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SlideshowBT Unveils UHD TV Prices in Challenge to Sky

Switching in UK communications markets in the past 12 months, year-on-year comparison
Note: Data shows the proportion of bill-paying decision makers that claimed to have switched supplier for each service in the previous 12 months (excluding supplier switches related to moving home).

Source: Ofcom.
Note: Data shows the proportion of bill-paying decision makers that claimed to have switched supplier for each service in the previous 12 months (excluding supplier switches related to moving home). Source: Ofcom.

DHagar 7/17/2015 | 4:03:44 PM
Re: TV Ariella, agreed - that gives new meaning to the term "Rat Patrol"?
DHagar 7/17/2015 | 3:59:51 PM
Re: TV IAIN, I agree with Ariella, it does sound complicated - a mess actually.  That's what happens when you give the government the controls through taxes.  Sounds totally dysfunctional to me!
Ariella 7/17/2015 | 12:32:09 PM
Re: TV @ianmorris Wow! People who get all up in arms about the NSA spying here, but having someone actually come to your home looking around would feel incredibly invasive. 
iainmorris 7/17/2015 | 12:29:33 PM
Re: TV There is documentation and they do spot checks, which involves sending people around to your home. If you're found to have a TV and you don't have a license you face a very hefty fine.
Ariella 7/17/2015 | 12:27:57 PM
Re: TV @ianmorris I see it's quite complicated. BTW do they just take your word for it that you got rid of your TV, or is there some kind of documentation of proof process? 
iainmorris 7/17/2015 | 12:03:27 PM
Re: TV It's a great question. As far as I'm aware, you have to pay the license fee for the BBC if you own a TV set, whatever you happen to be watching. The free-to-air channels that come with BT's new service will include BBC channels. However, a number of people are now avoiding paying the license fee by getting rid of their TVs and just watching BBC channels on "catch-up" over the online iPlayer system. It's a controversial issue.
Ariella 7/17/2015 | 11:36:57 AM
TV I'm curious about something about the British system. From what I understand, everyone who has a TV pays a tax that covers the operating cost of BBC. If they subscribe to services like this one and don't watch BBC can they claim exemption from the tax?
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