BBC announces license waiver for coronation events 


The BBC has informed the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) that it will allow public events to show the King’s Coronation without needing a TV license. 

The special dispensation will apply for the weekend of 6-7 May 2023, which will cover the Coronation Concert and the Coronation itself. 

It will allow those arranging community events in venues and outside spaces where TV is not watched to screen the live programmes throughout the weekend without needing a licence. For example, community venues such as churches, town halls, community centres, libraries and streets, as well as commercial premises acting as community venues such as concert halls, performing arts venues, cinemas and shops. It also applies to any outdoor venues with the facilities to screen the events. The only condition is that events must be free to attend to watch the coverage.

Find out more about the TV licensing dispensation

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