Statement: Changes to the digital television and digital radio technical codes

  • Start: 12 December 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 20 February 2023

Statement published 9 May 2023

We are making some changes to the technical rules that the UK’s digital terrestrial television (DTT) and digital radio (DAB) broadcasters must follow as a condition of their licences.

We consulted on our proposals, and received 16 responses to our proposals from industry stakeholders and representative groups. Having considered these responses, we have made some small changes to our original proposals.

This statement concludes the consultation process, sets out our analysis of the points raised by respondents, and includes our final decisions on the proposed changes to the technical codes. We have published the new technical code documents alongside this statement, and they come into effect today.

Final versions of the Codes and Guidance can be found in the Broadcast transmitter guidance section on the Spectrum information page.

Main documents

Supporting documents

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Responder name Type
Arqiva (PDF File, 292.2 KB) Organisation
BBC (PDF File, 116.0 KB) Organisation
Better Media (PDF File, 141.4 KB) Organisation
Digital 3 and 4 (PDF File, 138.3 KB) Organisation
Digital TV Group (PDF File, 145.5 KB) Organisation
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