People who watch live TV on their iPad and Android mobile devices with a new BBC appliction but do not have a TV licence are unlikely to be caught after the corporation admitted it has failed to develop the necessary tracking technology.Regardless of the fact that their existing tracking technology doesn’t work…
The corporation has not updated its detection technology to include tablet devices, mobile phones and computers.And even if it did, without the powers to enter homes, it couldn’t do much about it.
While it might be able to bully and bamboozle elderly ladies, the sort of tech-savvy people who buy iPads won’t be quite such pushovers, I hope.
Instead it continues to use the same tracking system which only detects television signals to discover which homes have TV sets that might be unlicensed.Note the weasel word there, ‘might’…
The BBC yesterday vowed to prosecute anyone who watches live TV via the new iPlayer application, which it is launching today (thurs), without a TV licence - but it was unclear how they would be caught.Empty threats, and they know it.
…, TV analysts say that the number of people, especially the younger generation, are increasingly watching TV via a computer, rather than a TV set, therefore often avoiding paying the annual fee, and that the issue is becoming a growing problem for the TV licensing authority which should be tackled.So tackle it.
Scrap the license fee. Job done!