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TV Licensing - Don't Risk a Fine!

You need to be covered by a TV Licence to watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV or live on an online TV service, or to download or watch BBC programmes on demand...

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You may hear conflicting rumours from other students about whether you need a TV Licence. But the law still applies to students. So it’s important for you to know the facts, and check if you need a licence.

When do I need a TV Licence?

You need to be covered by a TV Licence to watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV or live on an online TV service, or to download or watch BBC programmes on demand, including catch up TV, on BBC iPlayer. This could be on any device, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.

It’s illegal for anyone in to do this without being covered by a TV Licence. If you break the law, you risk prosecution and a fine of upto £1,000* plus any legal costs and/or compensation you may be ordered to pay.

For more information, or to buy a TV Licence, go to tvl.co.uk/GetCluedUp

 


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