Because we are but the little people who have money stolen from us on a regular basis by unfeeling organisations who squander it on lunches and taxi fares. Our job is to work our socks off to provide the aforementioned individuals with their creature comforts and, if they have 5 minutes spare they sometimes cobble together a reality tv programme for us.
I don't have a tv license and I don't receive any kind of tv signal. I do however have a tv. I subscribe to love film and I can watch films (obviously) but also most tv series. If I fancy watching soaps I'll download them. All this can be done legally without a tv license and more cheaply. Maybe it's worth having a look at different options.