Consultations and statements


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Consultation on changes to the General Conditions of Entitlement

Consultation on proposal to amend general condition C6.6, additional changes to our guidance on Calling Line Identification facilities, and a number of minor drafting changes.

Ofcom review of proposed BBC Scotland television channel

Ofcom has today published a consultation about our provisional decision to approve the launch of a new BBC television channel for audiences in Scotland.


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Consultation on changes to the General Conditions of Entitlement

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 April 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 28 May 2018

Consultation on proposal 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/consultation-changes-general-conditions-of-entitlement

Consultation: Local TV licensing – provisional decision not to advertise or re-advertise certain local TV licences

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 April 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 01 June 2018

Consultation on provisional decision not to advertise or re-advertise licences in 13 specific areas, or their substitutes, identified for the roll-out of local TV services but where no licence has been awarded to date.

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

Listed Events - FIFA World Cup 2018

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

Ofcom has received requests from the BBC and ITV for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018 (“the Event”) which is taking place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018 and consists of 64 football matches.

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

Ofcom review of proposed BBC Scotland television channel

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 April 2018
  • Status: Open
  • 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

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: Open
  • 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

Invitation to contribute: 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

Consultation: Fever FM - Request to change Key Commitments

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 March 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 13 April 2018

Radio Asian Fever CIC (broadcasting as Fever FM), which holds a FM community radio licence for Leeds, has made a request to change its ‘Key Commitments’.

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

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

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 March 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 09 May 2018

Consultation on a proposal to extend mandatory daytime protection rules to allow programmes which can currently only be shown after the 9pm watershed to be broadcast earlier, but only if mandatory daytime protection is in place.

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

Terms of reference: Thematic review of representation and portrayal on the BBC

  • Consultation
  • Start: 28 February 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 29 March 2018

We are conducting this thematic review of representation and portrayal to understand in greater detail what audiences expect from the BBC, and whether the BBC reflects and portrays the lives of all people across the whole of the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/bbc-thematic-review-representation-portrayal

Consultation: How should On-demand Programme Services be made accessible?

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 December 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 03 April 2018

This document seeks input in relation to improving the accessibility of regulated video on-demand programme services to those with hearing and/or visual impairments.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/odps-accessibility

Consultation: EPG Accessibility

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

This consultation document outlines Ofcom’s proposals to amend the Code of Practice for electronic programme guides (‘EPGs’) to enable people with visual impairments to make better use of them.

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

BBC performance

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 29 March 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 17 July 2017

This Statement sets out our first operating licence for the BBC and our performance framework, together with the processes for setting and amending these in the future.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/bbc-performance

Statement: Listed events - Six Nations Rugby Union Championship

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 19 April 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 17 May 2017

Ofcom has received requests from the BBC and ITV for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the Six Nations Tournament for 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/listed-events-six-nations-rugby-union-championship

The BBC’s trading activities: Statement on requirements and guidance

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 29 March 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 24 May 2017

See our statement and guidelines on the requirements we proposed to place on the BBC to protect fair and effective competition in how the BBC carries out its trading activities.

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

Public interest test on the proposed acquisition of Sky plc by Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 30 March 2017

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/public-interest-test-sky-fox

Statement on procedures for enforcement of requirements in the BBC Agreement and compliance with Ofcom enforcement action

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 23 January 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 06 March 2017

This consultation covers Ofcom’s proposed procedures for investigating breaches by the BBC of any other requirements set out in the Agreement which are not covered by the two consultations above. Also sets out steps for dealing with any failure by the BBC to comply with a direction made by Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/enforcement-bbc-agreement-compliance