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Consultation: BritBox materiality assessment

Our provisional decision on whether the BBC’s involvement in BritBox represents a ‘material change’ to its commercial activities.

Consultation: Notice of proposal to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Repeater) (Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

We are proposing proposes to make a slight change to the technical parameters allowed for licence exempt in-vehicle low gain mobile phone repeaters.


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Statement: Review of regulatory financial reporting for Royal Mail - Phase II

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 19 December 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 27 February 2019

This statement sets out our amendments to Royal Mail costing rules. The first three sections provide an overview of our duties and regulatory objectives, regulatory financial reporting requirements for Royal Mail, and how we use the information they provide.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-regulatory-financial-reporting-royal-mail

Statement and consultation: Helping consumers to get better deals in communications markets – mobile handsets

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 July 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 16 September 2019

Ofcom is seeking views on a range of potential solutions to ensure customers are sold mobile airtime services and handsets in a way that is fair.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/consumers-communications-markets-mobile-handsets

Consultation: BritBox materiality assessment

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 July 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 12 August 2019

Our provisional decision on whether the BBC’s involvement in BritBox represents a ‘material change’ to its commercial activities.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/britbox-materiality-assessment

Invitation to comment: Public interest test on the completed acquisitions by International Media Company of shares in Lebedev Holdings Limited and by Scalable Inc of shares in Independent Digital News and Media Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 28 June 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 12 July 2019

On 27 June 2019, the Secretary of State made a statement to Parliament concerning the recent acquisition of a 30% stake by the International Media Company (“IMC”) in Lebedev Holdings Limited (“LHL”).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/public-interest-test-Lebedev-Holdings-Limited

BBC iPlayer Competition Assessment: Consultation on Ofcom’s provisional determination

  • Consultation
  • Start: 12 June 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 10 July 2019

We are consulting on our provisional conclusion that the BBC can proceed with planned changes to BBC iPlayer, subject to certain conditions and guidance.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/proposed-changes-bbc-iplayer

Statement: BT regulatory financial reporting

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 04 December 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 18 January 2019

We have proposed a new set of directions relating to BT’s regulatory financial reporting obligations.

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

Consultation: Notice of proposal to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Repeater) (Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

  • Consultation
  • Start: 12 July 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 05 September 2019

We are proposing proposes to make a slight change to the technical parameters allowed for licence exempt in-vehicle low gain mobile phone repeaters.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposal-wireless-telegraphy-regulations

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to My Fibre Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 July 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 09 August 2019

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to My Fibre Limited.

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

Consultation: Sheffield Live – Variation request

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 July 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 07 August 2019

Consultation on the proposed change to the programming commitments of Sheffield Live!

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/sheffield-live

Consultation: Local Television Network – Variation Requests on behalf of 17 local TV licensees

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 July 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 07 August 2019

Consultation on the proposed change to programming commitments of 17 local TV licensees.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/local-tv-variations

Licensing small-scale DAB – How Ofcom would exercise its new powers and duties being proposed by Government

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 July 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 04 October 2019

Small-scale DAB is a new way of transmitting digital radio that uses advances in software and low-cost computer technology to provide a flexible and inexpensive approach to the terrestrial broadcast of digital radio services to a relatively small geographic area.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/licensing-small-scale-dab-new-powers-and-duties-proposed-by-government

Statement: Listed Events

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 26 October 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 18 January 2019

We are today publishing our methodology to determine the revised list of qualifying services, and having applied it, our updated list of channels that are free-to-view and received by 95% of the UK population.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/listed-events

Review of prominence for public service broadcasting

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 25 July 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 05 October 2018

This consultation sets out the findings from our review of the prominence section of the EPG Code and our proposed changes.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/epg-code-prominence-regime

Children's content review

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 29 November 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 31 January 2018

Here we provide our response to ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. Summarising our view of the plans and next steps. The original responses from the commercial PSBs are provided alongside and commercially confidential information has been redacted.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/childrens-content-review

Statement: Promoting competition and investment in fibre networks – review of the physical infrastructure and business connectivity markets

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 02 November 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 18 January 2019

We have carried out reviews of the market for physical infrastructure, and the market for high-speed business services (’leased lines’).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-physical-infrastructure-and-business-connectivity-markets

Statement: Better Broadband Speeds Information - Voluntary Codes of Practice

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 06 October 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 10 November 2017

This document sets out our decisions on the changes to the codes of practice to improve the information provided to customers and strengthen customers’ rights to exit.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/broadband-speeds-codes-practice

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to InTechnology Wi-Fi Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 27 June 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 26 July 2019

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to InTechnology Wi-Fi Limited.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Michael Aubrey Partnership Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 27 June 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 26 July 2019

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Michael Aubrey Partnership Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-michael-aubrey-partnership-limited

Consultation: Proposed extension to the remit of the Advertising Advisory Committee

  • Consultation
  • Start: 27 June 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 08 August 2019

Ofcom’s duties include a requirement to set broadcasting standards in advertising and prevent the inclusion of advertising in licensed services that may be misleading, harmful or offensive. We have, since 2004, contracted out certain functions relating to the regulation of broadcast advertising content to two co-regulatory bodies: the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice and the AAC.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/proposed-extension-to-the-remit-of-advertising-advisory-committee

Statement: Notice of proposal to vary 3.4 GHz radio spectrum licences

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 18 April 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 19 May 2019

We are consulting on proposals made by four licensees to amend the technical conditions of four Spectrum Access 3.4 GHz licences, one Spectrum Access 3.5 GHz licence and one Spectrum Access 3.6 GHz licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/proposal-vary-3.4ghz-radio-spectrum-licences