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You Now Need A Television Licence For BBC iPlayer

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:18 pm
by Zero
You Now Need A Television Licence For BBC iPlayer or catch-up TV.
The new rules came into force from September 1st 2016.
Prior to this you only needed a licence if you watched live broadcasts.
Apparently there was some form of loophole which allowed you to watch these without paying for the TV licence.

The changes do not affect other streaming and on-demand media, such as ITV Hub, All 4, Amazon Prime and Netflix.
But, if you access iPlayer through another provider, such as Freeview, Freesat, YouView Sky, Virgin Media, BT Vision, Apple, Roku or Amazon, you will need their licence.

Its only the use of iPlayer apparently, that requires you to have a licence.
if you’re not watching or recording live TV, you don’t need a licence so you can still watch on-demand and catch-up TV as long as you don't use iPlayer.
Its just the BBC channels that you need a licence to view live or otherwise now.

To sum up, according to the licensing people, you will need a TV licence if you have a television and watch anything broadcast 'live'.
However, don't use iPlayer and you do not need a licence to watch catch-up television and on demand stuff like ITV catch-up or on-demand films from Sky etc.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/right-now ... ce-7953841

Re: You Now Need A Television Licence For BBC iPlayer

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:37 pm
by Wax
The British Bully Corporation have closed their loophole :poke:
Keep the BBC stuff - I don't want it :lol:
Its not fair really that you can't watch television in the UK without needing a licence.
The BBC don't own the airwaves or televisions.
If they want to protect the BBC stuff then they should scramble their broadcasts or something similar.
That way they can charge people for watching their stuff and not penalise anybody else for watching any other live broadcasts.
Who do they think they are?

Re: You Now Need A Television Licence For BBC iPlayer

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:22 pm
by Zero
Wax wrote: Who do they think they are?
They did loads of good stuff in the seventies that kept us happy.

Re: You Now Need A Television Licence For BBC iPlayer

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:21 pm
by Freeman John
Zero wrote:
Wax wrote: Who do they think they are?
They did loads of good stuff in the seventies that kept us happy.
Totally agree with this.
The comedy that the BBC made in the seventies was very good.
Some from the sixties was also good but nothing passes the 70's stuff.

Re: You Now Need A Television Licence For BBC iPlayer

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:28 pm
by Tanner
Oh yeah the seventies comedy can't be beaten.

Re: You Now Need A Television Licence For BBC iPlayer

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:01 am
by Crab
Who needs the BBC anyway.
Stuff their licences and their canned crap.