UK to ban EU decoders for local programmes after Brexit

Monday 21 October 2019 | 14:53 CET | News
The UK's intellectual property office announced that UK residents who use satellite TV services from other EU countries in order to avoid the high costs of UK TV providers risk breaking the law after Brexit. 

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