Our international broadcasting and content work

Published: 9 November 2023

Our international broadcasting and content work involves us partnering with regulators and other organisations around the world to share and inform Ofcom’s strong reputation for evidence-based enforcement and policy-making.

International collaboration

We are actively involved in a range of international fora and organisations.

We are members of the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA), a regional network of 47 audiovisual media regulators established to facilitate the exchange of information and best practices between members.

We participate in Council of Europe policy making, contributing to expert groups across a range of media topics. For example, Ofcom was a member of the group that made recommendations on media pluralism and transparency of media ownership in 2018.

We have contributed to policy development by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in the fields of media and human rights, and we regularly take part in debates on the regulation of online media with EU institutions and others such as the Centre for Media pluralism and Freedom.

We have contributed to a number of OECD documents, such as those focused on Connected TV, Competition in Broadcasting and the Development and Diffusion of Digital Content.

In addition, we are active on a range of non-legislative initiatives such as online protection of minors and content regulation, media literacy, media pluralism, competition, independent media regulation, media freedom and elections oversight.

Standards complaints

We have produced guidelines about the procedures we will usually follow when considering complaints which may involve overseas regulators. These are useful to follow if you have a query or complaint about broadcasting or content from the UK.

European Works obligations for On Demand Programme Services

Our guidance on European works obligations for On Demand Programme Service (ODPS) providers, address changes resulting from the UK’s transposition of the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2018 into UK law. They cover the requirements on ODPS providers to ensure that in each year, on average at least 30% of the programmes included in their services are European works and to make this content prominent.


In response to Brexit, our Broadcast Licensing team has answered some questions (PDF, 230.9 KB) you might have if you're a broadcaster or video on demnand provider that provides services in the EU.

If you have any other questions, please email BrexitBroadcastingEnquiries@ofcom.org.uk

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about our international broadcast and content work, or request a speaker,  meeting or visit, please contact the team at ofcom.international@ofcom.org.uk

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