104 young people caught without TV licences in Peterborough

104 Peterborough 18-25-year olds caught without a TV licence
104 Peterborough 18-25-year olds caught without a TV licence
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More than 26,000 young people between the ages of 18 and 25 were caught watching live TV without a TV Licence in the past year, including 104-young adults in Peterborough.

With 75 per cent of first year undergraduates aged 25 and under, TV Licensing is reminding students and young people that they could face prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000 if they are caught watching live TV, on any device, without a TV Licence.

Recent research by TV Licensing shows 29 per cent think TV Licensing can’t catch people watching live TV on a computer, laptop or mobile device and just over half of students believe that people in general are unlikely to be caught if they watch live TV without a TV Licence.

Mark Whitehouse spokesperson for TV Licensing in East Anglia, said: “Every year myths circulate around about when you do and don’t need a licence.

“We want to make sure students know one is needed by law to watch or record live TV, on any device including a laptop, tablet, mobile phone or games console. A

“TV Licence costs on average £12.13 a month which goes towards services like Radio 1’s Big Weekend, BBC iPlayer, Newsbeat and BBC One Match of the Day.

“To avoid the risk of prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000, we encourage students to check if they need a licence on our website – www.tvlicensing.co.uk/studentinfo – or by calling 0300 790 6113.”