BBC TV Licensing
|Who Are TVL?|
"TV Licensing", or TVL, is a trading name used by the BBC to adminster the UK television licence system.
As a trading name, TVL are not a company in their own right - they are simply a name used by the BBC.
The BBC, and TVL, go out of their way to describe TVL as a separate organisation - for example, BBC News have described them as:
"The Bristol-based TV Licensing Authority says 4,000 people were caught watching sets illegally in the city last year"
The implication is that TVL are a separate entity, however the BBC are themselves the authority responsible for enforcing the television licensing system.