Students need licence to watch live TV

Students need licence to watch live TV

Students need licence to watch live TV

First published in News

STUDENTS in Worcestersihre may be unaware of the law for watching live TV online, according to research commissioned by TV Licensing.

Nationally, more than a quarter – 28 per cent – of new students wrongly believe that they do not need a TV Licence when watching or streaming live TV on their laptop.

The new findings also reveal that almost a third of students – 31 per cent – think they do not need a TV Licence when streaming or watching live TV on a mobile device.

Students who watch live programmes as they are being shown on TV, without a TV Licence, risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.

Mark Whitehouse, the TV Licensing spokesman for the West Midlands, said: “Our new research shows how important it is for students to understand the law when it comes to watching live TV.

"We’re working with universities around the UK to ensure students who want to watch live TV can do so legally and with the peace of mind that they are on the right side of the law.”

A TV Licence, costing £145.50, can be bought online at tvlicensing.co.uk/studentinfo or by calling 0300 7906113.

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1:01pm Sun 28 Oct 12

badge73 says...

everyone in this country should boycott this tax, and those that turn up from t.v licensing are nothing but bullies.

do not let them into your house!!

if they ask to come in, say only if they have a court warrant and police present.
everyone in this country should boycott this tax, and those that turn up from t.v licensing are nothing but bullies. do not let them into your house!! if they ask to come in, say only if they have a court warrant and police present. badge73
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1:01pm Sun 28 Oct 12

colej2k says...

WRONG, you only need a BBC TV Licence™ if you watch "live" feeds.

To prove that this is nothing more than BBC PR made to look like a legitimate news article, Mark Whitehouse is the Deputy managing director, Clarke Associates. He doesn't work for BBC TV Licensing, he does their Public Relations

http://uk.linkedin.c
om/pub/mark-whitehou
se/12/ba6/715
WRONG, you only need a BBC TV Licence™ if you watch "live" feeds. To prove that this is nothing more than BBC PR made to look like a legitimate news article, Mark Whitehouse is the Deputy managing director, Clarke Associates. He doesn't work for BBC TV Licensing, he does their Public Relations http://uk.linkedin.c om/pub/mark-whitehou se/12/ba6/715 colej2k
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11:02pm Sun 28 Oct 12

ManFea says...

If your home (i.e. none term time address) has a TV license then you only require a license if you are watching live TV on a none portable (i.e. plugged in device).

So you have a laptop and you have to watch the football as it happens don’t plug it in (as long as you parents address has a license).

My Source for this is www.tvlicensing.co.u
k.

Times are tough without being convinced you have to pay out for something you don’t have to, another moral failing?
If your home (i.e. none term time address) has a TV license then you only require a license if you are watching live TV on a none portable (i.e. plugged in device). So you have a laptop and you have to watch the football as it happens don’t plug it in (as long as you parents address has a license). My Source for this is www.tvlicensing.co.u k. Times are tough without being convinced you have to pay out for something you don’t have to, another moral failing? ManFea
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12:29pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Kieron's left foot says...

I think the BBC may have a few other pressing concerns just at the moment.
I wouldnt be too concerned
I think the BBC may have a few other pressing concerns just at the moment. I wouldnt be too concerned Kieron's left foot
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