TV Licensing – Dispensation for the Queen’s Funeral
12 Sep 2022 by Mazeline Hemmings
TV Licensing offer their deepest condolences to the Royal Family following the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Her Majesty was the embodiment of public service.
Many communities may wish to come together and observe the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen and so the BBC is providing local communities a TV Licence dispensation. The dispensation will allow any communal setting where TV is not usually watched, such as town halls, community centres and libraries across the UK, to screen the live programmes without needing to purchase a licence.
TV Licensing would like to reach out to communities and those who are making arrangements to let them know that the dispensation is in place.
By law, if live television or BBC iPlayer is viewed on any premises, those premises must be covered by a valid TV Licence. However, in exceptional circumstances, the BBC can grant a dispensation for the temporary viewing of television, so long as the viewing is for the sole purpose of screening an event which is judged by the BBC to be of national importance.
If an organisation needs any further information to help to support your clients, if you have any queries or if you would like to know more please contact Dan Cooper, Senior Communications Specialist at TV Licensing, on 07756 215298.
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