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How can students get TV license in UK?
Asked by: Kedar
Answers: 2
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Posted on Sun, 29 Jun 2008 10:19:18 GMT
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What is the process to get TV license for students in UK? Who will require TV license? If Iím staying with a family in United Kingdom and using their TV, then will I have to obtain TV license to use TV? Please guide me.
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All students who watch TV programs either on TV set, Laptop, or desktop need to obtain TV license before they can use TV. In UK, using TV equipment to watch or record any TV programs without license is illegal. Authorities visit student accommodations on regular basis to check if someone has disobeyed law.

If youíre using otherís TV in otherís room, and if TV youíre using is used by people having valid license, then youíll not require obtaining a separate license.

All detail information about getting a TV license for students in UK is available here:
http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/waystopay/index.jsp

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MyWorld answered 8 years and 5 months ago

You need a TV Licence to use any television-receiving equipment to watch or record TV programmes as they are being shown on TV. These include programmes on digital, cable and satellite television channels. Television-receiving equipment includes:

TV sets
Set-top boxes
DVD recorders
Video recorders
A computer when watching live streaming from sites such as ITV/BBC
A mobile phone when watching live streaming from sites such as ITV/BBC
An iPod or iPad when watching live streaming from sites such as ITV/BBC
Note: Live streaming DOES NOT include catch-up programming on services such as iPlayer, ITV Player or 4oD.

Here is what the TV Licensing Authority says:

You need a TV Licence to watch or record TV programmes as they are being broadcast, irrespective of what channel you are watching, what device you are using (TV, computer, laptop, mobile phone or any other), and how you receive them (terrestrial, satellite, cable, via the internet or any other way).

"Therefore you would not require a TV Licence to watch catch-up services but you do need a TV Licence to watch live programmes, such as those now available on the iPlayer."

You dont need a television licence if a TV set cannot receive TV programmes and is used only:

for close-circuit monitoring
for watching pre-recorded videos or DVDs
as a computer monitor

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Chikanbarn answered 4 years and 1 month ago
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