eastawat t1_iwugjt0 wrote

>BBC iPlayer is funded by the UK TV licence and its use is restricted to UK residents only.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/help/questions/watching-outside-the-uk/reside-outside-uk

>A valid TV licence is required to watch or download any programmeson BBC iPlayer, as well as watching or recording live TV on any channel. Doing so without a TV licence is a criminal offence and you could beprosecuted and fined up to £1000 (or £2000 in Guernsey).

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/help/questions/about-bbc-iplayer-and-our-policies/tv-licence

>You must be covered by a TV Licence to download or watch on BBC iPlayer

Source: https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/bbc-iplayer-and-the-tv-licence

This one backs up your point but contradicts the other three that I was able to find:

>Due to rights agreements, you need to be in the UK to stream and download programmes or watch BBC TV channels on BBC iPlayer.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/help/questions/watching-outside-the-uk/outside-uk


Edit: On reflection I think there's no contradiction. BBC requires a license to use iplayer due to how it's funded (my point). BBC acquires programming under the agreement that said programming will only be available online to license payers (the rights agreements as per your point)