Over 53% of UK households already have access to digital television.(Source:Ofcom end of March 2004)
The television licence fee is £121 for a colour licence and £40.50 for black and white.
Television licence fee revenue in 2002-03 was £2,227 million.
The BBC also received £365 million from the Department for Work & Pensions for free television licences issued to people aged 75 or over.
As of 12 June 2004, there are over 600 licences for commercial television services in the UK.
As of 12 June 2004, there are 3 national radio licences,
276 local radio licences, 1 national digital multiplex licence, 44 local digital multiplex licences, over
4,600 short-term restricted service licences, 120 Radio Licensable Content Service Licences, 122 long term restricted service licences, 1 analogue additional service licence, 68 Local and 11 National Digital Service Programme Licences, and 19 Digital Additional Service Licences.