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Standard User 4M2
(experienced) Fri 10-Aug-12 20:18:42
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Actually the parental controls system that is being pushed would tie nicely into an internet viewing licence and with BBC contributing to broadband rollouts the links are being made.


That's a very interesting scenario...

So eventually a licence would be required even for viewing iPlayer non-live video content - so where would the line be drawn for video content on the internet: presumably watching "home movies" on YouTube and similar sites would not require a licence but perhaps any commercially produced material would?
Standard User DrBC
(newbie) Fri 10-Aug-12 21:05:19
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They will send you the monthly threat-o-gram at first this maybe addressed to you, but if ignored after a few months it with revert to" T legal occupier " they will make the threat of visiting you, ooh whoopee do,do that makes me quake in my boots , not!!

I find TVL's nastygrams to be strangely hilarious in their obvious futility. They send me one each month, regular as clockwork, half sternly warning that they have 'opened an investigation' and the other half offering dark threats about taking 'The Legal Occupier' to court.

I could let them know I don't have a TV set - I did let an inspector in to look round a few years back, but the nastygrams only stopped for a short while - but I'm now rather attached to the idea of them sending out an endless stream of threats that will never result in them getting a single penny.
Standard User Bob_s2
(member) Fri 10-Aug-12 21:29:52
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The best thing to do is to advise themthat you do not have a TV and that their continuing sending of theatening letters may amount to harrasment and that they should cease to send these letters


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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Sun 12-Aug-12 14:12:25
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Thinking of removing my TV aerial and satellite dish and hence no connection to live TV broadcasting - but what's the score with broadband if I don't want a TV licence?

Currently the licence is too expensive for the amount of live TV that I watch and itís apparently possible to claim that a licence is not required http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/t...

However, for example, live BBC News is available from the BBC web site and it can easily be accessed - although it does carry a warning than a licence is needed to view it. Would the mere fact that live News is streamed from the BBC over broadband mean that a licence is needed?

Wouldn't want to be fined for not having a licence because live UK programmes are streamed over the internet - rather confused by this, has anybody had clarification about the live TV/broadband/licence situation?
This will help to explain the requirements for a TV License.

1. http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/

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

3. http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/f...

4. http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/f...

You get a FREE TV License when you are aged 75 years old. smile http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/f...

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Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Sun 12-Aug-12 14:25:49
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The best thing to do is to advise themthat you do not have a TV and that their continuing sending of theatening letters may amount to harrasment and that they should cease to send these letters
Then they could well pay you a visit,As it seems it's impossible for them to except that you don't have a tv set , or watch live broadcast tv , as for harassment via threat o grams ect , I don't you would get far on that, as I'm sure plenty of others will of tried that route before now,

Standard User 4M2
(experienced) Sun 12-Aug-12 14:41:03
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This will help to explain the requirements for a TV License.

1. http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/

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

3. http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/f...

4. http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/f...

You get a FREE TV License when you are aged 75 years old. smile http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/f...


Thanks E7er, but it was the issue of live TV streaming over the internet that concerned me and the mere fact that I have a device, i.e. pc, that is capable of receiving a live TV stream that caused me some confusion.

However I think we have established in this thread that even if one has a device that is capable of receiving live TV and one doesn't actually use that capability then a TV licence is not required - a declaration is made that live TV streaming is not viewed and if one did then one would be breaking the law (if less than 75 years old.)

Edit: I did read somewhere though that if a TV receiver card is fitted to a computer then that could have serious consequences - perhaps a strange anomaly since live streaming is available over the internet confused

Edited by 4M2 (Sun 12-Aug-12 15:06:48)

Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 12-Aug-12 21:45:52
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I have not had a TV licence since the start of this year, I watch netfliks, with some DVd/blu-ray from lovefilm and now and again some BBc Iplayer stuff.


I disconnected my TV aerial, wrapped and taped it up, I even took the plug of it and then detuned my TV.

i don't miss the TV and certainly did not miss all the rubbish stuff on about the Olympics and the Jubilee.

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Standard User 4M2
(experienced) Sun 12-Aug-12 22:28:01
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I disconnected my TV aerial, wrapped and taped it up, I even took the plug of it and then detuned my TV.


Do you still have an aerial in place on the outside of the building or have you just disconnected the coaxial cable etc.?

Edit: You might like this Olympics video https://vimeo.com/47378906 by Philip Bloom though smile

Edited by 4M2 (Sun 12-Aug-12 23:14:40)

Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 12-Aug-12 23:19:32
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In reply to a post by zyborg47:
I disconnected my TV aerial, wrapped and taped it up, I even took the plug of it and then detuned my TV.


Do you still have an aerial in place on the outside of the building or have you just disconnected the coaxial cable etc.?

Edit: You might like this Olympics video https://vimeo.com/47378906 by Philip Bloom though smile


Aerial is still there, cable still comes down, but is rolled up on my windows sill.

I will have a look at the video tomorrow, but to be honest I got little interest int he Olympics.

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Standard User 4M2
(experienced) Sun 12-Aug-12 23:59:22
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Aerial is still there, cable still comes down, but is rolled up on my windows sill.


I'm going to take the wideband aerial down and the satellite dish since there's no way that I can receive digital TV without external kit in this location, also my TV's are all analogue and there is no analogue TV broadcasting here any more so it's virtually impossible to view anything with an internal aerial.

Removing the aerial and the dish may not be necessary but I would possibly feel more comfortable without them if I didn't have a licence - perhaps these concerns are completely unfounded?
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