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2 hours ago, Carlos said:

Isn't it the same in the UK?

Not to the same extent. Affordability has some influence of course, but as advertising is not the only source of income, money is not the be-all and end-all. Every household with the ability to receive TV and radio has to buy a licence, which in practice is a form of tax. It goes mainly to the BBC and for some programming on Channel 4. Half the main terrestrial TV channels are  BBC ones and its programmes are not interrupted by adverts.  When the programmes are shown again on commercial and satellite channels there is advertising. Both the commercial and and BBC channels generate income by selling programmes to other countries and selling DVDs just as happens in other countries.

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6 hours ago, joyceraye said:

Not to the same extent. Affordability has some influence of course, but as advertising is not the only source of income, money is not the be-all and end-all. Every household with the ability to receive TV and radio has to buy a licence, which in practice is a form of tax. It goes mainly to the BBC and for some programming on Channel 4. Half the main terrestrial TV channels are  BBC ones and its programmes are not interrupted by adverts.  When the programmes are shown again on commercial and satellite channels there is advertising. Both the commercial and and BBC channels generate income by selling programmes to other countries and selling DVDs just as happens in other countries.

Thank you very much for your explanation. I (naively) thought the TV viewing model was similar everywhere.

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7 hours ago, joyceraye said:

Not to the same extent. Affordability has some influence of course, but as advertising is not the only source of income, money is not the be-all and end-all. Every household with the ability to receive TV and radio has to buy a licence, which in practice is a form of tax. It goes mainly to the BBC and for some programming on Channel 4. Half the main terrestrial TV channels are  BBC ones and its programmes are not interrupted by adverts.  When the programmes are shown again on commercial and satellite channels there is advertising. Both the commercial and and BBC channels generate income by selling programmes to other countries and selling DVDs just as happens in other countries.

It works almost the same here in Sweden. We don't have any adverts on SVT (Swedish Television) and we have to pay a licencefee for having a device with the ability to receive TV and radio.

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7 hours ago, Lagernisse said:

and we have to pay a licence fee for having a device with the ability to receive TV and radio.

That's were the UK and Sweden differ.

We only require a licence if we actually watch live TV, or, after a recent change in the law, catchup on BBC Iplayer.

1 hour ago, chucky said:

Well, he did spank her for being naughty. 😄

Which she did appear to quite enjoy.

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4 hours ago, Stephen Hawking said:

That's were the UK and Sweden differ.

We only require a licence if we actually watch live TV, or, after a recent change in the law, catchup on BBC Iplayer.

Which she did appear to quite enjoy.

Things are about to change in Sweden, instead of a license fee that some doesn't want to pay, we will get a new tax that everbody has to pay. The Swedish goverment just love their taxes. :icon_biggrin:

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Here there have been a fee for the public channel but people barely watch it. They changed that now, and also changed the company that teuns the channel to make it more cost-efficient. The popular channels are commercial. There are also cable and sattelite channels funded by the fee the cable and sattelite companies charge (depends on which one you have, if so). 

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56 minutes ago, Lagernisse said:

Things are about to change in Sweden, instead of a license fee that some doesn't want to pay, we will get a new tax that everbody has to pay. The Swedish goverment just love their taxes. :icon_biggrin:

Most governments do. Especially if they can get away with it.

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For many years in my Country there was a separate fee for the PubIic NationaI TeIevision, but not everybody paid it, so now it is automaticaIIy included in our electric biII, and probIem soIved! If one doesn't own a TV, they have to fiII some paper to avoid this automatic withdrawn

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4 hours ago, Lagernisse said:

Things are about to change in Sweden, instead of a license fee that some doesn't want to pay, we will get a new tax that everbody has to pay. The Swedish goverment just love their taxes. :icon_biggrin:

I know I worked for a Swedish company but you do have a socialized government where many medical procedures are paid for.  Also, I think the beers are about  $8 or 9 a glass?

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10 hours ago, Stephen Hawking said:

That's were the UK and Sweden differ.

We only require a licence if we actually watch live TV, or, after a recent change in the law, catchup on BBC Iplayer.

Which she did appear to quite enjoy.

Just having one in the house capable of receiving requires a licence, but if you never use it the detector vans can't find you.

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7 hours ago, Mario D. said:

I know I worked for a Swedish company but you do have a socialized government where many medical procedures are paid for.  Also, I think the beers are about  $8 or 9 a glass?

Yes, the healthcare in Sweden is almost free, I have had two serious surgeries and it didn't cost me more than $10-20 .

You're not wrong about the beers, it will cost you about $7 to $9 a glass to go out drinking.

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7 hours ago, joyceraye said:

Just having one in the house capable of receiving requires a licence, but if you never use it the detector vans can't find you.

If you buy a new TV , the store by law have to inform them of the buyers address so that they ensure that the address is covered by a TV licence. If it’s not, you get warnings to purchase a licence.

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16 hours ago, Lagernisse said:

instead of a license fee that some doesn't want to pay

What about those who don't legally need to pay it?

16 hours ago, Lagernisse said:

we will get a new tax that everbody has to pay.

Typical Socialist attitude.

Those who don't consume something, should subsidise those who do. 😠

14 hours ago, mirs1 said:

so now it is automatically included in our electric biII

Don't you just love Socialism? 😀

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6 minutes ago, Stephen Hawking said:

What about those who don't legally need to pay it?

Typical Socialist attitude.

Those who don't consume something, should subsidise those who do. 😠

It doesn't matter if I don't watch or hear one minute on Swedish Television, if I have a TV/radio receiver somewhere in my household, I have to pay the license fee.

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10 hours ago, joyceraye said:

but if you never use it the detector vans can't find you.

You don't really believe in detector vans, do you?

7 hours ago, 3ku11 said:

Looking at the last few episodes till the season final. Pretty uneventful. If your not a Shamy fan

So pretty much like the end of Season 5, if you're not a Howardette fan?

3 hours ago, Zhalen565 said:

If you buy a new TV , the store by law have to inform them of the buyers address so that they ensure that the address is covered by a TV licence.

Which country are we talking about?

1 hour ago, Lagernisse said:

It doesn't matter if I don't watch or hear one minute on Swedish Television, if I have a TV/radio receiver somewhere in my household, I have to pay the license fee.

And if you don't have a TV/radio receiver in your household?

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10 minutes ago, Stephen Hawking said:

You don't really believe in detector vans, do you?

So pretty much like the end of Season 5, if you're not a Howardette fan?

Which country are we talking about?

And if you don't have a TV/radio receiver in your household?

Then you don't have to pay the fee, but in a highly developed country like Sweden I would guess that almost everybody has a receiver somewhere in their home.

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2 minutes ago, Lagernisse said:

Yes, instead of a license fee that we have now, we will get a new entertainment tax that everbody has to pay.

Are there exemptions for people such as the deaf/blind who can't take advantage of the entertainment ?

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19 minutes ago, Lagernisse said:

Yes, instead of a license fee that we have now, we will get a new entertainment tax that everbody has to pay.

Entertainment Tax lol, well at least they are being honest about what it is.

I've read about the high tax in Scandinavian countries (plus I watch A LOT of Nordic Noir and it does come up lol) and it's very interesting that these high tax countries seem to have some of the happiest societies. I've also read the public in those countries have a lot of trust in the state and that the tax which they pay higher levels for compared to a lot of countries around the world will be spent wisely. I don't think we have anywhere near the same level of trust over here in the UK when it comes to taxation and government spending so higher tax rates have never caught on with the public really, well not to that extent of say Sweden anyway.

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24 minutes ago, joyceraye said:

Are there exemptions for people such as the deaf/blind who can't take advantage of the entertainment ?

I really don't know that, all what they have said is that all adults over 18 years old that has an monthly income over 13600 SEK (about $1550) should pay about $150  yearly  with this new tax.Single people like myself will actually earn money to have this tax as the license fee is $270 yearly.

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