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OfflineRiffSki
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Stupid norwegian law
    #3509128 - 12/16/04 04:37 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

We ACTUALLY have to PAY every year for owning a TV!


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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: RiffSki]
    #3509182 - 12/16/04 04:50 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Don't worry you're not alone...  :sun:

It's the same in the UK, we have to pay an annual fee. I can't remember the exact figure approx. ?100. It's called a TV License the money funds the BBC, it  supposedly allows them to continue producing quality programmes.

Bizarrely, you don't need a license to own a black and white TV.


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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: st0nedphucker]
    #3509221 - 12/16/04 04:58 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Hmmm... doesn't a cable bill cover that kind of stuff? That's the way it works here in the states anyway.


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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: Kenny7822]
    #3509280 - 12/16/04 05:07 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

We get our cables bills separately. We pay a subscription to a satellite or cable company (Sky, NTL...)

You see here we have 5 terrestrial channels:

BBC1 - Paid for by the license fee.
BBC2 - Paid for by the licensing fee.
ITV1 - Independent company gets revenue from advertisements.
Channel 4 - Same as above, but I believe they have asked the government for a subsidy to help them deal with the "switch over" to digital television.
FIVE - *shudder* Same as ITV1, famed for shows such as 'Naked Jungle' etc..



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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: st0nedphucker]
    #3509360 - 12/16/04 05:22 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

well we pay for a channel called NRK that dont have commercial.
even if we dont want it we must pay


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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: RiffSki]
    #3509726 - 12/16/04 06:30 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

:grin: isn't it an "honor" system, though? i had a tv while i lived in norway for 2 years and never paid a shit, because it wasn't technically a "tv" it was a "moniter" (so it shouldn't have been able to connect to NRK, for example... even though it did!)


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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: RiffSki]
    #3511170 - 12/16/04 11:13 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)



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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: st0nedphucker]
    #3512291 - 12/17/04 05:32 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I think ?100 a year is a small price to pay for the BBC when you look at what you actually get and also look at the quality of the programming. People pay Rupert Murdoch somewhere around ?40(?) per month for countless channels of absolute dross.


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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: Krishna]
    #3512313 - 12/17/04 06:02 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

In the UK is it a criminal offence to own a television without a TV licience, and you could face a 1,000 ukp fine. They even have guys go round in vans with detection equipment that can sniff out signals a tele puts out.

http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/information/

st0nedpucker: Bizarrely, you don't need a license to own a black and white TV.

Not quite, still need one but its is around 40 ukp, rather than 120.


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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: psilomonkey]
    #3512348 - 12/17/04 06:29 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

actually stonedphuxor you do still have to pay a licence fee if you own a black and white tv, although i doubt anyone owns one of those anymore.

its usually about half the price you pay of a normal licence.


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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: GazzBut]
    #3512362 - 12/17/04 06:40 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

i swear if sky didnt have all the football rights for the UK it would can.


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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: Tao]
    #3512381 - 12/17/04 06:59 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

definitely. I love my football but even I couldnt sit through the amount they show!!


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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: GazzBut]
    #3512463 - 12/17/04 08:25 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:


Not quite, still need one but its is around 40 ukp, rather than 120.




Ah that's the one.


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I think ?100 a year is a small price to pay for the BBC when you look at what you actually get and also look at the quality of the programming. People pay Rupert Murdoch somewhere around ?40(?) per month for countless channels of absolute dross.




I know.....

IMO BBC 2,3,4 and News24 are generally excellent great. It's BBC1 and its never ending supply of Strictly Come Dancing clones. Not to mention those bloody DIY shows, if it wasn't for Bargain Hunt I don't know what I'd do.


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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: st0nedphucker]
    #3512586 - 12/17/04 09:34 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

And dont forget the license fee funds the excellent website and all the pretty good radio stations too...which we allow the whole world to listen to for free...now aint that nice of us!!


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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: GazzBut]
    #3512660 - 12/17/04 10:05 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Radio one on saturday evening from ministry of sound, yeah yeah come on commercial dance crap forever!

for those of you that want to know, pete tong is recording his radio one show live from turnmills this evening.


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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: JacquesSauniere]
    #3513002 - 12/17/04 12:00 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

So wait wait wait...You only have 5 channels?

I have like, 500.

And I'm poor....


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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #3513014 - 12/17/04 12:03 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I think they have SKY which is satellite tv. Somewhat like Bell ExpressVu.


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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #3516540 - 12/18/04 09:40 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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I have like, 500




And how often is there nothing worth watching on?!


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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: JacquesSauniere]
    #3516542 - 12/18/04 09:42 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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Radio one on saturday evening from ministry of sound, yeah yeah come on commercial dance crap forever!







How about fabio n Grooveriders show? Hardly commercial dance crap...

2,3,4 and 5 are all damn fine stations too!


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OfflineJacquesSauniere
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Re: Stupid norwegian law [Re: GazzBut]
    #3530423 - 12/22/04 05:00 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

fabio and grooverider don't record from radio one live on a saturday as far as i know so i wasnt actually refering to those artists.

by all means you can allocate them to the commercial dance crap genre if you wish dear. lol


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