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France extending TV licence to computers?

July 2, 2012

France’s minister of culture, Aurelie Filippetti has said that the government would consider next year the possibility of extending the TV licensing system to computer screens.

The TV licence, now called the contribution to the public audiovisual services, is used to finance public broadcasters France Televisions and Radio France. Every home with one or more TV sets pays a single fee of €125 a year in metropolitan France and €80 in overseas territories.

The licence on computer screens would only be applied to homes without TVs.

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