28000 TV Licences are for B&W Models

Although the digital TV age demands satellite TV, set top boxes and even live video streaming over the internet, figures released by TV Licensing show that some twenty eight thousand households still have a TV Licence for a black and white TV.

The figures were released on the 40th anniversary of the first colour transmissions.

Although it was in 1967 when BBC2 first started colour transmissions, it was not until 1969 that BBC1 and ITV turned on the colour for the first time.

The number of black and white TV licences stood at around two thousand when the first colour transmissions began and yet it seems that until the growth of digital TV, many households must have been stuck in a rut.