Accessing the BBC from outside the UK
chris at chrism.demon.co.uk
Fri Jan 6 11:21:30 EST 2012
From: Derek J. Balling
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2012 3:41 PM
To: Chris Marriott
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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