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Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to 3itee Limited

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to 3itee Limited.

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to 1310 Limited

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to 1310 Limited.


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Consultation: Ofcom's Plan of Work 2022/23

  • Consultation
  • 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: Listed Events - 2022 and 2024 Paralympic Games

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 January 2022
  • Status: Open
  • 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: 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Ofcom is consulting on draft guidance on the responsibilities of on-demand programme service (ODPS) providers with regard to harmful material.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: Proposals for 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

Consultation: Listed Events – Six Nations 2022-2024

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 December 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • 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: 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

Statement: the future of media plurality in the UK

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 June 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 10 August 2021

This statement sets out our recommendations for making sure the regulatory framework for media plurality remains fit for the online world.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/future-media-plurality-uk

Statement: Advertisement of a national radio Additional Services licence

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 September 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 06 October 2021

This statement document explains our decisions on the matters on which we consulted.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/additional-services-licence-advertisement

Statement: guidance for video-sharing platform providers on measures to protect users from harmful material

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 March 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 02 June 2021

Ofcom has published guidance for video-sharing platform (VSP) providers on the regulatory requirements to protect users from harmful material.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/guidance-vsp-harmful-material-measures

Statement: Request for change of licence conditions relating to the provision of news output on Channel 5

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 30 June 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 30 July 2021

We are proposing to accept the licence variation requested by Channel 5 in relation to its news provision requirements.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/licence-change-request-for-news-output-on-channel-5

Statement: BBC Studios' lines of business

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

This statement sets out our decisions relating to BBC Studios’ changes to its lines of business and the process for notifying future changes set out in the trading and separation requirements.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/bbc-studios-lines-of-business

Statement: Making on-demand services accessible

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 July 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 16 September 2020

Catch-up and on-demand services are increasingly popular, but these services are often not accessible to people with hearing and sight impairments, because they don’t provide features like subtitles, audio description and signing.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/further-statement-making-on-demand-services-accessible

Statement: Lyca Dilse Radio – Request to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 30 April 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 28 May 2021

Lyca Media II Ltd wishes to change the ‘Character of Service’ of one of its Greater London licences, which broadcasts as ‘Lyca Dilse Radio’

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

Statement: Listed Events – Euro 2020

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 20 April 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 18 May 2021

Ofcom has received requests from the BBC and ITV for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the UEFA European Football Championship Finals Tournament 2020.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/statement-euro-2020-consent

Statement: Proposed extension of the remit of the Advertising Advisory Committee

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 27 June 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 08 August 2019

Following a consultation, we have agreed changes to the MoU which will allow the remit of the AAC to be extended so that it is able to provide a consumer perspective on issues impacting both broadcast and non-broadcast advertising.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/proposed-extension-to-the-remit-of-advertising-advisory-committee

Consultation: Listed Events – UEFA European Football Championship Finals Tournament 2020 (taking place in 2021)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 April 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 18 May 2021

Ofcom has received requests from the BBC and ITV for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the UEFA European Football Championship Finals Tournament 2020.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/listed-events-european-football-championship-finals-2020

Statement and Consultation: Listed Events – Rugby League Challenge Cup Finals 2020 and 2021

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 October 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 13 November 2020

Ofcom is now consulting publicly on granting consent to the BBC for exclusive live coverage of the 2021 Final.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/rugby-league-challenge-cup-finals-2020-2021