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  Reply # 1602821 2-Aug-2016 12:24
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According to the iPlayer terms of use: "You may not access, view and/or listen to certain parts of BBC Content (such as video or live television services) using BBC Online Services if you are outside the UK", so worrying about the license seems a little on the nose.  Of course, you could always register against your UK Youshop address, although I'm not sure if that would cause more of a fuss.

 

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  Reply # 1602822 2-Aug-2016 12:25
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NZD$266 yearly = NZD$5 per week.

That seems easily competitive with other streaming services.

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  Reply # 1602823 2-Aug-2016 12:26
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Sounds like TV Taxes are alive and well in the UK..





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  Reply # 1602825 2-Aug-2016 12:29
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They are, I think it's just under £150 pa. But, take a guess at how many ads I see/hear on BBC TV/Radio?


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  Reply # 1602833 2-Aug-2016 12:34
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They are, I think it's just under £150 pa. But, take a guess at how many ads I see/hear on BBC TV/Radio?

 

 

That's what a DVR is for, to skip thru the ads..  Never watch much in  real time these days.  Usually  about the first 15 minutes of what passes for news in this country.. 





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  Reply # 1602837 2-Aug-2016 12:36
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I think it's a small price to pay for having no ads at all. 


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  Reply # 1602847 2-Aug-2016 12:44
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Previously discussed here.





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  Reply # 1602869 2-Aug-2016 13:10
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This is because top gear exploded and they are broke.


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  Reply # 1602982 2-Aug-2016 14:42
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Hmmm. The article suggests it is address based. I registered with my Auntie's address in Wiltshire, so I wonder if it'll stop working for me or not. She's old so she doesn't use the online feature.





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  Reply # 1603058 2-Aug-2016 16:10
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 I wonder if they will do it like lightbox where each household can have 5 devices attached to it. I wonder if TVNZ will start to do this too, as many programs are paid for our of the license fee that we pay for in our taxes.


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  Reply # 1603062 2-Aug-2016 16:19
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mattwnz:

 

 I wonder if they will do it like lightbox where each household can have 5 devices attached to it. I wonder if TVNZ will start to do this too, as many programs are paid for our of the license fee that we pay for in our taxes.

 

 

I've just checked the UK licence fee website - it's a lot more complicated than that, apparently. For example, if you're a family member of a household that pays for a licence, you're fine. If you rent a room as a tenant in that same house, you have to pay for your own. Bizarrely, the fee is cheaper for black and white TV. Does anyone even have one of those anymore? Why does it make a difference when the broadcast is in colour regardless? Weird.





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  Reply # 1603089 2-Aug-2016 16:39
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10 Downing St, London

 

I'm sure they must have a telle there?


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  Reply # 1603124 2-Aug-2016 17:42
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littleheaven:

 

mattwnz:

 

 I wonder if they will do it like lightbox where each household can have 5 devices attached to it. I wonder if TVNZ will start to do this too, as many programs are paid for our of the license fee that we pay for in our taxes.

 

 

I've just checked the UK licence fee website - it's a lot more complicated than that, apparently. For example, if you're a family member of a household that pays for a licence, you're fine. If you rent a room as a tenant in that same house, you have to pay for your own. Bizarrely, the fee is cheaper for black and white TV. Does anyone even have one of those anymore? Why does it make a difference when the broadcast is in colour regardless? Weird.

 

 

 

 

Years ago my great aunt, an eccentric lady long deceased, had a colour tv that developed a fault that made it produce only black and white images - feeling that she didn't need to buy a new tv she contacted the bbc and told them she now had a black and white tv and got a reduced fee.  Had to chuckle.  I think it's free if you are over 75 or blind.


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 It's not clear if or how this is going to be policed - in the past it's almost an honesty system - you just tell them how many tellys you have in the house.  I have a brother who lives in London, so I can use his address and perhaps even his licence number - not sure until we see how this shakes out.  Gotta say, BBC iplayer for me is premium content with no ads, so I would be prepared to pay and maybe cancel others I have.


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littleheaven:

 

Bizarrely, the fee is cheaper for black and white TV. Does anyone even have one of those anymore? Why does it make a difference when the broadcast is in colour regardless? Weird.

 

 

There is a reason that shows like "Father Ted" and "Summer wine" come out of the UK, they are documentaries on certain sectors of society :)

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-35185652

 

More than 550 households in Scotland are still watching television in black and white, according to TV licensing officials.

 

Glasgow has the largest number of black and white sets at 200, followed by Edinburgh with 55.

 

TV Licensing Scotland revealed the figure as it reminded viewers they need a licence, however dated the model.

 

Regular colour broadcasts began on BBC Two in July 1967.

 

Britain became the first country in Europe to offer regular programming in colour, weeks ahead of Germany.

 

Yet almost 10,000 black and white licences are still in force across the UK.


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