TV Licensing


TV Licensing reveals most-tweeted BBC shows of 2018

Question Time, The Andrew Marr Show and Doctor Who were the first, second and third most-tweeted about BBC TV shows of 2018, TV Licensing has revealed. According to the TV Licensing’s stats, BBC news and current affairs programmes regularly sparked opinion and debate on social media, with nine of the twenty most-tweeted about shows falling into these categories. The […]

TV Licensing claims to have caught 26,000 student fee dodgers

More than 26,000 people aged between 18 and 25 were caught watching live TV or BBC iPlayer without a TV licence in the past year, according to new figures released by TV Licensing. In a message targeted at undergraduate students, the licensing body warned that people caught watching live TV or BBC programmes on iPlayer, […]

TV Licensing: 33,000 young people watching iPlayer illegally

More than 33,000 people aged 18 to 25 in the UK were caught watching live or catch-up TV on the BBC iPlayer without a TV licence in the past year, according to new figures. TV Licensing issued the stats along with a warning to new students that they could face prosecution and a fine of […]

UK viewers watching multiple programmes at once, says survey

UK viewers are increasingly watching more than one TV programme at a time, according to research carried out by YouGov for TV Licensing, the body charged with collecting licence fee funds for the BBC.  The research found that 18% of men and 11% of women polled have watched two live TV programmes simultaneously within the […]

Live TV dominates kids TV viewing

New research suggests that almost 90% of UK kids TV viewing is of live programming. The Telescope 2014 report was conducted by TV Licensing, the body that oversees and enforces payment of the UK TV licence fee. The scope of the report is limited to the UK. Given the penetration of connected devices in the […]

Black and white TV viewing drops to 12,000 in the UK

The number of UK homes watching TV on black and white sets has dropped below 12,000, according to new stats by the TV licensing body. TV Licensing said that the figure marked a 12% year-on-year drop, with demand for black and white licenses “in steady decline.” At the turn of the century, 212,000 black and […]

TV viewing up driven by mobile consumption

Digital technology is changing TV viewing habits, with UK residents now owning fewer TVs but watching more programmes across different devices, according to new research by the UK’s TV licensing body.  TV Licensing’s Telescope 2013 report found that the average household now has 1.83 TV sets, down from an average of 2.3 in 2003. However, […]