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*charisma*
11-25-2017, 06:01 PM
Assalamu Alaikum,

I was just told that if one owns a TV in the UK they have to have a TV license to watch live broadcasting...is this true???

What is this madness?
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Supernova
11-25-2017, 06:06 PM
Originally Posted by *charisma*
Assalamu Alaikum,

I was just told that if one owns a TV in the UK they have to have a TV license to watch live broadcasting...is this true???

What is this madness?
​Yes this is true. There is a reason why.
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*charisma*
11-25-2017, 06:08 PM
Originally Posted by Supernova
​Yes this is true. There is a reason why.
Please, do tell.
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Supernova
11-25-2017, 06:18 PM
Originally Posted by *charisma*
Please, do tell.
When it comes to standard TV channels there are two types.
1. State (Like BBC)
2. Private (Like ITv)

The State owned channels like BBC are not allowed to advertise. That means no advertisements at all. Programs on this channel will run its full course without breaks, or if there is a break, it will promote another of its sub channels scheduled programs. All TV licence money goes to the State owned channels - in other words - it serves as an income because no advertisements are allowed.

The private channels show adverts and this is their income. These channels are also available with standard television.

The third category will be a full private owned company like Sky and Virgin Media and BT.
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*charisma*
11-25-2017, 06:27 PM
Lameeeee.

We have public broadcasting and it's free :D

Do they bust down your doors and search your house if you don't have a tv license??
What about if you have a firestick with apps? Or a live tv app on your phone?

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I feel like the UK is just squeezing money out of it's citizens. No wonder many of you are depressed :x..it aint the lack of sun.
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Supernova
11-25-2017, 06:28 PM
Originally Posted by *charisma*
Lameeeee.

We have public broadcasting and it's free :D

Do they bust down your doors and search your house if you don't have a tv license??
What about if you have a firestick with apps? Or a live tv app on your phone?
Well lucky you.
The Tv licence is per a household despite how many Tv's one may have.

Yes one can face a penalty for not paying ones TV License and possible imprisonment.

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Originally Posted by *charisma*
Lameeeee.

We have public broadcasting and it's free :D

Do they bust down your doors and search your house if you don't have a tv license??
What about if you have a firestick with apps? Or a live tv app on your phone?
Well lucky you.
The Tv licence is per a household despite how many Tv's one may have.

Yes one can face a penalty for not paying ones TV License and possible imprisonment.
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*charisma*
11-25-2017, 06:41 PM
Originally Posted by Supernova
Well lucky you.
Hold that thought. lool
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sister herb
11-25-2017, 06:53 PM
It sounds simple in there in the UK. In Finland everyone has to pay TV license - just same if they have TV or not. It goes with other taxes. :D
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crimsontide06
11-26-2017, 06:00 AM
commercial free tv??!?!! alhamduilah o.o
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*charisma*
11-26-2017, 08:25 AM
Originally Posted by sister herb
It sounds simple in there in the UK. In Finland everyone has to pay TV license - just same if they have TV or not. It goes with other taxes.
That's just ridiculous lol.


Originally Posted by Supernova
Well lucky you.
The Tv licence is per a household despite how many Tv's one may have.

Yes one can face a penalty for not paying ones TV License and possible imprisonment.
It's just dumb cuz how can they actually prove you're watching or not? Would be easier if you could buy the channels/have a membership and pay a fee for those specific channels.


Originally Posted by crimsontide06
commercial free tv??!?!! alhamduilah o.o
we have PBS in the states...and a few others which are run by donations.
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Junon
11-26-2017, 08:54 AM
Salaam

Yes you have to pay :(

Mind you, even better reason to get rid of the TV ;)
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