TV li­cence re­minder for World Cup

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - The Next 24 Hours -

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.”

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