With more than 3,000 hours of live sporting action from the Rio Olympics this summer1, TV Licensing is reminding community groups and charities in Coleraine to check they are correctly licensed to share the spectacular sporting TV coverage as it happens.
Considerable numbers of community groups, sporting and social clubs are expected to host viewing events and parties, where they are set to enjoy landmark Olympic moments at community groups and centres across Northern Ireland.
Karen Grimason, spokesperson for TV Licensing said: “Community groups will need to buy a TV Licence if they plan to watch the coverage live but can claim a refund for any unused quarters if they only need a licence for this one-off sporting event.
“Social and community group managers have been prosecuted in Magistrates’ courts in the past year. We would always rather people pay for their TV Licence than risk an embarrassing prosecution and fine of up to £1,000.”
TV Licensing enquiry officers will be visiting unlicensed clubs, sports halls and community centres throughout the summer.