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« on: Friday, 02 September, 2016 @ 18:21:46 »
TV licence iPlayer change: What you need to know

New TV licence rules have come into force, with changes affecting people who watch BBC programmes on iPlayer.

As before, anyone watching or recording TV programmes as they are broadcast must have a licence.

Here are the answers to some common questions about the legal changes.

How has the law changed?

Previously, only viewers who were watching shows live (as they were being broadcast) needed a licence.

That meant it was legal to watch content after broadcast via iPlayer without paying the annual licence fee.

From Thursday, people need a TV licence to download or watch almost all on-demand and catch-up programmes on iPlayer.

What can I watch without a TV licence?

The rules only apply to iPlayer, so you do not need a TV licence if you only ever watch on-demand or catch-up programmes through other service providers - as long as they don't use iPlayer.