TV Licensing topics

Live TV on any channel and BBC iPlayer

You need to be covered by a TV Licence to watch or record live TV programmes on any channel, or to download or watch any BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand.

This applies to any device and provider you use, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/Blu-ray/VHS recorder.

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