In the UK there are over 50 different timeshift TV channels available to viewers.
A timeshift TV channel, just as the name implies, is a TV channel that shows an exact rerun of programmes aired on its parent channel a fixed amount of time earlier. The following are some well-known examples of timeshift TV channels:
- Channel 4+1
- Channel 5+1
- Dave ja vu
We were recently engaged in a conversation with a reader who was querying whether the receiving of timeshift TV channels required a TV licence, as the programmes, in his opinion, were not being broadcast "live" over the airwaves.
Sadly the legislation does not work that way. Even though the programmes on ITV+1, for sake of argument, have been previously broadcast an hour ago, a person would still need to be covered by a valid TV licence to legally receive them.
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