In the UK, you have to pay for an annual licence to watch broadcast TV, which usually costs £145.50 per year. This money is used to run the publicly-funded BBC family of television channels, radio stations and websites. Licences are given out and money is collected on behalf of the BBC by an organisation called TV Licencing, who use hi-tech equipment and 'enforcement officers' to detect if anyone is watching TV illegally.
But if you understand the rules, there are ways to get a discounted licence, or avoid having to pay altogether.
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