Subscription BBC proposal for the long term

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A hybrid license fee and subscription model is one of the options under consideration for the future funding of the BBC. […] Part of the reforms would be a closing of the so-called ‘iPlayer loophole’ that allows viewers to download or view catch up content without a television license. There is concern that BBC income might fall as more viewers switch to online viewing alone. Another issue here is that devices used for online reception might be easier to conceal than the traditional TV set. – Julian Clover, Broadband TV News