you have to pay a tax per TV in the UK. And you have to pay for TV police (not kidding) to drive around and see if anyone is trying to own a TV and not pay the TV tax for it.
So, you're wrong, you are paying much more than 6 pounds a month.
It's not per TV it's per household. Its Ł145 per year. The cost of it goes towards the BBC who provide an excellent web service and have some of the best TV channels and make some of the best TV shows (especially documentaries) in the world. Also the channels run advert free, thats right, no commercials at all.
That sounds good but I resent not having the option to choose. Given the option Id rather not pay, and the BBC can go commercial and compete with other channels fairly.