Do I need Tv licence? No if you watch only live streaming Non-Ofcom Tv channels

para_23 said:
I believe Paragraph 23 by Money saving expert site quoted below is incorrect info (side note: i can't put exact e-link due to joining e-forum today).

Because according to Communications Act 2003 on which the sub-instrument Communications (Television Licensing) Regulations 2004 is reliant upon (side note: i can't put exact e-link due to joining e-forum today), has the apex body Ofcom running all throughout this legislation (side note: it has over 1000 Ofcom mentions).    

The tv channels Ofcom regulates are listed on Ofcom site (side note: i can't put exact e-link due to joining e-forum today)  - Ofcom regulates by charging the tv channels fees

Therefore a junior body: Bbc Tv licensing department (aka capita outsourcing company) can only ask for Tv licensing fees if all the viewer watches is online live streaming Ofcom-regulated Tv channels But the Bbc Tv licensing department (aka capita outsourcing company) Cannot / C-a-n-n-o-t ask for Tv licensing fees if all the viewer watches is online live streaming Non-Ofcom Tv channels.

I request M.s.e. / Martin Lewis  to correct this error in Paragraph 23.      

Incorrect Paragraph 23

"Watching live foreign TV in the UK does require a licence

If you watch 'live TV' from a channel that isn't broadcast in the UK (including those picked up via satellite or online), you need to be covered by a valid TV licence.

This is regardless of the country of origin or the language of the broadcast."

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https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/805699/tv-licence-article-discussion/p375

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  • JJ_Egan
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    Confused  would these be what's termed as illegal streamed tv channels .
  • Cornucopia
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    edited 5 August 2020 at 12:33PM
    JJ_Egan said:
    Confused  would these be what's termed as illegal streamed tv channels .
    No it relates to TV channels (from abroad or otherwise) that you can watch in the UK only by internet streaming i.e. they are not available by satellite, cable TV and/or terrestrial.

    The category gets broader every day with radio stations now broadcasting in streamed video, channels streamed from abroad, live channels on Youtube and Twitch. etc. etc. 
  • JJ_Egan
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    That would be something like a legitimate stream Of say an Italian football channel as opposed to a non legitimate stream of the same channel .
    Legitimate as in provider streaming not a stolen source IPTV broadcast .
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    Yes.........
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