Non-domestic TV channels: proposals to modify access service obligations - Statement December 2016

  • Start: 14 October 2015
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 16 December 2015

Final statement published 02|12|16

This document reports on Ofcom’s decisions:

(a) to modify the signing requirements of non-domestic channels to bring them in line with those applying to domestic channels; and

(b) to extend access service requirements to certain countries outside the European Union to which the Audiovisual Media Services Directive applies.

(c) to extend until 31 December 2017 the transitional period during which non-domestic channels with smaller audiences are allowed to meet their signing requirements by providing additional subtitling in lieu of signing.

Non-domestic TV channels: changes to access service requirements PDF, 571.9 KB

BSL translation of original consultation summary.


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