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November 06, 2003

The Television Tax - aka Broadcast Flag

Posted by Ernest Miller

Gizmodo points out how Nokia's new television/cellphones may have a significant surcharge (~$190) due to government regulation (Nokia's TV phone might cost a little extra). The Broadcast Flag? No, this surcharge is due to the license tax that many European countries charge for owning a television. At least in most European households you only have to pay the tax once, no matter how many televisions you own. In the US, the new Broadcast Flag tax will require you to pay for the additional equipment for each and every television you own.

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1. sualiman on July 23, 2004 03:48 PM writes...

i need more information about
importance of television broadcast

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