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Suffolk: More than 50 homes in Suffolk still have black and white TVs

17:12 07 January 2014

Black and White TV Licences

Black and White TV Licences

More than 50 homes in Suffolk still have black and white TVs, new figures show.

Ipswich is the town with the most nostalgic TV viewers with 30 black and white licenses still in force, according to TV Licensing.

Nationally, the number of black and white licenses has fallen yet again and now stands at just 11,500. At the turn of the millennium, there were 212,000 issued.

Emma Cowlard, TV Licensing spokesman, said: “Today’s figures show, even in the digital age, more than 11,000 homes still watch their favourite programmes on black and white televisions.

“We may be on the brink of losing black and white sets to the history books, but older technology will always be replaced by exciting new ways of watching live.

“It’s important that no matter how you watch live TV, whether on a black and white set, or online, you’re correctly licensed to do so.”

Elsewhere in Suffolk, there are nine black and white TV licenses registered in Lowestoft, eight in Bury St Edmunds, seven in Woodbridge and five in Sudbury.

In Essex, 20 households in Colchester and 13 in Clacton still have black and white TV licenses

The cost of a black and white TV licence is still frozen at £49.

It will remain that way until the BBC Charter Review in 2016.

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