Friday, May 12, 2017


Yesterday the BBC confirmed what it has been oddly coy about for so long; sign-in details for the BBC iPlayer will be checked against TV licence records.

Andrew Scott, styled as Launch Director, myBBC, wrote "The information you provide us with can help TV Licensing ensure that people are abiding by the law and minimise licence fee evasion. By matching email addresses we may be able to identify someone who has told us they don't need a TV licence while at the same time having signed in and watched iPlayer.

"So we will now use this alongside our existing enforcement techniques to help identify people who are watching licence fee-funded content without a licence."

It's good to know that, in a variant of nominative determinism, the Launch Director has a second degree in aerospace engineering from Bristol University.

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