What constitutes catchup as opposed to live broadcasting so that a TV license is not required

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Peter Orwingtonne

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Can you please tell me what constitutes catchup as opposed to live broadcasting in terms of needing a TV license.
For example, if a news site broadcasts live on the internet at 6pm, would it be possible for them to 're-broadcast' as catchup on the internet one minute later at 6.01pm. And could they do this continuously.

Is there a required 'gap' between initial broadcast that does require a TV license and rebroadcasting as catchup. Is it a gap of time or is it the case that the original broadcast must have finished before the 'catchup' broadcast can take place and not require a TV license?

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Peter Orwingtonne

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Peter Orwingtonne,

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