BBC Detectors Are Back!

Do you remember the TV adverts with the TV Detector Vans cracking down on unlicensed televisions? Well they are back, but now they are on the Internet as well as local streets. From September 1st, 2016, the law is changing and you will need a TV License to watch or download BBC programmes on demand, including catch up TV, on BBC iPlayer. This applies to any device and provider you use and if detected it can lead to a fine of up to £1000.

Do You Need a License?

Do You Need a License?

At home is one thing, but what about at your business premises? Anyone watching TV on any device that receives programmes in the way described above must be covered by a TV License. The good news is that you still only need one TV License for each premises, unless the premises is used by students or is split into separate units on individual leases, then each is required to hold a TV License.
A quirky clause that does need to be considered is if you don’t think you need a license, as you don’t have TVs or monitors that are being used to watch TV, then ensure that no one in the office is viewing TV on a mobile device, and here is the kicker – if the device is plugged into the mains electricity you need to have a TV License. Astec is a step ahead of the detectors, and offers solutions that can help you remain within the law, so give us a call on 01424 460721

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