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    Quote Originally Posted by cessna152towser View Post
    I don't think BBC iPlayer is available outside the United Kingdom.
    No, but I think BBC1 is available live on Sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cessna152towser View Post
    I don't think BBC iPlayer is available outside the United Kingdom.
    Every time I sign in to it, a pop up message asks for confirmation that I hold a television licence.
    Television is a media whcih I very rarely watch nowadays, indeed I think the last time we had it switched on was almost a year ago for the Hogmanay show. However I do pay the licence fee every year as I quite often watch BBC iPlayer on my home computer.
    A license for television is an odd thing to me. I suppose it places the burden on TV viewers rather than all taxpayers. Not to get political, but just an observation that intrigues me about how various governments fund various programs.

    Just for curiosity's sake, how much does the license cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntgathergrow View Post
    A license for television is an odd thing to me. I suppose it places the burden on TV viewers rather than all taxpayers. Not to get political, but just an observation that intrigues me about how various governments fund various programs.

    Just for curiosity's sake, how much does the license cost?
    The licence is 150.50 per annum just now, cheaper for black and white (!) or if the viewer has a visual impairment and free if you're over 75

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    Quote Originally Posted by neloon View Post
    The licence is 150.50 per annum just now, cheaper for black and white (!) or if the viewer has a visual impairment and free if you're over 75

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    That seems pretty reasonable, actually. Although, it's cheaper to register my car every year here in the states.

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    A somewhat outmoded mode of funding but has survived from the says of the BBC being a monopoly and it has provided a good overall standard of broadcasting and caters for minority tastes on more specialised radio and TV channels. BBC programmes have no adverts in them, which makes for an improved experience.
    In the Republic of Ireland you pay 175 for a licence and have adverts as well.
    I guess in 10 years we will have individual subscriptions to different providers like Netflix etc but I see the BBC and Netflix are collaborating now.

    PS you might find the Neil Oliver programme on You Tube at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Carrick View Post
    A somewhat outmoded mode of funding but has survived from the says of the BBC being a monopoly and it has provided a good overall standard of broadcasting and caters for minority tastes on more specialised radio and TV channels. BBC programmes have no adverts in them, which makes for an improved experience.
    In the Republic of Ireland you pay 175 for a licence and have adverts as well.
    I guess in 10 years we will have individual subscriptions to different providers like Netflix etc but I see the BBC and Netflix are collaborating now.

    PS you might find the Neil Oliver programme on You Tube at some point.
    I have see the "Forged in Ulster" channel on YouTube which has both BBC and RTE programs related to the Ulster-Scots, but I don't know if they have permission to rebroadcast. (Probably not.) But they are quite good quality.

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