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Britons Watch Shows Online To Escape TV Tax

The BBC has refused to disclose how many people say they do not need a television licence because they watch programmes online instead, it has emerged.

 More than a million households do not pay the £145.50 annual fee, according to reports.

And increasing numbers are taking advantage of the "catch-up" loophole which allows viewers to use online catch-up services such as the BBC iPlayer and ITV Player without owning a licence.

Almost all programmes are available online after their live broadcast. The BBC has recently decided to make some programmes, such as a new Peter Kay sitcom, available on iPlayer before they are broadcast, meaning that viewers without a licence could enjoy them several weeks before those who pay.

Source: London Daily Telegraph. Read full article. (link)

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