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    BBC will close iPlayer licensing 'loophole' on 1st Sept

    At the same time it hesitates to reveal which TV stars make more than the UK PM.
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    Re: BBC will close iPlayer licensing 'loophole' on 1st Sept

    The salary disclosure news seems to be a bit of a smokescreen to the real news of the License changes.

    I don't have a TV license, never needed one. The only BBC shows I've watched recently were Top Gear and Robot Wars, and as good (or not) as they were, not worth £145 (over £10 per hour).

    Would be interesting to see how they will enforce it, is the iPlayer app going to require your license number? Sounds the most plausible, but then can they stop license "sharing"? Are they going to just blanket request details of all the IPs that have connected from every UK ISP?

    I think, unfortunately for the BBC, the 2% of households that this will affect are the kind of people who exploit loopholes, they will almost certainly find one of the other untraceable ways of viewing BBC content.

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    Re: BBC will close iPlayer licensing 'loophole' on 1st Sept

    I found that don't really watch the BBC/iPlayer anymore. I occasionally watch something on BBC4 in the evening, but if I miss anything I just go without now. There are plenty of documentaries among other things on youtube.

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    Re: BBC will close iPlayer licensing 'loophole' on 1st Sept

    Currently watching tv without a license, but I'm justifying it by the idea that I was charged for over a year of having a license where I didn't have a tv or watch any bbc content online and they wouldn't give me my money back.

    Consider it fearmongering that they will come and check who's using it and who's not. Never actually heard of anyone who has had an inspector come round.

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    Re: BBC will close iPlayer licensing 'loophole' on 1st Sept

    BTW, Brian Cox did a new show called 'Forces of Nature' which I found to be excellent.

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    Re: BBC will close iPlayer licensing 'loophole' on 1st Sept

    Granted the BBC does make some good Nature and Documentary programs. But honestly I can't remember the last time I sat down and watched TV in the traditional sense. TV is dead. The BBC will need to modernise and use advertising or risk dying off too.

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    Re: BBC will close iPlayer licensing 'loophole' on 1st Sept

    From 1st September UK residents to watch non-live BBC content via the iPlayer app, on any platform, will be targeted by the BBC's fleet of detector vans.
    Err... How's that then? The only way that's going to work is against APs that are transmitting in the clear.
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    Re: BBC will close iPlayer licensing 'loophole' on 1st Sept

    Quote Originally Posted by wazzickle View Post
    BTW, Brian Cox did a new show called 'Forces of Nature' which I found to be excellent.
    Quote Originally Posted by EvZ_2 View Post
    Granted the BBC does make some good Nature and Documentary programs.
    This I do agree on (not seen Forces of Nature yet but hear that it's good), however they seem to release most of the good documentaries on DVD/Bluray. I have a lot of BBC docs that way (picked up for peanuts online, and I can watch them in high quality when I want).

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    Re: BBC will close iPlayer licensing 'loophole' on 1st Sept

    I beleive the TV license is outdate in this day and age and as for monetary value you get sod all for the fee you pay, But who gets half of this money you pay its the bigwigs at the top of the BBC it pays there over inflated wages..... But hey who cares

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    Re: BBC will close iPlayer licensing 'loophole' on 1st Sept

    So, already paying for Amazon Prime and Netflix, and I have a TV licence. But, I'd love the BBC to make their entire back catalogue available through iplayer as well - yes, we've already paid for those shows, and I don't want to buy them outright. iplayer needs to have a historic element as well as a current element.

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    Re: BBC will close iPlayer licensing 'loophole' on 1st Sept

    Quote Originally Posted by c12038 View Post
    I beleive the TV license is outdate in this day and age and as for monetary value you get sod all for the fee you pay, But who gets half of this money you pay its the bigwigs at the top of the BBC it pays there over inflated wages..... But hey who cares
    As opposed to a Sky^ subscription where the money goes to pay over-inflated wages...

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    Re: BBC will close iPlayer licensing 'loophole' on 1st Sept

    I love the beeb personally. Cbeebies presents the only real source of advert and american free TV for my 2 year daughter. My niece and nephew who have sky TV have american accents all the time and have christmas lists as long as your arm all based off of TV advertising they pay for! I also don't know who else would produce the likes of doctor who and robot wars in the UK if not for them. We really need a counterbalance to all the american shows and reality TV of the other channels.
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    Re: BBC will close iPlayer licensing 'loophole' on 1st Sept

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    As opposed to a Sky^ subscription where the money goes to pay over-inflated wages...

    (^Other subscription services contributing to over-inflated wages aware also available)
    Hopefully, this would stop ex-Tories like Chris Patten milking the gravy train!

    The problem with a subscription service is that most people would end up paying more once you factor in collection costs.

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    Re: BBC will close iPlayer licensing 'loophole' on 1st Sept

    Quote Originally Posted by tonyd223 View Post
    But, I'd love the BBC to make their entire back catalogue available through iplayer as well - yes, we've already paid for those shows, and I don't want to buy them outright. iplayer needs to have a historic element as well as a current element.

    That would be good, but I believe the BBC sells on a lot of previous content to third parties, so I doubt they could provide anything near to a full back catalog.

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    Re: BBC will close iPlayer licensing 'loophole' on 1st Sept

    Quote Originally Posted by Hexus
    In another BBC finance related matter in the news today, the corporation is being urged to reveal TV stars that take a better salary than the UK PM.
    I'm sure we all know that the parliamentary salary is the PM's only source of income, NOT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    I love the beeb personally. Cbeebies presents the only real source of advert and american free TV for my 2 year daughter. My niece and nephew who have sky TV have american accents all the time and have christmas lists as long as your arm all based off of TV advertising they pay for! I also don't know who else would produce the likes of doctor who and robot wars in the UK if not for them. We really need a counterbalance to all the american shows and reality TV of the other channels.
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