Whether your favourite TV makes you cry with laughter or puts you on the edge of your seat, it’s really important you know when you need a TV Licence.

You need to be covered by a TV Licence if you’re:

  • Watching or recording television programmes as they’re being shown on TV or live on an online TV
  • Downloading or watching BBC programmes on iPlayer (live, catch up or on demand).

This applies whatever device you’re watching on – a TV, desktop computer, laptop, tablet, mobile phone or games console, and however you’re receiving the programmes – via an aerial, satellite, cable or streaming through the internet.

It’s the law, and anyone in University Owned Accommodation who watches or records television programmes as they’re being shown on TV without a valid TV Licence is at risk of prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.

Visit the TV Licensing website for more information.


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