Equipments of reception / types of reception

At home I listen to the radio only via the internet; do I have to pay fees?

Yes. If a private individual or a company has a computer with an ISDN connection or a broadband connection (ADSL; cable network) and has installed special software which enables reception (Media Player, RealPlayer, etc.).

At home I receive TV programmes exclusively via the internet. Do I have to pay reception fees?

Yes. If there is a broadband connection (ADSL, cable, etc.), corresponding software is installed (Media Player, RealPlayer, etc.) and a charged-for subscription (e.g. with Netstream or another internet provider which simultaneously offers television programme services, e.g. Sunrise with desktop TV), or a registration for the purpose of reception of television programme services (e.g. with Zattoo).

I use a computer with an ADSL internet connection. Do I have to pay fees for television reception if I don’t watch television via the internet?

There is an obligation to pay fees only if one has a broadband connection (e.g. ADSL, cable network) and corresponding player software (e.g. Media Player, RealPlayer) and if one has concluded a charged-for subscription or registered free of charge with a provider who provides access to television programme services.

I take home my company laptop so that I can work at home. Do I have to pay the reception fees for private reception of radio and/or television programme services via the internet?

As long as you use your company laptop for purely professional tasks (not private) and that your household does not contain any other reception equipment, you are not subject to the obligation to register and pay private reception fees.

Specialist staff
Last modification 14.10.2011

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