52 households in city still watching black and white TV sets
HULL: There are still 52 black and white television licences in force in the city, new figures reveal.
TV Licensing says people are still clinging on to their black and white sets despite 46 years of colour transmissions.
Across the UK, more than 13,000 households are still using a black and white television.
Despite this, the number of black and white licences issued has been declining.
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In 2000, there were 212,000 black and white TV licences but by 2003, that number had shrunk to 93,000 and in 2006 the number was less than 50,000. At the start of this year, just 13,202 black and white licenses were in force across the UK.
Lucy Baird, TV Licensing spokes- man for the North of England, said: "It's remarkable that with the digital switchover complete, 41 per cent of UK households owning hi-definition televisions and people accessing television content over the internet, still more than 13,000 house- holds watch their programmes on a black and white telly."
According to the figures, Leeds has the most black and white television users across the North East.