We're consulting on our updated guidance for communications providers on the obligation to provide Calling Line Identification (CLI) facilities.
We're consulting on changes that we are making to the General Conditions of Entitlement – the regulatory rules that all communications providers must follow to operate in the UK.
An application by MuxCo Wales Limited ("MuxCo"), the holder of the local radio multiplex licence for Mid & West Wales, to extend the licensed area for its service to include Swansea, has been refused by Ofcom.
Ofcom is consulting on whether to approve a Format Change Request from Spectrum Radio Limited (‘Spectrum Radio’), which holds an AM commercial radio licence for Greater London, broadcasting as Spectrum Radio.
There are nearly 250, Ofcom-licensed, community radio stations broadcasting in locations across the UK. These stations are small, not-for-profit, services which bring a range of benefits to their target communities, and are run with the help of volunteers.
Ofcom has approved a Format Change Request from Nation Radio.
Ofcom is carrying out a review of the suitability of the list of larger parties for the purposes of Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code and rules on party political and referendum broadcasts (PPRB Rules).
Ofcom is proposing to advertise a new Additional Service licence in the first quarter of 2017 using the same spare capacity on the Classic FM frequencies.
Ofcom exists to make communications markets work for everyone. To achieve this, we are proposing three main goals: to promote competition and ensure that markets work effectively for consumers; to secure standards and improve quality; and to protect consumers from harm.
Ofcom is consulting on whether to approve Format Change Requests from the owners of Heartland FM in Perth and Wave 102 in Dundee.
The UK’s three national analogue (FM and AM) commercial radio licences (currently held by Classic FM, TalkSport and Absolute Radio) are all due to expire in 2018. Under the Broadcasting Act 1990 (as amended), all three licences qualify for a further five year renewal. This means that each licensee can apply to extend their licence, rather than having to re-apply for their licence in an open competition
In 2005 we concluded a review of the market for broadcasting transmission services. As a result of this review, we found that Crown Castle and ntl:broadcast, which both now form part of Arqiva, had significant market power in the market for the provision of access to masts and sites and shared or shareable antenna systems.
Celador Radio Limited, which holds the commercial radio licence for Sam FM in Solent, wishes to change the ‘Character of Service’ of the station to broaden its target audience and the genres of music it plays.
This consultation seeks views on a proposal to streamline and simplify the Key Commitments.
Chorley FM - Request to change key commitments
We confirm our proposal to allow certain synonymous descriptions to be simplified in to 'mainstream popular music' without the need to consider any such changes in accordance with the statutory Format change process.
Ofcom has published this consultation document following a request from Blast 106 Limited, which holds a community radio licence for Belfast, to change the key commitments of its service Blast 106.
A request by Eagle Extra to change their Format.
A request from Triple MuxCo Somerset Limited ("MuxCo") to change the frequency upon which the local radio multiplex service for Somerset will be provided was approved by Ofcom on 4 September 2014.