Students' television licence warning

Students' television licence warning

Students' television licence warning

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

UNIVERSITY bosses in Bradford are warning freshers not to fall foul of the law even before they arrive in the city.

New students have been reminded to make sure they are as familiar with TV licence regulations as they are with the new technology they may use to watch programmes.

A licence is needed when programmes are watched directly, regardless of the equipment used, which means watching on a tablet requires a licence just as much a convention TV set.

David Houston, assistant accommodation manager at the University of Bradford, said: “Many first year students will be moving out of home for the first time, starting a new adventure at the University of Bradford.

"Some will be moving many miles from home, others, just around the corner. Regardless of where they’ve chosen to study, and their reasons for doing so, new students need to make sure they’re licensed if they are going to watch live TV while away at university.”

Research shows the average student at Bradford University will have moved 90 miles from home to continue their education.

Two thirds chose Bradford because they wanted to live in a different city, with only 12 per cent making their choice on the grounds that it was close to home.

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9:04am Thu 21 Aug 14

yezboss says...

TV licencing is a non sense
TV licencing is a non sense yezboss
  • Score: 5

9:32am Thu 21 Aug 14

bradford88 says...

yezboss wrote:
TV licencing is a non sense
Fully agree with you, they may aswell have a pant wearing and tea drinking liecence
[quote][p][bold]yezboss[/bold] wrote: TV licencing is a non sense[/p][/quote]Fully agree with you, they may aswell have a pant wearing and tea drinking liecence bradford88
  • Score: 6

10:38am Thu 21 Aug 14

999 number of the beast says...

I thought with an active social life and smart devices a TV would be redundant.
I thought with an active social life and smart devices a TV would be redundant. 999 number of the beast
  • Score: 1

10:39am Thu 21 Aug 14

999 number of the beast says...

I thought with an active social life and smart devices showing video on demand, a TV would be redundant.
I thought with an active social life and smart devices showing video on demand, a TV would be redundant. 999 number of the beast
  • Score: 1

10:48am Thu 21 Aug 14

Albion. says...

999 number of the beast wrote:
I thought with an active social life and smart devices showing video on demand, a TV would be redundant.
You still need a licence if you have equipment capable of receiving a signal.
[quote][p][bold]999 number of the beast[/bold] wrote: I thought with an active social life and smart devices showing video on demand, a TV would be redundant.[/p][/quote]You still need a licence if you have equipment capable of receiving a signal. Albion.
  • Score: 1

11:53am Thu 21 Aug 14

Farsley Bantam says...

bradford88 wrote:
yezboss wrote:
TV licencing is a non sense
Fully agree with you, they may aswell have a pant wearing and tea drinking liecence
Well not really.
Your TV Licence pays for the BBC. Other channels are paid for by advertising.
The licence fee is worth it simply for allowing me to listen to the radio without those awful adverts.
The BBC is brilliant in my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]bradford88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yezboss[/bold] wrote: TV licencing is a non sense[/p][/quote]Fully agree with you, they may aswell have a pant wearing and tea drinking liecence[/p][/quote]Well not really. Your TV Licence pays for the BBC. Other channels are paid for by advertising. The licence fee is worth it simply for allowing me to listen to the radio without those awful adverts. The BBC is brilliant in my opinion. Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 2

11:55am Thu 21 Aug 14

Out of site says...

What a culture shock moving to bradford,I would get a license and apart from going to university I wouldn't leave my flat.
What a culture shock moving to bradford,I would get a license and apart from going to university I wouldn't leave my flat. Out of site
  • Score: 3

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