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Consultations and statements


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Consultation: Proposal to modify the terms of the direction applying Code powers to IX Wireless Limited

We are proposing to modify the terms of the direction applying the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to IX Wireless Limited.

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Lightning Fibre Limited

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


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Consultation: Love Sport and Panjab Radio - Requests to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 February 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 March 2019

Ofcom is proposing to approve the Format Change Requests submitted by ASSL, which holds an AM commercial radio licence for Greater London broadcasting as ‘Love Sport’, and PRRL, which holds an AM commercial radio licence for North London broadcasting as ‘Panjab Radio’.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/love-sport-and-panjab-radio

Consultation: Radio Faza - Request to change Key Commitments

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 March 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 15 April 2019

Ofcom is considering the Key Commitments change request submitted by Radio Fiza, which holds a community radio licence for Nottingham broadcasting as ‘Radio Faza’.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-radio-faza-request-to-change-key-commitments

Statement: ‘Specially restricted material’ and Age Verification Guidance for Providers of On-Demand Programme Services

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 22 October 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 03 December 2018

This document sets out our decisions regarding changes to Ofcom’s Guidance for Rule 11 relating to age-related content by on-demand programme service providers .

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/restricted-material-age-verification-odps-guidance

Consultation: Review of Regional TV Production and Programming Guidance

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

We are reviewing the guidance that we provide to public service broadcasters to help ensure they meet their regional production and programming (“Made outside London”) obligations consistently.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-regional-tv-production-programming-guidance

Consultation: Listed Events

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

We are consulting on the methodology which we propose to use to assess which services qualify to be on the list of television channels that are free to view and widely available.

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

Statement: Global Radio stations in the west of England

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 January 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 11 February 2019

Following consultation, Ofcom has approved the creation of a new approved area, which it has called the ‘South West and Westcountry’, for a number of FM local radio licences it owns in the area.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/global-radio-stations-west-of-england

Statement: Global Radio stations in the south of England

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 January 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 11 February 2019

Following consultation, Ofcom has approved the creation of a new approved area, which it has called the ‘Meridian’, for a number of FM local radio licences it owns in the area.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-global-radio-stations-in-the-south-of-england

Statement: Global Radio stations in the east of England

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 January 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 11 February 2019

Following consultation, Ofcom has approved the creation of a new approved area, which it has called ‘Anglia’, for a number of FM local radio licences it owns in the area.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-global-radio-stations-in-the-east-of-england

Statement: The BBC’s commercial and trading activities – requirements and guidance

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 30 July 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 24 September 2018

Statement 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

Statement: Commissioning for the BBC’s Public Services

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 30 July 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • 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: The new BBC Scotland Channel - Decision on the variation to Ofcom’s Operating Licence for the BBC’s public services

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 29 August 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 10 October 2018

This statement sets out our decision in relation to varying the Operating Licence for the BBC’s public services to incorporate the new BBC Scotland channel.

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

Consultation: Proposed Annual Plan 2019/20

  • Consultation
  • Start: 03 December 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 February 2019

Consultation on our plans for the next financial year (2019/20).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/annual-plan-2019-20

Statement: Review of the mandatory daytime protection rules in the Ofcom Broadcasting Code

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 14 March 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 May 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s decision to extend the application of the mandatory daytime protection rules.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/mandatory-daytime-protection

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

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 September 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • 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

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

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

  • Consultation
  • Start: 25 July 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • 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