TV repeats

There should be a law against it. BBC show 56% of their air time on repeats. I don't know the percentage of the other channels but it must be high. I know we've been through difficult times but they must be still getting revenue from either license fees or advertising. Why don't OFCOM place a percentage maximum limit on repeats? Some of the repeats are repeated yet again.
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  • marcia_
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    Ath_Wat said:
    Does anyone actually watch television live any more?
     I do, can't afford steaming services
  • daveyjp
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    Ath_Wat said:
    Does anyone actually watch television live any more?
    Only sport.
  • TimSynths
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    I haven't watched live tv since the noughties (or adverts). I can dispense with a typical CH5 show in 32 mins rather than an hour and I fast forward the first 4 mins of every program as I don't need to see a coming up as im going to watch it.
  • IvanOpinion
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    I haven't wasted money on paid the BBC Tax for many years now - nice and money saving. There always was far too many repeats, so since they are showing what they showed 10-20 years ago then my licence from 10-20 years ago is perfectly adequate. :) They send the occasional blackmail letter that goes straight in the shredder.
    Past caring about first world problems.
  • Ath_Wat
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    marcia_ said:
    Ath_Wat said:
    Does anyone actually watch television live any more?
     I do, can't afford steaming services

    Pretty much all the tv channels have free catch-up streaming services.  (Free if you have a tv licence of course, but you need one to watch it as they broadcast anyway).
  • marcia_
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    Mnoee said:
    marcia_ said:
    Ath_Wat said:
    Does anyone actually watch television live any more?
     I do, can't afford steaming services
    Amazon prime - £79 a year
    Cheapest Netflix - £83.88 per year

    Very cheap in comparison to the £159 TV licence! 

     Tv license you still need if you have a tv 
  • Pollycat
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    marcia_ said:
    Mnoee said:
    marcia_ said:
    Ath_Wat said:
    Does anyone actually watch television live any more?
     I do, can't afford steaming services
    Amazon prime - £79 a year
    Cheapest Netflix - £83.88 per year

    Very cheap in comparison to the £159 TV licence! 

     Tv license you still need if you have a tv 
    According to TV Licensing:

    The law says you need to be covered by a TV Licence to:

    • watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any channel
    • watch or stream programmes live on an online TV service (such as ITV Hub, All 4, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV, Sky Go, etc.)
    • download or watch any BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer.

    This applies to any device you use, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.

    You only need one TV Licence per household, even if you use more than one of the devices listed above. A TV Licence costs £159 for colour TV, and £53.50 for black and white.

    Do I need a TV Licence? - TV Licensing ™

    So if you have a TV gathering dust in the corner of your living room but never turn it on, you don't need a licence.

    Only if you watch, record, download or stream.

  • Mnoee
    Mnoee Posts: 797
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    edited 26 August 2022 at 7:19AM
    Pollycat said:
    marcia_ said:
    Mnoee said:
    marcia_ said:
    Ath_Wat said:
    Does anyone actually watch television live any more?
     I do, can't afford steaming services
    Amazon prime - £79 a year
    Cheapest Netflix - £83.88 per year

    Very cheap in comparison to the £159 TV licence! 

     Tv license you still need if you have a tv 
    According to TV Licensing:

    The law says you need to be covered by a TV Licence to:

    • watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any channel
    • watch or stream programmes live on an online TV service (such as ITV Hub, All 4, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV, Sky Go, etc.)
    • download or watch any BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer.

    This applies to any device you use, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.

    You only need one TV Licence per household, even if you use more than one of the devices listed above. A TV Licence costs £159 for colour TV, and £53.50 for black and white.

    Do I need a TV Licence? - TV Licensing ™

    So if you have a TV gathering dust in the corner of your living room but never turn it on, you don't need a licence.

    Only if you watch, record, download or stream.

    You only need a TV license if you stream LIVE, from a channel which is also being broadcast. It's quite allowed to stream on-demand from paid for (like Netflix) or free (like all 4) sites without a license, or stream live events which aren't being broadcast (free music ones on YouTube, paid for comedy on nextup etc).

    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/broadband-and-tv/tv-licence/

    Or from the link you posted:

    Do I need a TV Licence to watch online, including on YouTube?
    You need to be covered by a TV Licence to watch programmes live on any online TV service - such as ITV Hub, All 4, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV or Sky Go. You don’t need a TV Licence if you only ever watch on demand programmes on any TV service apart from BBC iPlayer.

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