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Ninety caught streaming live TV in Great Yarmouth area without a licence

PUBLISHED: 12:07 11 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:07 11 October 2017

Streaming live TV without a licence could land you with a huge fine.

Streaming live TV without a licence could land you with a huge fine.

More than 90 young people between the ages of 18 and 25 were caught watching live TV or BBC iPlayer without a TV Licence in Great Yarmouth in the past year, according to new figures released by TV Licensing.

Across the UK, more than 33,000 young people were caught in the same 12-month period.

With 78pc of undergraduates aged 24 and under, TV Licensing is reminding new students they could face prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000 if they are caught watching live TV, or BBC programmes on iPlayer, on any device, without a licence.

Anyone caught watching TV without a licence can face prosecution and a fine of up to a £1,000.

Recent research by TV Licensing shows BBC iPlayer continues to be the most used service for catch up and on demand by students, with 82pc of students using the BBC platform.

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