TV licence reminder for World Cup
MORE than 80 homes in Peterborough could be left watching the 2010 world cup on a black and white television.
South Africa 2010 is set to mark a breakthrough for TV sport, becoming the first World Cup to be shown in Freeview HD and on mobile phones.
But, according to TV licensing, viewers in 80 city homes are among the 25,000 across the UK living in the past by watching on black and white TV licences.
All matches will be streamed live online and numbers watching key games are likely to far exceed the average 75,000 UK viewers each match of the 2006 World Cup in Germany attracted.
Spokesperson for TV Licensing in East Anglia, Mark Whitehouse, said: “Technology has come a long way since Geoff Hurst scored the winning goal in the 1966 World Cup. However, the law remains the same – you need a TV Licence to watch or record programmes as they are being shown on TV.
“Whether you plan to catch the games on an old black and white set, on the latest plasma, or any other device, you need to be covered by a licence.”