Bosses urged to be a sport and check TV licensing
WHETHER it’s football, tennis, athletics, or cycling, sports fans in Swindon are all set to enjoy a summer of sport playing out live on their TVs, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
So TV Licensing is asking businesses and business owners to make sure they are correctly licensed ahead of a massive summer of televised sport and providing a helpful Workplace Viewing Guide to clarify how staff or customers can watch live TV at work and be correctly licensed.
The World Cup in Brazil kicks off the bumper sporting summer on 12 June at 9pm. But it will be the early group stage kick-offs at 5pm which may see workers downing tools early to sit in front of the canteen TV or opening a live streaming service on their desk PC to catch the match.
Less than two weeks later there is Wimbledon with Andy Murray and theTour de France gets under way from 5 July. The Common-wealth Games will be taking place in Glasgow from July 23.
Richard Chapman spokesperson for TV Licensing in the South West, said: “I would recommend business owners and managers visit tvlicensing.co.uk/businessinfo and download the Workplace Viewing Guide for display in a prominent part of the workplace, so it’s clear when a licence is needed.”