unfortunately, this is "brit-think" like the TV Tax. Won't work in America - where taxes are a four-letter word.
Can you imagine americans paying a tax to watch TV? ho! ho!
now we *will* pay unlimited $$$ to watch/not watch cable trash, and then bitch about how much we pay the cable companies - that is the american capitalist way; we prefer our corporate handouts/guarantees not too closely or obviously linked to the government. it allows us to keep up the independent cowboy charade