I am a TV Dealer, do I need a TV Licence for the business?

You don’t need a licence to demonstrate, repair, test, TV equipment or install it on delivery.

If you have not already, please tell us you are a TV dealer so we can contact you in the appropriate way, by emailing dealer.support@tvlicensing.co.uk or calling 0300 790 6015*.

Please remember this exemption is for business purposes. You’ll need a TV licence if employees or customers use a staff room or waiting area to:

  • watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV or live on an online TV service
  • download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer - live, catch up or on demand.

If our records show that your business premises are not covered by a TV Licence or a dealer exemption we will write to you and you may receive an enquiry visit from one of our enforcement officers.

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For more information visit our TV dealers page.

*Calls to our 0300 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number, whether from a mobile or landline. If you get inclusive minutes with your mobile, calls to an 0300 number will be included.

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