Sunday, 6 May 2012

Sky packages


Why can't I buy satellite TV such as Sky with a package which excludes the BBC so I don't have to pay the licence fee?

6 comments:

Roger said...

For the same reason no TV company issues a 'Pay as you go' card.

A K Haart said...

Roger - yet if Sky wanted to compete with the BBC it would probably raise the idea.

James Higham said...

You got summit agin the Beeb, AKH?

A K Haart said...

James - yes.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

I dunno, just wondering, but possibly it's because the legal requirement to buy a licence hinges on having equipment that can receive a television broadcast (any one), rather than actually using it for any partiular purpose?

A K Haart said...

WY - some say the legal requirement is just watching the programmes as they are broadcast, but I don't know if this is a legally sound view.