Accessing the BBC from outside the UK

Chris Marriott chris at
Fri Jan 6 11:21:30 EST 2012

-----Original Message----- 
From: Derek J. Balling
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2012 3:41 PM
To: Chris Marriott
Cc: get_iplayer
Subject: Re: Accessing the BBC from outside the UK

>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.

True. The main point of my message, though, was that this is the reason that 
TV programmes are geographically-restricted, but radio programmes are not.


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