13th May, 2021

Young people between the ages of 18 and 25 are being caught without a TV Licence

Harry Leach 22nd Oct, 2018

A TOTAL of 257 young people between the ages of 18 and 25 were caught watching live TV or BBC iPlayer without a TV Licence in the past year in Worcestershire, according to new figures released by TV Licensing.

TV Licensing is reminding students they could face prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000 if they are caught watching live TV, or BBC programmes on iPlayer, on any device, without a TV Licence.

Despite the explosion in popularity of smartphones and tablets, a television is still the most used device for students watching live or recorded TV.

Mark Binnersley, of TV Licensing, said: “As most students own at least one device capable of showing live TV or watching BBC iPlayer – such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet computer – it’s important they know the law around being correctly licensed.

“If you’re watching live TV on any device, including mobiles and tablets, or watch catch up programmes on BBC iPlayer, you need to be covered by a TV Licence.”

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