TV Licence in Spain

 

TV Licence in Spain

There is, and never has been, a TV Licence system operating in Spain.

Spain’s public broadcaster, RTVE, has been funded by government grants and advertising incomes, until TV advertising was discontinued in 2009. Since 2010, RTVE has been funded by government grants and taxes paid by private nationwide TV broadcasters and telecommunications companies.

So, no licence is required to watch any TV from any country in Spain.

The UK TV Licence

The UK TV licence is applicable to all UK households and properties that are capable of receiving live TV from any country by any means (terrestrial, satellite, cable, or internet), and “catch up and on demand” from public broadcaster BBC and the BBC iPlayer. So even if you watch German TV in the UK you will need to pay the UK TV licence fee.

If you live in Spain, you do not need to pay the UK TV licence.
If you live in Spain, you do not need to pay the UK TV licence to watch UK TV
If you live in Spain, you do not need to pay any type of TV licence, as there is no TV licence scheme operating in Spain.

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