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Consultation: Proposed amendments to the Broadcasting Code and the Code on the Scheduling of Television Advertising

This consultation sets out proposals for amendments to the Broadcasting Code and the Code on the Scheduling of Television Advertising resulting from the legislative changes.

Consultation: Video-sharing platforms – who needs to notify to Ofcom?

We have proposed guidance to help providers understand whether they fall within the scope of the definition of a video-sharing platform for the purposes of the Communications Act 2003.


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Consultation: Proposed amendments to the Broadcasting Code and the Code on the Scheduling of Television Advertising

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 November 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 23 December 2020

This consultation sets out proposals for amendments to the Broadcasting Code and the Code on the Scheduling of Television Advertising resulting from the legislative changes.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/amendments-broadcasting-code-and-costa

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Wildanet Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 12 October 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 12 November 2020

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Wildanet Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-wildanet

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Simply Fibre Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 October 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 13 November 2020

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Simply Fibre Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-simply-fibre

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Wessex Internet Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 October 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 13 November 2020

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Wessex Internet Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-wessex-internet

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Broadreach Networks Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 12 October 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 12 November 2020

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Broadreach Networks Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-broadreach-networks

Statement: Decision to grant an exception to Royal Mail’s universal service obligations

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 02 October 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 02 November 2020

We are seeking views on Royal Mail's request for Ofcom to issue a direction which makes 2 January an ‘exception’ in Scotland, when this date falls on a Saturday.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/royal-mail-2-jan-uso-exception

Statement: Proposed changes to broadcast licence conditions

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 10 September 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 08 October 2020

This Statement sets out changes that Ofcom is making to the conditions included in television, radio and multiplex broadcast licences.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/proposed-changes-to-broadcast-licence-conditions

Statement and further consultation: Proposed measures to require compliance with international guidelines for limiting exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 October 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 16 November 2020

This Statement sets out Ofcom’s decision to incorporate the limits in the ICNIRP Guidelines for the protection of the general public into spectrum licences and into authorisations of licence-exempt spectrum. We are also consulting on the specific drafting changes we have made to the wording of the EMF licence condition and our ‘Guidance on EMF Compliance and Enforcement’, as well as a trial version of our EMF calculator.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/limiting-exposure-to-emf

Consultation: Video-sharing platforms – who needs to notify to Ofcom?

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 November 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 14 January 2021

We have proposed guidance to help providers understand whether they fall within the scope of the definition of a video-sharing platform for the purposes of the Communications Act 2003.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/video-sharing-platforms-notifying-ofcom

Consultation: Promoting competition and investment in fibre networks – BT Regulatory Financial Reporting

  • Consultation
  • Start: 06 February 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 May 2020

Our proposals cover the preparation and presentation of information published by BT, and information provided privately to Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/bt-financial-reporting

Consultation: Copper retirement – process for determining when copper regulation can be removed

  • Consultation
  • Start: 25 June 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 03 September 2020

We are seeking views on our revised proposal to wait until after our final decisions in the WFTMR statement to consider how to define when copper regulation can be removed.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/copper-retirement-process

Consultation: Sam FM (Bristol) – Request to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 October 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 13 November 2020

CRB Audio Limited wishes to amend its Format such that the character of service applying to its Bristol licence, which broadcasts as ‘Sam FM’, would change.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/sam-fm-bristol-format-change

Consultation: Openreach quality of service – changes to proposals made as part of the Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 October 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 04 December 2020

This consultation sets out some changes to the quality of service remedies we proposed as part of the Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/revised-quality-of-service-proposals

Statement and Consultation: Listed Events – Rugby League Challenge Cup Finals 2020 and 2021

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 October 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 13 November 2020

Ofcom is now consulting publicly on granting consent to the BBC for exclusive live coverage of the 2021 Final.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/rugby-league-challenge-cup-finals-2020-2021

Consultation: Promoting competition in fibre networks – Hull Area Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 July 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 24 September 2020

We are proposing to create conditions to improve retail competition in the fixed telecoms markets in the Hull Area, through our wholesale regulation of KCOM.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/2021-26-hull-area-wholesale-fixed-telecoms-market-review

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Nynet Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 November 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 14 December 2020

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Nynet Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-nynet

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Delambre Infrastructure Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 November 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 14 December 2020

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Delambre Infrastructure Ltd.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-delambre

Call for evidence: Market position of BBC Sounds

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 October 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 11 November 2020

We are seeking evidence and information about the market position and impact of BBC Sounds.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/bbc-sounds-market-position

Statement and consultation: Implementation of the new European Electronic Communications Code

  • Consultation
  • Start: 27 October 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 30 November 2020

We are putting in place a package of measures that protect broadband, mobile, pay TV and landline customers, to help make sure they get a fair deal.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposals-to-implement-new-eecc

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Vispa Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 12 November 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 14 December 2020

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Vispa Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-vispa