BBC launches free TV channel for the ‘Over 75s’

On the day after removing free TV licences for anyone over 75, the BBC has caved in to the widespread backlash and is to broadcast a completely free channel, dedicated to this age group.

Crispin Pentableau, Director of Consumer Experience, explained the move to Spoofflé.

“Obviously we deeply, deeply regret having to remove this subsidy,” he said, “so that’s why we’ve come up with ‘BBC-75’, an exciting new channel, packed with all those programmes that ancient folk with nothing else to do, enjoy watching. Best of all, if they watch only this channel, it’s totally free!”

Spoofflé has obtained this copy of the programme scheduled for the first day of transmission on July 1st.