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Old 2nd September 2016, 10:41 PM
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Default Are Expats rushing out to buy TV Licences for BBC I-Player in Spain ?

According to the BBC's TV Licensing - you shouldn't be able to watch BBC I-Player abroad and therefore
the question of whether you need a TV license or not ? shouldn't arise. Anyway here's the quote about
the need for a TV License to watch BBC I-Player.

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As from Thursday 1st September - New TV licence rules have come into force, with changes affecting people
who watch BBC programmes on I-Player.
As before, anyone watching or recording TV programmes as they are broadcast must have a licence.
Here are the answers to some common questions about the legal changes.

How has the law changed?
Previously, only viewers who were watching shows live (as they were being broadcast) needed a licence.
That meant it was legal to watch content after broadcast via iPlayer without paying the annual licence fee.

From Thursday, people need a TV licence to download or watch almost all on-demand and catch-up
programmes on iPlayer.

What can I watch without a TV licence ?

The rules only apply to iPlayer, so you do not need a TV licence if you only ever watch on-demand or
catch-up programmes through other service providers - as long as they don't use iPlayer.

This means that - for example - you can watch on-demand and catch-up BBC programmes on third-party
services such as Netflix without needing a TV licence, but you wouldn't be able to watch any on-demand
and catch-up BBC programmes on iPlayer through services like Now TV, Sky, Virgin, Amazon Fire TV and
Chromecast without a TV licence.

If you only watch on-demand and catch-up television, and you only ever watch it using services from other
providers, such as the ITV Hub or All 4, then you also wouldn't need a TV licence.

If you only use iPlayer to listen to the radio, watch S4C TV on demand, or watch films or TV shows you
have bought from the BBC Store, then you do not need a TV licence.

BBC News - TV License I-Player change - What you need to know


Last edited by Williams2; 2nd September 2016 at 10:53 PM.
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