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 Post subject: Questions for our Britsh friends
PostPosted: Aug Sun 04, 2019 6:20 pm 
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1) Is a license still required for TV receiver with a different fee for color or monochrome ?
2) What is the cost per year ? (From what I read, it is per household, not per set.)
3) Do they still use mobile vans searching for the TV local osc to locate non-paying users.?

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 Post subject: Re: Questions for our Britsh friends
PostPosted: Aug Sun 04, 2019 6:37 pm 
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Looks like it is required. The man has many ways into your wallet.

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 Post subject: Re: Questions for our Britsh friends
PostPosted: Aug Sun 04, 2019 7:04 pm 
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In the UK you must have a TV License if you...
watch or record programs on a TV, computer or other device as they’re broadcast.
download or watch BBC programs on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand.
A TV License costs £154.50 (£52 for black and white TV sets) for both homes and businesses.

What’s covered:
A single TV License covers all of the following in a single property:
TV sets
computers
laptops
tablets
mobile phones
any other device that can receive a TV signal

You do not need a TV License to watch:
non-BBC programs on online catch-up services
videos or DVDs
clips on websites like YouTube
closed circuit television (CCTV)

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Free and discounted TV licenses:
You can get a free license if you’re 75 or older.
You can get a discounted license if you have a severe vision impairment.
If you live in a residential care home, the person who is in charge of the home can apply for a license for you.

Fines and penalties:
You can be fined up to £1,000 if you watch or record live TV without a TV License.

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Free licenses were first introduced by the Labour government in 2000 (for over-75s) at the same time as half-price licenses for the visually impaired. In 2015 the Conservative government announced the BBC would take over the cost of providing free licenses for over-75s by 2020 as part of the fee settlement.

The government funded free over 75 TV License scheme is being replaced on 1 June 2020. Once you or someone you live with are over 74 you are eligible to apply for the over 75 free license for your household.

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The infamous TV detector van...
https://www.google.com/search?q=TV+dete ... h&tbm=isch
No comment from me Paul!
you work it out. lol


:) Greg.
oh... TV license inspectors, who may or may not call at your home can be somewhat intimidating characters who will try and get inside your property. ←they have no powers of entry.
They commonly prey on the Less Fortunate Members of Society... :shock:

Real, real bad actors in my book.


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 Post subject: Re: Questions for our Britsh friends
PostPosted: Aug Sun 04, 2019 7:10 pm 
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Which is less painful? A yearly license fee or in your face advertising? Hmm....

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 Post subject: Re: Questions for our Britsh friends
PostPosted: Aug Sun 04, 2019 7:14 pm 
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I have watched one hour of TV since last October!
DVDs and box-sets are as cheap as chips on ebay. lol

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 Post subject: Re: Questions for our Britsh friends
PostPosted: Aug Sun 04, 2019 9:40 pm 
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egg wrote:
In the UK you must have a TV License if you...
watch or record programs on a TV, computer or other device as they’re broadcast.
download or watch BBC programs on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand.
A TV License costs £154.50 (£52 for black and white TV sets) for both homes and businesses.

What’s covered:
A single TV License covers all of the following in a single property:
TV sets
computers
laptops
tablets
mobile phones
any other device that can receive a TV signal

You do not need a TV License to watch:
non-BBC programs on online catch-up services
videos or DVDs
clips on websites like YouTube
closed circuit television (CCTV)

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Free and discounted TV licenses:
You can get a free license if you’re 75 or older.
You can get a discounted license if you have a severe vision impairment.
If you live in a residential care home, the person who is in charge of the home can apply for a license for you.

Fines and penalties:
You can be fined up to £1,000 if you watch or record live TV without a TV License.

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Free licenses were first introduced by the Labour government in 2000 (for over-75s) at the same time as half-price licenses for the visually impaired. In 2015 the Conservative government announced the BBC would take over the cost of providing free licenses for over-75s by 2020 as part of the fee settlement.

The government funded free over 75 TV License scheme is being replaced on 1 June 2020. Once you or someone you live with are over 74 you are eligible to apply for the over 75 free license for your household.

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The infamous TV detector van...
https://www.google.com/search?q=TV+dete ... h&tbm=isch
No comment from me Paul!
you work it out. lol


:) Greg.
oh... TV license inspectors, who may or may not call at your home can be somewhat intimidating characters who will try and get inside your property. ←they have no powers of entry.
They commonly prey on the Less Fortunate Members of Society... :shock:

Real, real bad actors in my book.


I assume that you still also have to pay extra for premium channels, etc?

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 Post subject: Re: Questions for our Britsh friends
PostPosted: Aug Sun 04, 2019 10:10 pm 
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Uk freeview digital TV channels.

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Lots more...
https://www.radioandtelly.co.uk/freeviewchannels.html

SKY dominate the satellite TV market.


Yup, you have to.... ahemm.. pay for premium channels like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

:) Greg.
oh... prior to the launch of Channel 4 in November 1982 there were only three TV channels in the UK
BBC 1
BBC 2
and ITV

Today there are hundreds!

Edit: Lots/most of the younger generation here stream all their TV through super-fast or ultrafast fibre optic broadband.

My first fiber optic broadband internet connection was in 1999
never experienced dial-up... 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Questions for our Britsh friends
PostPosted: Aug Sun 04, 2019 11:07 pm 
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Wow!

A real reception war!

Makes me wonder, has there been any mischief against these vans, like the clamp or other form of disablement?
I know that abuse of speeding cameras is popular, like hanging a burning tire.

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 Post subject: Re: Questions for our Britsh friends
PostPosted: Aug Sun 04, 2019 11:15 pm 
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egg wrote:
I have watched one hour of TV since last October!
DVDs and box-sets are as cheap as chips on ebay. lol

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You too can be free from this drug called television.
:) Greg.


DVDs and boxed sets are just the gateway drug.

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 Post subject: Re: Questions for our Britsh friends
PostPosted: Aug Sun 04, 2019 11:30 pm 
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There are no TV detector vans.
It was originally a PR stunt to frighten people into thinking they could be detected and then pursued for not having a TV license.

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Remember... most people are stoopid when it comes to electronics!

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Mobile and fixed speed cameras are increasing in number every day.
I've had a Fuzzbuster since the 1980s
nowadays a Road Angel.

Lots of do-gooders have dash cams. lol
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 Post subject: Re: Questions for our Britsh friends
PostPosted: Aug Sun 04, 2019 11:49 pm 
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tva ... nimal.html

Good grief! A thankless job indeed...

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 Post subject: Re: Questions for our Britsh friends
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The licence fee helps to pay for the BBC, no? So it's like a Netflix fee or a cable TV fee.

There was a licence fee for Canadian radio into the 1950s and that helped support the CBC, no ads radio.
A politician did away with the fee, got elected, and got the funds for CBC radio from some other tax. Still no ads, but lots of prerecorded repeat programming these days.
CBC TV is bloated with commercials and since no longer broadcast, is only available in costly cable packages or online.

When I just got together with my bride in 1979, I bought her a Morris wagon like that first one. Same engines as the Austin.
It did not have the cool antennae. Blimey, that was a Royal scam!

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