In the uk you have to pay a TV licence fee to watch live TV even if you watch only sky or freeview, there was a loophole which states that if you have can prove that you have no means of watching live tv the. You would not need a tv licence even if you watch BBC iPlayer which is funny as the licence fee goes to he BBC. 

From tomorrow (Thursday 1 September 2016) the rules will change which means if you watch BBC iPlayer, you will now need a TV licence. The change won’t affect any other catch-up sites just the BBC iPlayer.