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Age verification systems may be something that the Tory government has been fixated on recently, but the BBC is yet to implement one to crack down on licence fee evaders.
Instead, it will imminently force Brits to sign into its online iPlayer service, before allowing them to view or listen to programmes.
E-mail addresses used to login to the iPlayer will be matched with records kept by TV Licensing to see if individuals are dodging the £145.50 fee to watch content, the BBC said. However, people still pay their telly licence in a variety of ways, including via debit or credit card over the phone, by post, or over-the-counter.
Presumably, the logic is that if someone is watching the iPlayer via a laptop or device, then they’ll also be paying their licence fee online.
But the BBC is also seemingly relying on those individuals to use the same e-mail address for the iPlayer and TV licensing.
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