Hun­dreds of young peo­ple caught with­out TV li­cence

Nottingham Post - - NEWS -

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.”

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