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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 August 2016
Some TV viewers baffled by TV terminology ahead of iPlayer law change
TV viewers struggle to understand TV terminology such as 'streaming' and 'on demand' according to a new survey carried out by TV Licensing.

Other news

29 July 2016
Students will need a licence for BBC iPlayer
The start of the academic year will bring many changes for students, including, for the first time, the need to buy a TV Licence to download or watch BBC programmes on demand.
04 July 2016
TV Licensing reminder to community groups ahead of Olympic screenings
With more than 3,000 hours of live sporting action from Rio this summer, TV Licensing and the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action are joining together to remind community groups and charities to check they are correctly licensed to share the spectacular sporting TV coverage as it happens.
06 June 2016
TV Licensing reminds businesses to be licensed ahead of Euros football tournament
Football fans around the UK are all set to enjoy the European football tournament playing out live on their TVs, laptops, tablets and smartphones, but some may have to arrange an afternoon off to make sure their employer is kept happy.
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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
  • For customer service enquiries, contact us (in step 2 of the form click the 'Contact us' button at the bottom)or call 0300 790 6112

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For regional press enquiries, please contact the relevant press office using the numbers below.

Midlands
01564 829024
North
0113 887 3000
Northern Ireland
028 9024 5691
Scotland
0141 229 7638
Wales and South West
0117 910 6379
London and South East
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