On Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:01:16 +0100, Serena Blanchflower
Post by Serena Blanchflower Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
I thought that was hyperbole on Fenny's part. If that is really the
reason, then - unfair as it may seem - it's not just the BBC's offerings
you're obliged to avoid if you don't have a licence; ITV ones too.
Post by Serena Blanchflower
Not entirely. You need a licence to watch any broadcast programmes on a
TV but, if you're only watching via the computer, you only need a
licence for BBC stuff.
The BBC have closed the "loophole" of people being able to watch on
catch up via iplayer. However, this doesn't apply to the catch up
services on other channels.
But I don't watch UK terrestrial television at all. What I do watch
is online subscription streaming services - currently repeats of SG-1
and just started the excellent Tin Star. Last night I watched The
Terminator, but was most hacked off that Terminator 2 is not available
yet Terminator 3 and 5 are.