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Many countries that have TV use a system called a "TV license". The idea is simple: you pay a yearly fee that allows you to recieve TV as a whole. And the reason is simple: it funds the public broadcasters.

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Many countries that have TV use a system called a "TV license". The idea is simple: you pay a yearly fee that allows you to recieve receive TV as a whole. And the reason is simple: it funds the public broadcasters.







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In Japan, it costs ¥15,490 for a terrestrial license and ¥25,520 for a satellite license. It is required that every house in Japan with a TV should have the license as well. However, unlike the UK, there is no fine if you avoid paying it, and there has been an "epidemic" of people not paying it, due to a series of NHK scandals.
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The most famous example, TropeMaker and TropeCodifier of the TV license is in the UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom, provided by Creator/TheBBC.

As of 2018, you pay £150.50 for a color TV license (unusually, you pay £100 less if you have a black and white TV). Under the law, it is classed as a tax, so evading the license is tax evasion and you can be arrested for it.

The BBC also operates TV detector vans around the country, the popular image of which is a 1970s Dodge van. Nowadays they are unmarked Ford Transits.

Initially you could watch BBC iPlayer without a license, but starting from 2016, the license also covers it as well.

An interesting note: there used to be a seperate "radio license" until the early 70's, when the main TV license started to cover the fees for radio as well.

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The most famous example, TropeMaker and TropeCodifier of the TV license is in the UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom, provided by Creator/TheBBC.

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Under the law, it is classed as a tax, so evading the license is tax evasion and you can be arrested for it.

it. The BBC also operates TV detector vans around the country, the popular image of which can supposedly detect if a TV is in use inside a 1970s Dodge van. Nowadays house; the specifics on how they are unmarked Ford Transits.

Initially you could watch
operate have not been made public and they only serve as a deterrent since further evidence is required to prosecute a license fee evader.\\\

The predecessor to the TV license was the radio license, which dated back to the BBC's founding in 1922; it was initially [[UsefulNotes/OldBritishMoney 10 shillings]] and remained at that rate until World War II. Pre-war TV broadcasts were covered under the radio license; the separate TV license was introduced in 1946 at an initial rate of £2. The radio license was raised to £1 that same year, then to £1.5s in 1965 until it was abolished in 1971 and rolled into the TV license. The colour license was introduced in 1968 (a year after [=BBC2=] began colour broadcasts) as a supplementary fee of £5 over the £5 monochrome license. The
BBC iPlayer without a license, but starting from 2016, is covered by the license also covers it as well.

An interesting note: there used to be a seperate "radio license" until
since 2016; before then, the early 70's, when the main TV license started was not required to cover the fees for radio as well.watch it.



[[folder: Japan (NHK)]]
In Japan, it costs ¥15,490 for a terrestrial license and ¥25,520 for a satellite license. It is required that every house in Japan with a TV should have the license as well. However, unlike the UK, there is no fine if you avoid paying it, and there has been an "epidemic" of people not paying it, due to a series of NHK scandals.

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[[folder: Japan (NHK)]]
In Japan, it costs ¥15,490 for

!!Countries that formerly used
a terrestrial license:

[[folder:Australia (The ABC)]]
A radio
license and ¥25,520 for a satellite license. It is required that every house was introduced in Japan with a TV should have the 1920s to finance the first private broadcasters, who were not allowed to run advertisements. When Creator/TheABC was nationalised in 1932, the license as well. However, unlike was used to fund it and the UK, there is no fine if you avoid paying it, and there has been an "epidemic" interdiction on advertising for the private broadcasters was lifted. A separate TV license was introduced when TV broadcasts began in 1956. Licenses were abolished in 1974 by the Labor Party under the rationale that public funding would be a fairer method of people not paying it, funding government-owned broadcasting due to a series the near-universality of NHK scandals.TV and radio ownership; as this was right before colour TV came to Australia, there never was a separate colour license.
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!!Related television financing systems:

[[folder:United States (PBS)]]
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) was established by the federal government in 1967 to oversee public broadcasting. In 1970, it established Creator/{{PBS}} and Creator/{{NPR}} as replacements for National Educational Television (NET) and National Educational Radio Network (NERN) respectively. The funding for both comes through donations from corporations, charitable foundations and "ViewersLikeYou". Individual programs are funded via underwriting spots (the sponsor provides funding in exchange for a mention at the end of the show), while stations themselves are funded via the infamous "[[{{Telethon}} pledge drives]]", which is where most of the individual viewer contributions come from.


The most famous example and the TropeMaker of the TV license is in the UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom, provided by Creator/TheBBC.

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The most famous example and the example, TropeMaker and TropeCodifier of the TV license is in the UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom, provided by Creator/TheBBC.


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[[folder: Japan (NHK)]]
In Japan, it costs ¥15,490 for a terrestrial license and ¥25,520 for a satellite license. It is required that every house in Japan with a TV should have the license as well. However, unlike the UK, there is no fine if you avoid paying it, and there has been an "epidemic" of people not paying it, due to a series of NHK scandals.


As of 2018, you pay £150.50 for a color TV license (unusually, you pay £100 less if you have a black and white TV). Under the law, it is classed as a tax, so evading the license is tax evasion and you can be arrested for it.

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As of 2018, you pay £150.50 for a color TV license (unusually, you pay £100 less if you have a black and white TV). Under the law, it is classed as a tax, so evading the license is tax evasion and you can be arrested for it.

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Many countries that have TV use a system called a "TV license". The idea is simple: you pay a yearly fee that allows you to recieve TV as a whole. And the reason is simple: it funds the public broadcasters.

Throughout the years, many countries introduced and abolished licensing. Here's a few:
!!Countries that currently use a license:
[[folder: United Kingdom (BBC)]]
The most famous example and the TropeMaker of the TV license is in the UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom, provided by Creator/TheBBC.

As of 2018, you pay £150.50 for a color TV license (unusually, you pay £100 less if you have a black and white TV). Under the law, it is classed as a tax, so evading the license is tax evasion and you can be arrested for it.

The BBC also operates TV detector vans around the country, the popular image of which is a 1970s Dodge van. Nowadays they are unmarked Ford Transits.

Initially you could watch BBC iPlayer without a license, but starting from 2016, the license also covers it as well.

An interesting note: there used to be a seperate "radio license" until the early 70's, when the main TV license started to cover the fees for radio as well.
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