Friday, 18 Jan 2019

Thousands of Britons get a TV license for £ 100 less using a 50-year-old trick

More than 7,000 people across the UK are still watching black and white TV more than 50 years after the advent of color programming.

London has the largest number of black and white games (1,768), followed by the West Midlands (431 monochrome licenses) and Greater Manchester (390).

A total of 7,161 British households did not switch to color transmissions, which began in 1967.

Jason Hill, spokesman for TV Licensing, said: "More than half of British TVs are now connected to the Internet, so it's interesting to note that more than 7,000 households still choose to watch their favorite TV shows. black and white TV.

"Whether you're watching EastEnders, Strictly, or Question Time in black and white on a 50-year-old TV or in color on a tablet, you must be covered by a television license to watch or record programs when they are broadcast.

"You must also be covered by a television license to be able to download or watch BBC programs on iPlayer on any device."

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Sacrificing the color saves you £ 100

It costs £ 150.50 for a color and £ 50.50 for a black and white television license.

Regular color broadcasts began on BBC2 in July 1967 with the Wimbledon tennis tournament, three weeks ahead of West Germany.

The number of black and white licenses issued each year has been steadily decreasing since then.

In 2000, 212,000 black and white television licenses were in effect, but in 2003 that number had dropped to 93,000. By 2015, the number had dropped to below 10,000.

Jeffrey Borinsky, London-based TV and radio technology historian, said, "Hundreds of collectors like me have many black and white TVs.

"Who wants a brand new 4K Ultra HD antenna, satellite dishes or a larger screen than your room when you can have a superb black and white TV?"

"Thirty years ago, you could still buy black and white TVs, mostly small laptops, for only £ 50 and it's interesting to know that some people still have them."

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