BBC Trust reviews the future of the TV licence


The BBC is to carry out a review of the TV licence, amid fears that the growing popularity of online TV viewing is undermining support for the £139-a-year fee.

According to the Times, the BBC Trust review will look into how the TV licence scheme is operated and collected. Under the current system, all “live” programming is covered, but the BBC’s seven-day online catch-up service, the iPlayer, is not.

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