1. Boycott live TV* so that you can legally cancel your licence fee NOW
  2. Chip in what you can to support our fundraising campaign so that we are able to…
    • Spread the word outside social media and reassure others about how they can legally defund the BBC now
    • Pressure the government to decriminalise non-payment of the licence fee, so that the BBC can’t prosecute or lock anyone else up
    • Pressure the government to change the current rules so that in future you only have to pay for the BBC if you watch the BBC

*What is Live TV?

Live TV is content broadcast and viewed through a TV channel. A channel is where content is continuously broadcast whether you tune in or not. Think of it like a train line, with content being delivered on a schedule whether or not you want the service.

All live broadcast channels are required to have an Ofcom TV Broadcast Licence. You can find a complete list here.

What can I watch without a licence?

Freeview on-demand services such as:

These platforms contain a link to the broadcasters’ live channel that you cannot watch without a TV licence.

Subscription on-demand services such as:

Pay-as-you-go on-demand services such as:

Most of the content on the following streaming services is on-demand and therefore can be watched without a licence but you just need to be careful not to watch “live channels” within them:

This list is ever growing and changing. Please use the ‘Get In Touch’ button to let us know if we’ve missed something or if there is a platform you want us to check.

How to watch on-demand

To access on-demand content you will need an internet connection – we recommend having unlimited broadband – and a smart TV. If your TV isn’t ‘smart’ you can attach one of the following devices.

Amazon Fire TV stick – from £50
AppleTV – from £149
Google Chromecast TV stick – from £30
Roku stick – from £29
PS4 console – from £250
Xbox One console – from £268

The cost is a one off outlay that will give you to access to all of platforms mentioned above.

You can of course also access on-demand content via…

Chrome OS
Windows PC

Mobile & Tablet:
Amazon Fire Tablets
Android Phones & Tablets
iPhone and iPad