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By ColeyS1
#1330848
If I had a tv and deleted all the BBC channels would I still need a licence? I watch netflix and record the odd programme from the tv. I always thought the licence just paid for the BBC channels but after alot of googling it appears I need one which ever channel I watch (ITV etc) Most of the content I watch now is via Netflix.

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By FatmanG
#1330852
Yes they closed that loophole a few years ago by saying that you could watch via the iPlayer online. TV license I believe is on the same kind of level as dick Turpin.
Glenn
By Cheshirechappie
#1330855
ColeyS1 wrote:If I had a tv and deleted all the BBC channels would I still need a licence? I watch netflix and record the odd programme from the tv. I always thought the licence just paid for the BBC channels but after alot of googling it appears I need one which ever channel I watch (ITV etc) Most of the content I watch now is via Netflix.

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Yes, 'fraid so. If you own and use a TV, or download BBC output or BBC iPlayer content onto any device (not just a TV) you need to pay up, or they'll send the boys round. (Bit of a political hot potato currently, with moves being made to change the rules , but as things stand - own and use a telly, pay up or else.)

https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one
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By ColeyS1
#1330860
Oh I see, I need one just for having the tv. I thought it only paid for bbc programmes because they dont have any adverts in between the films/programmes

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By Sheffield Tony
#1330861
I'm not sure technically you do. You need a TV licence to watch live TV, live streamed programmes, or iplayer. Netflix isn't any of those.

You do not need a TV license to own a TV, just to operate it as above.

You will, however, be harassed by TV licensing until the end of time. Indeed, even if you don't have a TV at all you will be harrased, as they are incredulous that you might have found something worthwhile to do with your life instead.
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By sammy.se
#1330862
I haven't had a TV licence for 17 years.
I used to get harassed but nowadays it's much more common.

You need a TV licence if:
A - you watch or record a live TV program as it's being broadcast, from any channel/source.

B - you watch BBC iPlayer TV shows, either live or on-demand

Add long as you don't do those, you don't need a TV tax, I mean licence.

I don't watch live TV or BBC programs. I'm not missing much.


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By sammy.se
#1330863
ColeyS1 wrote:Oh I see, I need one just for having the tv. I thought it only paid for bbc programmes because they dont have any adverts in between the films/programmes

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Incorrect. You can own TVs, just don't watch live TV from any source, or watch iPlayer.

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By thetyreman
#1330867
MARK.B. wrote:The short answer is yes if you have a TV then you need a licence.


not true, you can use it purely as a screen to play games through or watch VHS tapes on without needing a license. It is BBC propaganda.
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By thetyreman
#1330870
sammy.se wrote:
I'm not missing much.

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you're not wrong :lol:
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By Steve Maskery
#1330871
I've not had a TV for over 8 years. I don't think that my life is lacking anything as a result. Indeed, when I go over a my friend's house and the telly is on it really annoys me. I don't like it.

You do not need a TV license just because you have a television set in the house.

You DO need a licence if you want to watch the BBC (Live or iPlayer, but not legacy stuff on YouTube), or any other terrestrial channel (ITV, Channel4 etc) live. Catchup for those is still OK, I think, unless they have changed the rules in the last few years.

When the TLM* knock on your door, you are not obliged to let them in. You can, of course, if you wish, but they do not have a legal right of entry. If you want them to go away, the phrase you need is, "I withdraw your Implied Right of Access". The Implied Right of Access is because you have a letterbox, and so the implication is that anyone can come up your drive to deliver something. But it is Implied, it is not a legal right, so you can withdraw that implied right.

That means that they are now trespassing if they come up your garden path. They must not come closer than the pavement outside your gate.

Of course, if you really are watching BBC or anything else live, they you should pay up, but if you don't, don't be bullied by them .
S
*Television Licensing Mafia
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By ColeyS1
#1330878
My new years resolution is to not watch tv on weekdays until 9pm. It's much easier than I thought so long as I keep busy. This day in age I'm surprised they can get away with their bully/scare tactics. I'm half tempted to not get one just to see what happens. It's almost £160 a year now ! So just to confirm, I'm paying for the licence so I can watch and record live tv from the bbc/iplayer or live tv from any channel ?

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