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State broacasting

What is TV licence?


Its a (yearly) fee that needs to be paid to a state broadcaster in return for owning a TV.

Wider definition

  • Does the owner just have to own it, or do they just have to watch it.
  • What about watching tv at someone elses place?

TV licence

In the U.K you are forced to pay for the BBC regardless if you never watch a BBC broadcast. This is done via the BBC Licence fee.

In New Zealand, they removed their licence fee.

State broadcasters tend to be
  • Statist
  • corporatist
  • defeatist
  • anti-business
  • Europhile
  • Overwhelmingly biased to the left