Householders could be required to pay the television licence fee even if they do not own a television, under proposals being discussed by the BBC.
Lord Hall, the BBC’s director-general, wants to extend the £145.50 annual fee in response to the growing popularity of iPlayer, which enables viewers to watch programmes on home computers, mobile phones and tablet devices.
Indeed, who didn’t think that this was the purpose of iPlayer in the first place?
If every device (yea, including a smartphone) is something that can receive the Beeb’s output then every device should be covered by a licence, no? Impeccable logic. And, as I say, something I’m sure they thought about as they developed it.