Hundreds of young people caught without TV licence
IN the last year 446 young people aged 18 to 25 were caught watching TV without a licence in Nottingham.
Anyone caught watching live TV or programmes on BBC iplayer could face a fine of up to £1,000. There are more than 62,000 students between the city’s two universities and the new figures come as the number of students taking a TV to university rose from 23 to 27 percent.
A TV Licensing report says that a television was found to be the most used device by students to watch live or recorded TV. For BBC iplayer, 65 percent of students were watching from a laptop and a further 28 percent on a smartphone.
Mark Binnersley, spokesman for TV Licensing, said: “Every year there are myths that circulate around campus about when you do and don’t need a licence.
“If you’re watching live TV on any device, including mobiles and tablets, or watch catch up programs on BBC iplayer, you need to be covered by a licence.”