Television: Licensing

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 23rd May 2016.

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Photo of Liz McInnes Liz McInnes Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government's proposal to ensure that those who watch BBC iPlayer services are subject to the requirement to pay the license fee will include those who use BBC iPlayer radio services.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

The requirement to hold a TV licence will be extended to people streaming or downloading television programmes through on-demand services provided by the BBC (notably iPlayer) and will not include those who listen to radio services.

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