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Watching World Cup Football on the Internet - TV Licence?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bug One, 19 Jun 2006.

  1. Bug One

    Capodecina

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    My work are in a bit of a quandry about this one.

    BBC are streaming live footbally matches over the Internet. This means I could potentially watch the matches while I'm at work.

    However our 'girls club' of county managers beleive that this will be breaking the law because we do not have TV licences for any of the offices.

    So basically, do you need a TV licence to watch live streaming football over the Internet?
     
  2. kaiowas

    Capodecina

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    As I understand it you don't but the TV licensing authority are trying their hardest to make people think they do.
     
  3. z3b3dy

    Gangster

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    Yes, see one of the questions and answers here .
     
  4. afraser2k

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  5. stigggeh

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  6. LoadsaMoney

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    Yeah you do, it was on the News last night, the company needs to have a Tv license before you can watch them on yer PC or whatever, if not they get a hefty fine. :)
     
  7. Bug One

    Capodecina

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    Ah Nuts.

    What if I watch it 5 minutes behind live? :D
     
  8. LoadsaMoney

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    If you go to watch the games on the BBC site you get the warning that you need a Tv license, and your company needs a one. :)
     
  9. Tru

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    Just take your own TV licence to work with you. :D
     
  10. Kol

    Capodecina

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    What's £130 to a business? I can't see anywhere that means a business has to pay any different. I'm sure most companies wouldn't mind paying it to boost moral of their employees (if they've already agreed you can watch them, that is).
     
  11. fini

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    it's wierd that you can't use your own tv licence - if i take a portable tv and sit in the park the park wardens don't suddenly need to buy a tv licence!

    fini
     
  12. leaskovski

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    I always got the impression that if you have a license at home then you are okay.? Otherwise its ineffect a double tax. :confused:
     
  13. Kol

    Capodecina

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    Portable TV's ie. those that run off batteries, don't require a TV licence. As odd as that sounds.
     
  14. Bug One

    Capodecina

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    What about a laptop, running off batteries?
     
  15. leaskovski

    Sgarrista

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    So does the company have to buy a TV licence for its travelling sales men as well?

    Eg,

    Mr Rofos is out on business and is staying in a Hotel which has free wifi access to the internet. He proceeds to watch the WC on his company laptop in the privacy of his own room. :eek: :D
     
  16. Bug One

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    Firstly, all the managers are old women. Without being sexist - they couldn't give a hoot about the few blokes in the company and the world cup.

    Secondly, I work for a public service. You wouldn't beleive the tightness. At christmas all the staff were told that if they wanted to attend the Xmas lunch, as well as paying all themselves, they would have to take leave to attend. :(

    How would you feel if you tax was being spent on my Xmas lunch. Exactly - there are no perks. The only perk is that you dont have to work hard, as your pay etc is not based on your performance. Which I personally think sucks. I've done tonnes for this company, but will still go up the pay scale the same as someone who's sat on their fat ass bunking off doing nothing all year.
     
  17. Bug One

    Capodecina

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    The hotel would have a TV licence.
     
  18. leaskovski

    Sgarrista

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    Thats just plain silly. :rolleyes:
     
  19. [email protected]

    Hitman

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    No

    I have told you lot before. No is the answer to watch football via BBC website!!

    TV licencing person already came to my house and I told them very clearly that my PC does not have a TV tuner capable of receiving signals from the aerial.

    His handheld scanner proved this as well, whist the football was being streamed live to my PC!!!!

    They left the premises and never bothered me again.

    Now if you have a TV tuner in your PC then you are breaking the law if you don't have a TV licence and get caught watching football on BBC!
     
  20. [email protected]

    Hitman

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    If the laptop has a TV tuner then you are liable for a licence.

    If the laptop does not have a TV tuner and you are connected to the internet streaming live video from the website then no.

    Hope this clears up the situation.