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Latest press releases

30 August 2014
TV Licensing launches radio trails aimed at students
TV Licensing will launch a series of new radio trails on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra on Saturday 30 August. The trails are part of a wider campaign encouraging students to make sure they are covered by a TV Licence in their student accommodation if they plan to watch programmes as they are being broadcast.

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30 August 2014
TV Licensing launches radio trails aimed at students
TV Licensing will launch a series of new radio trails on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra on Saturday 30 August. The trails are part of a wider campaign encouraging students to make sure they are covered by a TV Licence in their student accommodation if they plan to watch programmes as they are being broadcast.
18 August 2014
Students move 91 miles to study
TV Licensing is encouraging students moving away from home to study to check whether they will need a TV Licence.
18 August 2014
Watch two live programmes at once? You're 'programme packing'.
Tech-savvy adults, not content with viewing one live TV programme, are watching as many as three programmes at any one time, research conducted by TV Licensing revealed today.
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TV Licensing facts

  • Around 25m licences are currently in force, a record number.
  • TV Licensing's database contains approximately 31m UK addresses.
  • TV Licensing enquiry officers made about 3.8m visits in 2012/13.
  • Enquiry officers together catch an average of almost 1,000 evaders every day.
  • TV Licensing collected £3.7bn in revenue in 2012/13, up £6.7m from the previous year.
  • Collection costs in 2012/13 were £111m, just 3 per cent of total revenue.
  • In the last year 2.8m licences were sold online, an increase from 2.5m last year and representing nearly a third (34 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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