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Television Access Services: Report for the first six months of 2015

22 Hydref 2015

The first bi-annual report for 2015 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 2015. An explanation of the obligations applying to broadcasters is given in the Code on Television Access Services and is available on the Ofcom website at http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/broadcasting/broadcast-codes/tv-access-services/.

With regard to 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.

Domestic 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 and is broadcast on the Community Channel and Film4.

2015 marks the second year in which non-domestic channels licensed by Ofcom have been required to provide access services. The majority of these broadcasts have comfortably met their obligation.

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. Ofcom will set out its long-term position regarding signing provision by non-domestic broadcasters in 2016.

We note that Nickelodeon and Nickelodeon Junior, broadcasting to France, failed to provide subtitling or audio-description during the first six months of 2015. The broadcaster has explained that this was as a result of technical and supply issues that have now been resolved. Both services began provision of access services in July and we expect their annual quotas to be met by the end of 2015.

Ofcom expects any broadcasters reporting an under-provision for the first six months of 2015 to have fulfilled their obligations by the end of the year.

We expect to publish the next report in March 2016, providing the data from the second half of 2015 to provide a cumulative figure for 2015.

Channel Subtitling Audio Description
Signing
Annual Quota Achieved (2015 Q1-2) Annual Quota Achieved (2015 Q1-2)
Annual Quota
Achieved (2015 Q1-2)
LEVEL 1            
BBC 1(-1-) 100.0% 99.9% 10.0% 22.6% 5.0% 5.3%
BBC 2 100.0% 99.9% 10.0% 22.3% 5.0% 5.2%
BBC3 100.0% 100.0% 10.0% 32.0% 5.0% 5.6%
BBC4 100.0% 100.0% 10.0% 33.3% 5.0% 6.1%
BBC News 100.0% 99.9% Exempt 5.0% 5.0%
CBBC 100.0% 100.0% 10.0% 30.0% 5.0% 5.9%
Cbeebies 100.0% 100.0% 10.0% 30.4% 5.0% 5.3%
ITV1 90.0% 90.5% 10.0% 16.0% 5.0% 9.9%
ITV2 80.0% 91.3% 10.0% 30.3% 5.0% 5.7%
ITV3 80.0% 96.5% 10.0% 46.3% 5.0% 5.1%
ITV4 72.0% 83.0% 10.0% 28.5% 4.0% 5.0%
CITV 70.0% 97.2% 10.0% 24.1% 30 mins sign- presented a month 140 mins sign- presented a month
Channel 4 90.0% 100.0% 10.0% 26.0% 5.0% 5.3%
E4 80.0% 100.0% 10.0% 48.0% 5.0% 5.4%
Film 4 70.0% 100.0% 10.0% 25.4% Alt
More 4 70.0% 100.0% 10.0% 28.0% Alt
4Seven 30.8% 100.0% 5.7% 21.9% Alt
Channel 5 80.0% 88.6% 10.0% 16.2% 5.0% 10.3%
5* 70.0% 78.2% 10.0% 33.6%
Alt
5 USA 70.0% 81.4% 10.0% 18.5%
Alt
Challenge 80.0% 82.2% 10.0% 24.1%
Alt
Pick TV 72.5% 82.2% 10.0% 24.5%
Alt
Sky Arts 70.8% 92.1% 10.0% 13.0%
Alt
Sky Atlantic 35.0% 98.1% 7.7% 30.5%
Alt
Sky Living 80.0% 94.2% 10.0% 33.1%
Alt
Sky Movies Action 80.0% 90.0% 10.0% 39.1%
Alt
Sky Movies Comedy 80.0% 90.3% 10.0% 39.6%
Alt
Sky Movies Disney 10.0% 82.8% 3.5% 33.0%
Alt
Sky Movies Drama Romance 80.0% 90.2% 10.0% 28.9%
Alt
Sky Movies Family 80.0% 93.1% 10.0% 36.0%
Alt
Sky Movies Greats 80.0% 86.3% 10.0% 34.5%
Alt
Sky Movies Premiere 80.0% 84.9% 10.0% 29.4%
Alt
Sky Movies Sci-fi/Horror 80.0% 88.6% 10.0% 35.7%
Alt
Sky Movies Showcase 70.0% 96.1% 10.0% 54.8%
Alt
Sky Movies Thriller 70.0% 90.8% 10.0% 28.1%
Alt
Sky News 80.0% 81.4% Exempt
Alt
Sky One 80.0% 92.6% 10.0% 25.4%
Alt
Sky Sports 1 80.0% 82.8% 10.0% 18.4%
Alt
Sky Sports 2 80.0% 81.0% 10.0% 17.5%
Alt
Sky Sports 3 80.0% 82.1% 10% 15.1%
Alt
Sky Sports 4 80.0% 83.0% 10% 13.6%
Alt
Sky Sports F1 30.8% 81.2% 5.7% 14.6%
Alt
Sky Sports News 80.0% 80.6% Exempt
Alt
Sky Two 80.0% 98.4% 10.0% 36.0%
Alt
Disney Channel 80.0% 85.2% 10.0% 29.9%
Alt
Disney Junior 80.0% 91.2% 10.0% 25.8%
Alt
Disney XD 80.0% 86.2% 10.0% 23.4%
Alt
4Music 80.0% 89.0% 10.0% 22.0%
Alt
Dave 80.0% 87.4% 10.0% 31.4%
Alt
Watch 62.5% 75.6% 10.0% 30.9%
Alt
Yesterday 80.0% 88.6% 10.0% 28.0%
Alt
Alibi 80.0% 81.7% 10.0% 44.2%
Alt
Good Food 80.0% 90.6% 10.0% 22.6%
Alt
Home 80.0% 88.8% 10.0% 34.7%
Alt
GOLD 80.0% 86.6% 10.0% 36.2%
Alt
Eden 80.0% 85.2% 10.0% 29.2%
Alt
Really 60.0% 80.6% 10.0% 25.6%
Alt
Drama 10.0% 69.2% 3.0% 13.9%
Alt
Discovery 80.0% 82.4% 10.0% 14.1%
Alt
Animal Planet 80.0% 83.5% 10.0% 10.9%
Alt
Quest 60.0% 61.2% 10.0% 12.3%
Alt
TLC 10.0% 68.1% 3.5% 3.8%
Alt
Universal 80.0% 83.2% 10.0% 19.4%
Alt
BT Sport 1 10.0% 23.4% 3.0% 2.7%
Alt
LEVEL 2
S4C 53.0% 78.0% 10.0% 12.3% 5.0% 5.4%
MTV 52.8% 83.9% 10.0% 20.2%
Alt
MTV Music 23.1% 59.2% Exempt
Alt
Viva 52.8% 73.5% Exempt
Alt
Comedy Central 52.8% 73.7% 10.0% 24.8%
Alt
Comedy Central extra 52.8% 55.1% 10.0% 14.2%
Alt
Nick Jr 52.8% 39.3% 10.0% 20.0%
Alt
Nickelodeon 52.8% 67.6% 10.0% 15.2%
Alt
Nick Jr 2 46.2% 41.0% 10.0% 20.8%
Alt
Nicktoons 52.8% 60.4% 10.0% 7.9%
Alt
LEVEL 3
Boomerang 26.4% 26.7% 10.0% 26.7% 30 mins sign- presented a month 45 mins sign- presented a month
Cartoon Network 26.4% 33.8% 10.0% 33.9% 30 mins sign- presented a month 45 mins sign- presented a month

Footnote

1.-Occasional technical and/or operational problems led to a small shortfall in delivering against the BBC's 100% subtitling target on some channels.

 

Member State Channel Subtitling 
Audio Description
    Annual Quota Achieved (2015 Q1-2)
Annual Quota
Achieved (2015 Q1-2)
LEVEL 1          
Denmark Kanal 4 15.0% 65.0% 4.0% 8.2%
Kanal 5 15.0% 74.3% 4.0% 5.1%
6’eren 15.0% 67.8% 4.0% 6.4%
TV3 15.0% 72.1% 4.0% 3.9%
France The Discovery Channel 15.0% 16.2% 4.0% 3.0%
Discovery Science 15.0% 13.2% 4.0% 7.4%
Cartoon Network  15.0% 19.7% 4.0% 1.9%
Disney Cinemagic 15.0% 27.0% 4.0% 7.4%
Nickelodeon 15.0% 0.0% 4.0% 0.0%
Nickelodeon Junior 15.0% 0.0% 4.0% 0.0%
Netherlands The Discovery Channel 15.0% 100.0% 4.0% 4.6%
Republic of Ireland BBC 1 100.0% 99.9% Technical Exemption
BBC 2 100.0% 99.9% Technical Exemption
Sky Living 80.0% 94.2% Technical Exemption
Sky One 80.0% 92.6% Technical Exemption
Channel 4 90.0% 100.0% Technical Exemption
Italy AXN 15.0% 18.0% Technical Exemption
The Discovery Channel 15.0% 24.1% 4.0% 8.2%
Discovery Science 15.0% 17.6% 4.0% 9.5%
Poland (-2-) Discovery Life 15.0% 21.0% Technical Exemption
AXN 15.0% 61.9% Technical Exemption
The Discovery Channel 15.0% 21.7% Technical Exemption
Discovery Science 15.0% 22.7% Technical Exemption
Discovery Turbo Xtra 15.0% 19.9% Technical Exemption
Investigation Discovery 15.0% 18.8% 4.0% 6.5%
TLC 15.0% 20.0% Technical Exemption
Sweden The Discovery Channel 15.0% 100.0% 4.0% 4.1%
Kanal 5 15.0% 97.7% 4.0% 7.1%
Kanal 9 15.0% 99.0% 4.0% 5.4%
TV3 15.0% 100.0% 4.0% 1.3%
TV3 Puls 15.0% 85.1% 4.0% 4.1%
TV6 15.0% 97.9% 4.0% 4.1%
TV8 15.0% 98.6% 4.0% 3.8%
LEVEL 2          
Denmark TLC 12.0% 100.0% 4.0% 5.2%
The Discovery Channel 12.0% 100.0% 4.0% 4.5%
LEVEL 3          
NA NA        

2.- Data for Travel Channel was not provided in time for publication but will be published in the full 2015 report.

Source: Ofcom - data provided by broadcasters