Wrong lesson

What a silly opinion:
BBC 'should learn from HBO and commission edgy shows like The Wire'

The BBC should learn from the US network HBO and commission more risk-taking dramas like The Wire and The Sopranos, a leading media industry figure has argued.
How about learning the lesson that privately-funded companies are perfectly capable of making high-quality television without ripping money out of everyone's hands with a heavy-handed tax, aka "license fee"?