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without a licence

Nigel_In_Devon  Male  Devon 22-Feb-2019 22:52 Message #4735859
Good question Clocky. I don't know.

Beach, I dont know why you should be subject to such letters from the licencing bods. I have had no such issues. I had someone call round, I showed him round and gave no problems since. I'm sure it must be more than 2 years since I was last contacted.
Clocky  Female  the West Midlands 22-Feb-2019 23:42 Message #4735865
If other nations have access to live BBC TV whether its via the Internet or other method... Does that make the BBC racist for only charging the British :/
Nigel_In_Devon  Male  Devon 23-Feb-2019 08:36 Message #4735871
I'm sure they would charge anyone if they could enforce it!

Not sure iPlayer allows users from outside the UK in. Though I am sure there are ways round that with such things as proxy servers and the like.
Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire 23-Feb-2019 08:42 Message #4735872
Nigel, believe me, they do seem to pursue people. I'm more surprised that you have managed to stay under their radar. I didn't have a TV for about 15 years. I began the first couple of times by filling in the form to say that I didn't have a TV, but the letters kept coming and at one point the letters were becoming more and more aggressive. It didn't stop until I wrote back to say that I considered it to be harassment and the next time they wrote would result in a letter from my lawyer. I didn't hear from them for 2 or 3 years and then it all started over again.
Nigel_In_Devon  Male  Devon 23-Feb-2019 13:18 Message #4735882
Sad they should need to do that.
elrond  Male  the Highlands and Islands of Scotland 24-Feb-2019 09:46 Message #4735937
if you watch tv from any source you need a licence
Nigel_In_Devon  Male  Devon 24-Feb-2019 18:40 Message #4735994
Only if you're watching at the time it is broadcast or if it us on iplayer at any time.
Sea Urchin  Female  Essex 25-Feb-2019 13:00 Message #4736073
I actuallly have a TV licence but what I find out of order is that to watch 'Cach Up TV' when not in the UK they expect you to pay again. With Catch Up though I have only ever been able to watch it at present time and never as catch up. So in Indonesia it would be watching midday programmes at 8pm as 8 hours ahead. They give you a weeks trial and then a pop up says to continue viewing I need to pay for Gold, Silver or Bronze. Seeing as the whole time I have been here I have only ever been able to watch two programmes, due to wifi not strong enough. It will just freeze wih wheel spinning round and round... So I am definitely not paying twice. After the weeks trial I have simply joined again, under a different email address, password and name. Used up all my daughters emails etc. on a previous holiday, so now just make them up when the weeks trial runs out. But as I sm not at home to get the benefit of my TV licence, why can they not just check that I am a registered owner of a licence and let me continue to watch while I am away?

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