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Kim Bielenberg: Why the Breaking Bad generation won’t pay Rabbitte’s broadcast charge

Published 27/02/2013 | 12:36

Actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul portraying Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in the hit American television series Breaking Bad
Actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul portraying Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in the hit American television series Breaking Bad

It should be called the Breaking Bad levy. Pat Rabbitte wants to put a broadcast charge on every household in the country even if they don’t have a TV set.

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I mention the US series, because everyone I know who watches it seems to have downloaded it onto a laptop or tablet.

There is now a growing number of households, where the occupants get by without bothering with conventional terrestrial TV, satellite or over-priced cable packages.

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