[OT] UK TV Licenses (was Re: These darned old computers)

From: Alex White <meltie_at_myrealbox.com>
Date: Mon Aug 26 09:46:01 2002

On Mon, 2002-08-26 at 15:27, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Aug 2002, Dave Woodman - dave_at_naffnet.org.uk wrote:
> > Unfortunately, the licence now applies if you have equipment capable of
> > receiving TV transmissions, regardless of the purpose for which it used, so
> > you can try to convince the authorities all you like...
> >
> > A monitor, as you used, always avoids the license, so you would still have
> > been safe, but even owning a VCR or TV and keeping it in the loft requires a
> > license now.
> Ok, now you've got me wondering... I've never heard of anything like that
> on this side of the pond. Why exactly do you have to purchase a license
> to own a TV? Is it similar for AM/FM radios? ...
The money goes to the BBC (British Broadcasting Corp), and I feel it is
well worth the relatively small amount per person to get such great,
ad-less TV.

Before you UKers tag me on the "great TV" bit, just think about channel
5, on channel 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.


Live like you will never die, love like you've never been hurt, dance
like no-one is watching.
Received on Mon Aug 26 2002 - 09:46:01 BST

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