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Consultation: Telesat LEO Inc – application for non-geostationary orbit earth station (network) licence

We are consulting on Telesat LEO Inc's application for a non-geostationary satellite earth station network licence.

Call for input: UK preparations for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23)

This document sets out the key issues that will be considered at this conference and explains why they matter to the UK.


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Call for Inputs to review our Diversity in Broadcasting Workforce Surveys

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 April 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 19 May 2022

Call for Inputs to review our Diversity in Broadcasting Workforce Surveys. Having employees that represent our society helps broadcasters to create innovative, imaginative and authentic TV and radio programmes that reflect the lives and experiences of their audiences.

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

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

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 14 March 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 May 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s decision to extend the application of the mandatory daytime protection rules.

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

Statement: Local TV licensing - Decision not to advertise or re-advertise certain local TV licences

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 20 April 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 01 June 2018

This statement confirms our provisional decision not to advertise or re-advertise local TV licences for 13 specific areas, or substitute areas, where no licence has been awarded to date.

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

Statement on changes to the General Conditions of Entitlement

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 26 April 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 28 May 2018

This statement sets out Ofcom's decision 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/changes-general-conditions-of-entitlement

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

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

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

Statement: Broadcasting Code Review

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 December 2016
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 February 2017

Broadcasting Code Review: Preparing for Ofcom’s new responsibilities for regulating the BBC

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/amendments-to-ofcoms-broadcasting-code

Statement on new procedures for handling content standards complaints, investigations and sanctions for BBC programmes

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

This consultation covers proposed procedures for investigating potential breaches of the Broadcasting Code by the BBC. It also sets out how Ofcom would go about considering sanctions against the BBC for such breaches.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/bbc-content-standards-investigations-and-sanctions