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Do you need a TV license to watch TV on the internet?

(12 Posts)
KatyMac Wed 15-Oct-08 20:59:21

I have one

I just need to know if you need one

Rhubarb Wed 15-Oct-08 21:00:34

Pretty sure you do. Yes.

FAQ Wed 15-Oct-08 21:02:08

You need a TV Licence to use any television receiving equipment such as a TV set, digital box, DVD or video recorder, PC, laptop or mobile phone to watch or record television programmes as they're being shown on TV.

No1GruffaloHunter Wed 15-Oct-08 21:02:18

Only if you watch TV live.

KatyMac Wed 15-Oct-08 21:07:47

Hmm - dissent in the ranks

RustyBear Wed 15-Oct-08 21:07:51

I wasn't sure if you'd need one to watch iPlayer, as that could count as a 'broadcast' - but we checked when DD went to university & the official TV licensing site definitely has the wording FAQ quotes - so she didn't get a licence as she only watches stuff on iplayer & similar sites.

UnfortunatelyMurderedMe Wed 15-Oct-08 21:09:22

no you DO NOT. If you only watch it on bbc i player, itv catch up etc and NEVER whne it is live you DO NOT need a licence.

PillockOfTheCommunity Wed 15-Oct-08 21:09:48

Only live tv, not iplayer etc

UnfortunatelyMurderedMe Wed 15-Oct-08 21:10:34


KatyMac Wed 15-Oct-08 21:10:41

That's good to know (for when DD goes away to uni in 8/9yrs timewink)

Twelvelegs Wed 15-Oct-08 21:11:01

Live TV, yes.

FAQ Wed 15-Oct-08 21:13:40

but also take note of this

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