Do I need a TV Licence if I watch programmes broadcast from outside the UK or Channel Islands?

Yes you do. You need a TV Licence to watch or record live TV, no matter where it is broadcast or distributed from. This includes satellite or online streamed programmes from outside the UK or Channel Islands, such as sporting events and foreign shows.

Live TV means any programme you watch or record at the same time as it’s being shown on TV or live on an online TV service. See what counts as 'Live TV'.

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