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Consultation: Telesat LEO Inc – application for non-geostationary orbit earth station (network) licence

We are consulting on Telesat LEO Inc's application for a non-geostationary satellite earth station network licence.

Call for input: UK preparations for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23)

This document sets out the key issues that will be considered at this conference and explains why they matter to the UK.


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Consultation: Modernising the BBC’s Operating Licence

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 June 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 14 September 2022

We propose to set new requirements on the BBC's online services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/modernising-bbc-operating-licence

Findings: Review of the interaction between BBC Studios and the BBC Public Service

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 09 October 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 04 December 2020

The findings of our review of the interaction between the BBC public service and its main commercial subsidiary, BBC Studios.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/review-of-interaction-bbc-studios-and-bbc-public-service

Call for Inputs to review our Diversity in Broadcasting Workforce Surveys

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 April 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 19 May 2022

Call for Inputs to review our Diversity in Broadcasting Workforce Surveys. Having employees that represent our society helps broadcasters to create innovative, imaginative and authentic TV and radio programmes that reflect the lives and experiences of their audiences.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/call-for-inputs-updating-ofcoms-workforce-data-collection

Consultation: National radio multiplex licence renewals

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 June 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 21 July 2022

This consultation sets out our proposals for the decisions we plan to make when renewing the national radio multiplex licences held by Digital One and Sound Digital.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/national-radio-multiplex-licence-renewals

Consultation: Listed Events – 2022 and 2023 World Athletics Championships

  • Consultation
  • Start: 27 May 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 24 June 2022

Ofcom has received a request from the BBC for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the 2022 and 2023 World Athletics Championships (“the Championships”).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/listed-events-2022-and-2023-world-athletics-championships

Consultation: Ofcom's approach to enforcement – revising the Regulatory Enforcement Guidelines

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 May 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 19 July 2022

We are consulting on a proposed revision of our Regulatory Enforcement Guidelines to include new enforcement powers and make them easier to understand and follow.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/revising-regulatory-enforcement-guidelines

Statement: Original productions on CBBC – request to change the Operating Licence

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 10 March 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 07 April 2022

We have approved a request from the BBC to change the CBBC original productions quota in its Operating Licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/cbbc-original-productions

Consultation: Restricted services – proposals to increase available spectrum and simplify our approach to licensing

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 March 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 May 2022

We are proposing to change our approach to licensing certain broadcast radio services known as restricted services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/restricted-services-proposals-to-increase-available-spectrum-and-simplify-licensing

Statement: Ofcom's plan of work 2022/23

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 December 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 09 February 2022

This plan of work sets out what we will do during 2022/23, to make sure Ofcom plays its part in addressing the challenges for people and businesses in the UK today, and in the future.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/plan-of-work-2022-23

Consultation: Guidance for ODPS providers on obligations relating to European works

  • Consultation
  • Start: 25 January 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 March 2022

We are consulting on how on-demand programme service providers should comply with new requirements with respect to European works.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/odps-obligations-european-works

Consultation: Listed Events - FA Cup Final

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 March 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 11 April 2022

Ofcom has received a request from the BBC and ITV (on its own behalf and on behalf of STV) for consent to broadcast live coverage of the FA Cup Final in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025 (“the FA Cup Finals”).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-listed-events-fa-cup-final

Statement: Listed Events - 2022 and 2024 Paralympic Games

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 14 January 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 11 February 2022

Ofcom has received a request from Channel 4 for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing and the 2024 Summer Paralympic Games in Paris (‘the Paralympic Games’).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-2022-and-2024-paralympic-games

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

Statement: Listed Events – Six Nations 2022-2024

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 December 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 07 January 2022

Ofcom has received requests from the BBC and ITV for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the Men’s Six Nations Rugby Union Championships for 2022, 2023 and 2024.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-listed-events-six-nations-2021-2024

Statement: guidance for ODPS providers on measures to protect users from harmful material

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 July 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 14 September 2021

Ofcom is consulting on draft guidance on the responsibilities of on-demand programme service (ODPS) providers with regard to harmful material.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/guidance-odps-measures-to-protect-users-from-harmful-material

Statement: The regulation of advertising on video-sharing platforms

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 26 May 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 28 July 2021

In November 2020 Ofcom was given new powers to regulate video-sharing platforms (“VSPs”) established in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/regulation-of-advertising-on-vsp

Statement: Market position of BBC Sounds

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 04 May 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 29 June 2021

In this statement we set out our findings on the market position and impact of BBC Sounds in the UK audio sector.

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

Statement: Review of rules for prominence of BBC Three

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 16 September 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 14 October 2021

We have approved the relaunch of BBC Three as a broadcast channel. This document sets out our decision that the BBC Three broadcast channel should be located within the first 24 slots of Electronic Programme Guides

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/bbc-three-review-epg-rules

Statement: Ofcom's review of proposed BBC Three television channel

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 16 September 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 14 October 2021

We have decided the BBC may proceed with its plans to relaunch BBC Three as a broadcast television channel.

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

Update: Ofcom advised Secretary of State on News Corp UK and Ireland Limited's application to be released from newspapers Undertakings

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 August 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 16 August 2021

The Secretary of State has asked Ofcom to provide advice on the application by News UK to remove the Undertakings pertaining to The Times and the Sunday Times newspapers.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/advice-to-secretary-of-state-news-corp-newspaper-undertakings