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You'll find all the latest TV Licensing news right here in the Media Centre.

If you require any additional information, or to request a press release in Welsh, please email media.enquiries@tvlicensing.co.uk.

Latest press releases

26 May 2017
New changes mean Amazon users could now need a TV Licence
Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime Video service will need to be covered by a TV Licence if they choose to pay for watching live TV services now offered by the entertainment platform.

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12 May 2017
Prince Harry's girlfriend, a poorly goldfish and a "smart" TV - a year of top TV Licence excuses
TV Licensing marks National Limerick Day (12 May) with Excuses prose
24 April 2017
TV Licensing reveals top moments “worth the licence fee”
Dancing bears from Planet Earth II topped the list of memorable TV moments Twitter users noted as “worth the licence fee”. The phrase was used by more than 5,000 licence fee payers in the past year to recognise moments viewers truly appreciated in return for the licence fee, according to data gathered by TV Licensing over the past year.
19 April 2017
TV Licensing reminder for boat owners
More than a quarter of today’s 33,000 boats moored on UK waterways are used as primary residences as opposed to ten years ago when it was just 10 per cent of 31,000 boats.1
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TV Licensing facts

  • Around 25.4 million licences are currently in force, a record number.
  • TV Licensing's database contains approximately 31 million UK addresses.
  • TV Licensing enquiry officers made about 3.8 million visits in 2013/14.
  • Enquiry officers together catch an average of almost 900 evaders every day.
  • TV Licensing collected £3.7 billion in revenue in 2013/14, up £16 million from the previous year.
  • Collection costs in 2013/14 were £102 million, just 2.7 per cent of total revenue.
  • In the last year 2.8 million licences were sold online, representing more than a third (36.5 per cent) of sales excluding direct debit renewals and Over 75 licences (which are renewed automatically).
  • TV Licensing produces literature in 18 languages and offers 180 languages via translation services at its call centres. The website offers information in 16 different languages.

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Media enquiries

Journalists with media enquiries can contact us by telephone or email.

  • Our 24 hour press office number is 020 8752 6606
  • Our email address is media.enquiries@tvlicensing.co.uk
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For regional press enquiries, please contact the relevant press office using the numbers below.

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01564 829024
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028 9024 5691
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0141 229 7638
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0117 910 6379
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0203 787 7981
 

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