Avoid scoring 'nul points' for your Eurovision party - make sure you have a TV Licence

Ahead of one of the biggest live TV events in the European music calendar, the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, TV Licensing is reminding anyone planning a Eurovision party to make sure they are correctly licensed before their guests arrive.

Millions of homes throughout the UK will be part of the expected 170 million people across the world tuning in to see if Britain’s entry, Molly Smitten-Downs, can come away with the prize which has eluded the nation for so long – being named winner of the annual song-fest.

With scores of websites devoted to helping hosts hold the perfect Eurovision party, providing everything from downloadable scorecards and posters to table decorations, gifts and recipes, TV Licensing is prompting all party hosts to make sure they have a TV Licence in order to avoid the risk of getting caught on the night and facing prosecution and a possible large fine.

Stephen Farmer, spokesperson for TV Licensing said: “If you want to avoid the embarrassment of being caught without a TV Licence whilst dressed as Agnetha [Fältskog, Abba member] in a tight blue lycra number, or even more embarrassing, one of Jedward, we advise you make sure you are correctly licensed ahead of the big night.

When you’re ordering all you need for your party why not visit the TV Licensing website as well where a licence can be bought in minutes and costs £145.50 for the year. There are many ways to pay including weekly, monthly and quarterly payments.

A TV Licence is needed to watch or record TV programmes as they’re being shown on TV. A TV Licence is also needed to watch live TV over the internet, or on any device, such as a mobile phone or tablet. A TV Licence can be bought online in minutes at: tvlicensing.co.uk

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