I f the Tories have their way. What do we think? Is it an anachronism these days especially as many no longer watch normal terrestrial TV?
CBC in Canada is similar to BBC but they carry advertising on TV, just 2 main channels (English and French), plus a news channel. Their radio stations are free of advertising though. There are also other publically funded channels that are free of advertising like TV Ontario. There is no license fee
Personally I will do anything to avoid commercials, so many options these days without them (or I fast forward through them). Having them on the BBC would not be great, maybe a subscription Netflix type service is the way to go.