TV License and BBC iPlayer

August 2, 2016 at 7:03 am (Television)

Half a million households run risk of £1k fine due to TV licence changes that will mean you need one to watch BBC iPlayer.
This will only apply to iPlayer, not other catch-up services like ITV Hub or All 4 (formerly 4oD).
TV Licensing says you will need a licence if you access iPlayer through another provider, such as Freeview, Freesat, YouView Sky, Virgin Media, BT Vision, Apple, Roku or Amazon.

Four in five households are unaware of forthcoming TV licence changes which means they could run the risk of a £1,000 fine and a criminal record, a survey suggests.
New rules aimed at closing a TV licence loop will come into effect on 1 September meaning households need to buy a £145.50 licence in order to download or watch programmes on BBC iPlayer.
It means around an extra half a million households will need to fork out for a licence.
However, more than 80 per cent of people surveyed by comparison website Broadband Genie had no idea that the changes were happening in just five weeks’ time, meaning they could unwittingly break the law.

TV Licensing say it is currently mailing all unlicensed addresses about the change – and that there is a notice on iPlayer to let people know the law is changing. Next month, it will also have an advertising blitz. It adds that 95 per cent of households currently have a licence and estimates the changes will impact around two per cent of the nation – just over half a million households.

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As you can’t watch BBC iPlayer in foreign countries, I already thought that you needed a TV license anyway.


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Protect our BBC

October 27, 2015 at 10:28 pm (Television)

Dear friend,

Have a look at this:

Government plans to rip out the heart of the BBC are taking shape. Imagine a BBC where newsnight is riddled with adverts. Or a BBC so underfunded that independent news becomes a thing of the past and the airwaves are dominated by Rupert Murdoch’s media. This is what the Government wants – we need to stop them.

The BBC has been a trusted voice in British homes for over 92 years. It’s vital we move fast and show David Cameron that hundreds of thousands of us are ready to rally around our BBC.

Will you add your name to the petition to protect our BBC now? Just click the link and it’ll take less than 10 seconds:


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Pete Postlethwaite

January 5, 2011 at 8:37 am (Television)

On Sunday (January 2nd 2011), the Oscar-nominated actor lost his battle with cancer.

Spielberg famously described Postlethwaite as “probably the best actor in the world today”. Others in the movie industry who have paid tribute include Julie Walters, who worked with him at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre in the 1970s. She told the Press Association that he was “the most exciting, exhilarating actor of his generation”. Fellow actor Daniel Day-Lewis added that he “shouldn’t have gone”.

Pete was also a teacher at Loreto College (I have been informed that it was in the 1960’s).

The BBC’s report

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July 31, 2007 at 12:16 am (Television)

Dexter MorganDexter is a 12 part TV series about a serial killer that works for the Miami police department, as a ferensic investigator…Dexter

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Top Gear – Cool Wall

May 30, 2007 at 9:57 pm (Television)

Top Gear - Cool WallFeed up of listening to Clarkson and his opinions about what cars are cool… Visit Top Gear and you can decided what cars are cool or uncool… As you decided what car should go where, Clarkson pops up to give you his opinion (that is regardless of whether you want it)… 🙂

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