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Viewers who watch television on their computer could be forced to pay the licence fee as early as next year.
Those who do not own a TV but watch programmes on services such as the BBC's iPlayer do not have to pay the £145.50 annual charge.
But Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday hinted that this exemption could be stopped.
The Tory MP revealed that he plans to discuss the issue with BBC Director General Mark Thompson when the corporation's funding levels come up for review next year.
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Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by Common Good
A license fee is a fixed amount you have to pay each year (or broken into small montly payments) if you use or have in your home equipment able to recieve a TV signal. It basically pays for the BBC. Some love them, some loath them, but they are a pretty good content producer and are famed throughout the world with the BBC selling shows globally.
At the moment, the fee is around £130 a year, so about £11-12 a month. Small change really and I don't get why people begrudge paying it but still want the service, ie the BBC and it's content. It's basically stealing.
Originally posted by coffeesniffer
reply to post by NichirasuKenshin
I dont see how it is fair. If you own a computer and use it to view youtube or ATS then why should you pay for TV. Why be forced to pay for what other people want, I say let those that want it pay for it and those that dont be left alone.
Oh hang on there must be more to this forced subscription, i wonder what it can be lol