something you didn't know

In the United Kingdom and the Crown dependencies , any household watching or recording live television transmissions as they are being broadcast (terrestrial, satellite, cable, or Internet) is required to hold a
television licence. Businesses, hospitals, schools and a range of other organisations are also required to hold television licences to watch and record live TV broadcasts. [1] A television licence is also required to receive video on demand programme services provided by the
BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), on the iPlayer catch-up service.
Since April 2019, the annual cost is £154.50 ($195) for a colour licence and £52 ($65) for a black and white licence. Income from the licence is primarily used to fund the television, radio and online services of the BBC. The total income from licence fees was £3.83 billion in 2017–18 [2] of which £655.3 million or 17.1% was provided by the government through concessions for those over the age of 75. Thus, the licence fee made up the bulk (75.7%) of the BBC’s total income of £5.0627 billion in 2017–2018. [2]
The government’s white paper of May 2016 announced that the licence fee will rise with inflation for the first five years of the Charter period, from 1 April 2017.


This was the original Netflix.
You fund BBC with an annual subscription. The BBC gives you an ad-free viewing.

It used to be that way in Kenya with VoK/KBC.

true as above. used to be some 2k or something like that. i only ever saw one receipt in the house.