I have subscribed to Sky for over 12 years now, but would regularly watch BBC NI.



I agree with the point made about commercial regional television (and Channel 4, for that matter) particularly in the dubbing of advertisements with Irish accents and the .ie website contacts, which has got more noticeable over the past five years or so.

If I want Irish content I will tune into RTE, but sometimes I feel I do not need to, with the content and ethos of a growing number of local TV programmes and the agenda of local TV broadcasters.



TANGLED WEB Ballyclare

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