About Membership

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About our membership:

The British TV Club (hereafter referred to as the BTV Club) is a private, members only organisation.
Unlike almost every other unofficial British TV website, we are legal. Due to the manner which we (including our website) operate, we do not fall under the UK Copyright and Patents Act 1988 and can lawfully provide our members access to the British free-to-air broadcasts without copyright infringing and without breaking contract terms and conditions with providers such as Sky TV (we do not provide any access to encrypted or subscription based channels). 
Within the BTV Club we are primarily a community of British ex-pats (British people living abroad) and British people working abroad or on holiday.
We believe in the rights of British people to view and discuss free-to-air (i.e., UK Freeview & Freesat) TV anywhere in the world.
We accept new members by nominations or successful applications* only.
New member applications will be considered by BTV Club administrators on an individual basis.

To become a member of the BTV Club, you can apply to join us, or you can be nominated by an existing member (who has had a minimum of Bronze membership with us for a minimum of 30 days).

*Applying to Join:

Each application is manually reviewed and considered on an individual basis. Please allow up to 48 hours for us to review your application (e.g., over weekends), however it is usually much faster than this (minutes).

Being nominated by an existing member:

Being nominated guarantees membership if the nominee (the person being nominated) fits our membership criteria.

Membership Criteria:

    • Over 18s only
    • Must have a valid British TV licence if you are a resident of the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
    • You must be able to read & write in basic English (in case you need to contact us about anything or vice versa.).
    • You must agree to the terms & conditions

Terms & Conditions:


Strictly no playing our TV channels in public! 

The subscription price for members shall be decided by the BTV Club administrator and is subject to change at any time. You will be notified of this beforehand and can cancel your membership at any time.

Payments must be made manually by yourself, there are no automatic recurring payments. You can renew and let expire your membership as you please. (E.g., some people only renew when on holiday abroad). Membership fees start from £1.25 per month.

You agree to receive emails from the BTV Club informing you of upcoming membership expiry.

You agree to receive emails from the BTV Club of special offers or important news.

You will act courteous and polite to staff. Anyone being rude in support tickets or email could have their membership being revoked. This usually arises when a person presumes a fault is with the website or TV channels, loses their temper then sends a rude message, shouting and swearing, when in fact the problem was with the viewer/device/internet all along.

The administrator shall have power to expel any member who shall offend against the Rules of the Club or whose conduct shall in the opinion of the BTV Club administrator render him or her unfit for membership of the club. Any person whose membership is terminated shall immediately be excluded from the website and shall have no claim against the BTV Club administrator, the website, the club, or any member thereof. Any member whose membership is terminated shall not re-apply for membership within twelve months of such termination. Any member who is excluded and has their membership revoked, shall receive their membership fees refunded on a pro-rata basis.