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Television Access Services: Report for the first six months of 2014

05 Tachwedd 2014

The first bi-annual report for 2014 on the provision of access services (subtitling, signing and audio description) by broadcasters under the Code on Television Access Services shows the cumulative position from January to June 2014. An explanation of the obligations applying to broadcasters is given in the Code on Television Access Services and is available on the Ofcom website. http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/broadcasting/broadcast-codes/tv-access-services/code-tv-access-services-2013/

With regards domestic broadcasters, many channels are continuing to comfortably exceed their requirements. In cases where broadcasters are not meeting their requirements, Ofcom will expect them to have met their obligations by the end of the year. In this connection, Nickelodeon has assured Ofcom that it will make up the shortfalls of subtitling and audio description across its services. This follows an under-provision in 2013 which resulted in the broadcaster being required to provide an additional 0.5% audio description on the Nickelodeon service.

As noted in previous reports, some broadcasters have voluntarily committed to increasing audio described content to 20% on a number of channels. Following a series of increments over recent years, the BBC is now reporting at least 20% audio description provision on its six services required to provide this service.

Channels with an audience share of between 0.05% and 1% have the option to broadcast either 30 minutes of sign-presented programming each month or to participate in Ofcom-approved alternative arrangements that contribute to the availability of sign-presented programming. Where "Alt" is shown against a channel, this indicates that the broadcaster is contributing to the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT), which commissions sign-presented programming which is broadcast on the Community Channel and Film 4.

2014 marks the first year that non-domestic channels licenced by Ofcom have been required to provide access services and the majority of these broadcasts have comfortably met their obligation. However, a small number of broadcasters did report technical difficulties that have delayed the roll out of access services to their channels resulting in them reporting an under-provision for the first six months of 2014. Ofcom expects these broadcasters to have fulfilled their obligations by the end of the year.

In lieu of the signing arrangements set out in the Code, all non-domestic broadcasters elected to provide an additional 5% of content with subtitles. 2014 marks the first year of a two year transitional period during which Ofcom is seeking the views of stakeholders, including sign language users and broadcasters, on what arrangements would be most beneficial to sign language users. Ofcom will be setting out its long-term position regarding signing provision by non-domestic broadcasters during 2015.

We expect to publish the next report in March 2015, providing the data from the second half of 2014.

Subtitling Audio Description Signing
Channel Annual Quota Achieved (2014 Q1-2) Annual Quota Achieved (2014 Q1-2) Annual Quota Achieved (2014 Q1-2)
Level 1
BBC1 100% 99.7% 10% 20.7% 5% 5.8%
BBC 2 100% 99.9% 10% 22.0% 5% 5.4%
BBC3 100% 100.0% 10% 32.1% 5% 5.7%
BBC4 100% 100.0% 10% 30.9% 5% 5.8%
BBC News 100% 100.0% Exempt Exempt 5% 5.7%
CBBC 100% 99.9% 10% 26.3% 5% 5.7%
CBeebies 100% 100.0% 10% 22.9% 5% 5.4%
ITV1 90% 97.9% 10% 21.4% 5% 8.2%
ITV2 80% 98.0% 10% 25.8% 5% 6.2%
ITV3 72% 96.5% 10% 38.3% 4% 4.3%
ITV4 70% 82.1% 10% 23.9% 4% 4.1%
CITV 70% 82.8% 10% 22.8% 30 mins sign presented 30 mins sign presented
Channel 4 90% 100.0% 10% 29.5% 5% 5.3%
E4 80% 100.0% 10% 53.4% 5% 6.0%
Film 4 70% 99.7% 10% 26.9% Alt Alt
More 4 70% 100.0% 10% 31.5% Alt Alt
4Seven 10% 99.9% 4% 23.4% 30 mins sign presented 30 mins sign presented
4 Music 80% 93.5% Exempt Exempt Alt Alt
Channel 5 80% 80.6% 10% 9.9% 5% 9.4%
5* 70% 78.5% 10% 16.1% Alt Alt
5 USA 70% 73.7% 10% 18.2% Alt Alt
Challenge 80% 83.6% 10% 23.1% Alt Alt
Pick TV 70% 80.6% 10% 22.2% Alt Alt
Sky Arts 1 70% 84.7% 10% 13.6% Alt Alt
Sky Atlantic 31% 82.9% 6% 31.6% Alt Alt
Sky Living 80% 85.4% 10% 32.9% Alt Alt
Sky Livingit 80% 85.9% 10% 33.2% Alt Alt
Sky Movies Action 80% 91.6% 10% 33.0% Alt Alt
Sky Movies Comedy 80% 86.9% 10% 27.0% Alt Alt
Sky Movies Drama Romance 80% 89.8% 10% 25.7% Alt Alt
Sky Movies Family 80% 89.2% 10% 28.7% Alt Alt
Sky Movies Modern Greats 80% 88.4% 10% 25.6% Alt Alt
Sky Movies Premiere 80% 88.4% 10% 33.3% Alt Alt
Sky Movies Sci-fi/Horror 80% 89.8% 10% 32.7% Alt Alt
Sky Movies Showcase 70% 91.3% 10% 41.7% Alt Alt
Sky Movies Thriller 70% 89.6% 10% 26.7% Alt Alt
Sky News 80% 84.4% Exempt Exempt Alt Alt
Sky One 80% 79.7% 10% 28.7% Alt Alt
Sky Sports 1 80% 81.9% 10% 15.6% Alt Alt
Sky Sports 2 80% 81.6% 10% 16.2% Alt Alt
Sky Sports 3 80% 81.9% 10% 18.7% Alt Alt
Sky Sports 4 80% 81.1% 10% 13.1% Alt Alt
Sky Sports F1 10% 42.8% 4% 4.6% Alt Alt
Sky Sports News 80% 85.7% Exempt Exempt Alt Alt
Sky Two 80% 85.5% 10% 29.7% Alt Alt
MTV One 80% 81.2% 10% 14.2% Alt Alt
Viva 80% 72.7% Exempt Exempt Alt Alt
Comedy Central 80% 81.3% 10% 23.5% Alt Alt
Nickelodeon 80% 83.2% 10.5% 3.7% Alt Alt
Disney Channel 80% 90.5% 10% 17.4% Alt Alt
Disney Junior 80% 90.4% 10% 34.6% Alt Alt
Disney XD 80% 81.0% 10% 26.3% Alt Alt
Dave 80% 85.7% 10% 37.1% Alt Alt
Watch 60% 69.8% 9% 27.9% Alt Alt
Yesterday 80% 85.4% 10% 22.7% Alt Alt
Alibi 80% 92.6% 10% 43.1% Alt Alt
Good Food 80% 84.7% 10% 24.6% Alt Alt
Home 80% 83.7% 10% 30.2% Alt Alt
GOLD 80% 81.8% 10% 34.2% Alt Alt
Eden 80% 83.5% 10% 32.7% Alt Alt
Really 52% 73.1% 9% 17.9% Alt Alt
Discovery 80% 83.5% 10% 10.6% Alt Alt
Universal 80% 79.2% 10% 15.1% Alt Alt
ESPN 47.5% 68.6% 9% 12.2% Alt Alt
Level 2
S4C 53% 77.4% 10% 10.1% 5% 6.2%
Comedy Central Extra 53% 65.3% 10% 14.6% Alt Alt
Quest 26% 26.9% 8% 8.6% Alt Alt
FX 53% 75.1% 10% 20.7% Alt Alt
Level 3
Nick Jr 26% 20.4% 10% 5.1% Alt Alt
Nick Jr 2 23% 21.1% 10% 13.8% Alt Alt
Nicktoons 26% 63.7% 10% 8.3% Alt Alt
Animal Planet 26% 27.4% 10% 12.2% Alt Alt

 

Subtitling Audio Description Signing
Channel Annual Quota Achieved (2014 Q1-2) Annual Quota Achieved (2014 Q1-2) Annual Quota Achieved (2014 Q1-2)
Level 1
Denmark
The Discovery Channel 15% 100.0% 2% 2.6% Alt1 Alt1
The Disney Channel 15% 7.5% 2% 3.1% Alt Alt
Kanal 4 15% 60.6% 2% 2.5% Alt Alt
Kanal 5 15% 64.6% 2% 3.3% Alt Alt
TV3 15% 69.5% 2% 0.0% Alt Alt
TV3 Plus 15% 96.6% 2% 0.0% Alt Alt
France
The Discovery Channel 15% 15.3% 2% 2.4% Alt Alt
Disney Cinemagic 15% 13.8% 2% 0.0% Alt Alt
Cartoon Network 15% 15.6% 2% 5.2% Alt Alt
Hungary
The Discovery Channel 15% 14.6% 2% 2.7% Alt Alt
Republic of Ireland
BBC1 15% 99.7% 2% 20.7% Alt Alt
BBC2 15% 99.9% 2% 22.0% Alt Alt
Sky Living 15% 85.4% 2% 32.9% Alt Alt
Sky One 15% 79.7% 2% 28.7% Alt Alt
Channel 4 15% 100.0% 2% 29.5% Alt Alt
Italy
AXN 15% 0.0% Technical Exemption2 Technical Exemption2 Alt Alt
AXN Sci-fi 15% 0.0% Technical Exemption Technical Exemption Alt Alt
The Discovery Channel 15% 15.7% 2% 2.2% Alt Alt
Netherlands
The Discovery Channel 15% 100.0% 2% 2.2% Alt Alt
Poland
Animal Planet 15% 15.1% Technical Exemption Technical Exemption Alt Alt
AXN Crime 15% 10.1% Technical Exemption Technical Exemption Alt Alt
AXN Polska 15% 25.0% Technical Exemption Technical Exemption Alt Alt
AXN Sci-fi 15% 10.1% Technical Exemption Technical Exemption Alt Alt
Cartoon Network 15% 8.9% 2% 3.7% Alt Alt
The Discovery Channel 15% 14.7% Technical Exemption Technical Exemption Alt Alt
Discovery Science 15% 17.6% Technical Exemption Technical Exemption Alt Alt
Discovery Turbo Xtra 15% 19.0% Technical Exemption Technical Exemption Alt Alt
TLC 15% 15.3% Technical Exemption Technical Exemption Alt Alt
Romania
Animal Planet 15% 100.0% Technical Exemption Technical Exemption Alt Alt
Spain
Disney Cinemagic 15% 81.4% Technical Exemption Technical Exemption Alt Alt
Sweden
The Discovery Channel 15% 100.0% 2% 2.1% Alt Alt
The Disney Channel 15% 7.5% 2% 3.1% Alt Alt
Kanal 5 15% 98.9% 2% 4.1% Alt Alt
Kanal 9 15% 99.2% 2% 3.5% Alt Alt
TV3 15% 100.0% 2% 0.0% Alt Alt
TV6 15% 99.4% 2% 0.0% Alt Alt
TV8 15% 100.0% 2% 0.0% Alt Alt
Level Two NA NA
Level Three NA NA

1 All non-domestic broadcasters elected to subtitle an additional 5% of programming in lieu of the signing arrangements as set out in the Code.

2 Ofcom has granted technical exemptions for the provision of audio description in those cases where the networks and/or consumer receivers are such that audio description cannot be delivered.