In the UK, there is a tax on television. Since 2010, it has been 145 pounds per year for owners of a color TV and 49 pounds for owners of black and white. Its collection ensures the operation of the BBC public TV channel without advertising. All households are required to pay the license fee, regardless of the method of receiving the TV signal (via an antenna, cable, satellite or the Internet).
All TV sellers must report the addresses of buyers to a special database that the BBC uses to send letters to those who evade paying tax.