This may be old news, excuse me if it is. I found out recently about a program that enables you to watch BBC1 2, 3,,4 ITV1, Channel 4 and several others on your pc/laptop with no need for a tuner card or aerial. Tried it out last night and works sensationally, very good picture and sound. Can now watch tv anywhere round the house, brilliant! click here
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Just downloaded it. Its quite good, the quality is good, but it doesn't have all the freeview channels. Its missing most of them actually, but its got the 5 usual suspects in there. Could do with Dave and Sky Sports News.
1-on the download section they say "We collect all the necessary rights for the retransmission of the channels on Zattoo "
Of course they would, wouldn't they? That doesnt make it true, and if it isn't then I don't know how much protection such a declaration would provide. But if it were true, I wonder how, and from who. Advertisers perhaps?
2-I think (without actually looking it up) that you ont need a tv licence if you are not viewing in real time, hence no licence needed to use the bbc's iPlayer. But I dont know if any delay you would get from viewing online would qualify.
As fourm member said, its a grey area, but if you already have a licence then I wouldnt worry over that aspect of it.