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If you are in the UK you now need a TV Licence to watch or record any live TV programmes on any channel no matter what device you use.

If you are in the UK you now need a TV Licence to watch or record any live TV programmes on any channel no matter what device you use.

You need to be covered by a licence to watch or download almost all BBC programmes on iPlayer. At the moment, there are just a few exceptions – watching S4C TV on demand, listening to radio, and watching films or TV shows you’ve bought on the BBC Store. There may be other exceptions in the future.

If you are not licensed, you risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000* plus any legal costs and/or compensation you may be ordered to pay.

what about tourists ?

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the legal way to join 460,000 others and not pay for a uk tv licence #tayt

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/10925912/The-legal-way-to-avoid-paying-the-TV-licence-fee.html

but make sure you

  • dont watch live programmes
  • dont record live programmes

The SONY KDL-32U3000 would be the perfect TV if it didn’t have tuners

unfortunately it has both Analogue and Digital tuners build in which sets back my plans to throw away my tv by at least five years (since i'm now commited to paying UK TV TAX @ £100/y forever or until i throw it away) !

It also acts as the perfect 32" 1280×768 monitor

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Still it has helped with the TAYT proof of concept. Here's BBC iPlayer (which is only available from UK IP addresses) running

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