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@Minivanman wrote:

and I have watched BBC for more of those than most) then quite frankly, they must have their heads up where the sun don't shine.

Either that or they are on a different bloody planet!  😂


And maybe you should turn off the tv, get a life, get out and about a bit more and spend less time being a misery on here. Maybe then you could manage without a tv licence and not get so het up about nothing. Maybe.

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@DaveyH wrote:

Read that page.

It's the act of watching/recording programmes "as they're being shown on TV" and accessing iPlayer that requires a licence!

You can legitimately own a TV and use it only for SVOD/catch-up or as a monitor without requiring a licence for instance....


About your TV Licence

This licence lets you use and install TV receiving equipment at the licensed place.

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@wotsup 

This page puts it more clearly for the hard of understanding:

https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one

 

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If you do not have any equipemt capable of receiving BBC broadcasts you don't need a licence,

if you do, you do.  It will end up with BBC encrypting their channels.

 

Quote from your own link for hard of understanding..

Don’t have a TV? You could still need a TV Licence for other devices.

It doesn’t matter what device you use. If you watch or record live TV programmes on any channel, or download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer, you need to be covered by a TV Licence. This includes:

  • TV sets (including smart TVs)
  • DVD, Blu-ray and VHS recorders
  • Laptops and desktop computers
  • Tablets, mobile phones and other portable devices
  • Digital boxes or PVRs (such as Sky, Virgin Media or BT TV)
  • Games consoles
  • Media streaming devices (such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and Now TV)
  • Freeview, Freesat or YouView

 

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Again it's the act of watching, not the device that requires a licence....

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@wotsup 

Well done. Now look at these two sentences from your post:

It doesn’t matter what device you use. If you watch or record live TV programmes on any channel, or download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer, you need to be covered by a TV Licence. 


There we have it. If you do those things you need a licence. If you don’t do them, you don’t need a licence, regardless of whether or not you have a television.

QE(as they say)D

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@rEUnite wrote:

@wotsup 

This page puts it more clearly for the hard of understanding:

https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one

 


Is English your first language ?

Reading your link it says, ' The Law says you need to be covered by a TV licence to watch or record programs as they are being shown on TV on any channel ?

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@Minivanman wrote:

and I have watched BBC for more of those than most) then quite frankly, they must have their heads up where the sun don't shine.

Either that or they are on a different bloody planet!  😂


And maybe you should turn off the tv, get a life, get out and about a bit more and spend less time being a misery on here. Maybe then you could manage without a tv licence and not get so het up about nothing. Maybe.


That's a bit rich coming from you....

Clearly you are a bit of a wind up merchant......wrong forum.....this one is for the more mature.

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@gleneagles wrote:

Is English your first language ?


I think your xenophobia is showing.

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@gleneagles 

I think somebody is getting his phobia knickers in a twist. 

It's xenoglossophobia.

I would get out more, but I'm far to busy correcting the semiliterate!

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@Minivanman wrote:

It's xenoglossophobia.


No, it isn’t. @gleneagles queried whether English was my first language, thereby implying that perhaps it was other than English and so linking to my country of origin. He was being xenophobic, pure and simple.


@Minivanman wrote:

@gleneagles 

I would get out more, but I'm far to busy correcting the semiliterate!


too

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From the Times website today,

 

"Boris Johnson at odds with Dominic Cummings over BBC licence fee"

 

Boris Johnson is at odds with his senior Downing Street advisers, including Dominic Cummings, over plans to scrap the BBC licence fee and replace it with a voluntary subscription system, The Times has learnt.

The prime minister favours “reform rather than revolution” and is significantly less gung ho about abandoning the licence fee than Mr Cummings, his chief special adviser, who is said to be “ideological” about the issue.

It has also emerged that John Whittingdale, a minister appointed last week to help to oversee the reforms, said that moving to a subscription model was “politically utterly impossible”...

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BBC news this morning, the queen's nephew is getting a divorce.

Really?

No wonder the corporation is going down the plug hole with this sort of pointless tripe and no, I didn't read the article before somebody asks. 

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If you have a device capable of receiving BBC programs they could insist you have a licence, it is up to you to prove you do not watch their output- and good luck with that.  As I said earlier BBC are going to have to encrypt their signals soon and you get a dongle or decoder with the licence ...

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@wotsup wrote:

If you have a device capable of receiving BBC programs they could insist you have a licence, it is up to you to prove you do not watch their output- and good luck with that.  


No, you don’t.