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This blog is to highlight the unjust persecution of legitimate non-TV users at the hands of TV Licensing. These people do not require a licence and are entitled to live without the unnecessary stress and inconvenience caused by TV Licensing's correspondence and employees.

If you use equipment to receive live broadcast TV programmes, or to watch or download on-demand programmes via the BBC iPlayer, then the law requires you to have a licence and we encourage you to buy one.

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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Paxman: Lumbering BBC Should Ditch TV Licence Fee

Veteran BBC broadcaster, Jeremy Paxman, has said that the top-heavy, lumbering organisation should adopt an alternative funding model to the TV licence fee.

Speaking to a crowd at the annual Hay Festival, the former BBC Newsnight host said: "Look how the likes of Netflix and Amazon now take extraordinary amounts of money from huge numbers of people electronically. Why can’t the BBC wake up to this?"

Paxman, who still presents BBC Two quiz show University Challenge, added that the BBC had "far too many bosses and is big and lumbering".

A TV licence is legally required for any property where equipment is used or installed to receive TV programmes at the time they are broadcast. A TV licence is required irrespective of the channel a person chooses to watch, even though the revenue generated - some £3.6 billion per year - goes exclusively to the BBC.

Since 1st September 2016 a TV licence has also been required to watch or download BBC on-demand programmes via the iPlayer, however, a TV licence is not legally required to watch on download on-demand programmes via non-BBC platforms.

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Anonymous said...

'If you've found this article useful please consider using our Amazon link for your shopping or downloading our free ebook', you wrote; well, I NEVER find ANYTHING that you lot write on here to be of ANY REAL use, absolutely NOTHING! The website is an absolute waste of time anyway as it only gets updated with even more utter dross and cack occasionally, presumably after the alleged 'moderator' (aka: Extremely Biased And Very Dodgy) has fully emptied his bowel and feels pretty good and smug about himself. THE BBC TV Licence fee is definitely here to stay regardless of what terribly sad non-payers think and write on their pathetic websites. As to the 'free ebook', well, that too is a load of old dreary cack not worth the reading of as it's been very poorly knocked together too by someone with a clear criminal bent as well. You are A VERY SAD LOT WITH NO REAL QUALITY OF LIFE OR MEANINGFUL EXISTENCE! Therefore, I can only recommend that you all commit suicide, but it's of no use as none of you people have the required intelligence quotients to even succeed in that area! Alas, all I can suggest is that you sad lot go FULLY AWAY (preferably into an ancient cave) and go interfere with either yourselves or each other whilst slowly starving yourselves to death (like Ian Brady tried to). Herr Doyle's well paid colleague.

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Dean Stockton said...

If you listen to radio through your TV you also don't need a license but you need to have the aerial connected so they cannot prosecute you for listening to a radio channel through your TV as there is no radio license any more. I know it's an expensive way to listen to a radio but it's a way to get out of having the TV aerial connected if you have a disability and have no other recieving equipment in the room or house.