Reply to post: Re: You pay for Netflix! So it's essentially a tax on Netflix watchers, right?

Abolish the Telly Tax? Fat chance, say MPs at non-binding debate

Jess

Re: You pay for Netflix! So it's essentially a tax on Netflix watchers, right?

No.

The TV licence is a tax on watching live TV.

I am totally OK with the idea of needing a TV licence to watch iPlayer and live BBC, and it was very nice of them to allow me to watch iPlayer for all those years for free. (I have never owned a colour TV licence, I had a black and white licence and TV, for the occasional live TV, until the licences were no longer provided by the post office, and the corner shops I tried were unable to provide one, and I got a threatening letter, when I was away from home for a while, so i ditched the TV)

The thing I object to is not being allowed to watch live non licence funded channels.

(Given the technical situation, the most sensible solution would be to allow streaming online of non funded channels, and worry about the over the air broadcast situation next time standards are due to change.)

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