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Video: BBC iPlayer to change - Loophole explained

Viewers will have to confirm they have a TV licence before they can catch up on shows on BBC iPlayer when a loophole is closed on Thursday.

People had been able to watch BBC shows they had missed on live TV for free, but will now risk prosecution and a £1,000 fine if they download or watch programmes on iPlayer without a TV licence on any device.

Currently, only live content is covered by the £145.50-a-year licence fee and viewers must confirm they have paid before they can watch a live feed of BBC channels.

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