TV Licence Warning to North Yorkshire Businesses
6:03am 24th June 2014
TV Licensing is asking businesses and business owners in North Yorkshire to make sure they are correctly licensed ahead of tomorrow’s England v Costa Rica football match at 5pm, with many employees expected to watch some of the game from their workplace.
To clarify how staff or customers can watch TV at work and be correctly licensed, TV Licensing has compiled a helpful Workplace Viewing Guide.
Matt Thompson, spokesperson for TV Licensing, said: “With so much sport on free-to-air television this summer, employers may be tempted to bring TVs in to the workplace so their staff can catch all the live sporting action as it happens. It’s important businesses know the law around live TV being shown in the workplace. A TV Licence is required if anyone - staff or customers - watches or records TV programmes at the same time as they are shown on TV, whether on a TV, tablet, computer or any other type of equipment.
“I would recommend business owners and managers visit tvlicensing.co.uk/businessinfo and download the Workplace Viewing Guide for display in a prominent part of the workplace, so it’s clear when a licence is needed.
“Your licence for your home address covers you to watch live TV on any equipment away from your address as long as it is powered by batteries. If you plug it in to the mains, you need to be covered by a licence at the place you are using it.”*
Fans can expect over 300 hours of live networked sport programming and over 1,300 hours of live action via up to 17 digital streams.
From 23 June, all eyes will once again be on Wimbledon, as Andy Murray looks to defend the title he won last year A fortnight of live television coverage from the iconic courts at the All England Club. The day before Wimbledon concludes, live TV coverage of the world’s greatest cycle race begins as the Tour de France gets under way. And from the 23 July to 3 August, the Commonwealth Games will be taking place in Glasgow with many 2012 London Olympic medallists vying to add to their awards.
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