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The BBC Pirates
Avast ye scurvy dogs! Ye can watch any channel ye like, so long as ye pay us first.

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Colour for the blind

Did you know, a black and white TV licence is cheaper than a TV licence for the visually impaired?

Licence to record but free with iPlayer

How is it a TV licence is required for a video recorder yet you can catch up via BBC’s iPlayer without needing a licence?


What is a “near live” broadcast? - is a TV licence required if a broadcast is timeshifted by two minutes? - how about twenty minutes? Unsurprisingly, “near live” is ill-defined.

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