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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: 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: 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: 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

Consultation: Ensuring the quality of TV and on-demand access services

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 July 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 21 September 2023

We are proposing some changes to our TV access services code and our best practice guidelines.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/ensuring-the-quality-of-tv-and-on-demand-access-services

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: 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

Consultation: Listed Events – 2022 and 2023 World Athletics Championships

  • Consultation
  • Start: 27 May 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 24 June 2022

Ofcom has received a request from the BBC for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the 2022 and 2023 World Athletics Championships (“the Championships”).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/listed-events-2022-and-2023-world-athletics-championships

Consultation: Listed Events - FA Cup Final

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 March 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 11 April 2022

Ofcom has received a request from the BBC and ITV (on its own behalf and on behalf of STV) for consent to broadcast live coverage of the FA Cup Final in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025 (“the FA Cup Finals”).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-listed-events-fa-cup-final

Statement: Listed Events - 2022 and 2024 Paralympic Games

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 14 January 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • 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: 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: 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: 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 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

Statement: Making communications markets work well for customers – a framework for assessing fairness in broadband, mobile, home phone and pay TV

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 17 June 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 12 August 2019

Our fairness framework explains how we are likely to assess fairness concerns when they arise and the kinds of problems that might prompt action from us.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/making-communications-markets-work-well-for-customers

Ofcom review of proposed BBC Scotland television channel

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

Children's content review

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 29 November 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 31 January 2018

Here we provide our response to ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. Summarising our view of the plans and next steps. The original responses from the commercial PSBs are provided alongside and commercially confidential information has been redacted.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/childrens-content-review

Statement: Ofcom's Annual Plan 2019/20

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

Statement of our plan of work for the next financial year(2019/20).

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