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Consultation: Implementing the broadband universal service obligation

This document sets out our proposals on the process for the designation of a broadband Universal Service Provider.

Consultation: Bauer Radio West Midlands & Shropshire stations - Requests to change Format

Ofcom is consulting on whether to approve Format Change Requests relating to three analogue commercial radio licences in the West Midlands and Shropshire which are ultimately owned by Bauer Radio Limited.


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Consultation: Bauer Radio West Midlands & Shropshire stations - Requests to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 September 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 05 October 2018

Ofcom is consulting on whether to approve Format Change Requests relating to three analogue commercial radio licences in the West Midlands and Shropshire which are ultimately owned by Bauer Radio Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/bauer-radio-format-change

Consultation: The new BBC Scotland Channel - Proposed variation to Ofcom’s Operating Licence for the BBC’s public services

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 August 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 10 October 2018

This consultation seeks views on our proposals to vary the terms of the BBC’s Operating Licence to take account of the BBC’s provision of a new BBC Scotland Channel.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/variation-operating-licence-bbc-public-services

Statement: Local TV licensing - Decision not to advertise or re-advertise certain local TV licences

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 20 April 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 01 June 2018

This statement confirms our provisional decision not to advertise or re-advertise local TV licences for 13 specific areas, or substitute areas, where no licence has been awarded to date.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/local-tv-licensing

Consultation: Commissioning for the BBC’s Public Services

  • Consultation
  • Start: 30 July 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 24 September 2018

The Charter and Agreement place requirements on the BBC to increase the amount of those programmes and materials it commissions through a contestable process between producers.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/commissioning-bbc-public-services

Statement on changes to the General Conditions of Entitlement

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 26 April 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 28 May 2018

This statement sets out Ofcom's decision to amend general condition C6.6, additional changes to our guidance on Calling Line Identification facilities, and a number of minor drafting changes.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/changes-general-conditions-of-entitlement

Consultation: The BBC’s commercial and trading activities: requirements and guidance

  • Consultation
  • Start: 30 July 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 24 September 2018

Consultation on updates to the requirements around the interaction between the BBC Public Service and its commercial activities.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/bbc-commercial-trading-activities

Consultation: Proposed changes to the linear EPG Code and future of the prominence regime

  • Consultation
  • Start: 25 July 2018
  • Status: Open
  • 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
  • Start: 29 November 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 31 January 2018

We're inviting comments on our plans to carry out a review of children’s content on TV and on-demand and streaming services.

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

Statement: Request to change Format - Original 106

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 May 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 21 June 2018

Original Aberdeen FM Limited holds a FM commercial radio licence for Aberdeen and the surrounding areas, broadcasting as Original 106. A request from Original 106 to change the station’s published Format has been approved by Ofcom, following a public consultation.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/original-106-format-change

Statement: EPG Accessibility

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 04 December 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 06 February 2018

We have decided to set a practice for EPG providers to use reasonable endeavours to introduce certain accessibility features, where practicable.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/epg-accessibility

Ofcom review of proposed BBC Scotland television channel

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 April 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 18 May 2018

The BBC has published its proposal to launch a new television channel for Scotland.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/bbc-scotland-television-channel

Consultation: Localness on commercial radio

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 June 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 03 August 2018

This document seeks views on some proposed changes to Ofcom’s localness guidelines for local commercial radio stations.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/guidelines-localness-commercial-radio

Statement: Love Sport – Request to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 04 May 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 01 June 2018

A request from Love Sport to change the station’s published Format has been approved by Ofcom, following a public consultation.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/love-sport-request-to-change-format

Statement: Listed Events - FIFA World Cup 2018

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 20 April 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 18 May 2018

Ofcom has given its consent to the requests from the BBC and ITV to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/fifa-world-cup-2018

Statement: Fever FM - Request to change Key Commitments

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 16 March 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 13 April 2018

A request from Fever FM to change its Key Commitments has been approved by Ofcom following a public consultation.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/fever-fm-key-commitments

Statement: Listed Events – Commonwealth Games 2018

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 21 February 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 21 March 2018

Ofcom has given its consent to the request from the BBC to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the Commonwealth Games 2018 (“the Games”).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/listed-events-commonwealth-games-2018

Consultation: Listed Events – Commonwealth Games 2018

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 February 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 21 March 2018

Ofcom has received a request from the BBC for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the Commonwealth Games 2018 (“the Games”). These are due to take place in Gold Coast City, Australia between 4 and 15 April 2018.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/listed-events-commonwealth-games-2018/consultation

Statement: Annual Plan 2018-19

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 01 December 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 February 2018

Our Annual Plan 2018/19 highlights some of the key work areas that we will seek to deliver in order to meet our goals.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposed-annual-plan-2018-19

Statement: Definition of New Music on Radio 1 and Radio 2

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 23 January 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 20 February 2018

The New Music conditions for Radio 1 and Radio 2 will come into force, using the new definition, on 1 April 2018.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/definition-new-music-bbc-radio

Call for Evidence: Review of Regional TV Production and Programming Guidance

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 March 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 10 May 2018

This Call for Evidence is the first stage of our review of regional production and regional programming guidance for public service broadcasters.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/regional-production-programming-guidance-review