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Pubs, clubs: Make sure you have the correct TV licence

RBS Six Nations Championshp, Stadio Olimpico, Rome 16/3/2013
Italy vs Ireland
Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll dejected after the game
Mandatory Credit �INPHO/James Crombie

RBS Six Nations Championshp, Stadio Olimpico, Rome 16/3/2013 Italy vs Ireland Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll dejected after the game Mandatory Credit �INPHO/James Crombie

With the 2014 RBS 6 Nations championship kicking off this Saturday, TV Licensing is reminding pubs and clubs in Derry to make sure they are correctly covered by a TV Licence.

Any pub, club or sporting venue which shows live television must have a valid TV Licence. If there is living accommodation on the premises where a TV is also in use, this must be covered by a separate licence.

Pubs without a valid licence are breaking the law and run the risk of a court prosecution and fine of up to £1,000 per offence plus costs.

Deborah King, TV Licensing spokesperson, said: “With more than 60 pubs in the Derry area, many fans and supporters will choose to watch the matches in their local pub or rugby club, soaking up the atmosphere whilst cheering on their country’s finest 15.

“It’s important pubs and clubs are correctly licensed and we know landlords and managers want to stay within the law, which is why we are issuing this advice ahead of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations tournament.”

For more info call 0300 790 613

 

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