BBC Chief Demands Charge For iPlayer to Stop Viewers ‘Getting a Free Ride’

‘The BBC is looking to close the loophole which allows non-licence fee payers to watch programmes on iPlayer. The BBC’s technology chief said viewers were getting ‘a free ride’ by watching its shows on the internet-based iPlayer rather than on television. More and more viewers – particularly students – are thought to be watching BBC programmes on demand via iPlayer without having to pay for a TV licence.’

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