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Consultation: UEFA European Football Championship Finals Tournament 2024 and 2028

Ofcom has received requests from the BBC and ITV to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the UEFA European Football Championship Finals Tournament in 2024 and 2028.

Consultation: Listed Events - Rugby League Challenge Cup Final 2024-26

Ofcom has received a request from the BBC for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final in 2024, 2025 and 2026 (“the Finals”). The 2024 Final is due to take place on Saturday 8 June 2024.


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Consultation: UEFA European Football Championship Finals Tournament 2024 and 2028

  • Consultation
  • Start: 12 April 2024
  • Status: Open
  • End: 10 May 2024

Ofcom has received requests from the BBC and ITV to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the UEFA European Football Championship Finals Tournament in 2024 and 2028.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/uefa-european-football-championship-finals-tournament-2024-and-2028

Consultation: Listed Events - Rugby League Challenge Cup Final 2024-26

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 April 2024
  • Status: Open
  • End: 06 May 2024

Ofcom has received a request from the BBC for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final in 2024, 2025 and 2026 (“the Finals”). The 2024 Final is due to take place on Saturday 8 June 2024.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/rugby-league-challenge-cup-final-2024-26

Consultation: Request to change Key Commitments for B Radio (Farnborough)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 February 2024
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 25 March 2024

Ofcom is considering a Key Commitments change request for B Radio (Farnborough).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/change-key-commitments-b-radio-farnborough

Consultation: Proposed changes to the conditions included in digital television additional service licences

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 February 2024
  • Status: Open
  • End: 17 April 2024

This consultation sets out changes that Ofcom is proposing to make to the conditions included in Digital Television Additional Service (‘DTAS’) licences.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposed-licence-condition-changes

Consultation: Analogue Radio Technical Code

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 January 2024
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 March 2024

Ofcom is consulting on updates to our Site Engineering Code for Analogue Radio Broadcast Transmission Systems.  

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/analogue-radio-technical-code

Statement: The BBC’s proposals for BBC Radio Cymru 2

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 16 November 2023
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 14 December 2023

Statement explaining our decision that the BBC may proceed with its proposal to extend the hours of BBC Radio Cymru 2 so that it becomes a UK Public Service in its own right.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/statement-bbcs-proposals-for-welsh-language-radio

Consultation: Channel 4 licence renewal

  • Consultation
  • Start: 06 December 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 14 February 2024

Ofcom is consulting on proposals for a new licence for Channel 4, ahead of its current licence expiring on 31 December 2024.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/channel-4-licence-renewal

Consultation: Rugby World Cup 2023 (Listed Events)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 July 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 23 August 2023

Ofcom has received a request from ITV to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the 2023 Rugby World Cup Final and all other matches in the 2023 Rugby World Cup Tournament.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-rugby-world-cup-2023-listed-events

Statement: Changes to our framework for assessing the BBC’s performance

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 25 May 2023
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 23 June 2023

We are consulting on proposed changes to the performance measurement framework we use to assess the BBC’s performance in delivering its Mission and promoting its Public Purposes.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/changes-to-bbc-performance-measurement-framework

Consultation: Listed Events – FIFA Women's World Cup Finals Tournament 2023

  • Consultation
  • Start: 04 July 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 11 July 2023

Ofcom has received requests from the BBC and ITV for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals Tournament 2023.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-listed-events-fifa-womens-world-cup-2023

Statement: How Ofcom regulates the BBC’s impact on competition – changes to guidance and requirements

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 30 November 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 06 February 2023

We are updating our guidance on how the BBC’s impact on competition is assessed.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/how-ofcom-regulates-bbcs-impact-on-competition-proposals

Statement: Ofcom's plan of work 2023-24

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 14 December 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 08 February 2023

As we take on these new duties, this plan of work sets out our planned activity to deliver on our mission to make communications work for everyone over the coming year.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/ofcoms-plan-of-work-2023-24

Statement: Modernising the BBC’s Operating Licence

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 22 June 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 14 September 2022

The new Operating Licence imposes a range of requirements on the BBC to ensure that it continues to fulfil its Mission and Public Purposes.

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

Consultation: BBC’s request to change the Operating Licence

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 December 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 18 January 2023

Audiences are central to the BBC’s remit. While the way the BBC delivers for them is changing, the BBC must continue to deliver for all audiences, while fully and clearly explaining those changes. This consultation considers whether the BBC Operating Licence needs to be updated to enable the BBC to proceed with some of its plans.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/bbcs-request-to-change-the-operating-licence

Statement: Regulation of advertising of less healthy food and drink

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 21 February 2023
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 21 April 2023

Ofcom has confirmed our approach to implementing new restrictions on advertising for less healthy food and drink products.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/regulation-of-less-healthy-food-and-drink-advertising

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

Statement: Changes to the digital television and digital radio technical codes

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 12 December 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 20 February 2023

We published a consultation in December 2022 which proposed making changes to the existing technical rules that the UK’s digital terrestrial television (DTT) and digital radio (DAB) broadcasters are required to comply with as a condition of their licences.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/changes-to-digital-television-and-radio-technical-codes

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

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 May 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 19 July 2022

Following our consultation on proposed changes to the guidelines in May 2022, we have decided to make some changes to update and simplify the guidelines.

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

Statement: Jack3 Chill – Request to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 03 October 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 31 October 2022

Ofcom has decided to approve the Format change request submitted by Jack Media for the local radio broadcasting licence it holds for Oxford.

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

Statement: Updating quantitative data collection tools

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 April 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 19 May 2022

We are changing the way we collect data on the diversity of the broadcasting workforce.

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