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Is a tv license needed to watch Asian channels?

i_need_airi_need_air Forumite
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My dad watches Asian news channels.
They are not broadcasted in UK/EU. They are on Android app which he mirrors/streams it to TV.


  • CornucopiaCornucopia Forumite
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    If he watches them as catch-up i.e. not at the time of the original broadcast then no Licence is required.

    If he watches them at the same time as their original broadcast then TV Licensing say a Licence is required.   There is some doubt about the accuracy of their advice (and it used to be different).
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