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All posts by David Robbins

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They were free to air at the beginning. Cartoon Network/TNT were later encrypted as part of the basic package.

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Looks like COM 8 is online here at Pontop Pike. My freeview HD tv is picking up QVC+1 and QVC Beauty.

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How would you cut
Saturday 29 August 2015 11:26AM

How much would the BBC save by closing down BBC1 and BBC2 from 9.15am til 4pm every week day?

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Goodbye BBC Red Button!
Saturday 21 November 2015 11:53AM

I cancelled my tv license two months ago as I only watch catch up and dvd's/ld's.

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Goodbye BBC Red Button!
Saturday 28 November 2015 9:10AM

Bill: I quote from the BBC itself...

When you don't need a TV licence



You do not need a TV licence to catch-up on television programmes in BBC iPlayer.
When you do need a TV licence



You need a TV Licence if you watch or record programmes live programmes. That means watching or recording at the same time (or virtually the same time) as they're being broadcast, or distributed to the public in any other way. In BBC iPlayer, you do this using the Watch Live (simulcast) option. Anyone in the UK watching or recording television as it's being broadcast or simulcast on any device including mobiles, laptops and PCs must, by law, be covered by a valid TV licence.

As a general rule, if you're watching a programme on a computer or other device at the same time as it's being shown on TV, then the programme is live so you need a TV licence. If you use the live rewind function to restart a live programme or rewind a live stream for up to 2 hours, you also need a TV licence. This is because you're still accessing the live simulcasts. Most UK households will already be covered by an existing TV licence for their main TV set.
What will happen if I don't have a TV licence?



It is a criminal offence to watch live television without a TV licence. It's also a criminal offence to possess or control a device which you know or reasonably believe will be used to watch live TV without a TV licence. You could be prosecuted and fined up to 1000 (plus legal costs) for these offences.
Where can I buy a TV licence or get more details?



To buy a TV licence or get more info about licensing requirements, call TV Licensing on 0300 790 6071 or visit Official TV Licensing website - Home

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Com 8 has been active for over a year now. Why is there only two channels sharing 24 hours? There should be another 5 slots for HD channels plus SD channels like Com 7.

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How would you cut
Saturday 25 February 2017 3:12PM

You only need a TV license if you watch or record live broadcasts or view the BBC iPlayer service. No license is needed for watching ITV iPlayer, All4 or Demand 5 or any streaming service catch up services at present.

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Cord Cutting UK Checklist: keeping it legal
Saturday 1 April 2017 3:33PM

If a TV License inspector turns up at your door don't let them in and don't talk to them. You are under no legal requirement to do either.

Inspectors have been known to make stuff up and get you in court. Don't let them give you the rope to hang yourself.

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I balanced an outdoor aerial on a clothes dryer just to see if a freeview box I had bought off eBay was working or not. I was able only to get the strongest muxes like BBC1, BBC2, ITV, C4, C5 and the HD versions. I could not pick up the HD channels on UHF 33 and 34. The mux on 59 was non existent. I think the signal strength was only good enough to pick up about 80 channels.

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