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Broadcasting

Ofcom licenses all UK commercial television and radio services. Our Broadcasting Code also sets out the rules which television and radio broadcasters must follow. This section includes information for the broadcast industry, as well as our latest research and Broadcast Bulletins.

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Broadcasting Codes

The Ofcom Broadcasting Code ("the Code"), the most recent version of which took effect on 21 March 2013, covers all programmes broadcast on or after 21 March 2013

Broadcast Guidance

Additional guidance on the Codes, procedures, technical requirements and other broadcasting matters

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  • Broadcast Bulletin

    The Broadcast Bulletin reports on the outcome of investigations into alleged breaches of the Ofcom codes which broadcasting licensees are required to comply.

  • Competition Bulletin

    The Competition and Consumer Enforcement Bulletin is where Ofcom publishes information about our investigations into breaches of regulatory rules under the Communications Act, consumer protection legislation, disputes between communications providers and competition law.

  • Media Literacy

    Information and educational resources on Ofcom's promotion of Media Literacy.

  • The Communications Market Report

    Ofcom's annual statistical survey of developments in the communications sector; also quarterly updates setting out the latest public facts and figures.
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  • The Consumer Experience

    Ofcom’s annual reports into the consumer experience of the fixed and mobile, internet and digital broadcasting markets.
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