Accessing the BBC from outside the UK

Derek J. Balling dredd at
Fri Jan 6 10:41:27 EST 2012

On Jan 6, 2012, at 10:38 AM, Chris Marriott wrote:
> The fundamental issue is that BBC TV is only accessible to TV licence payers, and if you're not a licence payer, you're not entitled to view it.

Pedantically: UK residents are required to pay a TV licence, and aren't entitled to have TVs without paying said licence fee. If you sit offshore and can still catch the TV broadcast, you're perfectly, legally, entitled, to view it.

Don't confuse "regulations on device ownership within the national boundaries" with some sort of license on reception and use of the signal outside of those borders.


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